Director of Humans

| Greater NYC Area

DESCRIPTION

The Farmer’s Dog is the leading tech-enabled pet health brand on a mission to disrupt the $90b global pet food industry. The company is VC backed by the early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

In an industry with little regulation, constant recalls, and rampant misleading advertising, The Farmer’s Dog brings a fresh perspective that all dog lovers have been waiting for. Utilizing its proprietary technology, The Farmer’s Dog’s first service reimagines pet food by making healthy, fresh food incredibly easy to feed. Vet-developed subscriptions are personalized to each customer, while fresh, human-grade food is pre-portioned for each dog and home-delivered within days of cooking. The service has delivered millions of meals and is quickly revolutionizing the broken pet food industry.

The company was launched after Brett’s battle to cure his dog’s stomach issues illustrated how processed and un-healthy even “organic” and “natural” pet food truly was. After testing every pet food on the market without success, Brett resorted to a fresh, home-cooked diet at his vet’s recommendation. The results were staggering — Jada was cured. Once he realized how powerful and healthy fresh food can be, he teamed up with Jonathan to develop a fresh alternative to pet food and created the product they wished existed for their own dogs (and dogs everywhere).

Join The Farmer’s Dog team on its mission to bring peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and fundamentally change the way people think about caring for their pets.

Only “dream job” applicants, please. #mustlovedogs

THE ROLE 

The Farmer's Dog is hiring an experienced Director of People to drive our organizational growth and put in place scalable operations in order to hire and retain a team of highly motivated, diverse, and mission-driven employees. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of managing the full-cycle hiring process for a company as it scaled from tens to hundreds of employees.

 

You will work closely with the CEO as a part of our executive team as we build out our organizational structure and continue to advance our vibrant culture to attract and retain top talent. You are process oriented and passionate about building people operations around talent acquisition, performance management, and professional development. We are committed to making The Farmer's Dog the most rewarding place to work and are looking for someone to help manifest that vision as we continue to build out the team. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own the entire HR process related to forecasting, hiring and retaining top talent
  • Work closely with the leadership team to assess human capital needs and develop a plan to meet the demand
  • Continue to define and market our employee brand to continue to catalyze our hiring process
  • Leverage tools to empower the hiring function and align all stakeholders involved
  • Be the driving force around processes related to organizational changes, compensation, performance management, and the rollout out of HR programs
  • Streamline the interview process to continue to make us more objective and efficient
  • Develop onboarding strategies to help set up new hires for success from day 1
  • Focus on continuing to improve our hiring practices to bring on employees from diverse backgrounds
  • Be a role model employee, who always embodies our culture and values

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-7 years of applicable HR experience in high growth environments, ideally taking organizations from tens to hundreds of employees
  • 2+ years experience as a manager within an HR function
  • A proven record of recruiting and maintaining top talent
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and EQ
  • Superior knowledge of HR functions including but not limited to compensation, benefits, career development,
  • Expertise in policy related to New York and U.S. HR laws
  • Must: play nicely with others (humans and dogs). Prefer dogs to other species. 

BENEFITS

Health, dental, avocado toast, puppies. 

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Location

The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Williamsburg within walking distance from the L, G, J, M, and Z trains.

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?

Matt

Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.

Sana

Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.

Adrian

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.

Brett

Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).

Jonathan

Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Health, dental, avocado toast, puppies.

Beat that, Google.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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