Senior Manager, Human Resources

Full-time position in San Francisco, Northern California, or Remote

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is seeking a Senior Manager,  Human Resources, to oversee all aspects of HR for a growing global trade association with 35 employees.

About the Organization

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) was founded by a group of sustainability leaders from the global apparel and footwear industry who recognize that addressing our current social and environmental challenges are both a business imperative and an opportunity.

Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance that spotlights opportunities for technological innovation and priorities for action. The Higg Index, our common measurement tool, is currently in use by thousands of brands, retailers and factories within our industry.

Learn more about the SAC and the Higg Index at http://www.apparelcoalition.org/

Position Description

The Senior Manager, Human Resources will serve as the primary point person for all employment-related matters across the organization. S/he will ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding employment issues such as pay, employer and employee rights, and equal opportunity; administer SAC’s employee performance management program; serve as primary liaison to our global benefits brokers and systems; oversee payroll and benefits; and maintain SAC’s written policies and procedures for all aspects of its operations, including SAC’s global operations and office manuals and employee handbooks.  Most importantly, the Senior Manager, Human Resources will support and foster job satisfaction and employee happiness at the SAC.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and manage employment policies, standards and procedures globally
  • Maintain employee contracts and employment policies globally
  • Manage 401(k) and health insurance plans in the US
  • Manage pension plan in Europe
  • Serve as liaison with external providers of benefits and benefits-related services
  • Manage the SAC recruiting process
  • Help develop and support a collaborative, creative, and fun global office culture
  • Further develop and manage SAC’s performance review process
  • In-house expert on HR legal matters in the US and other countries
  • Global payroll administration for a growing international staff
  • Manage SAC’s international professional employer organization (PEO)

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with a Master’s degree preferred
  • One to five years of experience
  • Experience in payroll, benefits admin, and human resources management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Experience with payroll systems required
  • Ability to work independently with staff at all levels across the organization
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Enjoys a fast paced, dynamic, challenging and team-oriented work environment
  • Demonstrated professional or personal interest in social and labor issues and/or environmental sustainability
  • Solid computer and business software skills in most major platforms: Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Asana, Dropbox, Google Apps
  • Experience working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Compensation and Location

SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. SAC’s members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes works early or late hours. This is a full-time position.

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Higg Co is a technology company that delivers, implements, and supports the Higg Index for consumer goods industries. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment. 

Job Description

Higg Co. seeks an experienced Full Stack Developer to join our growing Higg Index technology team. In this position, working closely with a global team of software developers, QA engineers, project managers, and product managers, you will play a key role in building the next generation of sustainability solutions. You will be responsible for multiple development efforts and become a subject matter expert for specific areas of our application stack.

This role will engage with external stakeholders including product managers, end users, clients, and large multi-national organizations. As such, it is important that you have experience in a user/client facing role and are able to communicate clearly and professionally to a multi-stakeholder audience.

You will be stepping into an existing high-growth organization and a new platform that just re-launched in November. As an experienced developer, you understand the opportunities and challenges that come with a new platform and are not only excited to jump in, but also have experienced the entrepreneurial phase at a technology or services organization or company and can contribute your expertise and insight.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Contribute to both the front-end and back-end of our application stack
  • Mentor Jr. Developers in their careers
  • Work with developers and architects to create performant and best in class products
  • Help to create and manage a new software development process that transitions the org from “Move fast and break things” to “Stability and Predictability”
  • Work closely with our CTO on new initiatives and efforts
  • Communicate and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate closely with QA, Design and DevOps to maintain system quality and uptime

Key Duties / Tasks

  • Develop key features and applications in Javascript and Typescript
  • Become feature owner for multiple critical aspects of the application
  • Contribute to systems architecture on the front-end, back-end, and operational code

