Senior Director of People

Posted 1.9.24


OLIPOP was founded in 2017 by Ben Goodwin and David Lester. Ben and David have been working together for nearly a decade to find accessible solutions to bring the benefits of digestive health to as many consumers as possible.  OLIPOP is a deliciously refreshing tonic that is crafted with prebiotics, botanicals, and natural plant fiber to support your microbiome and benefit digestive health. We’re on a mission to provide an affordable, delicious alternative to soda that delivers leading-edge health benefits to mainstream consumers.


At Olipop our values lead the way we create our products, engage with each other, and interact with our community. While we’re invested in our product, we’re equally invested in personal development. We’re tightly knit, we’re genuine and we’re always pushing the envelope to do a better job than we did the day before. Our team is also fully remote, requiring us to be resourceful, creative and collaborative to support our fast-moving business.

To best serve our diverse community of customers, we also seek to recruit and include people with a diversity of abilities, backgrounds, and cultures.


Working at a start-up can be as much a personal journey as it is a professional one. To succeed at a company like Olipop, you must be comfortable with failing, learning, and adapting. You need to be curious, optimistic, and able to find a way when it seems impossible. You must be confident enough to express your ideas but humble and open to learning from your experiences and from others. If this is the approach you take to life, then we’d love to hear from you.


Chief Executive Officer


$165K-$175K base salary + bonus


We are currently seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Senior Director of People who is ready to make a significant impact and help shape the future of Olipop. You will play a critical role in driving the execution of key Human Resource initiatives and programs. You will partner and support a committed, collaborative, hard-working and amazing group of Olipoppers in their journey through each stage of the employee lifecycle.  You will also work closely with leaders across the organization to help elevate their impact on both the organization and their team.   We want you to be an integral part of ensuring we embed the best parts of our culture as we both develop and fine tune People programs and processes to facilitate this exciting period of growth of the organization.    

You will be involved in leading the implementation and execution of Olipop programs including the new performance evaluation program.  In addition, you will oversee the People function, which includes managing the People team, compliance, benefits administration, training & development, remote management, talent acquisition, and performance management. You should have a deep understanding of employment laws and regulations, strong communication and leadership skills, and experience leading and developing high-performing teams. As the ideal candidate for this role, you should have a proven track record of success in People leadership roles, with a deep understanding of HR best practices and trends.  You will have the opportunity to be part of a visionary team that strives to be pioneers in building the best environment in which employees can thrive.  


  • Building and managing a high-performance People team that can support the company’s rapid growth.
  • Developing and implementing HR strategies that align with the overall business objectives and support the company’s growth.
  • Spearheading a range of activities, including but not limited to organizational design, succession planning, performance management, compensation, regulatory compliance, benefits administration, talent acquisition, and employee engagement.
  • Ensuring that all People practices and policies are in alignment with Olipop’s mission and values, and deliver a top-notch work environment and company culture. 
  • Providing guidance and support to the executive team on HR matters, including performance management, succession planning, and talent development.
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management and hiring, reducing legal risks, and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal employment laws.
  • Developing and implementing compensation and benefits programs that are competitive in the market and align with the company’s overall compensation philosophy.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures that comply with labor laws and regulations.
  • Managing employee relations issues, including conflict resolution and disciplinary actions.
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Team.
  • Manage our HRIS, oversee payroll and all onboarding and offboarding workflows.
  • Collaborating with Marketing and Design on Employer Branding efforts to ensure it reflects our culture and values, and is consistent across internal and external mediums.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with external partners, such as recruiters, benefits providers, and labor attorneys.


    • 7+ years of HR leadership experience, and at least 5 years in a Senior Management position.
    • 1+ year(s) of experience working in a highly-distributed remote work environment across multiple time zones and states.
    • Strong knowledge of federal, state, local employment laws (CA & NY preferred), employee relations management, leadership development, performance management and improvement, workforce planning, talent acquisition and compensation innovation. 
    • Successful experience leading change management efforts through the startup complexities of rapid scaling.
    • Ability to influence stakeholders with competing priorities and differences of opinion towards a common goal and enable decision-making.
    • Experience building and maintaining strong cross-functional partnerships, and work collaboratively with business leaders including finance, and the Executive Team.
    • Experience using metrics and analytics to guide program design and strategic decision-making and guidance.
    • Ability to drive process simplification, automation and self-service systems that empower teams.
    • A passionate leader of people, that sets an example of confidentiality and integrity. 
    • Strong communication and presentation skills, and can effectively disseminate information.
    • Ability to work in ambiguity and anticipate challenges and solutions before they arise.
    • Ability to make difficult or unpopular decisions ethically and rationally using data and logic.
    • Tech savvy and has experience working in programs such as Gusto, Just Works, Google Workspace, Adobe, Greenhouse, Slack, Asana and other tools.
    • This is a full-time, remote position. This position requires domestic travel equivalent to approximately 4-6 trips per year. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Olipop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.

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