Posted on 
Jun 15

Human Resources (HR) Manager

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to improve the world’s farmland and address climate change.We are developing microbial technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and build carbon in agricultural soils. We help farming businesses prosper by boosting yield and soil health and enabling access to carbon markets.

As a start-up with ambitious founders and investors, our work is fast-paced and multidimensional. We foster a supportive and diverse workplace, where every team member is encouraged to learn and grow beyond their area of expertise.

While everyone at Loam is working in different roles, we all have one job: to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it stably in farmer’s soils.

About the Role

The People & Culture Manager will play a key role in supporting our HR strategy across employee engagement, performance and retention with a particular focus on US-based employees. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-performance individual capable of managing a wide range of HR accountabilities, in a rapidly growing startup.

Reporting to the Head of People & Culture, you will develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and potential roadblocks within the organisation, using your initiative to drive continuous improvement and development.

What you’ll be doing:
- Ensuring appropriate and effective people-related systems, processes, policies, and procedures are in place to maintain compliance with local legislation and manage risks
- Recommending changes to People policies and procedures to ensure company compliance
- Execute key HR operational and administrative requirements throughout the entire employee lifecycle with a focus on delivering a positive and responsive experience
- Assisting with establishing and maintaining internal processes, including workflow management and checklist management
- Provide day-to-day operational support to team members and people leaders on HR-related questions
- Administration of all reporting across the employee lifecycle and employee engagement programs.

Responsibilities
- Support and administer end-to-end employee lifecycle processes and projects including onboarding and offboarding inputs, validation of information, and new starter process across the US
- Provide specialist advice, coaching and Q&A support to employees
- Coordinate with managers to identify hiring needs
- Source potential candidates through online channels (e.g. social platforms and professional networks)
- Assess candidate information, including resumes and contact details, using our Applicant Tracking System (Workable)
- Partner with Head of People & Culture to implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with business priorities
- Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
- Support and advise across Loam's performance appraisal system that drives high-performance
- Maintain pay plan and benefits program
- Assess and support employee learning and development planning
- Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics
- Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management
- Administer compensation and benefit plans
- Assist in talent acquisition and recruitment processes
- Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives

Responsibilities
- Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
- Nurture a positive working environment
- Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
- Maintain pay plan and benefits program
- Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs

Requirements
- Good knowledge of employment/labor laws across the United States
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Demonstrated operational HR Generalist experience.
- Solid employee relations experience, having worked with remuneration, awards and benefits
- Passion for building culture and creating initiatives that drive engagement and create connection and belonging.
- A real self-starter who brings a growth mindset; who loves to make their mark, set-up processes and practices from scratch and is able to roll up the sleeves to get things done
- Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
- Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
- Degree in Human Resources or related field

Benefits
- Collaborative and highly engaging work environment with engagement across the Loam international team
- Ability to have significant impact and grow with the organisation
- Competitive package on offer, including base salary and bonus
- Paid time off, 401K with company match, short-term/long-term life insurance
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Participation in Loam's Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Description

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to improve the world’s farmland and address climate change.We are developing microbial technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and build carbon in agricultural soils. We help farming businesses prosper by boosting yield and soil health and enabling access to carbon markets.

As a start-up with ambitious founders and investors, our work is fast-paced and multidimensional. We foster a supportive and diverse workplace, where every team member is encouraged to learn and grow beyond their area of expertise.

While everyone at Loam is working in different roles, we all have one job: to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it stably in farmer’s soils.

About the Role

The People & Culture Manager will play a key role in supporting our HR strategy across employee engagement, performance and retention with a particular focus on US-based employees. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-performance individual capable of managing a wide range of HR accountabilities, in a rapidly growing startup.

Reporting to the Head of People & Culture, you will develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and potential roadblocks within the organisation, using your initiative to drive continuous improvement and development.

What you’ll be doing:
- Ensuring appropriate and effective people-related systems, processes, policies, and procedures are in place to maintain compliance with local legislation and manage risks
- Recommending changes to People policies and procedures to ensure company compliance
- Execute key HR operational and administrative requirements throughout the entire employee lifecycle with a focus on delivering a positive and responsive experience
- Assisting with establishing and maintaining internal processes, including workflow management and checklist management
- Provide day-to-day operational support to team members and people leaders on HR-related questions
- Administration of all reporting across the employee lifecycle and employee engagement programs.

Responsibilities
- Support and administer end-to-end employee lifecycle processes and projects including onboarding and offboarding inputs, validation of information, and new starter process across the US
- Provide specialist advice, coaching and Q&A support to employees
- Coordinate with managers to identify hiring needs
- Source potential candidates through online channels (e.g. social platforms and professional networks)
- Assess candidate information, including resumes and contact details, using our Applicant Tracking System (Workable)
- Partner with Head of People & Culture to implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with business priorities
- Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
- Support and advise across Loam's performance appraisal system that drives high-performance
- Maintain pay plan and benefits program
- Assess and support employee learning and development planning
- Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics
- Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management
- Administer compensation and benefit plans
- Assist in talent acquisition and recruitment processes
- Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives

Responsibilities
- Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
- Nurture a positive working environment
- Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
- Maintain pay plan and benefits program
- Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs

Requirements
- Good knowledge of employment/labor laws across the United States
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Demonstrated operational HR Generalist experience.
- Solid employee relations experience, having worked with remuneration, awards and benefits
- Passion for building culture and creating initiatives that drive engagement and create connection and belonging.
- A real self-starter who brings a growth mindset; who loves to make their mark, set-up processes and practices from scratch and is able to roll up the sleeves to get things done
- Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
- Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
- Degree in Human Resources or related field

Benefits
- Collaborative and highly engaging work environment with engagement across the Loam international team
- Ability to have significant impact and grow with the organisation
- Competitive package on offer, including base salary and bonus
- Paid time off, 401K with company match, short-term/long-term life insurance
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Participation in Loam's Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

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