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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Brooklyn, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2021
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About Rent the Runway:

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 People Team:

The People team at RTR is responsible for just that, our people. Were partners to the business & work to empower every team within our business to scale through the acquisition & development & growth of our employees. 

About the Job:

As the Sr. HR Business Partner for corporate functions, you will become a strategic thought partner around all people related matters for our non-tech corporate teams. As a seasoned, experienced & functionally capable professional, you will play a critical role in ensuring the organization drives a tightly aligned, integrated, high performance culture. You will develop, lead & communicate the Rent the Runway culture & operating style, & will play an integral role in building the organizations capabilities. You will feel comfortable alternating between high-level strategy, & day to day tactical advice to line managers & employees. As a key player within the company you will be immersed in the business groups you support, & be a critical link between the business groups & the wider People team. You will collaborate with other HRBPs & HR COEs to ensure consistent execution of HR programs.

What Youll Do:

  • Create & deliver of all HR programs for our US based non-technical corporate teams - ensuring alignment with enterprise level business & HR objectives. This includes the marketing, creative, fashion, finance, legal & revenue teams. 
  • Work closely with the most senior leaders of the organization providing sound HR advice & judgment on all people related matters.
  • Manage & resolves complex employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough & objective investigations.
  • Own, run & optimize all HR processes for your aligned group - including but not limited to, Compensation & Promotion process, performance management, OKR setting & tracking among others.
  • Identify, develop & deploy training needs for business units & individual executive coaching needs.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks & ensuring regulatory compliance; partner closely with the legal & finance teams as needed.

About You:

  • BA/BS degree & at least 6 years of experience working in HR, preferably in startup or growth stage environment
  • Proven track record of successfully managing employee relations, HR policies & procedures
  • Experience in a dynamic environment with various departments & proven track record working directly with C-level executives on critical HR strategies & tactics while maintaining ability to support & effectively partner with other employees at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent at communication & building relationships
  • Astute attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, plus the ability to use Excel & Powerpoint as business tools
  • Scrappiness & entrepreneurial spirit - must thrive in a fast-paced, results driven, rapidly changing environment & effectively handle competing priorities
  • Working knowledge of federal & state laws


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 - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies. 

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 servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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