SVP, People

Website Pelago

Pelago is the world’s leading virtual clinic for Substance Use Management. Our program provides guidance, support and treatment for members seeking to overcome their tobacco, alcohol and opioid use. From unhealthy habits to active substance use disorders, Pelago delivers a personalized solution based on individual health, habits, genetics, and goals, providing care for members wherever they might be on the substance use spectrum.

Pelago’s suite of virtual services ranges from education, to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Pelago enables employers and health plans to deliver accessible, affordable, and effective treatment for substance misuse.

Pelago has scaled to helping hundreds of employers and health plans and has already helped more than 750,000 members manage their substance use better. We have recently closed our Series C and raised over $151m from leading global investors. If you are passionate about making an impact on the health of others, join us and make it happen!

Role overview: 

We are looking for a Senior Vice President of People to join our executive team at Pelago to spearhead the development of our people and talent organization. You will work closely with executives and leaders across the organization to develop and execute forward-thinking people strategies that align with our overall mission and goals. Your ability to think strategically and innovate will be important in creating a holistic approach to the employee lifecycle, from talent acquisition and onboarding to performance management, learning and development, and employee engagement. You are especially adept at leading and supporting organizations to and through major milestones and cultivating a successful culture. You have robust knowledge and a strong point of view on how to advise and mentor the best leadership team in the business.

In this role, you will…

  • Build a high-performing people team across different stages in the business and champion when and where we invest as the company grows.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive philosophy and framework for setting, tracking, and evaluating performance metrics aligned with the company’s strategic goals.
  • Use data-driven insights to guide talent management strategies, including hiring, training, and development initiatives.
  • Develop and execute strategies to attract top talent and showcase a clear understanding of recruiting best practices to build high-performing teams.
  • Establish robust foundations, systems, and processes for a data-driven people and talent function, fostering a culture of accountability and measurable results.
  • Partner with executives and leaders across all departments to deliver strategic workforce planning and ensure alignment between people strategies and business objectives.

The background we’re looking for:

  • Proven track record of building and coaching exceptional leaders at all levels of an organization.
  • Experience in building and maintaining a thriving culture within a best-in-class company.
  • Process-oriented mindset with the ability to develop and lead end-to-end processes that drive results.
  • Innovative strategic thinking and the ability to anticipate future needs and opportunities.
  • Strong data-driven decision-making skills and a results-oriented approach.
  • First-principles thinking: The ability to identify novel and innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • High emotional intelligence and the ability to build strong relationships across the organization.
  • Passion for our company’s mission and values, with a deep commitment to driving organizational success.

The provided range reflects our US target salary range for this full-time position, which is part of our broader total compensation package, including stock options, comprehensive benefits, and incentive pay applicable to eligible roles. Individual pay within the range will vary based on a variety of factors like role-related experience and education, internal pay equity, and other relevant business factors. At Pelago, we are committed to an equitable and fair pay philosophy and review total compensation for our employees at least twice a year.

Pay Range
$250,000$350,000 USD

To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.