VP of People

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About the role….

The Policygenius People function is expanding and looking for a savvy, spirited, seasoned leader to join our inimitable team! As VP of People, you will report to the Chief People Officer and scope, design, build, and implement strategic, purposeful people programs.

The VP of People will own employee experience, people operations, and technical operations--all of which we consider critical underpinnings to advance and broaden our unique cultural footprint. While maintaining our high bar for quality and service, you will be the visionary in guiding our Pg team member journey to ensure we create one of the best places to work through employee engagement, fulfillment, and satisfaction. You will lead and be a partner with an extremely passionate and driven team to propel Policygenius’ ambitious growth trajectory.

The ideal candidate is someone who has proven experience in leading cross-functional people teams (and/or business partner teams) from being in the midst of hyper-scaling and rapid change all the way through to operationalization. We’re very excited to bring someone into this integral leadership role as part of our diverse community of 300 (and counting!) talented individuals situated across two office locations in NYC and Durham, NC!

In this role, you will…

  • Serve as a thought leader in shaping the direction of the business through its people by enabling engagement, accountability, ownership, performance, and professional development
  • Collaborate alongside the Chief People Officer, people operations infrastructure teams, and recruiting team to the further enhance the Pg talent model—including strategy, operations, budget, administration, programming, resource management
  • Oversee our people operations infrastructure teams to generate a best-in-class level of “GPS navigation” operational service to the organization—including workplace experience, office expansion, IT support, events, and people operations
  • Instill consistent and data-driven people management practices while ensuring secure, safe, compliant, and values-driven workplace standards 
  • Navigate natural points of organizational and human tension that require impeccable communications choreography, stakeholder management, and a nuanced level of context
  • Support performance and development at individual, team, and company levels through a variety of programs and initiatives—including skill development rubrics, creative career pathing, learning & development programming, and talent management
  • Lead the people operations infrastructure team in identifying ways to automate and leverage technology for scale
  • Serve as a true peer, advisor and subject matter expert to synthesize performance results and insights to the senior leadership team

We’d love to hear from you if you…

  • Bring a history of managing, leading, and evolving high-performing people-first organizations through rapid growth; including solid direct people management and leadership experience
  • Are nimble and open to challenging status quo, taking risks, and pushing the innovation envelope when it comes to strategic vision and leadership; you can build something out of nothing and possess the ability to try new things with minimal oversight
  • Have a honed, sixth-sense judgment to serve as a trusted advisor and thought partner across all levels of of an organization while at the same time possess outstanding analytical skills that take you from quantitative and qualitative data analysis to insightful conclusions and meaningful results
  • Have impeccable attention to detail, a supreme standard of output, and demonstrated ability to communicate proactively and with purpose
  • Carry a strong problem-solving track record—you’re able to think critically through unique problems with no set playbook and quickly implement a path to a solution; you can toggle effortlessly between big picture strategy and in-the-weeds tactical problem-solving
  • Maintain a strong ability to recruit, grow, develop, and retain exceptional people talent

You can expect...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Generous PTO 
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship!!!

About Policygenius

Policygenius is America’s leading online insurance marketplace. Since 2014, our mission has been to help people get the financial protection they need (and feel good about it). We make it easy for our customers to understand their options, compare quotes, and buy insurance, all in one place. To date, we’ve helped more than 30 million people shop for all types of insurance and placed over $45 billion in coverage.

At Policygenius, we’re proud of building an environment that encourages our teammates to bring their authentic selves to work. Despite rapid growth (we’ve doubled in size year over year!), we’ve continuously maintained our inclusive culture through humility, hard-work, and humor, and we’re looking for more people with grit, collaborative attitudes, and creative problem-solving skills to join our team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces” two years in a row!

Diversity at Policygenius

Policygenius believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve. We welcome different perspectives and opinions to foster innovation, authenticity, and excellence across all parts of our company, and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Policygenius highly encourages applicants from all walks of life. All employment decisions at Policygenius are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, disability, uniformed service, marital status or any other status protected by law. 

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Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district! Conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and a short walk to Penn Station.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

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

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Teamwork and problem-solving go a long way on my team and at Policygenius overall. I would say that individual ideas are not only supported but more importantly, encouraged. I'm consistently challenged, but always learning; our environment promotes both individual and professional growth. I'm looking forward to moving to the next level!

Masuda

Customer Success Team Lead

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
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)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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