Sr. Project Manager, People Team

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block believes in the importance of well thought design and it’s built into the core strategy for our external products. This mission extends to its internal experience well. We believe in the importance of thoughtful design and elegant experiences for our employees just as we do for our customers.

The Block People team Project Management Office is looking for an experienced Project Manager to drive execution of strategic initiatives across the people team. This role will be the central point of contact for key initiatives and will be responsible for communicating progress, determining success criteria, and making sure the right decision makers are at the table when needed. This role will work cross functionally with multiple teams such as Benefits, Compensation, HR Business Partners, Recruiters, and Global Mobility, as well as Business Technology, Legal, Office, Payroll, and other teams across the organization to ensure successful launch.

You will:

  • Proactively review and prioritize multiple projects with relevant stakeholders

  • Establish project charter, process and structure, and maintain project related related artifacts for each project you own

  • Act as a single point of contact and manage the the full lifecycle of priority projects 

  • Synthesize new requests and present recommendations to key stakeholders

  • Maintain the roadmap for any initiatives you are driving

  • Identify project risks/gaps and create risk mitigation plans

  • Document current state processes and establish an understanding of the biggest gaps and processes improvement opportunities 

  • Identify and solve complex cross-functional challenges related to tooling and automation of people programs and processes

  • Document and communicate status updates of key initiatives


You have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a project or program management role, preferably in HR or Tech 

  • Experience leading change and process improvement initiatives 

  • Experience working with cross-functional partners in Corporate Tax, Legal, Stock Administration, Payroll, IT, Finance as needed for project deliverables

  • Ability to deliver results on time with a high level of accuracy  

  • Ability to prioritize and communicate top-level risks and requirements, and propose mitigation approaches

  • Experience with working in global matrix organizations

  • A PMP certification with agile methodology or PM experience equivalent a plus

  • Experience with HR systems such as Workday, Visier, and Recruiting ATS a plus

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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