Operations and People Manager

  • C16 Biosciences
  • New York, NY
  • Oct 05, 2020
Operations

Job Description

At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil.
THE CHALLENGE
C16 Biosciences is on a rapid growth trajectory. Our team has doubled in size since the beginning of 2020, when we closed a successful $20M Series A round to commercialize a new green alternative to palm oil. As the team grows, we seek to design and implement scalable, repeatable processes and structures to accelerate C16's growth and make C16 Bio an even more rewarding and dynamic place to work.
THE OPPORTUNITY
C16 Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative, and empathetic individual to manage C16's day-to-day operations and lead C16's recruiting and people management functions. In this critical role, you will be responsible for assisting the CEO and other company leaders with the smooth functioning of the company's operations. This is a rewarding and dynamic role with daily exposure to senior company leadership and real opportunity for long-term growth and impact within the organization. The ideal candidate is highly independent, creative, resourceful, and has the empathy and professional attitude necessary to handle sensitive and challenging people issues.

Responsibilities: People Operations

  • Manage C16 Bio's hiring pipeline and serve as a strategic partner to hiring managers in candidate prioritization and prospecting
  • Develop and implement a recruiting strategy by identifying key talent pools and establishing C16's presence within
  • Manage in-person and remote recruiting presence through career fairs, conferences, and other activities
  • Coordinate with business functions during planning cycles to develop hiring plans
  • Support the hiring manager and business functions in communicating offers and selling candidates
  • Coordinate required onboarding processes and trainings, updating and refining onboarding processes as required
  • Maintain accurate and compliant employee files and records across the employee lifecycle
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, working in conjunction with external experts as required
  • Administer payroll and benefits and serve as C16's first point of contact on benefits and employment-law related questions
  • Provide support for people programs and firmwide initiatives such as team-building events, benefits administration, etc.

Responsibilities: Strategic HR

  • Utilize HR systems to generate reports and insights to support department planning, executive insights, and company operations
  • Continuously improve C16's hiring and people operations processes by comparing against high-performing organizations and recommending tools as appropriate
  • Design, implement, and improve C16's annual performance review process, including selection of relevant data platforms and employee training
  • Collect workforce analytics to monitor the overall organizational health of C16 Bio and recommend improvements to organizational structure, decision-making processes, and other HR and organization-related topics to company executives

Responsibilities: Operations

  • Assist the CEO and other company executives with preparation of external materials (e.g., board of directors meetings, investor presentations, etc.)
  • Assist the overall team with KPI and key result tracking and analysis
  • As required, ensure visibility of C16's financial health through accurate bookkeeping, generation of financial statements, and timely, error-free management of AP and AR
  • Other day-to-day administrative and operational tasks as required

Minimum Requirements

  • 2+ years experience with people operations, workforce analytics, recruiting, or strategic HR
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Discreet, empathetic, and professional attitude, capable of handling sensitive HR data and situations with tact and poise
  • Highly independent operator comfortable with ambiguity
  • Excellent problem solver with an execution bias, capable of balancing "what's required" and "what's realistic"
  • Current US work authorization

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience and proficiency with Lever or other similar ATS systems
  • HRIS implementation experience
  • Working knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles
  • Previous experience in early-stage startup operations

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