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Vice President, Human Resources



People & HR
Westport, CT, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023
Welcome to Pryon, a place for people who want to define the state of the art: real AI (oxymoron intended), developed by real pioneers, solving real problems of consequence. Our company was built by some of the most well-known experts in the field, whose DNA lives on in Alexa, Siri, Watson, and virtually every other AI product on the market. But the best part of the story is still to come: We’re creating a world-class culture fueled by intellectual curiosity and radical technology — to reduce the distance between knowledge and people.
We’re a team of AI, tech, and language experts whose DNA lives in Alexa, Siri, Watson, and virtually every human language technology product on the market. Now we’re building an industry-leading knowledge management platform. Our proprietary, cutting-edge natural language processing capabilities transform unstructured data into meaningful experiences that increase productivity with unmatched accuracy and speed.
Reporting to the President, the VP of Human Resources is an integral member of the executive team and will lead all HR and Talent efforts to support the company’s growth. You are a self-motivated individual with a high level of work integrity and ethical standards who combines a strong background in Human Resources with experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. You have talent management experience and a collaborative work style. This role will utilize strong communication, conflict resolution, and leadership skills to ensure efficient and effective HR operations at Pryon.

In This Role, You Will

  • Develop and build a strategic HR function that bolsters Pryon’s mission, vision, and valuesLead and manage all aspects of HR, including talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and performance management
  • Establish organizational performance management programs that align with company objectives. Coach management to set clear, meaningful goals and objectives and use metrics to measure performance
  • Identify key performance indicators for people and talent management functions, and assess the success and market competitiveness based on these metrics
  • Develop the strategy for our HR technology stack, to ensure smooth delivery of HR services to our people
  • Lead our talent management strategy to ensure a successful talent pipeline and onboarding process
  • Oversee, develop, and execute talent acquisition and retention strategies including the creation of job descriptions, hiring processes, professional development, and diversity & inclusion strategies
  • Develop training, performance & assessment standards for all levels within our company
  • Support continued leadership development efforts via direct coaching, programs & initiatives
  • Expand our knowledge base and learning platform to serve as a continued and growing resource for our team
  • Cultivate culture of accountability, trust, recognition and results among team members at all levels
  • Lead our talent management strategy to ensure a successful talent pipeline and onboarding process
  • Ensure compliance with employee-related laws and regulations

What You'll Need to Be Successful

  • Demonstrated success leading people organizations in fast-growing, high-performing startups
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources
  • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen with the ability to align HR initiatives with company goals
  • Proven experience developing and implementing HR programs
  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusted partnerships with all levels of the companyExcellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Self-starter who regularly takes initiative and can juggle multiple projects while simultaneously demonstrating creativity and judgment
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP strongly preferred
Benefits for Full Time Employees:
100% Company paid Health/Dental/Vision benefits for you and your dependents
Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability
Unlimited PTO
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is authorized to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time.
Pryon is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.