Senior Manager, People Operations

about 1 month ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Our Mission  

SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. 

The Role  

SPAN is looking for a passionate and strategic People Operations leader to enhance our HR and People Operations functions. In this role, you will drive collaboration with all levels of the SPAN team to design, implement and improve programs and processes that impact employee success and happiness. You will be highly independent and proactive in creating positive change in the employee experience that is aligned with our culture, and accommodates a diverse set of needs. To be successful you will bring a bias for empathy, a keen eye for strategic problem-solving, knowledge of U.S. employment policies and experience developing People infrastructure at a dynamic, growth-stage company. 

In this role, you will:

  • Support strategy and lead execution for People Operations functions including employee lifecycle management, HRIS systems and processes, employee relations, immigration, recognition, total rewards and compliance.

  • Implement and communicate programs and services to employees, provide guidance and support to executives, leadership and managers and manage People Team inquiries and actions to completion.

  • Lead the execution of our total rewards programs; identify and evaluate new opportunities to stay competitive and creative ways to retain and invest in employees

  • Support People leader in the development, implementation and ongoing process for career development and performance management programs.

  • Partner with adjacent People leads and Legal and Finance teams to develop and maintain compliant people-first policies and programs

  • Identify and implement improvements across our People systems, tools and workflows that result in increased efficiency and scaling, ensuring they are up-to-date and coordinate well together

  • Keep abreast of U.S. labor and regulatory laws in order to ensure compliance requirements are met and recommend areas for improvement

  • Be a resource for employees to give feedback, escalate issues and provide guidance and support to resolve interpersonal conflicts.

  • Provide coaching, mentorship and support to a growing team; develop metrics of success for your team and regularly communicate progress against them.

About You

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of HR or People Operations experience in a start-up or growth-stage company

  • Ability to work across multiple systems while maintaining confidentiality and discretion

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a successful record of streamlining systems and implementing processes at scale that support organizational objectives

  • Knowledge of human resources planning, compliance, personnel policies, compensation, benefits, and related labor laws (with support from Legal and our external PEO business partner)

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills – able to build relationships with internal and external partners inclusive of different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, religions, work locations, and viewpoints

  • Experience managing HR and People Operations in multiple worksite locations

  • Resourceful, adaptable, and able to work autonomously

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and/or managing employee training or learning and development programs

  • Experience implementing and/or managing performance review and management programs.

  • Experience improving and/or managing headcount and hiring planning processes

Life at SPAN

SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. 

Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization.

We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN.

The Perks:

⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company

⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance)

⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit

⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs)

⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO

Our Mission & Values:

At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward.

Our core values include:

  • Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient.
  • Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun.
  • Building resilient homes with reliable power.
  • All-electric everything.
  • A more flexible & distributed grid.

Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

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