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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
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About Us: 

Rent the Runway (RTR) is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the worlds first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable & financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories & home decor from 700+ brand partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, RTR has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world & as one of People magazines Women Changing the World.

About the Job:

The Head of People will lead the RTR People team & all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to: HR Business Partnership, Talent Acquisition, HR operations, Total Rewards & Learning & Development. The Head of People will be a steward of RTRs culture, mission, & values & a trusted advisor to the leadership team. The role will report into a newly created Chief Administrative Officer role. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Partner with company leadership to scale a world-class culture & successfully implement strategic & innovative human capital solutions supporting business growth & transformation as the business pushes towards profitability.
  • Develop & manage the overall compensation strategy, partnering with the compensation committee & members of the executive team to design programs that motivate & reward RTRs talent.
  • Design & lead scalable talent management initiatives in partnership with key executives.
  • Develop & lead the planning, design, & implementation of the companys global HR initiatives across regions (US & Ireland) & operations (corporate, CX, operations/facilities). 
  • Ensure efficient & effective operations of all aspects of human resources including recruiting & retention, compensation/benefits, onboarding, performance management, learning & development, & employee relations.
  • Lead & inspire the People team by hiring, retaining, mentoring, & growing high-performing talent.
  • Ensure the organization's design & structure continues to reflect the priorities of the business & its growth strategy, in the near- & long-term. 
  • Achieve our ambitious DEI impact goals.

About You:

  • 15+ years of progressively responsible experience, including at least seven in HR management & direct experience in multiple HR functions. 
  • High-performance organizational experience - a demonstrated track record of supporting companies that operated with a high-impact culture, outperformed competition, & developed a reputation for strong, diverse talent.  
  • Experience preparing & presenting Board & Compensation Committee materials.
  • Knowledge of DEI principles & best practices, including experience leading & developing DEI initiatives.
  • Experience at top-tier organizations with relevant scale & complexity - ideally, familiarity with large organizations with diverse talent pools.
  • Experience in leading organizations through scaling & change management.
  • Familiarity with HRIS systems, preferably Workday
  • Depth in talent management & business partnering; strong skillset around learning & development & experience leading people strategy in a learning organization.
  • A doer who is able to operate at a fast pace, with a bias towards action
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills - can influence, inspire & build followership
  • Engaged leader, mentor & team player with strong interpersonal & relationship-building skills at all levels & can inspire & manage people to grow professionally
  • Excellent analytical & strategic skills, as well as high emotional intelligence 
  • Passionate about the mission & vision of Rent the Runway, & energized by the opportunity ahead  
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, eager to try new things & be innovative


At Rent the Runway, were committed to the wellbeing of our employees, & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, & family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves & their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, & have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription & rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - our corporate employees have the option to work remotely 2 days a week, in accordance with Company policies.


RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you & if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy & applicable law.   

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 & over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing & characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


The anticipated base salary for this position is $240,000 - $330,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held. This position is also eligible for equity compensation.

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