Qualifications

     Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Ability

  • 8+ years of experience as a Javascript developer
  • 2+ years of experience as a Typescript developer
  • Significant NodeJS expertise
  • Significant Angular 5+ experience
  • Expertise in at least 2 other languages/environments (ex: Java, Python, Go, etc.)
  • NoSQL and RDMS database expertise
  • Experience with Docker/Containerization deployments
  • Deep understanding of AWS services and roll-outs
  • Experience working as part of a remote team
  • Ability to get the job done in an environment with minimal supervision
  • A practical perspective that balances current needs with the desire for perfection
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, build, release and maintain web-scale systems
  • A flexible, integration focused, outlook that allows you to proceed in uncertain environments while at the same time mixing new, old and custom-built technologies in interesting and sometimes counter-intuitive ways

      Education or Formal Training

  • BS in Computer Science (or related engineering field) or equivalent experience
  • Formal project management experience is a plus, but we have dedicated PM capacity so not a requirement.
  • Formal agile process training is a plus, but we currently run a pretty lean process so not a requirement

Compensation and Location

Higg Co. offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, including a substantial benefits package, which includes health (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, a generous work-from-home policy, paid time off and 401K matching. Higg Co’s customers are global organizations, and as such, the Higg Co staff sometimes works early or late hours. This position is full time and will be located in Irvine, CA.

Higg Co. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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The SAC seeks an experienced, hands-on, and detail-oriented engineering manager to join our growing Higg Index technology team. In this position, working closely with our CTO, you will play a key role in managing a global and growing team of developers who are engaged in building the next generation of sustainability solutions for the SAC. You will be responsible for overseeing multiple development efforts, managing them to budget and timeline, and ensuring that these efforts are not only individually successful but that they also align with SAC’s overall product roadmap.

This role will engage with external stakeholders including product managers, end users, clients and large multi-national organizations. As such, it is important that you have experience in a user/client facing role and are able to communicate clearly and professionally to a multi-stakeholder audience.

You will be stepping into an existing high-growth organization and a new platform that just re-launched in November. As an experienced engineering manager, you understand the opportunities and challenges that come with a new platform and are not only excited to jump in, but also have experienced the entrepreneurial phase at a technology or services organization or company and can contribute your expertise and insight.

Location: Irvine, CA

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of 6-10 front-end and back-end developers
  • Convert specification documents to concrete engineering timelines and deliverables
  • Generate and manage achievable schedules that can be communicated publicly
  • Help to create and manage a new software development process that transitions the org from “Move fast and break things” to “Stability and Predictability”
  • Work closely with our CTO on new initiatives and efforts
  • Communicate and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop proof of concept (non-production) features on our software stack
  • Coordinate closely with QA, Design and DevOps to maintain system quality and uptime
  • Provide regular reporting and updates on development process and schedules
  • Mentor and grow the team on capacity, capabilities and size

Key Duties / Tasks

  • Develop and execute engineering plans and schedules
  • Manage individual team members through goal setting, day to day work and bi-annual review cycles
  • Evolve and manage a robust engineering process through the full SLDC
  • Develop and own the final draft of software specifications
  • Review and approve all commits and check-ins as required
  • Develop key proof of concept features in order to seed them into the product release process as required
  • Work with multiple technologies and assist with technology selection

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Ability:

  • 2+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager
  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Significant JavaScript / NodeJS expertise
  • Expertise in at least 2 other languages / environments (ex: Java, Python, Go etc.)
  • NoSQL and RDMS database expertise
  • Experience with Docker/Containerization deployments
  • Deep understanding of AWS services and roll-outs
  • Experience building and maintaining Angular 5+ SPA architectures
  • Remote team management
  • Ability to get the job done in an environment with minimal supervision
  • A practical perspective that balances current needs with the desire for perfection
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, build, release and maintain web-scale systems
  • A flexible, integration focused, outlook that allows you to proceed in uncertain environments while at the same time mixing new, old and custom-built technologies in interesting and sometimes counter-intuitive ways.

Education or Formal Training:

  • BS in Computer Science (or related engineering field) or equivalent experience
  • Formal project management experience is a plus, but we have dedicated PM capacity so not a requirement.
  • Formal agile process training is a plus, but we currently run a pretty lean process so not a requirement

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