About the Team

The People Team ensures the effective execution of Sovrn’s HR strategy.  The team partners with Sovrn’s leaders and employees so they can be the best they can be at their job and enjoy life at Sovrn while they’re doing it. 

About the Job

Our team’s priorities are attracting, retaining, developing and inspiring current and future team members, championing culture and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, creating strong partnerships across the business, and impacting the broader community. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help drive HR strategies that align with Sovrn’s mission, vision and values. 
You will partner with our business leaders to deeply understand our business and market goals and help our leaders drive a people strategy to achieve those goals. You will bring your expertise in all functional areas of human resources and experience leading teams, developing talent, implementing talent strategies and executive coaching. In this role, you must have a growth mindset, be flexible, creative and agile. You must be comfortable in a fast-paced and changing environment.

To perform this job successfully, you will have the following competencies:

Executive Presence: Demonstrated ability to show up with confidence and humility regardless of the audience or topic. Ability to provide executive coaching to senior leaders.  

Business, Organizational and Financial Acumen:  Ability to understand how a business operates and the financial structures that drive the business.  Must be able to build and present a business case and encourage effective change.  

Relationship Building and Influence: Ability to build strong relationships with all levels
of the organization and challenge the status-quo sensitively and constructively.
You are intellectually agile and articulate.  

Intellectual Curiosity: Ability to combine analytical reasoning, creativity and judgment.
Quickly study and demonstrate the ability to handle complex matters with multiple initiatives going on simultaneously. Ability to deal effectively with strategic issues, as well as tactical operational details. 

Values and Mentorship: Demonstrate alignment to Sovrn’s values and possess the capability to mentor others on the team. Demonstrate commitment to growing and developing internal talent. 

Results Oriented: Resourceful, with strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude. Fully committed to the job and delivering outstanding work. Never satisfied with status-quo, continually striving for excellence. 

Change Agent: Constantly thinking about and designing for the future, while managing day-to-day HR matters. Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them. Appreciate HR’s impact and how HR is an integral part of the business strategy.  

Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems in a proactive and timely manner.  Develop alternative solutions and use reason even when dealing with emotional topics. 

Teamwork: Balance team and individual responsibilities.  Contribute to building a positive and collaborative team spirit.  Ability to build individual and group commitments to goals and objectives. 

Ethics: Treat people with respect, inspire the trust of others, demonstrate ethical decision making and behaviors and uphold organizational values. 

Adaptability: Adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands between priorities and teams, ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. 
What you will do day-to-day:  

  • Build strong and trusted relationships with executive leaders to drive business outcomes through effective people and organizational strategies  
  • Implement the HR strategy and programs throughout the organization
  • Proactively identifies new value add opportunities that drive business outcomes  
  • Maintain a culture of trust and help build high performing teams to ensure overall organizational effectiveness  
  • Lead organizational design and effectiveness efforts  
  • Lead and facilitate people-related change management efforts   
  • Lead workforce planning, performance management, talent assessment and succession planning efforts to drive business outcomes  
  • Analyze data and translate it into actionable people strategies 
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues, including conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations

About You

You are a partner and connector who builds trusted relationships with managers and leaders by providing insight and helping them navigate challenges. You are a collaborator, who gets energy from working with teams to create the best possible organizational outcomes.  You are a strategic thinker whose decisions are informed by data, experience, and Sovrn’s operating principles. You are approachable, influential, and thoughtful. You are curious, a learner and not afraid to ask questions. You enjoy being on a supportive and collaborative team and you are an excellent communicator.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 4+ years of experience as an HR business partner, resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Experience partnering with and influencing senior leaders to help drive strategy and increase business results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage complex relationships and difficult conversations.
  • Proven track record of identifying people issues and using strategic skills to drive and influence appropriate solutions.
  • Experience with Google suite, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving environment and managing priorities.
  • Experience navigating or managing employment law in multiple regions.
  • Track record of using metrics and analytics to make data-informed decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Bonus Points:

  • SHRM-CP or PHR preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field
  • Experience in a technology-based growth company preferred
  • Knowledge of the online publishing (media) industry.

This position reports to: General Counsel

Location: Boulder, Colorado

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Diego New York, London, and Switzerland.

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews everyday. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding, and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $90,000 to $120,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s s relevant work experience, skills, certifications and geographic location. Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

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Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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