HR Business Partner

| Cambridge

Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers. 

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.

CarGurus is looking for a strategic HR Business Partner to join our growing People & Talent Team. As an HRBP, you will be an integral part of the Human Resources strategic business initiatives for dedicated business units within our organization. You will work closely with senior leaders in the company, but must also be able to work autonomously, adapting to change while making decisions quickly in our fast-paced environment. It’s an exciting time to join CarGurus.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide strategic business partnership and mentorship to people managers to positively impact the motivation, development, and retention of talent
  • Utilize people trends to develop, implement and lead HR training, projects and programs
  • Work closely with senior leaders to understand the business and to proactively provide suggestions while reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Conduct talent reviews and create action plans along with the department managers to create a successful team including promotions, transfers, etc.
  • Coach and mentor managers on best practices and change/talent management with respect to employee relation issues including Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and terminations
  • Assess and anticipate all HR related needs
  • Actively collaborate across peer groups – specifically, individuals within recruiting, training & development and finance to optimize the acquisition, integration and development of CarGurus talent and achieve company goals
  • Ability to track and report on key HR metrics
  • Manage performance management process and adapt process accordingly based on different group needs

Who You Are: 

  • 5-8 years of experience working in Human Resources within a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience in global high-growth technology company preferred
  • Proven foundation of US employment law and experience applying this effectively as a trusted HR advisor
  • Comfort with high ambiguity and ability to adapt to frequent change and high growth
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of initiative taking with excellent project management, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Ability to work with a very high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • An effective communicator and natural relationship builder who can collaborate with and Influence a variety of work styles and personalities

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page. 

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Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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