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Vice President of People



Administration, People & HR
Lehi, UT, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

At Podium, our mission is to help local businesses win. Our lead conversion platform, powered by AI and integrations, helps local businesses convert leads faster, communicate easier, and make more sales. Every day, thousands of local businesses utilize our review management, communication, marketing, and payments products.

Our work and focus on helping local businesses thrive has been recognized across the industry, including Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startups, Forbes’ Cloud 100, the Inc. 5000, and Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies.

At Podium, we believe in fostering a culture that thrives on hiring and developing exceptional talent. Our operating principles serve as a compass, guiding daily behavior and decision-making, and ensure we hire people who will thrive at Podium. If you resonate with our operating principles and are energized by our mission, Podium will be a great place for you!

The Role

As the Vice President of People, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will play a critical role in shaping and executing our people strategy to support Podium’s continued growth. You will lead the development and implementation of HR initiatives and programs that align with our business objectives, foster a high-performance culture, and attract, retain, and develop top talent.

What you will be doing:

Leadership and Management

  • Partner with the Chief Administrative Officer to lead and further develop a best-in-class People function that is strategically aligned with and unique to Podium’s mission and operating principles
  • Build upon and lead processes and routines to drive effective People team-wide communication, planning and collaboration; processes and routines include but are not limited to leadership team meetings, team-wide meetings and goal-setting. Ensure a high level of accountability and a performance driven team culture


  • Identify opportunities for improvement across the People function’s scope of responsibility; recommend and implement solutions in areas including but not limited to the redesign and execution of comprehensive performance management, titling, promotion and compensation strategy in partnership with an emphasis on scalable and efficient processes
  • Collect, monitor, analyze and report on data pertaining to all facets of the employee life cycle

Organizational Development

  • Oversee the implementation of a talent acquisition strategy that allows us to continue growing rapidly in order to meet organizational growth targets, with an emphasis on identifying and recruiting best-in-class teammates, employer branding as a choice employer and establishing diverse pipelines and hires
  • Oversee the design and implementation of scalable, measurable ways to engage our team members from first application to onboarding, growth, and departures
  • Oversee our onboarding strategy, resulting in best-in-class, constantly evolving onboarding experiences that will allow us to quickly, effectively, and reliably scale
  • Innovate around our organizational approach to growth, constantly search for scalable ways to empower our employees and invest in their development aligned to topline organizational goals and vision
  • Ensure continued compliance with relevant HR laws and regulations
  • Serve as the People function subject matter expert, supporting senior leaders across the organization with issues including but not limited to employee relations, organizational structure, career pathways and promotion policies

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 10+ years of related HR experience in a dynamic environment
  • 7+ years leading a global People Operations function or equivalent focused on continuous improvement and process harmonization in a complex, global, or newly public company
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Expert knowledge in HR service delivery, HR policies, and compliance processes
  • Strong understanding of how to navigate both strategic and tactical aspects of the position (rolling up your sleeves when necessary and delegating where appropriate)
  • Demonstrated project management skills with experience operationalizing complex initiatives into systematic and efficient work streams
  • Ability to positively influence stakeholders, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion and maturity
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively


  • Open and transparent culture
  • Life insurance, long and short-term disability coverage
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Fertility Benefits
  • Generous vacation time, plus three 4-day summer holiday weekends
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k Plan with competitive company matching
  • Bi-annual swag drops with cool Podium gear and apparel
  • A stellar HQ (Utah) gym with local professional coaches and classes offered
  • Onsite HQ (Utah) child care center, subsidized for employees
  • Additional benefits for fully remote employees

Podium is an equal opportunity employer. Podium provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, marital status or veteran status.