Human Resources Manager
Varda Space Industries
(People & HR), People & HR, (Hiring)
El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2023
<div class="content-intro"> <h2><span data-contrast="none">About Varda</span></h2> <p>There are many products that improve the quality of life on Earth that can only be manufactured in space. Our job at Varda is to make those products and bring them back down. We at Varda are proud to expand the economic bounds of humankind.</p> <p>Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work at the intersection of ambition and experience. Our team has deep experience in aerospace and tech. They have honed their crafts in the trenches of major companies. Your work will be valued and evaluated by proven leaders who have chosen to apply their talents to manufacturing in space.</p> <p>While our vision is big, the steps to get there are technically reasonable and operationally feasible. Our conops are clear and use cases have been proven out over decades of ISS-based research and development.</p> <p>Join Varda to help leverage space for business.</p> </div><h2>About This Role</h2> <p>The people operations team is responsible for building, maintaining, and running the team at Varda. The Human Resources Manager is entrusted with making sure all our employees are happy and healthy at Varda. This position reports directly to the executive team and is responsible for covering human resources, employment compliance, benefits, team management, and the health and safety of our employees.</p> <p>As the Human Resources Manager at Varda, you will be working with some of the most talented engineers, managers, and designers in the world. You will be tasked with managing the next generation of aerospace and materials engineers, developing people strategies to retain talent, coaching employees and managers on HR polices, and working to ensure Varda's mission is constantly at the forefront of what we do.</p> <h2>Responsibilities</h2> <ul> <li>Communicate effectively at all levels in the company and <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">s</span>upport business development and change.</li> <li>Counsel and assist employees and managers at all levels, guided by the Company’s policies and relevant laws and regulations.</li> <li>Provide a strategy for headcount, new requisitions, hiring strategy, and interview feedback.</li> <li>Implement and manage compliance efforts in accordance with employment laws and regulations that govern the private companies relating to all aspects of the employee life cycle.</li> <li>Provide support with administration of employee benefit programs, such as medical, dental, vision, life, accident and disability insurance, and retirement plans, including new hire orientation and annual benefits open enrollment.</li> <li>Assist, advise, and counsel employees on day-to-day benefit-related questions (via email, phone, walk-ups, and drop-in sessions)</li> <li>Run payroll including salary, part-time, and hourly employees and contractors</li> <li>Investigate sensitive and complex employee relations matters from start to finish, including conducting intake, leading interviews, note-taking, gathering, analyzing evidence, documenting findings, and following up with the relevant parties.</li> <li>Work with human resources and candidate tracking software to automate human resources processes such as year end reviews, on-site interviews, offer letters, and performance communications</li> <li>Act as the cultural advocate internally and externally.</li> <li>Work with the executive team and team leaders to own and drive all human resources related activities.</li> <li>Provide Human Resources support and consultation across the business.</li> <li>Provide useful data to help guide decision making and allow the company to scale effectively and efficiently.</li> <li>Provide guidance on employee relations and policies across the company.</li> </ul> <h2>Basic Qualifications</h2> <ul> <li>Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of professional experience as a recruiter and/or human resources professional; or associate degree and 6+ years of professional experience as a and/or human resources professional; or 7+ years of professional experience in lieu of a degree</li> <li>Experience in a production or manufacturing environment supporting an hourly workforce</li> <li>Experience conducting employee relations investigations</li> <li>Complete knowledge of legal procedures and practices for employment in California</li> </ul> <h2>Preferred Skills And Experience</h2> <ul> <li>Experience within the aerospace and/or tech industry</li> <li>SHRM and/or PHR certification</li> <li>Ability to distinguish between the top 50% and the top 5% of talent within their respective fields</li> <li>Comfortable interfacing directly with hiring managers including director and VP level technical leaders</li> <li>Available to work extended hours and weekends as needed</li> <li>This position is based in El Segundo, CA (Los Angeles area) and requires being onsite 100% - remote or hybrid schedule not available</li> <li>Experience with full life cycle recruiting (screening candidates, facilitating interviews and extending offers)</li> <li>Familiarity with Greenhouse, Gusto, and/or Workday</li> <li>Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint</li> <li>Assist, advise, and counsel employees on day-to-day benefit-related questions (via email, phone, walk-ups, and drop-in sessions)</li> </ul> <h2> <strong>Pay Range</strong> </h2> <ul> <li>Human Resources Director: $130,000.00 - $180,00</li> <li>Role is located in El Segundo, CA</li> </ul><div class="content-conclusion"> <div> <h2>ITAR Requirements</h2> </div> <ul> <li>To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR<a href="https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987">here</a>. </li> </ul> <h2><strong>Benefits</strong></h2> <div> <ul> <li>Exciting team of professionals at the top of their field to working by your side</li> <li>Working in El Segundo, CA - an awesome Southern California beach city with quick access to entertainment and outdoor activities</li> <li>Equity in a fully funded space startup that is about to go through massive growth</li> <li>Company parties and generally a fun atmosphere</li> <li>401(k)</li> <li>Unlimited PTO</li> <li>Health insurance</li> <li>Lunch and snacks provided on site. Dinners twice a week for those working late.</li> <li>Maternity / Paternity leave</li> </ul> <p></p> <p>Varda Space Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.</p> </div> </div>
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