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About the team 

At Harrys, we care deeply about our people & make investments to build a culture where people can grow & develop & an environment where people feel a sense of belonging. Given the importance of our people, our People team is highly respected by the business. This function reports directly to the CEO & sits on the Enterprise Leadership team. The People team partners closely with leaders on a strategic level as they build their teams, as well as support them day-to-day. 

Today, Harrys is a team of over 1,000 people with ~500 people across the US, UK & Canada with another ~500 in our factory in Eisfeld, Germany. We currently have five brands in our portfolio (Harrys, Flamingo, Cat Person, Headquarters, Lum) & are actively looking to grow our family of disruptive omnichannel CPG brands through additional M&A. The People team is ~35 people across 3 countries (US, UK & Germany). 

About the role 

As Chief People Officer you will be responsible for setting the vision & strategy for the culture of the Harrys team & the impact we have on our community. At Harrys, our mission is to Create things people like more, with people referring to our customers, our employees & our community. In this role, you would be responsible for owning the strategy for how we want to create things our employees & our communities like more. 

You will lead & manage the global People team, inclusive of People Operations, People Business Partners, Recruiting & Workplace Experience as well as the Impact functions, inclusive of Social Impact, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Sustainability. This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in defining our people & impact strategy during a time of significant growth & exciting change. Harrys has big plans for 2023 & beyond, including additional acquisitions & becoming a public company! 

What you will accomplish 

  • Lay out inspiring & clear vision for the people, culture & impact and communicate that vision across the company, ensuring the People team and leadership understands how their work contributes to the vision
  • Set the philosophy for how we approach People initiatives (e.g. reviews, promotions or compensation), getting buy-in from leaders & teams Coach our CEOs & leaders on their trickiest people issues, leveraging strong instincts on how to approach complicated situations & conversations Reinforce & amplify Harrys culture internally & externally through specific initiatives, programs, events & external press & speaking opportunities Prepare Harrys to become a public company, putting in the right process and systems to ensure compliance, including running our People & Compensation Committee with the Board of Directors
  • Define & evolve our operating model & organizational structure as our business continues to grow, in particular as we acquire more brands in different categories
  • Support the integration process for acquired brands, helping define the philosophy & approach to ensure we enable those brands to continue to operate autonomously while selectively leveraging Harrys capabilities
  • Establish an Impact function at Harrys, building on our current strength in Social Impact & DEI & adding capability around Sustainability, to drive real impact on our team & in our communities
  • Set & achieve ambitious diversity, equity & inclusion goals across recruiting, training & development, building on our current momentum Manage & run a high performing & diverse team that consistently has high engagement scores, high retention & clear growth paths 

This should describe you 

  • Strategic business leader who deeply understands how Harrys business works & can balance & advocate for what is best for business & people
  • Experienced leadership influencer who builds strong relationships across the business & with cross-functional partner 
  • DEI champion who thinks about diversity, equity & inclusion in all that they do, embedding it in programs & work 
  • Highly accountable doer with a strong bias for action 
  • People centric leader who invests in knowing & understanding the Harrys team & advocates for what people need in a balanced way 
  • Honest & direct communicator who can synthesize tough feedback & messages in a clear & digestible way 
  • Exceptional coach & mentor who loves to teach & grow talent.
  • Creative thinker who wants to innovate & push Harrys to lead on People & Impact 
  • Lifelong learner who applies a growth mindset to themselves all everyone around them 

Here's who you'll work with 

  • Reporting to Harrys CEO, Andy Katz-Mayfield 
  • You will be part of the Enterprise leadership team, which consists of 8 C-suite members of our team 
  • Managing the People functions (People Operations, People Business Partners, Recruiting & Workplace Experience) & Impact functions (Social Impact, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Sustainability) for US & International 
  • You will play a strong coordination & mentoring role with the HR team in our factory in Germany 
  • You will be onboarded by the current Chief People Officer, Katie Childers, who will continue to support you & the business in a part-time capacity (reporting to you) 
  • You will work closely with our leadership teams from our CEOs & C-suite to Directors across the entire business 
  • You will interact regularly with our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, a group of ~12 people from across the business who meets on a biweekly basis 

We cant quantify all of the intangible things we think youll love about working at Harrys, like the exciting challenges we tackle, the smart & humble team youll get to work with, & our supportive & inclusive culture. That said, our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size & industry, & are one part of our total rewards package, which also includes a comprehensive set of benefits & our compelling incentive programs. The base salary hiring range for this position is $300,000-$375,000, but the final compensation offer will ultimately be based on the candidates location, skill level & experience & will include our incentive programs, including equity.

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