Senior Director, Employee Engagement & Experience at The Trade Desk

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The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.

  • Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies and programs to continuously improve engagement among our candidates and employees.
  • Bring thought leadership, tailored insights, and strategic perspective to fostering inclusion and increasing diversity across our global team.
  • Partner with Product, Marketing and Communications teams to provide Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) expertise into their strategies and help to create a cohesive external narrative.
  • Partner closely with Learning and Development, HR Business Partners as well as wider People Operations teams in integrating inclusion, diversity and bias mitigation concepts into learning and employee development programs.
  • Partner with HR Operations team and business leaders to develop, maintain and monitor D&I metrics, and research -based insights to diagnose and assess the impact of specific strategies and initiatives.
  • Work with the wider HR leadership to lead the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the organization.
  • Driving projects which contribute to a high performing organization closely linked to our values and culture.
  • Apply various tactics to boost employee retention and productivity across all company levels. Implementing procedures to measure results.
  • Engage senior leaders in these programs, keeping other functions informed of updates and changes in consistent and engaging ways.
  • Working with our Sr Director, Employee Communications to help shape internal communication strategies and the development of prospective and current employee-facing collateral.
  • Collaborating with other functions to reinforce our employee value proposition.
  • Work with HR and TA leadership to continue enhancing the candidate and new hire experience through programs focused on recruiting, interviewing, pre-boarding and onboarding.
  • Oversee the management of employee engagement surveys; along with action planning; goal-setting and award management.
  • Driving a listening culture and build feedback mechanisms into employee engagement activities and internal communications to enable employees to have an opportunity for dialogue.
  • Lead our team of engagement professionals focusing on running programs across the employee experience space. Work closely with the team to organise initiatives and campaigns to inspire and bring our core values to life.
  • Function as an internal liaison and representative of the company's mission and values.
  • Assist with the development and roll-out of key global and regional HR programs including performance management, learning & development, talent management, well being, etc.
  • Supporting other ad-hoc projects and HR tasks, as required.
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience required. MA/MS/MBA degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10 years human resources experience required. Enterprise start-up, technology-oriented environments or technical organizations strongly preferred.  PHR, GPHR or SPHR a strong plus.
  • Minimum 5 years proven leadership and people management experience in HR/PO functions
  • Significant and proven experience in HR specializing in employee engagement and D&I initiatives.
  • Independence of thought and the ability to analyze complex problems from multiple perspectives.
  • The capacity and desire to partner closely with C-Suite is critical.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, produce excellent work results, and follow through on commitments. A sense of urgency is required.

The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. #LI-TP1

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Our LA office is across the street from the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, offering a wide range of amenities with easy freeway access.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It’s not uncommon in our Ventura office for several engineers to go surfing on their lunch break or when the waves are just right. For those of us who can’t seem to swim, we tend to play basketball during lunch. Others like to take hikes behind the office along the hillside, work out or even run along the beach.


Data Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We work in pods of 3-4 per client. Each pod has a trader, account executive, and account manager. Typically, account managers handle the daily communication with the client, provide platform training, support traders in optimizing/troubleshooting campaigns, and support sales. The three roles are indispensable to each client .


Account Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

Everyone at The Trade Desk invests in each other’s growth. Management is very good about keeping up with everyone and understanding what your career plans are to help work with you in achieving them. The best part is being able to work together with a brilliant team to learn and grow together so you are never alone.


Trading Specialist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of my favorite meetings is our monthly product pitch where employees from all over the company get to pitch their ideas to our senior leadership and product teams. We are a product driven company and nothing informs the direction of our business more than having a say in what we should build next.


VP, Client Services & Strategy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

People come to the office to get their work done, but also want to enjoy their time in the office as well. We all take turns DJ’ing the Bluetooth speaker in the office and taking music requests from others. There’s constant collaboration and communication going on between all teams in the office.


Senior Account Manager

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Friendly Nerf wars, Foosball tourneys, and good vibes...our LA office is centered around bringing your whole self to work.

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