VP, Human Resources

| Chicago

Signal is looking for a high performing VP, Human Resources to help us champion Signal’s culture and values. You will partner with other business leaders in building and scaling our organization. The VP, Human Resources has previous experience working in a fast paced, changing environment and possesses strong people, leadership and operational skills with demonstrated success in building a high-performance organization. The successful candidate possesses strong skills in effective organizational design and continuous improvement and implementation of processes and programs. You will lead an HR team and advance the HR processes necessary to help build a great company while at the same time be comfortable embracing the crazy, fun culture we all love. You are a doer, as well as a thinker, and will roll-up your sleeves and get to work without a second thought.

If this sounds like you, keep reading.

So, what would you be doing?

  • Support and facilitate Signal’s strategic and operational goals, champion and uphold our vision and our values.
  • Align business strategic objectives with HR objectives.
  • Be the person Signalites trust with their careers and work lives. You will own multiple functions, including benefits, compliance and employee relations.
  • Build a culture of people development, feedback and kindness with a dash of necessary compliance to help us scale.
  • Oversee and manage an effective talent acquisition and recruiting process.
  • Develop and manage a successful ongoing, onboarding process resulting in strong retention and growth.
  • Encourage and establish superior management practices through coaching, supporting developmental activities, and engaging managers.
  • Manage HCM systems and develop and enhance policies that foster growth and scale.
  • Partner with Finance to support and execute our operating strategy and budget, including establishing and offering competitive compensation packages that are aligned with our company’s key performance initiatives.
  • Oversee the implementation and administration of our benefits programs.
  • Stay up to speed with current best practices in Human Resources.
  • Partner with Legal; be very knowledgeable and stay abreast with employment law and know when to seek counsel.
  • Most importantly help to build and maintain our company culture, loyalty and enthusiasm among Signalites as we continue to grow and evolve.

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or in Business Administration or similar field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an HR leadership role preferably in supporting a fast, paced SaaS digital marketing tech company
  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of laws (e.g. FMLA, FLSA, HIPAA, etc.) required
  • Results driven and a trusted partner; an individual who can produce outcomes and build credibility quickly
  • A thinker and a doer. You’re seriously great at implementing tactical and strategic solutions in a changing environment.
  • You have extensive experience in compensation and benefits as well as employee relations
  • Able to quickly learn about Signal, our technology, people and culture
  • Ability to present HR stats, facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
  • Be a proven relationship builder, especially with senior leadership
  • Passionate and empathetic. You care about the team and it shows.
  • Phenomenal communication skills. You also know how to give and receive good news, bad news, suggestions and feedback.
  • Amazing project management skills. You are able keep track of tight deadlines with lots of moving parts and still have presence of mind to have fun along the way.
  • Keen sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize, analyze and resolve issues.
  • A thinker and a doer. You’re seriously great at implementing tactical and strategic solutions in a changing environment.
  • Able to quickly learn about Signal, our technology, people and culture.

In addition to the specifics of this job, we’re looking for Signalites that fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are pretty nice, too. You understand that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours as an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what is asked of you, and live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

What’s in it for you:

You will work with others who value culture and treating one another like adults. To support this we offer a competitive salary/bonus with great benefits, like: unlimited PTO, 401k, health/dental/vision, STD/LTD, snacks, parental leave, Hack Weeks, great colleagues.

How to apply:

Interested? Well, send your resume to us via the link below. The company and team we’re building is important to us, so include a note explaining what you’ve been doing and why you’d make a great addition to our team. Be yourself. We will only respond to people who meet qualifications and on whom we develop a professional crush.

About us:

Signal is the leading independent provider of data onboarding and identity resolution technology for the enterprise. Signal’s platform empowers marketers to enhance their customer experience by providing contextual relevance at all points of engagement, regardless of place or time.

Today, Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world generating more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, JetBlue Airways, Starcom MediaVest Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more.

Signal has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, appearing on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies each year between 2015 and 2018.

For more information, please visit: www.signal.co and follow Signal on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Information

Individuals seeking employment at Signal are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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An Insider's view of Signal

What projects are you most excited about?

As developers at Signal, we’re given the opportunity to be creative and tackle interesting problems. We work in a challenging domain, but are given the freedom and flexibility to solve problems in new and creative ways, with the best tools and technologies for the project at hand.


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How does the company support your career growth?

I was hired as an apprentice at Signal because of my potential and drive to start something new. Since then, I’ve been able to scope, work on and lead my own project, and it hasn't even been a year since I started! I'm eager to see where I go from here.



What are some social events your company does?

The summer outing is a highly-anticipated event. Last year, it was an Amazing Race-inspired competition with a booze cruise as an epic final destination. It’s fun to partner with Signalites I don’t normally interact with at work, and learn who they are outside of the office.


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What are Signal Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Beyond those perks we pay well, have a collaborative, open workspace and spend Hack and Shark Weeks dedicating our time to innovation. Our culture club facilitates something for everyone - Book club. Supper club. Computer Science club. Trivia Nights. And even a summer volleyball team.

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