Head of Total Rewards and People Operations

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Business Operations

Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.


Job Description

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing and making things better for not only our company but everyone who uses our technology. Reporting to the VP of People Operations, you will collaborate with our Executive Team and the Compensation Committee. We are looking for a hands-on leader to develop, design, and execute on our Total Rewards roadmap and oversee our HR Operations team. You will be given the opportunity to do some really great work, so we need someone excited about doing great things, who can bring in new ideas and new ways of doing things, who knows when to go with best practices and when to go and create them yourself. We are not satisfied with the status quo, and neither should you.

More specifically, success in the role will be found by:

  • Supporting all global compensation processes and programs: base and variable pay, merit, promotions, and equity

  • Forecasting, proposing, and establishing a long-term compensation and equity strategy roadmap that is competitive in the marketplace while keeping in mind our equity pool
  • Leading our global international compensation and benefits programs for the organization, maintaining a strong partnership with your international colleagues. Ensuring compliance with local employment regulations

  • Driving a strategy and plan to ensure pay equity across all demographics

  • Partnering with Finance and Sales Operations to assist in the design of sales compensation plans

  • Demonstrating an inclusive leadership style with an emphasis on results and developing high performing team members.

  • Overseeing the company's benefits programs, including health, welfare, and retirement programs in 15+ countries, ensuring compliance and cost competitiveness.

  • Managing our 401(k) plan and oversee other global pension plans. This includes the annual audit of the plans, as required.

  • Building deep and trusted partnerships with executives, senior leaders, and people team leaders across the organization.

  • Partnering with cross-functional teams to develop dashboards and analytic models to provide business insights and interpret market or internal trends.

  • Taking a calculated risk and choose options that maximize the benefits and minimize the losses for the company.

  • Building out dashboards to provide visibility on pay parity and progression metrics to support our efforts for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

  • Supporting all global compensation processes and programs (base and variable pay, merit, promotions, equity, etc.), currently in Workday Advanced Compensation module


In order to succeed in the role, you will need to bring a:

  • Demonstrated experience (15+ years) designing and executing comprehensive Total Reward strategies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

  • Track record of working effectively with others in the pursuit of common goals by finding ways to help the team perform effectively.

  • Multiple experiences leveraging data to make recommendations and decisions including with the C-suite and Board

  • Ability to develop effective relationships at all levels of the organization and inspire trust and confidence both internally and externally

  • Significant experience building and running compensation programs such as merit and equity refresh

  • Analytically driven; expert in Excel and Google Sheets and experience using Radford

  • Deep, demonstrated understanding of stock options, RSUs, and other equity offerings

  • Understanding of SaaS compensation models and how to implement them for maximum success

  • Ability to influence C-level Executives and Board Members

  • Strong business acumen, financially astute, and detail-oriented

  • Growth mindset, sense of curiosity, and dedication to the team’s success

  • Kind and nice disposition :)



Additional Information

Location: Remote...but not alone.
Your colleagues are wicked smart and some of the kindest and nicest people around. We’re never assholes. You’ll be given the opportunity to do creative problem solving for issues that actually matter, and have a real impact on the projects you are driving.

Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

TradeShifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you want 
  • You like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matter
  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, and guts.
  • Career and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible hours and vacation policy

  • Supplemented cell phone plan

  • Lunch provided daily from local SF eateries and snacks

  • Fully paid 6 months parental leave
  • A competitive compensation package + equity

  • 100% covered medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Life, short and long-term disability insurance

  • Wellness and volunteer Programs

  • Fun company events like happy hours, outings and much more!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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