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Chicago, IL

Senior Manager, Human Resources at PEAK6 (Chicago, IL)

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We are PEAK6, a financial technology firm. You'll find us headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where we first opened our doors more than 20 years ago. Today, PEAK6 seeks transformational opportunities to provide capital and strategic support to entrepreneurs and forward-thinking businesses, helping to unlock their potential. PEAK6's core brands include PEAK6 Capital Management, PEAK6 EdTech, Apex Fintech Solutions, InsurTech, and Evil Geniuses. As a Senior Manager of Human Resources, under our Shared Services division, you will have the unique opportunity to be at the center of it all.
The Senior Manager, HR plays a vital role in ensuring the functions they partner with are thriving and executing at scale. You will be in charge of developing, implementing, and updating the company's HR policies and procedures. You will also be responsible for handling day-to-day tasks that include directing operations of the HR team, creating and tracking HR metrics to identify trends, and managing Talent Acquisition and Employee Relations for the Shared Services Teams within Peak6 . Using data, combined with sound judgment and creativity, you'll directly influence the success of our organization. This role will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and will partner closely with other COE operations and PEAK6 brands.
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • Is passionate. You have a genuine passion to improve processes in order to protect PEAK6 and its customers.
  • Is motivated. You're driven to be the very best. You challenge yourself to grow and learn every day and are encouraged by teammates who do the same.
  • Is collaborative. You're excited to work with others throughout the organization to help foster a amazing work place and culture. You are constantly thinking of new ways to make PEAK6 more successful.
  • Wants to make an impact. You'll looking to do amazing work. You're all about helping employees be happier at work and perform at a superior level.
  • Operates with integrity. You always conduct yourself with honesty and operate ethically. You say what you mean and mean what you say.

  • Serve as a business partner and trusted advisor to the leaders of PEAK6 Services, offering candid insight and feedback regarding important decisions within the business.
  • Lead and manage employee engagement, change management, performance management, HR communications, and ensure compliance with all national and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Oversee Employee Relations and Talent Acquisition Operations, delegating to HR Business Partner whenever necessary.
  • Continually assess and communicate the HR risks inherent in the business, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices, and management restructurings.
  • Partner with HR Business Partner to conduct investigations and respond to employee concerns or complaints. Able to respond to a full range of human resource matters in an effective, sensitive, and reputable manner.
  • Ensure HR data, files and reports are accurate and up to date.
  • Ensure the consistent application and use of HR policies and business processes within our HRIS system across all LOBs
  • Manage the annual salary review process and off-cycle actions according to Company guidelines.
  • Create and track HR Metrics to identify trends and design and implement appropriate actions
  • Facilitate annual performance and calibration sessions and drive the annual talent review process.

You'll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:
  • 8-10 years of HR Operations or broader HR experience in a high-growth, fast-paced, and changing environment with periods of ambiguity
  • Bachelor's degree or previous equivalent HR discipline experience
  • Proven partnership ability - both strategist and practitioner of HR programs - with a strong track record of successfully implementing people programs and initiatives
  • Experience simultaneously managing people and processes in an HR environment
  • Impeccable judgment and execution of tasks
  • Ability to influence senior leadership is essential, while providing coaching
  • Ability to problem solve, manage conflict, and build relationships with people at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated experience with administrative use in HR Information Systems use and/or implementations. Workday experience a plus.

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What are PEAK6 Perks + Benefits

PEAK6 Benefits Overview

At PEAK6, you’ll find flexibility with our work-life balance, collaborative spirit, and the ability to cater to your strengths while having opportunities to cultivate new ones.

At PEAK6 we’ve created a company that not only does great work, it’s also a great place to work. PEAK6 employees enjoy the generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans and matching 401(k) programs you’d expect from a company consistently rated one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Employers.” And, then some.

We offer a formalized mentorship program for entry-level trading associates and software engineers, as well as several internships and bootcamps for college students. We make diversity, equality, and inclusion a focus and have invested in a vibrant philanthropy program to support the communities where our people live and work.

Partners with nonprofits
PEAK6 offers coordinated volunteer and philanthropic opportunities throughout the year including, Go Red For Women, Socktober, Filling in the Blanks Backpack Drive, Matching Gifts, and Holiday Giving.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer generous medical, vision & dental plans, including Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
We offer annual wellness screens and flu shots at no additional cost to employees.
Mental health benefits
Offering Ginger, emotional well-being, and mental health apps to employees and their dependents ages 18 and older. GuidanceResources, is an employee assistance program to help with life's challenges.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
PEAK6 offers a Matching Gift Program to encourage employees to become active in the support of non-profit organizations and to have a voice in determining the recipients of charitable contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
PEAK6 offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
PEAK6's adoption assistance program provides employees with reimbursement for up to $5,000 (per child) of adoption expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
PEAK6's vacation policy includes three weeks of PTO, plus 5 personal days. Employees with 5 years of service accrue four weeks of PTO, plus 5 personal days.
Employees with 10+ years of service can apply to take an 8-week Sabbatical, as well as adding up to 4 weeks of accrued PTO.
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
PEAK6 offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through WageWorks, as well as a Zipcar discount.
Company-sponsored outings
PEAK6 has themed social events throughout the year as well as a popular annual company party known for featuring surprise, high-profile stars like Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, and Keith Urban
Free daily meals
For three Fridays a month, employees enjoy noshing on bagels. For the remaining Friday, employees are treated to a free "Expiration Date" lunch.
Free snacks and drinks
PEAK6 has a fully-stocked kitchen that includes a cereal bar, coffee bar, a variety of healthy food choices and drinks, as well as an abundance of snacks to put a rumbling stomach to rest.
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
The Culture Club at PEAK6 works to host themed social events throughout the year.
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
We sponsor various teams based on employee interest, such as: table tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, kickball, flag football, dodgeball, and whirlyball.
Relocation assistance
We offer relocation assistance plans for new employees and their families.
Fitness stipend
PEAK6 offers free yoga classes to Chicago employees at Bottom Line Yoga, which are currently conducted via Zoom.
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
PEAK6 is firmly committed to learning and development as a way to grow and develop employees.
Tuition reimbursement
At the discretion of management and after completing one full-year of employment, we reimburse up to $8,000 per employee each calendar year for certifications and other educational programs or degree.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a dedicated team of employees who volunteer to be a part of our Culture Club. This group works to connect employees through delightful experiences while making a positive impact on PEAK6 life. The Culture Club plans many social and philanthropic employee events throughout the year.

We host bi-annual Hackathons as a collaboration of our technology, trading, support and analytics teams to develop, build, and present new ideas to the firm. The teams are free to explore solutions to problems in and outside of the day-to-day work. Winning Hackathon solutions are frequently deployed and tested in the firm.
Additional perks include:
-Matching gift up to $1000/employee/year
-Free semi-monthly massage day
-Free monthly manicures, pedicures, and mens clip and clean
-Free onsite/Zoom yoga
-Discounts: Lasik eye surgery, Zipcar, Dell computers, local hotels

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