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Head People

Full Time
Posted 2 days ago
Job description

We're CommerceBear. We are building the future of furniture.

What is Bear?

  • We help furniture makers sell on Wayfair, Overstock, Amazon, and more

  • The home goods space is undergoing a massive shift from offline to online. We’re building the platform to power a majority of furniture transactions on the internet

  • Our team and backers have helped grow eBay, PayPal, Burrow, Indiegogo, AppLovin, Clearco, Ada, Applyboard, Substack, to name a few

  • We found product market fit and are scaling fast

About the role

Bear is looking for a People Leader to head up our growing team. You will shape the vision, direction, and roadmap for people operations and talent acquisition at Bear. You will champion recruitment, training & development, HR, employee experience & culture. You’ll set the tone that enables a remarkably high performing team to build a category defining company. You have hustle, grit, and aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves.

You will

Build our People Operations, HR and Talent Acquisition function from scratch and help us 2x over the next year.

Talent Acquisition:

  • You will lead and build our recruitment efforts and perform end to end talent acquisition across the organization

  • You will build our talent acquisition strategy and process and empower our teams to hire fast and well

  • You will work alongside marketing to build our employer brand and position us as a leading employer in the Toronto Tech ecosystem

  • You will choose and manage our applicant tracking system

Training and Development:

  • You will build and own our company-wide performance and development program

  • You will build and own our onboarding and lifetime learning including but not limited to training programs like DEI/Bias training, interview training and product training

Human Resources:

  • You will be our advocate and voice of the people

  • You will build necessary policies, procedures and employee resources such as our employee handbook

  • You will oversee our HRIS management, legal matters, payroll, benefits and total rewards program

Employee experience, operations, & culture:

  • You will own and define our company culture, including Core Values and Core Competencies

  • You will build and establish our company-wide rituals, events, employee resources groups, employee wellness, etc.

  • You will oversee our office and asset management including tooling, expenses, hardware, etc.

  • You will facilitate onboaring packages to new hires and ensure they have Bear gear/merch (we're BIG on swag)

  • Support the CEO and leadership team in general operations of the business when needed.

What you bring to the table

  • 3+ years of experience in a people operations and talent function.

  • You are well versed in HR best practices and Canadian employment law

  • You have experience identifying and attracting top talent at scale

  • You have experience build people programs, leading learning and development and acting as a culture champion

  • You have experience working alongside leadership as a strategic partner and coach

  • You have built high performing teams and strong workplace cultures

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize aggressively

  • Hustle, grit, and humility. Our culture is our north star and we want you to champion it.

  • Bonus: you've led people at a rapid growth tech company *

Why choose Bear?

  • Everyone's an equity owner

  • Flexible work schedule focused on delivery

  • Comprehensive health benefits and paid sick days

  • Mandatory paid Mental Health days

  • Can work remote from anywhere in North America, as long as you have fast internet

  • Annual company summit

  • Top of the line hardware to help you build your workspace

  • Top tier swag and quarterly merch drops

  • Customer-obsessed and a values-driven culture, with core value being our belief that our most important asset is our people

  • Our values are: Compassion & Empathy, Ownership, Get Sh*t done, Authenticity and Fail Forward

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

We are dedicated to growing a diverse team of talented individuals and creating an inclusive environment. Please let us know if you require any accommodations during the recruitment process. We welcome those who want to join us on our journey.

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