Chief People Officer

Apollo

United States Remote

Full time

Chief People Officer / CXO

May 11

About Apollo

Founded in 2015, Apollo is a leading sales intelligence and engagement platform trusted by over 15,000 paying customers, from rapidly growing startups to the largest global enterprises. Our platform unifies a database of 200 million business contacts with advanced intelligence and engagement tools, to help over 500,000 sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals to connect with the right person at the right time with the right message, at speed and scale.

In the last year, we’ve grown ARR 3x, quadrupled our active users, maintained profitability 18 out of the past 20 months, and recently closed a $110M Series C led by Sequoia Capital to fuel the next phase of our growth.

Working at Apollo

We are a remote-first inclusive organization focused on operational excellence. Our way of working ensures clear expectations and an environment to do your best work with ample reward.

The Chief People Officer, reporting to the CEO, will be responsible for all elements of the People Function including business partnership, recruiting, learning and development, talent management, total rewards, HR systems and operations, and compliance globally. This person will be a partner to the CEO and the leadership team in developing the company’s strategy in a fast growing technology company.

This position is a great opportunity to develop a world class people organization in a rising technology company, influence all aspects of our workforce, promote diversity and inclusion efforts, and build out a team of high-performing and passionate HR / Recruiting professionals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Talent Attraction (Recruiting)

  • Build a high-performance recruiting machine that hits hiring goals on-time and adds high-performers. Strengthen the selection and assessment processes. Teach hiring managers how to better assess for culture fit and future potential. Strengthen Apollo’s employment brand as it expands into different talent markets. Leverage Apollo’s own technology and out-of-the-box ideas to drive quality and efficient hiring.

Performance Management & Employee Engagement

  • As Apollo scales, help its leaders build a culture and employee experience defined by high engagement and performance.
  • Own and move the needle on end-to-end employee experience (measured by eNPS).
  • Put in place an engine for employee growth and development that drives engagement and motivates employees to continuously stretch and learn.
  • Take a rigorous, analytical and disciplined approach to employee listening and actioning key learnings from employee sentiment.

HR Business Partners

  • Coach the senior leadership team on being effective leaders as the company continues to grow and change; act as the pulse of the employee base and foster meaningful and regular two-way employee communication.
  • Work closely with, and support, all of Apollo’s people managers on building leadership capability, including communicating with their teams and driving engagement in a remote environment; goal setting and tracking; delivering performance feedback; architecting development paths/programs; and working effectively as a team.
  • Work closely with, and support, all of Apollo’s people managers on building leadership capability, including communicating with their teams and driving engagement in a remote environment; goal setting and tracking; delivering performance feedback; architecting development paths/programs; and working effectively as a team.

Comp & Benefits / Talent Retention

  • Ensure that Apollo remains an “employer of choice” by aligning competitive compensation and benefits practices/programs that contribute to the attraction and retention of high-caliber talent.

DE&I

  • Build effective diversity programs and practices that drive enhanced business success and a culture of inclusion.

Foundations & Compliance

  • Put in place the enabling infrastructure that the People function needs to scale, including the right systems, processes, people, metrics, and best practices.
  • Build capability around People-related practices and systems that ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Mentor and develop a world-class People team; hire and train additional team members.

Qualifications:

  • 15+ yrs of progressive HR leadership within high-growth, technology-driven organizations
  • BS Degree in HR Management, Organizational Psychology, or applicable area from Tier 1 school; Masters Degree preferred
  • 7+ yrs building and leading remote geographically dispersed teams globally
  • Relevant accredited HR certifications such as SHRM-SCP, AIHR, etc. 
  • Proven HR expertise and background within high growth companies, with increasing levels of accountability and seniority, and with significant time spent working with highly effective and driven executive teams
  • Strong EQ with cultivated interpersonal skills with varied high growth organizations and expertise in leading HR organizations
  • Strong initiative, always striving to raise the bar and inspiring the same from those around them
  • Possess a high level of integrity, being highly credible internally as well as with business partners and investors
  • A continuous learning mindset along with nimbleness and agility to work through ambiguity and the unknown
  • A high level of ownership, confidentiality, and attention to detail
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • A deep understanding of equity compensation and dealing with an evolving compensation model
  • An effective communicator, having extensive experience in people development, coaching and mentoring

What You’ll Love About Apollo

Besides the great compensation package and culture that thrives in openness and excellence, we invest tremendous effort into developing our remote employees’ careers. The team embraces that we have a sole purpose: to help customers maximize their full revenue potential on the Apollo platform. This mindset opens us up to a lot of creative approaches to making customers successful at scale. You’ll be a significant part of a lean, remote team, empowered to really own your role as a proactive educator. We’re very collaborative at Apollo, so you’ll be able to lean on your teammates, even in adjacent departments, to help you achieve lofty goals. You’ll be supported and encouraged to experiment and take educated risks that lead to big wins. And, you’ll have a whole team remotely by your side to help you do it!

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