VP, People

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Since 2016, we have been simplifying the beverage ordering process for bars and restaurants all across the country. We’ve worked alongside some of the greatest bar managers, beverage directors, general managers, and other industry professionals to build a platform that alleviates the pain of ordering alcohol. Once and for all. 

Today we’re a well-funded, hungry team with an amazing culture. We’re changing a 240 billion dollar industry that is ripe and ready for innovation. Sound like something you’d want to be part of?

Provi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Provi is looking for a VP, People to build and lead our HR business partnerships, comp and benefits (Total Rewards), and people operations in support of our rapidly growing company.  This person will play a key role across all aspects of the people function. Responsibilities include workforce planning, employee relations, compensation and benefits, compliance, HRIS/HR operations, performance management, talent management, and diversity and inclusion.  A strong VP of People candidate will have a robust background across all people management and HR functional areas, experience growing and scaling a SaaS organization, supporting M&A due diligence requests and integration plans, and experience with international employees.

What you’ll be doing

Strategic and Innovative Initiatives and Responsibilities

  • Build critical skills and competencies across the organization by directing the creation and implementation of programs such as leadership and employee development initiatives.

  • Through partnerships across the organization, drive alignment between company values and HR programs and practices to create a best-in-class employee experience.

  • Constantly monitor feedback and engagement from our employees, ensuring that teams are greater than the sum of their parts, connecting diverse individuals through inclusion activities and programs, and creating a cohesive group focused on Provi’’s mission.

Performance Management

  • Ensure that appropriate performance management philosophies, programs, and practices are implemented and executed in support of a culture that values accountability, continuous feedback and high achievement.

Onboarding and Development

  • Create and implement programs that assist leaders and employees at all levels to be more effective in managing their teams and growing with our business to maximize contributions by all.

  • Elevate employee orientation and business learning programs.

  • Develop a clear career progression model for all employees in all job families, ensuring we are developing new leaders that are ready to be successors for next levels. Ensure our employees feel motivated and engaged, understand their opportunities to grow with us which we believe is a key to retention.


  • Establish people strategies to ensure they align with our culture, mission and core values.

  • Develop programs designed to enhance and elevate the employee engagement experience with outcomes tied to continuous improvement, increased productivity, personal development and growth, access to opportunities and recognition for contributions to the company’s success.

Foundational Practices and Employee Relations

  • Develop, implement, communicate, and consistently administer employee policies and procedures to advance the company objectives.

  • Equip leaders with tools and strategies needed to coach, mentor and develop their teams while managing employee relations issues that arise.

Total Rewards (Compensation / Benefits / HR Systems / Payroll)

  • Manage company benefits offerings and compensation strategy, ensuring we remain competitive by evaluating the latest trends in both areas while managing budget expectations and controlling costs.

Executive Partnership and Leadership

  • Confidently engage at the executive level of the organization, partnering with key leaders to formulate plans and influence employee expansion methodologies.

  • Successfully build and execute leadership, staff management, and culture defining programs.

  • Establish trust amongst leaders, providing coaching and advice that advances the organization.

What we are looking for

  • 10 years of successful practice and career progression leading a people/HR function in a fast paced, high-growth organization.

  • Has a strong vision for successful people practices, leverage innovative and best-in-class programs aimed at developing employees across the organization.

  • Leadership/Managing people - a track record of developing direct reports for the advancement of their career progression.

  • Data-oriented with strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to build competency and performance metrics across all functions within an organization

  • Keep up to date on new local and global compliance regulations along with HR best practices.

  • Experience working in high-growth environments, scaling organizations from 100 - 1000 employees.

  • Professional and technical knowledge in all areas of the HR function.

  • SHRM/PHR Certification is a plus.

  • International growth and mergers and acquisitions experience a huge plus.

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Great location in the heart of River North, steps from great dining and entertainment. Within a few blocks of multiple CTA stops.

What are Provi Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Provi's team loves to support Big Shoulders Chicago by working with local elementary schools for our days of service.
Partners with Nonprofits
Provi is proud to support Chicago Bond, Brave Space Alliance, and For My Block.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Every team member has paid volunteer hours available to them to support their favorite organizations.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-Tax Commuter and parking benefits.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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