VP, Human Resources

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Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving more than 90% of the world's largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recognized as one of the best places to work, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company. 

The Opportunity: We are seeking a VP, Human Resources to build and lead our HR business partnerships, comp and benefits (Total Rewards), and HR operations in support of our rapidly growing company. The VP, HR will be instrumental in supporting and developing a strong, positive culture with a high degree of employee engagement. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, this person will play a key role across all aspects of the people function. Specific responsibilities include workforce planning, employee relations, compensation and benefits, M&A due diligence and integration, HRIS/HR operations, performance management, talent management, benefits, compensation, and diversity and inclusion.

A strong VP of HR at Litera will have a robust background across all people management and HR functional areas, experience growing and scaling a SaaS organization to over 1000 FTE's, supporting M&A due diligence requests and integration plans, private equity experience, and experience in a global matrixed organization.

A Day in the Life:

  • Oversee strategic HR initiatives through to successful execution.
  • Partner with and advise senior leadership on people-related strategy. Build relationships with Employees, Managers and Managing Directors/Execs to allow for trusted support, counsel, and partnership.
  • Ensure all HR compliance and reporting requirements are met.
  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with Litera's strategy and priorities.
  • Bring high-performing organizational approaches to elevate our talent management practices; facilitate bi-annual employee performance management process and lead talent reviews with Managing Directors/Execs across the organization.
  • Maintain knowledge of legal changes, compliance requirements, and ensure global compliance across our HR practice areas.
  • Oversee our benefits administration, working with our benefits broker and HRIS to ensure accurate data sharing and support for claims and other employee needs.
  • Oversee timely payroll processing in US and work with partners for international payroll.
  • Co-develop and implement an integrated D&I platform across all functions.

Role progression:

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Complete New Hire Orientation program
  • Meet key members across the org and learn the nuts and bolts of our business, and where we're going.
  • Familiarize yourself with our current HR programming and build relationships with your direct team.
  • Shadow US and UK payroll process.
  • Audit current payroll, benefits, e-verify, HR onboarding, HR templates (PIPs, Severance, etc.) and other processes for compliance and to provide feedback for consideration
  • Define HRBP role
  • Review HR dashboard with Chief People Officer and begin to track data regularly
  • Access ADP Workforce now and complete admin training
  • Access TinyPulse platform and complete admin training
  • Meet with team; start 1:1s, daily stand ups, etc.

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Directly oversee global payroll (with exception to India)
  • Provide analysis from monthy TinyPulse surveys
  • Begin to build out HR team to support the global organization
  • Be co-leading the HR project plan of at least one newly acquired organization
  • Make recommendations on process improvements and systems to automate and drive efficiencies
  • Assist the Chief People Officer in pulling together Board Deck
  • Run point on performance management and calibration process
  • Provide oversight and guidance to employee resource groups (Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Champions, Corporate Social Responsibility Team)

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Have strategic HR Business Partnerships in place across the organization
  • Define the long-term strategic HR roadmap and calendar for the org
  • Oversee People team budget
  • Hire and onboard HR team members
  • Work with the VP, People & Change on succession planning for senior leadership team
  • Assist with M&A due diligence requests
  • Work with VP, People and Change to lead the organization through strategic changes
  • Work with Finance on 2022 workforce planning and budget process

 About You:

  • You have experience as VP, People (or similar) in a SaaS technology company
  • You have experience in a high growth environment scaling from 400-1000 employees
  • You have managed a globally dispersed workforce, ideally with a matrixed structure
  • You have PE and M&A experience and have run point on project managing the M&A HR integration plan to completion
  • You have both strategic and deep operational experience across HR compliance, compensation, benefits, employee engagement and talent management.
  • You excel in rapidly changing environments and are able to operate autonomously
  • You are data-oriented with strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail
  • You come with demonstrated ability to build competency and performance metrics across all functions within an organization
  • You keep yourself up to date on new local and global compliance regulations along with HR best practices
  • You are a collaborative team pleayer with a proven ability to roll up your sleeves and get dirty
  • A strong desire to keep learning new things!

