Director Human Resources Business Partner
New York, NY 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description

Who are we?
Since 2004, KIND has been on a mission to create a kinder and healthier world - one snack and one act at a time. Its iconic KIND© bars - made with real, recognizable ingredients - sparked the growth of an entirely new healthy snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of more than 80 snacks that offer solutions for a variety of occasions. All of KIND's products lead with a nutrient-dense first ingredient - whole nuts, whole grains or whole fruit - and do not contain genetically engineered ingredients, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.

Inspired by the belief that acts of kindness can be a transformative force for good, both the KIND brand and The KIND Foundation seek to inspire kindness and empathy.

We're looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.

What you’ll do

KIND’s HR Business Partners collaborate with department heads and their teams to ensure organizational health and effectiveness, drive proactive talent management and organizational design and development, ensure consistency in people decisions and optimizing team member experience at KIND. As the Director HRBP, you will ensure talent strategies are linked to our business priorities, support individual team members, departmental, and company-wide ambitions, lead change management efforts and nurture our culture.  You will use data and themes from internal and external trends, to design unique solutions and make decisions.  As the Director, HRBP will champion KIND’s culture and support team and organizational effectiveness. 

And this is how you will do it…

  • Partner with function leadership to drive workforce planning and change management efforts
  • Work with department leadership to optimize organization and team effectiveness
  • Support building team member capabilities for long-term organizational success
  • Understand evolving business contexts, stakeholder expectations and business requirements and translate them into talent and culture strategies
  • Navigate our organization to obtain all the required information to make reasoned recommendations, and be resilient and comfortable challenging the status quo
  • Participate on cross-functional project teams, as well as be hands-on, working side by side with subject matter experts to develop HR programs that align with department and company goals
  • Regularly introduce external insights and trends, through the KIND lens to the KIND HR team
  • Own KIND’s Mentorship program, accelerating the experience, partnership for participants, and measurements of success
  • Conceive, lead and design learning opportunity for KIND team members (at least one per year) in partnership with ERRGs, and executive priorities
  • Design and release toolkits to your people managers in support of their leadership and management of team, TTT for other HRBPs 
  • Select one-two current HR Business partner processes to update each year, evaluating relevance, usefulness and impact
  • Gather data and provide insights and proactive talent solutions to guide leadership team in their decision making
  • Serve as a champion for your team members, helping guide & coach leaders in culture, performance management, employee relations issues, training and retention in order to successfully manage and lead their teams to high performance
  • Operate as a change agent, rolling out programs to the KIND team including training, compensation, performance and talent programs


You have…

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in a progressive HR department with at least 4 years direct HR Business Partner experience
  • Experience consulting with management at various organizational levels
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to effectively convey messages to different leaders
  • Experience coaching leaders for performance
  • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills for analysis and reporting
  • Ability to effectively resolve complex problems
  • Strong sense of accountability and sound personal judgment
  • Skill at influencing through strong relationships and expertise
  • Ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves to get things done and the next moment being part of deeply complex strategy discussions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis
  • Strong business acumen


  • MBA, or Master’s Degree in Human Resources, I-O Psych, or Organizational Behavior
  • Coaching certification (ICF or other)
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience highly preferred

What you’ll bring to KIND

  • Expertise and vision, from a deep desire to stay current on trends
  • Ownership mindset and consistent delivery on commitments
  • Maturity in leadership and coaching on strategy, planning and deriving/acting on insights from data
  • A partnership and relationship-based approach to working across our organization
  • Passion for seeking the best solutions for the long-term
  • A willingness to challenge our “way of work” to maximize our resources and enhance our success   

You are…

  • Someone who understands how to see the human in front of them
  • Accountable for your results and how those are achieved
  • Insatiable with your drive to achieve
  • Curious with a constant desire to learn and seek improvement
  • A collaborator who doesn’t shy away from change 
  • A self-aware and inspirational leader
  • A futurist and data geek, in touch with talent trends
  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness

What KIND offers

  • Competitive salary, including a target bonus and an impressive benefits package!
  • Flexible Paid Time Off.  Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
  • Casual office dress code-  feel free to wear your KIND gear
  • Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher
  • Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
  • The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday

At KIND, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 to 15 years
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