Director of People

| Greater NYC Area

WHO WE ARE

Our mission is simple: Help every dog live their best life. The Farmer’s Dog is reimagining what pet food is, how it’s made, and how it’s delivered. We recently raised the largest series B of any pet-related startup and are backed by the early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

Our company was launched after our Co-founder, Brett’s, battle to cure the stomach issues of his Rottweiler, Jada. He quickly realized just how broken the commercial pet food industry was - even the “organic” and “natural” varieties proved to be heavily processed - and it was only when his vet recommended a fresh, home-cooked diet that Jada began to improve and was eventually cured. Through a combination of proprietary technology, and a lot of heart, our direct-to-consumer service was born.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.

Only “dream job” applicants, please. #mustlovedogs

WHAT’S THE ROLE?

The Farmer's Dog is hiring an experienced Director of People to drive our company-wide growth and cultivate an authentic, inclusive, and happy team. The ideal candidate will have experience scaling organizational structure, working closely with their executive counterparts, and creating an environment where employees (dogs included) feel at home.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with leadership on organizational design, growth initiatives, workforce planning, employee relations/engagement, and maintaining our culture as we scale the business
  • Build the foundation for the HR function, assess and identify areas of opportunity for the business to scale
  • Willing to execute and direct -- as we continue to build our organization this person will be required to execute projects alongside their team while strategically delegating tasks to achieve larger long-term goals
  • Build and manage a team of HR staff to help execute all people related initiatives
  • Oversee the Talent Acquisition growth projections and implementation strategy
  • Act as an advocate for all employees of the company and ensure our team feels supported both professionally and personally (dogs too!)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7+ years of applicable HR experience, ideally taking organizations from tens to hundreds of employees
  • 2+ years experience in a people-management capacity
  • Superior knowledge of HR functions including but not limited to: compensation, benefits, career development, and organizational structure
  • Expertise in policies related to New York and U.S. HR laws
  • Must: play nicely with others (Prefers dogs to other species)

PERKS & BENEFITS

  • DOGS EVERYWHERE!
  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
  • Discount on TFD food for your pup!
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental and Vision
  • Unlimited vacation & sick days
  • Flexible work-from-home policy
  • Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game
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Location

The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?

Matt

Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.

Sana

Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.

Adrian

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.

Brett

Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).

Jonathan

Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
Discount on TFD food for your pup!
Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
Unlimited vacation & sick days
Flexible work-from-home policy
Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game (avocado toast always)

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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