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UncommonGoods Senior People & Culture Manager in Brooklyn, New York

Senior People & Culture Manager at Uncommon Goods (View all jobs)

Brooklyn, NY

About us

  • Uncommon Goods offers a constantly evolving assortment of original, creative products. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers an assortment of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!

  • We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn more here.

  • The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.

    Learn more about our products ( , B Corp ( certification, g uiding p rinciples ( , Better to Give ( program, and team members ( you might be working with. Hear ( about Uncommon Goods from our Founder and CEO.

About the role

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 aSenior People & Culture Manager reporting to the Head of Human Resources in our Brooklyn, NY headquarters (Sunset Park – Brooklyn Army Terminal).

About our team

Our Human Resources team plays a pivotal role in creating our team members’ favorite place to work and directing our business as a force for good. We’re committed to encouraging a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Uncommon Goods. We’re working toward significant changes in our business, with the aim of impacting systemic racism and exclusion.

Whether it is striving to pay all team members a living wage, recruiting new team members, or using our status as an independently owned company to make decisions that positively impact the lives of our team and the community, each day on the HR team we have the opportunity to make the changes we seek in the world. Our Guiding Principles helps us define what we’re working to be as a company, and what we want to mean to the people that work here.

About you

You’re a motivated and experienced HR professional with a focus on alignment of Human Resources 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.


We are currently seeking an ambitious, critical thinking, detail, and process-orientedSenior HR Manager. Someone who is proactive and can initiate and independently lead and support our internal talent to develop and grow, along with external recruiting to fill open positions with outstanding talent. Responsible for plans, processes, and programs that create, support, and sustain high performance, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture, including but not limited to:

  • Strategic and proactive recruitment for year-round positions.

  • Onboarding for new hires including review and processing of paperwork, company introduction, department/role training, compliance training, and in general creating a warm inviting environment.

  • Develop and deliver learning and development programs that support the growth of the company.

  • Offboarding for voluntary and involuntary terminations.

  • Work with Head of HR on HR initiatives including Diversity and Inclusion, Learning and Development, Talent Development, Team Member Engagement, Performance Management, and more! Continually seeks the improvement of current HR programs.

  • Develop and deliver learning and development programs that support the growth of the company.

  • Lead and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations.

  • Handles the HR “life cycle” ensuring that we are creating positive candidate and team member experiences.

  • Establish credibility throughout the company with management and team members to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.

Skills & qualifications

  • Critical Thinking

  • Proactive Recruitment Strategies

  • Problem Solving/Analytics

  • Great Teammate

  • Project Management Experience

  • Excellent Communication-verbal and written

  • Labor Law Knowledge

  • 5+ years of Human Resources experience

  • 1+ years of Recruitment experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 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 a plus!

Company perks

  • 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, we've devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it's still fun.)

  • 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 (must be in the tri-state area) and partially on-site in Brooklyn until on or about September 2021.

We are only accepting applicants located in the Tri State area

To apply, please submit the following:

  • 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 accommodation.