Vice President of People Operations at Drizly

| Greater Boston Area
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Who we are

Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1300 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do. Who we are is a different story.
We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly. We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act. Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.

We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.

Do you see yourself here? Read on.

Who you are

You thrive in a forward thinking and fast-paced team environment. You have a passion for all things people, and fundamentally understand that talent is a true competitive advantage. You drive vision and purpose, painting a compelling vision and strategy that motivates others to action. You have a track record of articulating the future in a way that people relate to while crafting org-wide energy and optimism for the future. You know that talent is one of the single biggest drivers of organizational performance and understand that talent decisions impact every part of the organization - from encouraging an environment that brings our DNA and employee value proposition to life. You are passionate about achieving the highest levels of performance through people. You communicate challenges and have the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders effectively through sound and well-reasoned arguments and have a tested toolbox of strategies to persuade people resulting in agreement or behavior change.

You get energized by developing and implementing scalable solutions aligned to strategy that support the organization's effectiveness. You have an innate ability to simplify complex problems, processes, or projects into component parts, exploring and evaluating them systematically. You easily identify causal relationships and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and making decisions. Your understanding of business strategy helps you translate those goals into HR priorities and initiatives and helps you assess and diagnose organizational needs relative to business performance gaps, talent, workforce planning, and change-management strategies. You are highly resourceful with stellar execution skills (strategy through implementation). You have a demonstrable track record of leading and influencing through consultative skills leading to repeated success building partnerships in your previous roles.

With a confirmed dedication to high professional ethical standards coupled with a strong executive presence, excellent decision-making skills, and the ability to work with a high degree of confidentiality building, establishing, and maintaining trust and credibility. With 10+ years of experience leading teams in human resources, organizational development, and/or talent management, you have demonstrable experience driving talent innovation and process improvement that enable the business to achieve its objectives

You have a reputation for:

- aligning human resource and business strategies with organizational capabilities
- being an outstanding communicator with strong passion for people and connection
- being a natural leader, and are skilled at providing others with clear direction. You naturally inspire, motivate, develop, and empower individuals and teams
- leading high-performance teams
- using your strong analytical capability and planning skills, you employ evidence-based decision making and support key decisions with data

What the Role is: 

The Vice President of People is an exciting opportunity for a high caliber strategist and operator with deep knowledge of creating transformation by connecting people to purpose through process. Reporting to the SVP of People Ops, the VP of people is responsible for leading core HR and talent activities - bringing evidence-based practice into the organization. As the champion of the full talent life-cycle, this role partners with executives to lead core talent-related activities including workforce planning, performance management, succession planning and human resources consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The VP of People provides thought leadership and articulates HR needs and plans to the executive team. The VP of People works to foster a culture that promotes teamwork, excellence in execution, innovation, and change management while leveraging the skills and talents of the core HR teams to provide best-in-class service and partnerships. In collaboration with senior leaders, the VP of People fosters a culture of innovation, engagement and empowerment for employees and managers and ensure consistency of culture aligned to Drizly’s DNA. 

In partnership with the Drizly’s IDEA Task Force, the VP of People leads efforts to ensure alignment with DE&I initiatives and fosters a diverse workplace and an environment of belonging and inclusion that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential.

  • Develop and sustain a data-driven workforce planning model that aligns business strategy and our employee value prop with workforce planning
  • Ensure alignment across all Talent Management practices thereby fostering a comprehensive approach and providing meaningful value to the business
  • Provide executive leadership to the TA team, creating a culture of accountability with a focus on delivering repeatable, measurable results that support the company’s goal of creating a high-performance and diverse environment
  • Ensure effective downstream execution of standard methodologies in all related TA programs, processes, and systems
  • Setting the tone for strategic growth in recruitment and building a positive employer brand through thought leadership and mentorship.
  • Lead HR team responsible for robust performance management design and delivery with processes that are intuitive, support a culture of continuous candid feedback, align individual goals with organizational goals and ultimately drive a high-performance culture
  • Serve as liaison to HR Business Partners and business leaders to understand needs, conduct assessments as required to identify the best interventions, identify resources to design and implement. Serve as an executive consultant to ensure the best development solutions are leveraged to meet the needs of the business
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to business leaders, line management and HR business partners to ensure the success of 

The Other Stuff:

  • Competitive salary
  • One-on-one professional coaching 
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match
  • Added perks

You do you.

Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.


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334 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

An Insider's view of Drizly

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Drizly is unlike anywhere I have ever worked before. We are a welcoming bunch of super intelligent people that are all working towards the same goals. We have a lively and dynamic atmosphere where we encourage people to truly be themselves. We have a ton fun, but we do what we're here to do- make Drizly the option for alcohol, period.


Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with the product and engineering teams on a daily basis to design features for the people who use our products. I often loop in other teams to get their expertise on our users and different parts of the business. Everyone is constantly striving to make improvements and I get great ideas from people on every team at Drizly.


Product Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I identified a need for deeper knowledge of alcohol when I joined Drizly’s Customer Experience team 2 years ago. With the support & encouragement of my team, I became our first Certified Cicerone® taking a new role in Category Management. Now I'm leveraging my unique experience to help build the best-in-class catalog for alcohol one beer at a time.


Merchandising Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As I work on complex policies and laws in the alcohol space, I try to speak very plainly when explaining the history and concepts that matter to Drizly so people don’t feel intimidated. I also try to participate in as many company events and Slack discussions that I can to build relationships which should translate to being more accessible overall.


Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Industry Affairs

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have helped out on the frontend, been on our infrastructure team, and worked extensively with our Rails API. In all of these roles I got to learn while doing high impact work. More recently, I was given the opportunity to be a technical lead. Drizly has made me a solid generalist that can help drive a startup’s tech forward.


Senior Software Engineer

What are Drizly Perks + Benefits

Drizly Benefits Overview

At Drizly we believe people are our greatest asset and we’re building an environment where our team can authentically do their best work. As the business grows, we recognize the value of investing in our people through benefits that support their day to day at Drizly to greater perks that foster their life outside of work.

Volunteer in local community
Drizly is involved with a variety of local organizations including, but not limited to, Cradles to Crayons and Pine Street Inn.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Drizly matches 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of annual salary.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Drizly hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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