Associate Director, Head of People Strategy & Programs

GOAT Group

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (Remote) Remote

Full time

Human Resources

Jan 25

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About the job

Our People Team is key to the growth of GOAT Group as the company continues to expand globally. Through our innovative programs and data-driven strategies, the company is committed to building a culture that is inclusive, cooperative and motivating. As a member of this team, you will play an indispensable part in our company's future by matching talent to the right roles as well as cultivating an environment in which all of our employees – across our warehouses, Flight Club retail stores and corporate teams – are able to thrive.

As the Head of the People Strategy & Programs team, you’ll play a key role in enabling a coordinated, data-driven HR strategy for our global People Team while crafting talent management programs focused on optimizing our employees’ engagement, talents and performance. You’ll lead a team of project managers and talent management specialists responsible for designing and implementing high impact people programs for a rapidly scaling, global workforce. In addition, you and your team will manage strategic initiatives and projects for some of the People Team’s most complex cross-functional initiatives.

You will build and lead our People Strategy & Programs team, serving as an essential partner to our Executives and People Team leadership. Reporting to the Head of People Experience & Planning, you’ll enable our People leadership team to make data-driven, intentional decisions in managing our talent, ensuring GOAT Group is on the leading edge of organizational effectiveness best practices. More importantly, you’ll be focused on empowering our most valuable asset - our employees.

In this role you will:

  • Enable strategic planning and operations for the People Team, supporting the People Leadership Team in managing OKRs and establishing internal processes for our growing global HR organization
  • Lead a team responsible for some of GOAT Group’s key employee programs, including performance management, engagement surveys, succession planning, and diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, shaping the work experience of our corporate, retail, and operations teams across North America, APAC, and EMEA
  • Develop your team into internal consultants and project managers capable of driving a wide array of HR initiatives, directly managing the most complex projects while also coordinating cross-functional efforts across the broader People team
  • Partner with your People Experience & Planning teammates, including our Analytics and Learning & Development teams, in crafting an engaging employee experience and planning an integrated, data-driven talent management strategy
  • Seamlessly partner with leaders across the broader HR organization, including Recruiting Operations, HR Business Partners, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, People Operations, and HR Technology. In addition, regularly craft narratives around talent strategy for stakeholders across GOAT Group’s Executive team and business

We are looking for:

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience, with background in consulting, HR strategy, talent management, people analytics, or organizational development and effectiveness
  • Comfort building and coaching a team, demonstrated through at least 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience developing long-term strategies backed by data-driven narratives, coaching your to do the same
  • Experience driving complex change management initiatives and/or employee programs, able to thoughtfully design and nurture an employee experience that is engaging and inclusive
  • Strong project management skills, capable of coaching others in driving cross-functional initiatives from design through implementation; experience with a variety of project management techniques and tools a plus
  • Proven ability to coordinate a wide cross-functional array of stakeholders at the leadership level both within HR and across other business functions
  • Entrepreneurial agility, approaching the challenges of a dynamic, rapidly-changing environment with a curious mindset and “get-the-job-done” mentality
  • Subject matter expertise in talent management, human capital strategy, organizational development, organizational behavior, or other fields relevant to HR strategy, with a focus on staying on top of latest research and trends
  • MBA or similar certifications or advanced degrees a plus but not required

GOAT is the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future. Since its founding in 2015, GOAT has become the leading and most trusted sneaker marketplace in the world. Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company offers styles across various time periods on its digital platforms and in its retail locations, while delivering products to over 30 million members across 170 countries.

The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including D1 Capital Partners, Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.

We encourage you to apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement. We look for people who are passionate about what we do, not just those who check off all the boxes.

GOAT Group will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, if applicable. If you are a California resident, please review our California Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants.

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