People Operations Generalist

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At Granular, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a startup team with proven entrepreneurial expertise revolutionizing the $3 trillion agriculture industry. Our mission at Granular is to make agriculture more efficient and profitable while preserving and enhancing the value of farmland.

We’re growing quickly, and looking for a People Operations Generalist to help our company scale! Granular currently has over 65 employees with headquarters in San Francisco and a second office in Champaign. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in the fast-paced startup environment, working at the ground level of a quickly growing, venture-backed company.

You will be an integral part of the company's success as the main point of contact for new employees, working daily with the leadership team to initiate effective improvements across the company.  We are looking for a self-motivated, process-driven, and versatile individual to join our growing team in Champaign, IL.


What you will do:

·      Collaborate with Director of People Ops to create and revamp existing processes to facilitate employee growth and happiness. Develop creative solutions and implement process and program improvements across the entire People Op’s department. Track employee reviews, ensure compliance with appropriate federal and state employment law, resolve employee relations issues as they arise.

·      Take ownership of the current employee onboarding and offboarding experience company-wide. Continue to suggest and implement improvements as the company grows. Lead 90 min onboarding meeting in person or via video conference. Answer any questions regarding the company, benefits, policies or software.  Work with Sequoia (our PEO) to get employees the answers they need. Complete I-9 verifications and immigration tasks if required.  Introduce new employees to the team! You are the welcome committee.

·      Set up new team with internal software systems (Gmail, LastPass) and purchase necessary new equipment to ensure workspace is ready for their first day in Champaign. Work to ensure smooth departure and removal of employee from all software systems.

·      Ongoing People Op’s support. Including scheduling exit interviews, verifying employment, ensuring proper maintenance and organization of People Ops folder in Google Drive.  Draft and send out offer letters via Docusign. Attention to detail is key!

·      You'll wear many hats and work with every department within the company. You will help our People Operations team define and grow our company culture while ensuring that the Champaign office runs smoothly: your support and coordination will keep the team moving forward.

·      Coordinate an office move in December 2017, spearhead day to day office administration, pick up food weekly for team lunches, plan fun outings.  Basically, you are in charge of making Granular in Champaign a great place to work!

·      Work with recruiting to make sure every candidate has a great experience when they visit Granular.

·      Plan local and regional events for co-workers and customers! Estimate 15 annually.


Your Skillset

·      BS/BA and 3-5 years of relevant work experience as a People Ops generalist, HR Associate or related field.

·      Prior experience in onboarding, employee relations, benefits administration, legal compliance and organizing events.

·      A can-do attitude is key: we’re looking for someone with a high attention to detail, who is accountable, organized, and follows through.

·      Proactive, friendly and upbeat.  Ability to engage with people of all backgrounds, adding positivity and warmth to our culture. Happy to pitch in wherever needed!

·      Process driven, comfortable communicating thoughtful opinions with all levels of the company.  The willingness and desire to drive change across all levels of the company is key.

·      Ability to understand and quickly adapt to ever-changing priorities meanwhile keeping sensitive information confidential.

·      Previous experience (or enthusiasm for) coordinating events is preferred.

·      Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy.

·      Proficiency with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Docusign. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and the ability to quickly adapt to new technology is also a bonus.

·      Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems - Greenhouse preferred.

·      Previous experience at a startup is a plus!


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Location: Champaign, IL