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12 Jul 2021

Full-Time Senior People (HR) Manager

Uncommon Goods – Posted by Uncommon Goods Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job Description


  • Are you ready to work for a company you can believe in, doing work you can be proud of, with people who encourage you? We are looking for a Senior People Manager reporting to the Head of Human Resources in our Brooklyn, NY headquarters (Sunset Park – Brooklyn Army Terminal).
  • You’re a motivated and experienced HR professional with a focus on aligning Human Resource objectives with business initiatives and a passion for first-class team member support through exemplary customer service. You believe in UncommonGoods’ socially responsible business practices and our mission to help improve the world.


  • Our Human Resources team plays a pivotal role in driving our business as a force for good. At Uncommon Goods, we believe we are all out of the ordinary. That’s why we’re committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion a seamless part of our business culture. From how we find our products to building and nurturing our team, our hope is to be everyone’s favorite place to work—and shop!
  • We strive to pay all team members a living wage, constantly recruit diverse new talent, and use our status as an independently owned company to positively impact our team and community. This affords our team the opportunity to make meaningful change in the world. Our Guiding Principles help us define our growth and goals as a company, and ensure that all team members are well supported and encouraged toward their own success.


  • An innovative Senior People Manager candidate recognizes the continuum by which learning and development, team engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work together to support the professional and personal growth for our team. This role is responsible for creating plans, processes, and programs that sustain a high-performance, diverse culture, including but not limited to:
  • Adapt a hands-on approach to assess the “pulse” of our team members and ensure a high level of engagement
  • Coach and mentor team members at all levels
  • Develop and deliver learning and development programs that support the growth of the company
  • Create and drive effective development, team member relations, and reward and retention programs
  • Be comfortable with rolling up your sleeves and leading multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Adopt a results-oriented approach with a passion for process and project management
  • Formulate initiatives alongside the Head of HR, including Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Development, and Performance Management
  • Continually seek improvement of current HR programs.
  • Be a trusted advisor and an enthusiastic teammate
  • Have a strong internal and external customer service focus


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Critical problem solver who can apply data analysis to long-term development strategy
  • Project Management experience
  • Labor Law Knowledge
  • 3+ years of Human Resources experience, with focus on learning & development, employee engagement, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience with HR Systems including ADP WorkforceNow, Greenhouse ATS preferred
  • HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP) preferred
  • Available to work a flexible schedule during the holiday (peak) season
  • Prior eCommerce or retail experience is a plus


  • The benefits package includes subsidized medical/dental insurance premiums, generous PTO, paid family leave, and 401(k) with company match.
  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events. (Thanks to our team’s creativity and spirit, we’ve devised fun ways to remain feeling connected remotely).
  • 40% discount on our products.
  • Professional development/educational reimbursement.
  • Public transportation and Citi Bike subsidies.
  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all on-site team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing.
  • Due to COVID, this position will be partially remote and partially on-site in Brooklyn until on or about September 2021.

**We are only accepting applicants located in the Tri-State area**

How to Apply

Please Apply Through Our Website: To apply, please submit:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter including describing specific examples of how you have created positive employee/team member experiences.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 67 days.

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