VP, People at Candy

| New York City, NY
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What is Candy? 

Candy’s mission is to deepen our connection to experiences that delight us. As fans. As collectors. As people creating lives we’re passionate about living. We understand that connection because we’ve chased it since we were kids. We are unapologetic fans and serious collectors who see limitless possibilities in the digital revolution that’s disrupting – more like exploding! – the so-called “passion marketplace.” 

Become part of the Candy team

We are looking for someone with deep expertise and leadership in people operations, who is seeking a strategic role in a high growth, incredibly fast-paced company focused on achieving best in class employee experience through a culture of continuous improvement.

This role will be responsible for Candy’s people function, culture, structure and policies and drive key Human Resources’ best practices, initiatives. In addition, provide strategic direction and expertise for the full scope of the HR function, across all offices and remote employees globally. In this role, you will serve as a member of the management team and a thought partner to the CEO to provide HR insights with regards to leadership, coaching, employee relations, talent acquisition, engagement, culture, compensation, organizational design and change, performance management, learning and development. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead and manage Candy’s People Operations team which comprises Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.
  • Aligns the work of the People Operations team with Candy’s mission and vision, using innovative, best practices and policies that will build and retain a world class team, and create a high-performing culture of success, accountability, transparency and collaboration.
  • Participate in strategic discussions and decisions by gaining an understanding of the organization. Act as a strategic partner to all members of the Management Team and provide insightful, innovative thinking and problem solving on critical HR issues.
  • Identify, track and report key metrics and performance indicators on people related areas to ensure progress and growth against goals.
  • Hire the best and the brightest by developing comprehensive strategic recruiting plans, including branding, sourcing channels, screening, interviewing, assessments, diversity, data collections, job offers and metrics.
  • Deliver a world-class employee experience by optimizing the HR function, and modernizing and refining key HR processes and activities.
  • Provide HR guidance on special projects, HR analytics & reporting, talent reviews, training, change management and organizational design.
  • Proactively manage resource allocation and maintain a competitive approach to recruiting and onboarding high-potential talent throughout the world. Build processes to enhance talent attraction, retention, development, and succession. Partner with Finance in overseeing departmental budget and headcount.
  • Develop comprehensive approaches to employee development, retention and onboarding by providing guidance on career paths, employee development, succession planning, and learning opportunities.
  • Mediate employee relations and performance issues and provide counsel to fellow managers on appropriate methods of performance management.
  • Manage all areas related to overall employee compensation, HR procedures and HR compliance in multi-jurisdictions.

What you’ll bring: 

  • A track record of strategic people operation’s leadership success; minimum 2-3 years leading an HR team and 10+ years of experience in growth organizations, and companies with global workforce. 
  • Preferably experience working in a tech startup, and/or a fintech or cryptocurrency company.
  • Expertise in organizational design, performance management, leadership development, and succession planning.
  • Able to execute on today's challenges while maintaining a forward-thinking mindset around where we'll be six months, a year, and several years from now.
  • Drive initiatives with limited resources and roll-up your sleeves attitude to achieve desired results.
  • Data driven and goal oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional behavior in dealing with people at all level.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Experience in working with multi-jurisdiction company preferred, including local benefits, taxes and regulations.

What we offer: 

Our team-based culture provides the foundation for people to do their best work and constantly learn and grow. We offer a full slate of benefits, including competitive salaries, stock options, health coverage, and unlimited vacation.  Given that we’re an early stage startup our benefits package continues to evolve as we do. 

To build the creative, innovative community we aspire to be, we know we need different perspectives and lived experiences.  We value diversity and difference and believe that creating a place in which everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success. Join us to find out what it means to be part of a new blockchain-enabled marketplace for the next generation of fans and collectors. And don’t be modest—we tend to believe people are usually more qualified than they think. 

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An Insider's view of Candy

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding individual success is top of mind for Candy. With recognition of individual success comes team goal achievement, creating an environment where our team members thrive. People go where they are appreciated, and to win as an organization, your peers and associates must first win.


SVP, Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

The two projects I am working on, and feel super excited about, are the Collectible Gallery and the Candy Marketplace. We are not just creating another NFT marketplace, but we are creating a brand new, user-centered, immersive collecting experience that the community and our users want to have and feel excited about as well.


Senior User Experience Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Since starting at Candy, the leadership team here, including my manager, have given me so much opportunity to accelerate my career. I have been given unlimited potential to make an impact when it comes to building out our talent acquisition team, contributing to our culture and uplifting our values. I have felt so welcomed and empowered!


Senior Technical Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I like to nurture open communication with my team. Brainstorming sessions can inspire team members and evolve ideas to a point where they can be fully realized.

I encourage people to look at ideas from totally different angles. I support people's diverse ways of working, allowing individuals to choose how they work can promote creative results.


SVP, Creative

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Candy leadership always encourages us to put ourselves and our family on the top of our to-do list. We're expected to work to live, not live to work and that's so refreshing in a startup environment.


Executive Assistant

What are Candy Perks + Benefits

Candy Benefits Overview

At Candy, we are people first. We want to make sure that our employees feel supported, involved and uplifted.

Volunteer in local community
Part of Candy's culture is giving back. We put a focus on volunteering within our community with parks, people and the environment.
Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with nonprofits including Hudson River Park, keeping our community clean and sustainable!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have intracompany committees involved in things like holiday parties, events, volunteer opportunities and more to come!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
With Diversity Champions, Candy's staff is focused on diversity so we can ensure the most dynamic professional community.
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Candy's wellness program is in the works and is coming soon!
Mental Health Benefits
We are currently implementing mental health benefits that employees can opt into.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
As part of our compensation plan, we are typically able to offer stock options within Candy.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Candy offers a flexible schedule giving our associates the ability to balance work and life!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We have unlimited PTO here at Candy, take the time you need and unplug!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Candy has quarterly outings that our team members love to participate in. We go to games, restaurants, and more!
Free Daily Meals
Candy provides free lunches in the office for those who come in.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Candy has regular happy hours inside and outside the office.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Candy provides mentorship within and across teams, giving associates insight into all parts of the business and unlimited potential to grow.
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

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