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HR Manager

Company: Pickle Robot Company
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

About Pickle RobotDo you want to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing VC-backed robotic automation company that's helping to fuel the rapid rise in eCommerce? Join Pickle Robot! We're a diverse team building robots that pick (get it?), sort, and stack boxes.As Pickle's HR Manager, you will be responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management to help us scale effectively through our next phase. This role may also be called an HR Business Partner and will need to maintain an effective level of literacy pertaining to hardware, robotics, the company's financial position, its midrange plans, culture and competition. We view this position as one that builds partnerships across the company to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. You should have experience building and implementing programs and processes (e.g., HRIS, Performance Management, ticketing system, employee relations) as well as advanced functional knowledge around benefit selection, compensation structure, and employee engagement. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities today but will be looked to as a coach and mentor for other positions within the organization. There is a potential for team growth in the areas of HR operations and recruiting/coordination, which you may supervise in the future.Responsibilities

  • Be a critical, embedded partner to the business who demonstrates significant value in shaping performance and culture.
  • Implement strategy and plans related to organization structure, optimal utilization, redeployment, and best allocation of Pickle's talented employees.
  • Leverage the HR function to drive high performance in the robotics area, in line with global business performance standards, KPIs, and targets.
  • Represent HR in the wider business, establishing strong relationships with leaders by proactively aiding and guidance in HR matters.
  • Ensures that people and organizational capabilities required in the medium to long term are clear and capable of being executed.
  • Interprets HR analytics data to understand key organizational dynamics, trends, and issues, and utilizes findings to specify and carry the relevant actions.
  • Conducts efficient and well run regular meetings with respective business units.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations with appropriate levels of confidentiality and trust.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, etc.)
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation, liaising with Pickle's counsel as needed
  • Develops contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success, and follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned - we are a startup and will likely ask you to pitch in sometimes on non-HR tasks.Required Skills & Abilities
    • High EQ and enjoys working with people, especially in an engineering-driven organization.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Willingness to ask for help, when needed.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies, in concert with Pickle's counsel, when needed.
    • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's organization, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
    • Proficient with Google Software, Microsoft Office Suite, or related software.Education and Experience
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience as HR Business Partner or similar role resolving complex employee relations issues.
      • Experience in workforce planning, compensation and performance management, succession planning, HR leadership.
      • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws, and knowledge of where to look for additional information.
      • A collaborative, solution-focused approach and strong written and spoken communication skills.
      • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or interest and ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
      • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or a combination of work experience and training.There's a lot to this role but it is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly scaling company at an early, and critical, inflection point.

Keywords: Pickle Robot Company, Cambridge , HR Manager, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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