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Director of People Operations

Company: Spark Charge
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

SparkCharge is seeking an experienced People Operations professional with broad experience in all human resource functions including talent retention, recruitment, compensation, and culture. The role will strategically support company-wide growth in all areas of people operations and Human Resources management.The Company:SparkCharge is a fast-growing cleantech start-up that is reducing barriers to Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption. We design, manufacture, and sell portable charging systems for EVs.We also provide "Charging-as-a-Service" (CaaS) to EV Fleets and to consumers. SparkCharge is headquartered in Somerville, MA, manufacturers products in Buffalo, NY, and has mobile charging operations in multiple cities.Responsibilities:

  • Build and implement talent strategy across functional teams while evaluating current capabilities and growth opportunities for the organization
  • Manage all employee-related systems, processes, and policies
  • Enable the infrastructure to scale performance management while retaining and growing successful talent inside the company
  • Provide employee relations support to leadership, directors, and staff, counseling employees on work-related issues while interpreting and applying organizational policies
  • Develop HR frameworks, tools, and processes to meet business needs, align internal programs, and comply with external requirements
  • Work with Leadership Team to support a people-centered workplace culture that is welcoming, energizing, and empowering to employees of all identities, communities, and experiences
  • Build effective, positive relationships across locations and programs and respond to employee requests, questions, concerns, and suggestions
  • Optimize SparkCharge pay and benefits programs, including payroll processing
  • Benchmark SparkCharge compensation and retention results, and advise management about improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements related to personnel management
  • Coordinate, if necessary, any performance improvement or discipline proceduresMinimum Requirements:
    • Have more than 10 year's direct employee relations experience, including conventional human resource duties, at a product or service business
    • Become a trusted ally of all employees, and judiciously bridge any leadership gaps that may exist
    • Ability to influence and communicate effectively
    • Have a career record of success in positions of increasing responsibility
    • Have demonstrable success growing an organization's headcount and talent base
    • Data-driven with the ability to connect business needs with HR metrics
    • BA/BS in Human Resources, Business or related fields a plusAdditional Desired Attributes:
      • Experience with a tech-based start-up
      • Experience in the automotive industry is a plus, particularly if with EVs
      • Experience with immigration processes and work visas
      • Active SHRM membershipBenefits:We are a fast-moving, start-up, with a culture based on our values of togetherness, ownership, passion, resilience, and respect. This position qualifies for unlimited PTO. We offer competitive benefits including Health, Dental & Vision Insurance and 401K plans. Compensation will be based on the candidate's ability to quickly add value to SparkCharge.At SparkCharge, we offer fair and equal opportunities to all our candidates and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability status, parental status protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. SparkCharge believes in hiring individuals only based on their qualifications and experiences that meet our business requirements to fill the positions.

Keywords: Spark Charge, Somerville , Director of People Operations, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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