VP of People Operations at Shapeways

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DESCRIPTION

Shapeways is a platform that enables creators to make their products come to life. In 2007, we created 3D printing as a service and have now delivered 10 Million products to a growing community of over a million creators around the world. Our smart, engaged, fun team works with cutting-edge technologies every single day to help creators design, make and sell. We're bringing together passionate people to change the future and empower anyone to be a creator.

 

Based in New York City, the VP of People Operations will report directly to the CFO and will have overall responsibility for all aspects of human resources across Shapeways which currently includes ~200 employees across offices in Manhattan and Seattle and factories in the Netherlands and Long Island City. The VP of People will be a trusted advisor and key member of the senior leadership team.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as and advisor and sounding board to the senior leadership team and provide leadership on people-related matters across the business.
  • Lead and manage the People Operations team (currently 6 people) that attracts, retains, and supports exceptional talent across Shapeways.
  • Design and manage effective employment practices for both tech startup/corporate offices and for manufacturing and factory locations.
  • Foster strong employee relations; identify, communicate, and resolve people issues quickly and effectively. Drive high employee engagement.
  • Develop and implement core People philosophies, policies, and processes for the company including, but not limited to, Compensation and Benefits, Workforce Planning, Org Structure and Design, and Employment Practices. Manage all related systems and tools.
  • Partner with hiring managers and recruiting manager to recruit and onboard talent in line with strategic objectives and the values of the organization. Ensure a best-in-class recruiting experience.
  • Partner with business units and the executive team to grow and develop people across the organization including but not limited to Learning & Development, Performance Management, and Career Progression.
  • Develop workplace practices that support an exceptional employee experience, nurture culture, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment regulations.
  • Oversee office management and maintenance of all office facilities and infrastructure to support a productive and enjoyable work environment that supports all of employees in a cohesive manner across all offices and locations.

REQUIREMENTS

Desired Background, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience leading Human Resources and Recruiting teams in a startup.
  • Prior experience building People philosophies, policies, and processes.
  • Prior experience managing significant sized non-exempt employee population.
  • Experience managing Compensation and Benefits programs and tools.
  • Solid understanding of Compliance and Employment Laws.
  • Experience coaching managers & building infrastructure around manager training.
  • Strong track record of working cross-functionally with senior business leaders.
  • Experience working across multiple offices and with international teams.
  • Ability to think and operate both strategically (10,000 ft) and tactically (10 ft).

BENEFITS

At Shapeways, we all contribute to a respectful work environment where we share ideas and encourage each other to think creatively. We are a collaborative, diverse and dynamic group of individuals ready to embark on our next chapter of growth. We put creators first. We are adaptable and resourceful. We focus on results and are all in. We are committed.

 

Do you want to be part of a culture that is inclusive, inspiring, and allows you the autonomy to be creative in your work? If so, we invite you to join us on our adventure!

 

Benefits and perks include:

  • Comprehensive Health Package - We offer great medical, dental, and vision plan options that provide coverage to the employee. We pay 100% of your medical coverage for the Core Medical Plan. We also have competitive pricing plans for dental and vision!
  • 401(k) with Safe Harbor Employer Contribution - Join the team and we will invest in your future.
  • Parental Leave - Robust paid time off for new parents; both primary and secondary leave.
  • Generous Paid Time Off - 20 PTO days plus 5 sick days. Whether it’s traveling the world, taking a mental health day, or going to the dentist... because Life. Also, this year we piloted Summer Friday’s!
  • Health & Wellness - We care about your wellbeing. From Commuter Benefits to FSA’s to Fond.co to standing desks to a pilot program with One Medical...we’ve got you covered!
  • Great Snacks and Free Lunch - Fully stocked fridge, and fancy coffee. Also, daily catered lunch at our Long Island City and weekly catered lunch in our Manhattan office.
  • Regular Happy Hours - Cheers to themed happy hours! Enjoy extra time for getting to know your teammates.
  • Credit towards 3D Printing - Every employee receives $100 of Shapeways credit each quarter to make or buy.
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Location

We're a B2B/B2C business with offices globally; HQ in the Flatiron, and two manufacturing facilities; Long Island City & Eindhoven.

An Insider's view of Shapeways

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Shapeways cares about its employee's work/life balance by supporting flexible working hours, parental leave, and a genuine attitude of camaraderie and working together. I am thankful for the friendly environment and truly feel that our leadership team cares about the staff and how they're doing, both professionally and personally.

Leon Tsivin

Director, Product Management

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Every 3D model uploaded to Shapeways is unique: it's intended purpose, it's geometry, it's the owner. Whereas other industries may be able to take a 'one-size-fits-all customers' approach to solving problems, we are often faced with the challenge of making a solution work for a near infinite amount of possibilities.

Carolyn Dempsey

Director, Product Management

What does career growth look like on your team?

We introduced an Engineering Career Ladder to our team; we outlined all of our available roles and their respective responsibilities. That document, along with a related individualized Career Development Plan, serves as the basis for directing our engineers' career growth. Still, it's up to each engineer to drive their own career growth forward.

Reginald Mullin

Director, Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We strive to create a culture that empowers our team at all levels. We have an ambitious vision for the company, a clear strategy on how we can accomplish that, and goals that connect everyone to the same purpose. This starts by building and developing the team, communicating, being transparent, and celebrating our successes and failures.

Greg Kress

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am surrounded by intelligent and fun people, and many of whom have become more than colleagues. The projects are often challenging, and I am continuously learning and growing every day. Our new HQ in Flatiron is great; open floor plan and very bright which allows us to be more collaborative with other teams.

Johnny

Principal Software Engineer

What are Shapeways Perks + Benefits

Shapeways Benefits Overview

Healthcare that fits your needs - We offer excellent medical, dental, and vision plan options that provide coverage to employees and dependents. Our suite of options ranges from 100% employee-only medical premium coverage to extremely reduced premiums for dependent coverage to an enhanced buy up plan for those with more extensive needs. We also have competitive pricing plans for dental and vision!

401(k) with Safe Harbor Employer Contribution - Join the team and we will immediately invest in your future.

Parental Leave - Robust paid time off for new parents; both primary and secondary leave.

Generous Paid Time Off - 20 PTO days plus additional days off when you’re not feeling well, to observe holidays, or just to destress. Also, this year we piloted Summer Fridays in HQ!

Wellness - We care about your wellbeing. From Commuter Benefits to FSA’s to a platform to promote financial wellbeing to gym reimbursement to standing desks to a partnership with One Medical...we’ve got you covered!

Great Snacks and Free Lunch - Fully stocked fridge and lots of snacks. Also, daily catered lunch at our Long Island City facility and weekly catered lunch in our Manhattan office.

Regular Happy Hours - Cheers to themed happy hours! Enjoy extra time for getting to know your teammates.

Credit towards 3D Printing - Every employee receives $100 of Shapeways credit each quarter to make or buy products on our marketplace.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We've created culture committees in each of our offices to plan events that bring our employees together; happy hours celebrating wins or special life events, or fun outings to bring us together!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging are at the forefront of our hiring. We've been intentional in building a diverse team across our organization. That said, we're constantly finding ways to improve.
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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