Head of People & Culture

Too Good To Go

New York, NY, USA

Full time

Dec 8

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Imagine if there was something we could all change today that would reduce global warming by 10%. That’s how much food waste contributes to the climate crisis, and yet we continue to waste 40% of all food in the US. 

At Too Good To Go, we dream of a planet with no food waste. Our app connects consumers to surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away from local restaurants and grocery stores, such as pastries, fresh produce, sushi and more. Each meal rescued is equivalent to the carbon footprint from charging one smartphone fully 422 times. 

Already available in 17 international markets including Paris, London, Copenhagen, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam, Too Good To Go has quickly become the go-to for eco-conscious consumers and businesses around the world, resulting in more than 44 million app downloads and over 91 million meals saved to date. 

We launched our US operations just over one year ago, and the results have exceeded our expectations! During this short time, we have 5,000 active stores on the platform, saved over 1 Million meals and built a team of 150+ Waste Warriors that is actively growing. 

Your mission

No matter what we do, we are above all a people-driven company. We need someone who can work on the day-to-day operations, as well as create and deliver a compelling People & Culture vision and strategy for the longer term.

You’ll report directly to the US Country Manager and will be part of a supportive global People & Culture team.

Your role

This is a great challenge for an innovative People & Culture professional who can act as an expert partner to the US management team in a fast-paced, growth environment and take responsibility for ensuring a first-class employee experience.

You will be responsible for providing leadership on all things people and culture related, developing structures and strategies to support the team as it rapidly grows, including:

  • Inspire & Empower: Design and lead strategic people projects in line with our core values, establish learning and development plans, champion DE&I initiatives, and ensure legal compliance.
  • Leadership Development: Coach leaders on how to design, build and develop high performing teams, including goal-setting, performance enablement and people development.
  • Learning and People Growth: Put in place high-impact (and cost-effective) solutions to develop internal talent.
  • Employee Experience: Ensure an optimal experience at every touch-point in the life cycle.
  • Talent Acquisition: Work closely with key stakeholders and the Talent Acquisition function to build a rock-star hiring strategy to shape the right teams and contribute to optimal hiring decisions.
  • Owning and improving upon our people management systems (including onboarding, reviews, feedback, and promotions) that help retain a world-class team

A true people person, who will be supported by multiple P&C managers across various regions and time zones within the US.  


  • Substantial experience across the whole employee lifecycle, including experience with contracts, payroll processing, leadership development, talent management, compensation & benefits, and employment relations.
  • Strong understanding of U.S Labour Laws and experience collaborating closely with legal teams. 
  • Established experience managing medium to large teams, across different department functions within people and culture, locally and globally.
  • Experience with heavy recruitment and people on-boarding.
  • Expertise in leading diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.
  • Experience with BCorp initiatives is beneficial.
  • Ideally, you have developed a People function in a scale-up, fast-growth business.
  • Ability to travel as needed (10%-15% ) open to travel outside the U.S.
  • Full Vaccination against Covid19 (unless granted a religious or medical exemption)

We are also looking for:

  • A natural mentoring style and comfortable training managers and employees on a range of soft skills.
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of an overall business strategy.
  • Ability to solve problems and communicate ideas in a structured and engaging way.
  • Ability to influence and work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills across all levels.
  • It would also be great if you have a HR certification, such as an SPHR or SHRM-SCP.
  • A true passion for sustainability and fighting food waste is a MUST - you understand the urgency of action for the planet.

Our values:

  • We fight together: food waste is a big beast to fight. We can do it if we fight together as Waste Warriors with no ego. We believe in a #oneteam.
  • We raise the bar: we always push for more. We work smart, smash barriers and elevate one another.
  • We keep it simple: our ambitions are bold but our solutions are simple.
  • We build a legacy: we’re proud of the change we’re driving. 
  • We care: we always look out for each other. Caring is also about the way we do business. We do the right thing.

What we have to offer 

  • A rare opportunity to work in a social impact company (and certified B Corporation!) where you get to wake up every day knowing you’re achieving positive change.
  • The experience of being part of an international company with 1200 enthusiastic and highly talented teammates across 17 countries – always ready to share knowledge and support!
  • Strong personal as well as professional development in an intense and high-growth scale-up environment.
  • An open company culture where you have the independence and room to unleash your creativity.
  • A strong team culture where successes are celebrated together.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • Pre Tax Commuter Benefits Program
  • Generous vacation package of 20 days 
  • Fully paid annual Citibike membership 
  • FSA

How to apply

  • We take recruitment very seriously, so please carefully read everything we have written above. Please also check our website and international media to get a good overview of Too Good To Go.
  • Submit your CV and Cover letter in English.
  • Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. No CV or Cover Letter will be accepted by email or LinkedIn direct messaging.
  • The application process consists of a one-way video-screening, a short video call with Talent Acquisition, followed by a video interview with the hiring manager, and a couple of on-site or video interviews with the US management team.


A Movement for Everyone

We want to inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste together. With that mission, it’s only natural that we want to build a diverse and inclusive team of highly capable individuals who are passionate about doing things in a better way. We strongly believe we all excel and are more creative when we’re allowed to be ourselves, and we’re committed to a culture where all of us belong.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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Too Good To Go

Inspiring and Empowering Everyone to Fight Food Waste Together