HRBP Operations Manager

| Cambridge
At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and
resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent
company, S&P Global. Our People Operations Team is a small group of talented,
passionate individuals who strive to support the business in their efforts to produce
technology that is scalable, robust, and solves the challenges of one of the world’s
leading financial institutions.
This role will report to the Head of Human Resources and will be responsible for
partnering with employees at all levels of the organization: providing coaching,
managing programs (talent development, open enrollment, performance management,
etc.) and creating scalable processes and metrics.
We are looking for a dynamic, proactive HR Business Partner to join the People
Operations team. This position will serve as a consultant to management on human
resources related issues. You will act as a change agent and employee champion and
drive operational excellence in HR initiatives, processes and practices across the

What You'll Do

  • Own planning and execution of key HR processes and programs including, but not limited to, annual open enrollment, immigration and mobility, leave management, performance management, and learning and development.
  • Project manage HR initiatives from planning through execution.
  • Ensure employee data is accurately reflected across all HR systems. Analyze and identify trends within data, and propose actions Kensho can take to address issues.
  • Effectively build and sustain strong, trusted partnerships across the business, with the Kensho leadership team and our parent company, S&P Global.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-today management of employees, reducing legal risk and ensuring compliance.
  • Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Facilitates and administers the annual and mid-year performance review process, including company communications, manager coaching and contributes to the calibration, merit review and approval process.
  • Identifies organization skills and knowledge gaps and proposes, constructs, and/or conducts learning initiatives.
  • Handles employee relations issues with sensitivity, urgency and adherence to company and legal compliance.
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Partners with Head of HR and other company leaders on developing and executing on a progressive people strategy for Kensho.

What We Look For

  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources or a related field.
  • 5+ years of HRBP or generalist experience.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational development, employee relations, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to establish metrics, analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations.
  • HR certification a plus

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance - 100% company paid premiums
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 18 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)
  • 401(k) plan with 6% employer matching
  • Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities
  • Up to $20,000 tuition assistance
  • Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches
  • Dog-friendly office (CAM office)
  • In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC) or Equinox membership (LA, NYC)
  • Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
  • Bike sharing program memberships
  • Compassion leave and elder care leave
  • Mentoring and additional learning opportunities
  • Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events

Company Overview
Kensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and
data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and
create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global.
Kensho was founded in 2013 by Harvard & MIT alums and was acquired by S&P Global
in 2018. Kensho continues to operate as a startup in order to maintain our distinct,
independent brand and to promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of
Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously
from S&P, while leveraging the unparalleled breadth and depth of data and resources
available as part of S&P Global.
As Kenshins, we pride ourselves on maintaining an innovative culture that depends on
diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes future
Kenshins with all experiences and perspectives. Kensho is headquartered in
Cambridge, MA, with offices in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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Technology we use

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Kensho is located in the heart of Harvard Square within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Kensho Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Kensho has a super friendly office vibe. People are genuinely happy to work here and it shows. I recently joined Kensho and as a "newbie" I have never felt more welcome at a company in my life. People go out of their way to talk to you, sit with you at lunch and get to know you. It's an amazing place!

Jaclyn Hallion

Talent Acquisition Director

What are Kensho Technologies Perks + Benefits

Kensho Technologies Benefits Overview

Kensho provides an extremely comprehensive and generous benefits package to employees. Unlimited time off, 100% benefits premiums paid for, paid parental leave and 401k match just to name a few. Kensho wants the best for its employees and the benefits package reflects that 10 fold.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Vision Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Kensho offers 12 weeks paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Kensho provides weekly lunch on Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Kensho provides weekly happy hours on Friday afternoons.
Pet Friendly
Kensho employees can bring their dogs to work on the second floor.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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