VP of People

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Crisp

Here at Crisp, we value the strength in teamwork, and strongly believe that it’s the key to Crisp’s
success. By bringing together bright, motivated creators, wherever they live and work, we are
leveraging humanity’s diversity of experience and background in order to understand the
challenges facing our food supply, and solve them together. Come join us, and help build the
type of business you’d like to be a part of.

We are a socially conscious, distributed team. We give you the opportunity to solve challenges
in the global food industry while living where you’re most comfortable and working in areas
where you can help foster and grow the community that you are a part of.

We believe in transparency, diversity, merit and fostering a culture of empowerment, personal
impact and career growth. As our VP of People, you will build out Crisp’s People Operations
function by creating and implementing policies, procedures, and tools to support Crisp’s
employees and managers. Overseeing human resources and recruiting, you will lead by
experience and drive proactive initiatives that keep Crisp ahead of our future needs and
continue to make us the best place to work. This is a hands-on role where you will be able to
implement and leverage all the best practices you’ve learned at prior companies.

This is an evolving role with ample opportunity for growth that will report to the SVP of Finance.
Whether you are coming from a startup or corporate background, we are looking for a candidate
who appreciates the significant impact to be made in smaller organizations, and relishes the
opportunity to shape their own role and the future of the company.

Signs of a great candidate for Crisp
● Collaborative. You know that your colleagues’ perspectives will make our customers
successful. Similarly, you use your strengths to help us grow together. You propose ways
for us to be more engaged and successful with our customers.
● Customer focused. Our customers are at the forefront of your day. You prioritize our
customers’ voices to ensure their needs are met.
● Ambitious, curious, and resourceful. You are innately curious, and you aren’t afraid to
work hard. You are self driven, you take direction well but are able to be creative to find
results on your own when asked. You are driven to succeed because your hard work and
results make you proud.
● Disciplined and reliable. We are a distributed company and you enjoy the benefits of
working distributed while consistently delivering what you have committed to. When you
hit a snag, you communicate and reset expectations early.
● Appreciative of honest feedback. You know that the best way to learn and grow is
through constructive feedback delivered kindly. You view feedback given to you as an
opportunity to get better and strive to do the same for others.
● Work smarter and harder. You often identify a problem, create a solution and bring it to
a state of completion – with others, or even on your own. You find ways of eliminating or
automating stuff that is uninteresting or wasteful.

Crisp’s VP of People will…
● Map and manage the entire employee lifecycle, from onboarding to offboarding and
everything in between, and continuously identify areas for improvement and
● Drive strategic direction and leadership in all areas of human resources including
employee engagement, performance management, learning and development, talent
acquisition, compensation and benefits, and People operations across our global
operations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
● Build out and document all policies, procedures and tools to support Crisp’s People
Operations function.
● Guide and Council Crisp’s people to ensure they are supported, and lead the resolution
of any employee issues as they arise.
● Support and advocate for Crisp’s culture, while also looking for ways to improve it in
order to accomplish Crisp’s mission and support its people.
● Proactively identify new approaches to policies and procedures by leveraging past
experiences and best practices. Continually look for ways to improve the way People
Operations supports Crisp’s people and the organization as a whole.
● Own all benefits, payroll, and HRIS systems and structure.
● Oversee and continue to improve the performance management processes,
including regular feedback, reviews, career development planning, and leveling across
● Design and implement learning and development programs to support managers,
employee growth and skill development. Identify training needs and opportunities for
professional development to support business objectives.
● Administer and develop competitive compensation and benefits programs that attract
and retain top talent. Ensure compliance globally with relevant regulations and industry
● Develop the Talent Acquisition function through innovative recruitment strategies that
allow us to recruit, hire and retain top talent.
● Communicate HR policies and procedures to the executive leadership team in order to
build alignment, as well as to the company to achieve transparency and effective

A great candidate will have…
● Experience owning, building, and or managing the HR function at a growing company
(bonus points if at a venture backed start up).
● Experience creating and implementing HR policies.
● Experience communicating and presenting HR policies and procedures to company
leadership and employees.
● Experience working with HR, recruiting and people management systems, including for
payroll, performance management, and talent acquisition.
● Experience vetting, selecting and rolling out benefit and payroll service providers and
● Experience with various equity based compensation methods and how they are
● Experience with performance and compensation leveling exercises.

We are building a team of people with a breadth of combined experiences so that we can
collaboratively enable our customers to be successful. There are no hard requirements on
specific background, experience or geographical location. Instead we’re looking for individuals
that are capable, reliable, and hoping to grow along with us. Do you have strengths you can
share? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

To apply for this job please visit crisp.hire.trakstar.com.