Director of Compensation and Benefits

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2 Aug 2021


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Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.

We’re headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!

We’re looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!

About the Role:

Imperfect Foods is seeking a Director of Compensation & Benefits to develop and deliver innovative programs, balancing business needs and employee experience. This position is an opportunity to develop strategies from the ground up that will further drive employee performance, positive business results, and reward employees for their success.

Through a deep knowledge of employee compensation management, benefits, HRIS and 401K management, the ideal candidate is a self-starting, motivated, roll-up your sleeves player who learns and adapts quickly. The Director will balance the day-to-day tactical and transactional nature of the role, working through a long-term strategic lens. In this role, you will bring an appetite to diagnose complex issues, recommend solutions, and engage the appropriate resources that support the successful achievement of business goals of a growing startup environment, scaling for growth.


  • Undertake a review of current compensation plans and programs and present findings using data analytics
  • Design and implement benefits policies & processes, recognition, and compensation programs. This includes base pay, short- and long-term incentive plans, bonus structures, and executive compensation
  • Understand internal trends and competitive market intelligence, anticipate and navigate the impact on our pay philosophy
  • Lead the composition and development of salary ranges, job structures, and job levels based on external market data and lead the delivery of the Company’s compensation review process
  • Have ownership of the outline, implementation, and evolution of Company incentive programs. Partner with the People Team on job offers, onboarding/offboarding processes, compensation solutions, job evaluations, promotions, annual reviews, recognition, and reward strategies
  • Collaborate with various internal groups – finance, marketing, operations, customer care, and others as needed – on a variety of issues pertaining to equity and incentive compensation
  • Act as the primary administrator for our employee health insurance plans (medical, dental, and vision), 401K plan, disability plans, life insurance plan, workers compensation, flexible spending accounts, and other benefits plans to ensure we are competitive and compliant in benefit offerings.
  • Work with each region to ensure the benefits & compensation programs locally allow the company to remain competitive
  • Develop insightful campaigns and training for employees and ensure that they are getting the most out of their company-sponsored programs.
  • Ensure company policies and protocols are in compliance with relevant laws and regulations, examples: ERISA, ACA-related, HIPPA, records management, etc. Maintain a solid knowledge of federal, state regulations and labor laws that may affect policies, compliance, and reporting
  • Lead HRIS initiatives from conception to implementation. Propose short and long-term HRIS technology strategies and roadmaps
  • Collaborate with functional and technical staff, both internal and external, to achieve required HRIS results and ensure data integrity across multiple systems and providers
  • Optimize data and reporting – Identify alignments and other opportunities for improvement of current systems, resources, and processes for efficiency, quality, timeliness, and accuracy of HR functions

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of People (HR) leadership experience
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise 8 to 10+ years of related experience in compensation, executive compensation, HRIS, and 401K management within publicly-traded technology, and/or retail industries
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. CCP, or SHRM-SCP preferred
  • Experience crafting and linking successful compensation systems to retention programs and succession planning
  • Excellent strategic and analytic capability. Mastery skills in Excel is a plus
  • Executive presence, able to influence senior management and work across all levels of an organization.
  • Collaborative business style to work optimally across all key stakeholders internally and externally. Experienced leader who values collaboration and can drive an engage/empower a team
  • Strong business acuity; a firm grasp of the financial, legal, and tax implications of the various compensation alternatives
  • Change agent driving practices and leading innovative thinking. Able to anticipate trends/consequences and build creative strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities that require strong project management and decision-making capabilities; Hands-on approach required

About You:

  • You have a “get it done” demeanor and approach to the job – doing what is necessary to move the company forward. Your effective consultation and influencing skills always get you ahead
  • You have an engaging and fun personality with exceptionally high EQ. You’re happiest working on a diverse team with peers, other managers, staff, and senior leadership
  • You’re able to manage priorities in a multifaceted environment and adapt to change quickly and positively. You’re self-directed while demonstrating excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • You pride yourself on your customer service and communications skills, the ability to work with professionals, and maintain confidentiality standards
  • You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

  • Full-time exempt position reporting to the VP of People
  • Position is based remotely within the United States
  • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!
  • May require travel dependent on business needs (up to 25%)

Physical Requirements:

  • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
  • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
  • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
  • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
  • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets

Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

How we are protecting employees from COVID-19

At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.

We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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