HR Manager

| Greater NYC Area is hiring our first US based HR Manager. This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity. As we double our US employee population you will have the dual responsibility of planning strategically and executing operationally.
This role offers a great combination of operational and strategic experience. You will lead and deliver on daily HR operational tasks including but not limited to: Payroll, work authorizations, employee relations, on-boarding, internal & external contracts, exits, and trainings.
You will play a strategic role in the development compensation & benefits, performance management, Learning & development, & career mapping/talent development programs as well as diversity & equality initiatives.

As an Human Resources Business Partner you will:

  • Liaise with external payroll & benefits provider to ensure optimal service and resources for Smartlies. 
  • Partner with the legal and broader talent and business teams to develop policies & processes to ensure compliance with local, federal & global employment & regulatory law while balancing business critical needs. 
  • Partner with the people operations team in order to ensure that all people related data is registered and tracked accurately in real-time.
  • Serve as a primary example and beacon of the Smartly culture: (Trust by Default, Take Ownership, Work Smartly, Solve Customers’ Problems, Maximize Learning & be a Hungry, Humble, Hunter). 
  • Partner directly with team leads to provide counsel on performance management, advise on complex talent issues, advise on compensation and leveling, and serve as advisor to team members on their career development and goals.
  • Work closely with team leads, senior leadership, and all Smartlies to resolve employee relations issues, improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Analyze trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and strategy that solve for future business needs. 
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identify & execute training needs for business units and individual executive coaching.
  • Act as a point of contact for all HR issues in the US, and use good judgment in escalating and/or asking for support as appropriate.

We're definitely looking for you, if you:

  • Learn quickly, dig into details, collect and integrate wide ranging and disparate sources of information and apply a thorough thought process not only to find the essence of a problem but more importantly to actively build or influence its solution.
  • Have 5+ years experience in executing operational HR tasks with extreme efficiency and limited resources (Self starter and finisher!).
  • Have developed HR knowledge and experience with multiple disciplines including employee relations, performance management, employment law, compensation practices and strategy, career pathing and inclusion and diversity.
  • Have had at least one work experience in a global, high growth/start-up SaaS or tech organization (You can anticipate future Smartly obstacles).
  • Have at 3+ years experience building and leading the implementation of strategic HR initiatives (You can design and execute scalable programs).
  • Prioritize other’s business critical needs over your own and focus on the growth and development of those around you aligning with the principles of a servant leader management philosophy.
  • Prioritize culture and values as the keys to growing a successful business (You will be a model example of the daily application of Smartly values).
  • Are resilient and maintain composure to remain positive under pressure and continually evolving circumstances.
  • Have strong consultative coaching skills and the strength of personality to motivate and inspire your team and the broader Smartly organization.
  • Manage your time and priorities well to achieve hard-set goals.
  • Communicate effectively with all areas of the organization including senior leadership to build credibility as a valued partner.
  • Legal right to work in the US.

Who we are is a fast-growing team of 300+ Humble Hungry Hunters. We are building a B2B SaaS product to fully automate and optimize online marketing at scale for the largest advertisers across the globe. We are a global company with 36 nationalities and footholds in 17 cities, serving 650+ brands across the globe, including eBay, Uber and TechStyle. 
We are on a mission to make online advertising easy, efficient, and enjoyable across all major platforms. Easy as in automated, efficient as in constantly driving performance, and enjoyable through the best user experience and service in the market. We do this by combining creative automation, ad operations, and outstanding customer service to help brands scale their results – not headcount.
Great people choose us and stay with us because they like our company culture and how we tackle challenges of huge scale at speed. Learn more about how we work at
Some things we're proud of:
- 94% of Smartlies recommend the company as a great place to work.
- 4.9/5 stars on Glassdoor.
- 2017 Digiday WorkLife Awards: Tech Platform with the Most Innovative Culture.

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We're located in the Flatiron District—the neighborhood where business meets pleasure, and a thriving hub for tech startups.

An Insider's view of

What's something quirky about your company?

We truly live and breathe insane transparency at - whether it’s in our monthly founder’s happy hour where anyone can ask our CEO any question or in any internal meeting or clients meeting where feedback is constantly demanded and given.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We have a ‘two-minute rule’—if you don’t know something and you can’t find the answer by yourself in two minutes, you should ask a colleague. Everyone’s always ready to give you a hand and help you learn.


Account Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Open communication is encouraged at all levels of, it's a big part of the culture. I enjoy the interesting challenges that come from working with customers, and having the autonomy to push your idea's forward and work on things you're interested in or want to add to your skillset.


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We foster extreme transparency, which allows our teams the freedom and responsibility to pursue our vision in a self-driven way. Everyone is trusted as an owner, we’re all responsible for thinking and acting in the long-term interest of the company. At, nothing is someone else’s problem — we’re all doers with an entrepreneurial attitude.


CEO & Founder

What projects are you most excited about?

Automating the whole online customer acquisition funnel. We’ve only scratched the surface in solving problems for paid social marketing teams, and we’ve already pinpointed many processes in design and business intelligence which we could automate, like video creation processes, or reporting and attribution across


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What are Perks + Benefits Benefits Overview

Brilliant colleagues. Competitive salaries & option plans. Full five weeks of paid vacation. Generous paid maternal/paternal leave. Extensive health insurance. Wellness benefit. Reimbursement flexibility. Opportunities to rotate to our offices across the globe. Get your own laptop + smartphone + noice cancelling headphones. Friday demos with beer & weekly breakfasts. Opportunities to attend industry events. Team events + activities.

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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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