Senior Humans Business Partner - NYC

The Farmer's Dog

The Farmer's Dog

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog is the fastest growing pet health service company in the US, and was born from a mission to change the landscape of pet health, providing dogs and their humans with honest, smart, and simple care – a fresh proposition in an industry riddled with manipulative and misleading marketing. We’re starting by radically improving the $100 billion pet food market, replacing bulk bags of highly-processed pellets with a personalized subscription service that sends healthy, freshly-made dog food, balanced by top veterinary nutritionists, directly to customers’ doors. Our ultimate goal is to create innovative, honest, and delightful experiences across all aspects of pet care, and we believe our direct-to-consumer business model, holistic approach to growth, and dynamic and forward-thinking culture uniquely position us to shepherd this backwards industry into the future.

To date, The Farmer’s Dog has delivered hundreds of millions of meals nationwide and raised over $150M in funding to help us build a company as healthy as the dogs who are eating those meals. Join us as we continue to develop ways of bringing peace of mind to our customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.


Where You'll Come In

The Farmer’s Dog is on a mission to help channel the unconditional love we have for our pets into uncomplicated care. Critical to this mission is ensuring our growing workforce of has the programs, mentoring, and support they need to do their best work. Driving that will be our Humans Business Partner who will be directly responsible for providing advisory HR guidance for aligned functional business leaders in order to attract, evolve, engage, and retain top talent.

As the Humans Business Partner, you will anticipate forward facing business needs and support planning accordingly by demonstrating various HR specialties (e.g., Compensation, Performance Management, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Recruiting, Technology, Organization Design). You will be encouraged to build proven relationships with Executives, Business Leaders, and Humans Colleagues to become a trusted advisor on all people topics. You will report to the Director, Humans Business Partner and will have a wide scope of influence across the organization.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Build trust and serve as a trusted point of contact for Individual Contributors and People Managers as they lead their teams
  • Navigate and resolve employee relations issues and proactively look for themes by using quantitative and qualitative data to anticipate people needs.
  • Implement and coordinate key talent initiatives (motivating change where needed) around Onboarding, Talent Development, Team Engagement, Performance & Compensation, and Retention.
  • Support programs and initiatives cross-functionally that serve elements of the employee lifecycle, including hiring and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Interpret people-centric data to establish an analytical and metrics-driven approach to recommending systemic solutions and improvements to make risk-based business decisions and recommendations.
  • Drive the adoption of operating standards by providing policy interpretation, counseling, and training for employees and managers while ensuring fairness and legal compliance.
  • Key responsibilities snapshot: Program/Project Management (25%), Employee Relations (25%), Organization Design / Organizational Change / Communications (15%), Performance Management (15%), Talent Management (10%), Compensation (10%)

We're Excited About You Because

  • You’ve enjoyed 4+ years of progressive HR-centric experience, with 2+ years as a Humans Business Partner or Generalist in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • You have experience with employee relations that range in complexity.
  • You possess strong solutions-orientation, emotional intelligence, and a collaborative approach to implementing and improving people programs and processes to support the business; experience in the full project management lifecycle (initiation, planning, execution, and closure) is a bonus!!
  • Your knowledge of HR practices, including organization design, compensation, performance management, organizational change, executive relationship building, etc., is well-rounded and proven.
  • You’ve shown success working cross-functionally, and vertically with senior leaders to influence and motivate change, aligning the people strategy with business goals and growth.
  • You are outstanding in both communication and analytical skills.
  • Your Excel skills are strong!

Office Guidelines

The office is open and available for all Monday through Friday. We ask all team members to be in office a minimum of 2-3 days a week to build a collaborative and invested environment to foster our unique in-person culture we are proud to have. The office policy is subject to change at company discretion.

Our DEI Philosophy:

Our company’s mission is rooted in deep, genuine care for dogs – and for the people who love them. As an organization we are full of individuals who are unique in many ways, but all united in a mission of providing true peace of mind to dog lovers everywhere. Fixing this industry and improving the lives of pets and their people will be a difficult, decades-long endeavor. We believe the best use of our time, energy, and resources as a collective team is to focus on this mission, and on supporting our team to do their best work and be their best selves. In support of this we’re committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce, and investing in internal structures, opportunities, hiring/promotions processes, and training that create and sustain an inclusive team. We strive to provide an experience at TFD that will be invested, meaningful and memorable as we progress on the journey to reimagine how we feed and care for our pets.

A Few of Our Best Benefits

  • Market-competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Company sponsored mental health benefit and coaching through Modern Health
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Competitive 401k plan with company match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Your pet interrupting video calls (and in-person meetings) is now a feature, not a bug

We commit to building a competitive compensation package and company environment for all individuals to thrive. We believe in competitive base compensation rooted in location specific market data and performance along with equity ownership in the company that allows every team member to build their personal wealth as the company grows, just as much as we believe in fostering a culture that supports our team members personally, professionally, and holistically. For this role the anticipated hiring base compensation range is $95,000 - $110,000 USD Annual and the compensation offered will include a robust market competitive package of base and equity. In addition to your base compensation offer you will also receive equity ownership in the company. More information about the value of this equity will be shared at the time of offer. This range is representative of NYC Market Data if you are applying to this role outside of the NYC area the range may change.