About Higg

 

Higg is the sustainability insights platform for consumer goods industries, delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data. 

 

From materials to products, from facilities to stores, across energy, waste, water, and working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business’s social and environmental impact. Spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability.

 

Today, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the comprehensive intelligence needed to accelerate business and industry transformation.

 

The Opportunity 

 

We currently have an opening for a key leader in our organization.  Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Operations, the Director, Human Resources will oversee all aspects of HR for a growing global technology company with a team of over 60 employees and consultants located throughout the world.

 

The successful candidate will serve as the primary point person for all employment related matters across the organization and lead the development of key infrastructure of a fast growing start up. They will ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding employment issues; serve as primary liaison to our national and global PEO and systems; manage all new employee on-boarding; oversee payroll and benefits; develop and administer Higg’s employee performance management and D&I programs; and maintain Higg’s written policies and procedures for all aspects of its operations, including Higg’s office manuals and employee handbooks. Most importantly, the Director, Human Resources will support and foster job satisfaction and employee happiness at Higg.

 

Key Responsibilities

   Implement and manage employment policies, standards and procedures globally

   Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations for international workforce

   Manage employee payroll and benefit plans in the US and globally

   Talent Acquisition

   Support hiring managers with position analysis and job descriptions

   Manage the recruiting and employee on-boarding process

   Talent Management

   Further develop and manage Higg’s performance review process

   Coordinate and support employee training needs

   Serve as liaison with external providers of benefits and benefits-related services 

   Help develop and support a collaborative, creative, and fun global work culture for a primarily remote workforce

   Serve as the in-house expert on HR legal matters in the US and other countries

   Develop and implement global payroll and benefit administration for a growing international staff

   Provide leadership for Diversity, Inclusion and Access initiatives and programs

   Facilitates the resolution of employee relations issues.  Provides counsel that is consistent with company policy & practices, legal considerations, etc.

   Manage US based and international professional employer organization (PEO) for Higg

 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

   5+ years of human resource management experience required

   Experience in start-up, high-growth environments required

   Experience in payroll, benefits admin, and employee relations and investigations

   International HR experience required

   Experience designing, implementing, leading D&I initiatives, strongly preferred

   Experience exiting a PEO is preferred

   A Bachelor’s degree is preferred

   Excellent interpersonal skills

   Excellent oral and written communication skills

   Ability to work independently with staff at all levels across the organization

   Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

   Enjoys a fast paced, dynamic, challenging and team-oriented work environment

   Demonstrated professional or personal interest in social and labor issues and/or environmental sustainability

   Solid computer and business software skills in most major platforms: Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Asana, Dropbox, Google Apps. Advanced Excel Skills preferred

   Flexible to work early or late hours and travel globally to support Higg's clientbase of global organizations

   Experience working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

   Passion for sustainability and impact, strongly preferred

 

Benefits

Higg offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, including a competitive benefits package which includes health (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, flexible spending benefits and a retirement matching plan.

 

To Apply

A qualified candidate should submit a current resume and a cover letter.