Who We Are

One third of the world’s food goes to waste. Which means all the water, energy, and greenhouse gases used to produce that food is wasted with it. This is a problem with a $990 billion price tag for the food industry and an even bigger one for the planet. But we believe the solution is simple.

What if we could eliminate waste by better balancing the supply and demand of food?

Zume uses predictive analytics and real-time food consumption data to predict customer demand, match it with production, and enable food companies to make smarter decisions across the food supply chain.

By connecting all the pieces of the food supply chain, we enable our partners to make better decisions for their business, their customers, and the planet we all call home.

We’re tackling some of the world’s biggest problems, and we need your help to solve them. If you want to take on something different in your career, we’d love to meet you.

The Role

The People Business Partner, Tech will report to the People Business Partner Director to support business operations within the Tech organization in the Seattle office as well as the People Team via employee relations,  employee engagement initiatives, process improvement, performance management, and policy implementation to name a few.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor, thoughtful sounding board, and strategic business partner for the Seattle technology leadership teams, and function as the expert on people and organizational issues.
  • Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Develop and forecast talent acquisition strategies to identify top talent.
  • Drive people-related processes such as performance and compensation reviews, manager and leadership feedback, employee engagement, and annual workforce planning within the Technology organization of Zume.
  • Proactively surface and provide data-driven insights based on key people-metrics to enable leaders to make informed decisions around their organization and their employees.
  • Develop strategies and approaches for diagnosing and enhancing the organizational design, effectiveness, and employee satisfaction across your organizations.
  • Manage and execute offboarding, leaves and other employee relation issues in collaboration with support partners.

What You'll Do

  • Biased toward action: Beyond diagnosing and identifying issues, you are focused in driving and executing initiatives that will have the highest impact for client groups.
  • Collaborative: Experienced thought partner and problem solver who can navigate in a matrixed, ambiguous environment and balance the needs of the company, managers, and employees alike.
  • An influencer: Adept at giving difficult advice and counsel using tact and rationale when having to say "no" or "we need to find a different approach".
  • Structured and data-driven: Can identify root causes and relate them to business objectives, how they map to the People Ops initiatives, and using data to inform decision making.
  • Focused on pragmatic, business-oriented solutions: Curious and knowledgeable about the business from the company and client group perspective. Includes developing a deep understanding of the mission, vision, and goals of all stakeholders. Strive to keep the business “context” in mind as you approach the PBP role.
  • Organized and creative: Strong program manager accustomed to leading and developing core People Ops programs and/or iterating to enhance existing ones.

Who You Are

  • 5+ years in an HR role; at least 2 of those in a in a fast-paced technology-centric environment.  Experience working within a distributed team is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proven ability to organize and analyze data, using HRIS systems for reporting.
  • Strong understanding of HR disciplines including performance management, employee relations, benefits, compensation, training, and organizational development.
  • Business and financial acumen.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on how the data tells a story and diplomacy.
  • Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills, and a results orientation.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgement in establishing and maintaining good working relationship with management and employees at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, and handle multiple issues that can be of a sensitive nature.
  • Intellectual curiosity about people and organization issues.
  • Effective influencer and communicator; great interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting capabilities and judgment; ability to make sound decisions independently with a ”Solve It” mentality.

What We Offer

  • 100% Company-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision for you and 75% for your dependents
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Daily catered lunch
  • Free and discounted pizza!
  • The opportunity to work with an incredibly supportive team of thinkers and innovators


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