Manager, People Operations at MealPal

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The Manager, People Operations will partner directly with the CEO, COO and executive team to build, enhance and lead the People function at MealPal, including executing across many functional areas of HR including culture and engagement, onboarding, employee experience, compensation & benefits, performance management compliance and employee development. As we continue to grow this role is expected to become a key operating leadership role leading a team specializing in certain areas.


  • Create a scalable, cohesive infrastructure that works for all employees
  • Manage our PEO relationship and maintain employee records both within the PEO/HR platform (currently Justworks) and within our internal systems
  • Manage and improve the onboarding process, including the first day experience, pre-start date communications, first week experience and knowledge transfer to create a best in class experience for new hires
  • Lead recruiting efforts using internal and external resources, working with our internal recruiter(s) and hiring managers to develop impactful, effective job postings, identify the most effective recruiting channels and developing a database of potential candidates
  • Engage with the management team about the corporate values that the management team holds dear and integrate these into broader policies, tools and learning experiences to ensure these values are widely understood and permeate the business.
  • Act as an internal resource for employees with HR related questions, engaging with our PEO or other third parties to address HR issues or guide employees through processes
  • Maintain and improve the employee handbook, developing and enforcing policies that are compliant, practical and aligned with the company’s values and culture
  • Lead the performance management process
  • Collect, maintain and analyze employee engagement data, developing strategies to improve on areas where weaknesses are found and working closely with the executive team to ensure alignment with corporate values
  • Own the annual benefits process, including open enrollment
  • Educate employees on benefit options and availability, including health care, 401k, and fringe benefits such as commuter benefits
  • Develop a database of key information for employees, creating a knowledge base that employees can reference for regularly asked questions about HR or other matters
  • Manage the off boarding process, including termination paperwork, exit interviews and internal communications
  • Lead efforts focused on employee development, retention and
  • Develop and maintain HR related KPIs, and distribute reporting along with insights to the executive team


  • Bachelors degree or similar
  • 4+ years working in a People, HR or other culture focused role. We are open to people with non-traditional backgrounds with excellent organizational skills
  • Superior attention to detail and a passion for people and workplace culture
  • Ability to work autonomously, meet deadlines and thrive in a very fast paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • General understanding of HR processes (off boarding, onboarding, benefits)
  • Team player who enjoys a dynamic environment with varied challenges
  • Successful performance in an early to mid stage startup environment is a plus
  • Experience working with Justworks or a similar PEO is a plus


  • Competitive base salary
  • Meaningful equity and the opportunity to build something
  • Health benefits, 401(k) match, paid vacation, and free lunch
  • Opportunity to work with a smart, passionate team
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Located in Flatiron, we are steps away from Madison Square Park, Herald Square and a quick walk to Penn Station.

An Insider's view of MealPal

What does your typical day look like?

As one of the graphic designers, I design anything and everything at MealPal -- from email and flyer promotions to out-of-home advertisements and food trucks. I’ve done it all! I love all the creative freedom and of course, the free food.


Graphic Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve had so many opportunities to learn and grow here, immediately surrounded by such smart and energetic people who really inspire me to strive. I started as a Community Associate building out the local NYC market, then I moved to launching MealPal in LA, Portland, and Austin, and now I’m on the digital marketing team across all the US.


Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

We have a culture of moving fast and experimenting with everything. Nothing is sacred, and everyone’s opinions are valued. There’s definitely a bias for action that allows us to deploy and scale quickly by constantly trying new ideas and learning by doing.


Data Analyst

What are MealPal Perks + Benefits

MealPal Benefits Overview

MealPal is proud to provide amazing benefits to our employees. We cover 100% of our employees' healthcare premiums and also offer dental, vision and commuter benefits. MealPal is thrilled to provide a 4% company match for our 401k program. Everyone also receives a complimentary MealPal subscription for lunch & dinner -- yum!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
MealPal covers 100% of employees' medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
MealPal matches up to 4% of the employee's gross salary.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
MealPal offers a generous parental leave policy, offering up to 6 months time off for the primary caregiver.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
MealPal encourages their employees to relax & recharge. We offer up to 20 days of paid time off PLUS 12 paid company holidays!
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
MealPal offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees. Commuting doesn't have to break the bank!
Company Outings
We Pal-Around on a monthly basis & host quarterly team outings. In addition, we never forget to celebrate the start of the summer & holiday season!
Free Daily Meals
Our pals get free lunch & dinner through MealPal Monday - Friday!
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
We celebrate our hard work with a team happy hour each month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
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