Vice President, People & Culture

| Greater LA Area

Golden Hippo Media is a young, growing digital marketing company committed to helping everyone live their healthiest life. We create cutting edge health, wellness, and beauty products and work tirelessly to get them into the hands of the people who need them most - our customers. We're growing fast, but our core values remain the same as when we were founded in 2010.

Golden Hippo Media is currently looking for an inspiring Vice President, People & Culture. This role will lead our people function, develop and execute human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. The areas included are talent acquisition, succession planning, performance management, training and development, total rewards, employee relations, culture and engagement, org structure, HR ops and much more. The VP, People & Culture will provide strategic leadership by articulating employee needs and plans to the executive management team.

HERE IS WHAT WE OFFER YOU

At Golden Hippo you have a chance to make an impact. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow. A career at Golden Hippo is more than just a job. It's the chance to work among friends every day, to work and play hard, and to see the results of your work firsthand. We work in a lively, laid back work environment with a fully stocked kitchen for our employees to use. We also offer:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Matching 401K plan
  • In-office CrossFit gym with professional coaches
  • Yoga and meditation breaks
  • Casual, "no dress code" atmosphere and an open office space
  • Highly interactive work with a talented, passionate team
  • UNLIMITED room for growth and results-based pay increases

WHAT YOUR DAY IS LIKE

  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits.
  • Effectively communicate and support the company’s culture, mission and strategic vision.
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall business goals.
  • Hold an essential position within the executive team and function as a strategic business partner to executive/senior management regarding key organizational and management issues.
  • Develop employee policies that comply with applicable law and that align with Company’s culture
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital goals.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Lead HR functions for multiple locations with solid understanding of multiple state laws and regulations, leading consistency and best practices throughout our different divisions.
  • This position requires up to 25% travel.

BEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE

  • 15+ years in People/HR roles; 7+ of direct management
  • Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred. Preferred areas of focus include Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development, Psychology.
  • HR certifications such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, or others are preferred 
  • Experience with distributed teams, multiple offices and experience from working in a large size organization
  • Experience in scaling a fast growing organization.
  • Critical Evaluation skills
  • Strong ethical standards, integrity, credibility and character
  • Great Leadership skills
  • Able to be discreet with confidential/sensitive information
  • HR expertise and strong knowledge of Employment Laws, Compliance, and best practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and incisive ability to manage employee communications and relations, conflict management, team-building and coaching, and ability to guide people through change
  • Expertise in designing and running employee engagement programs and surveys; Can turn people data and insights into actions that drive continuous improvement for employee programs
  • Can build trust and successfully collaborate cross-functionally with department heads, getting stakeholder buy-in and adding value through quality advice, counsel and insights
  • Empathetic and open-minded with a high level of emotional intelligence
  • An inspiring leader that's passionate about the impact of people, yet business-minded and results oriented

Golden Hippo is always looking for smart, driven self-starters who are excited to build a place for themselves in one of the most fun, exciting companies in Los Angeles. If you thrive on community and communication, learning from your failures, and embracing the unexpected, Golden Hippo just might be the place for you.

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Location

Golden Hippo is located in Woodland Hills, one of Los Angeles' finest neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Golden Hippo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is professional yet lively and relaxed. The office is always buzzing with people exchanging ideas and discussing different ways to reach our goals. You'll see a couple of dogs leaping down the halls and people talking about what they’re going to wear to next office party. It’s fun to work in an environment that works hard, but plays hard too!

Tannum

Online Reputation Management Assistant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I utilize our company’s tech platforms but place highest value on face-to-face interaction for collaboration. I gain a great deal of value from the digital platforms, but the most productive means of communication have proven to be in real-time and in person. At the beginning of projects we usually meet to give everyone an opportunity to contribute

Archie

Technical Project Manager

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

Golden Hippo has a culture that encourages everyone to share ideas. For example, our customer care agents hear firsthand what customers are saying, so we’re able to take that information and funnel it back to the product developers, writers, etc. This allows us to directly influence the way campaigns are run and optimized.

Peter

Chief Customer Officer

What are some social events your company does?

Here at Golden Hippo, the work experience includes a host of social events like; monthly happy hours, birthday lunches, fishing trips, softball games, hiking events, casino nights, yacht parties, Halloween parties, etc. We have an employee lounge with arcade games and a TV. Here, “work hard and play hard" is more than just a nice soundbite.

Juan Carlos

Director of Human Resources

What are Golden Hippo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Vision Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Health Insurance Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Golden Hippo offers up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave and 2 weeks of paid paternity leave for new parents with at least 12 months of service.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a lot of unique company perks! Some of these include free Crossfit classes, a fully-stocked kitchen, catered birthday lunches, free yoga and meditation classes throughout the day, and a dog-friendly office!

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