 What Sets us Apart?

  • Exposure to PE firm, M&A and rapid growth
  • Direct exposure to Sr Leadership team and ability to influence at the Executive level
  • Ability to directly influence people programs for a global organization
  • Super laid-back environment where hustle goes a long way and work is enjoyable
  • Great opportunity to get into a fast-growing company and build something big
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA plus company sponsored STD, LTD and Life insurance
  • No-wait, 401k plan with generous company match
  • You'll be challenged and encouraged to broaden your skills
  • Regular social & philanthropic events
  • Participation in internal management development program
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Our Chicago Headquarters is walking distance to all major train & bus stops. We are also just a short walk to bars and restaurants in the West Loop!

An Insider's view of Litera

How does your team reward individual success?

Litera is very generous when it comes to rewards and recognition. Just one example of this is how we recognize top performers in the organization every quarter based on our Core Values. The individuals get to spin a virtual prize wheel where they can win anything from cash, surprise birthday parties, or a new pair of shoes picked out by our CEO!


Manager, Recruiting

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our culture is heavily focused on collaboration and growth, and everyone is approachable, from the CEO right through to the developers. Though I'm in sales, I regularly speak with our customer success, product, and marketing teams.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The best part of working here has been the opportunity to grow and learn. I started when I was 23 and have had many different roles and responsibilities on my journey with the company.


Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

At Litera, we know that a great culture emerges from the people you hire. We hire the best and brightest, and take pride in taking care of our employees who in return, take care of us and our clients.


Chief People Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I'm inspired by the talented group of people I work with. One of the many benefits of working with a small company is that everyone has a direct impact on the outcome of our business. There is a sense of pride and ownership.


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What are Litera Perks + Benefits

Litera Benefits Overview

Litera proudly offers a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to serve the diverse needs of our unique workforce. While we are committed to enhancing and expanding our benefit offerings, the information in this document is meant to familiarize you with the benefits and programs currently in place.

Your medical, dental, vision, commuter benefit, and traditional 401k payroll deductions are through a pre-tax plan. The plan provides tax savings by reducing employee premiums from gross salary prior to calculation of federal income and Social Security taxes.

Volunteer in local community
We believe in giving back to our community. All full time employees are given one Volunteer Day Off per year that can be utilized at any point. Some employees even coordinate to participate in groups.
Partners with Nonprofits
Litera partners with Cardz for Kidz, Comic Relief, Genesys Works, & more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There is always something going on at Litera thanks to our Employee Engagement Group. From baking contests, step challenges, desk decorating, and giving back to organizations in need.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All hiring managers will going through certifications before hiring at Litera. In order to be a certified hiring manager, you must go through unconscious bias training.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Litera's Diversity & Inclusion Champions Network has one major goal which is “to make Litera a safe space where every employee feels like they can bring their whole self to work".
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Litera has completely revamped our hiring process. You can expect: inclusive job descriptions, certified pre-employment assessments, diverse interview panels, & a shift in assessing our culture fit.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Litera employees can contribute up to $3550 annually for individuals & $7,100 for families to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our plan provides employees with free access confidential assistance to help you and your family meet the challenges that life, work and relationships can bring.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Litera provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 4% of contributions up to $11,400 maximum on each paycheck with immediate vesting .
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
During COVID, have provided extreme flexibility with working hours, provided all team members with a cash bonus to purchase items to enhance their “home office"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a global company, Litera strives to put diversity & inclusion at the forefront and make it a constant topic of conversation. Our employees come from all walks of life and we find it essential to embrace all cultures and backgrounds.

Our core values are the key driving forces behind nearly everything we do! From collaborating with one another to assisting our customers, our values are always front and center of the way we work at Litera.
Our open work setting means each team is accessible and our executives are always approachable. This focus on open communication and transparent leadership contributes to a unique and cooperative work environment.

We are extremely focused on career growth and opportunities for professional development for our employees. Our outstanding recognition program shines a spotlight on employees that go above and beyond by celebrating their hard work and wins.

Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact within the company. We may be biased, but we believe our people are the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always looking to expand our team!

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