26 days old

VP, Total Rewards

KIND Snacks
New York, New York 10018
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Who are we?

Since its founding in 2004, KIND has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.


We love making snacks that delight people’s taste buds and fuel their bodies, and we also love inspiring kindness in communities everywhere. As a not-only-for-profit company, we’ve always believed that there’s more to business than just profit.


We’re looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you’re looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.


What you’ll do

  As the VP Total Rewards you will develop consistent rewards and operations framework in line with KIND’s business needs, culture, and values, including relevant programs addressing domestic and international benefits and compensation, compliance, and processes. You will oversee KIND’s compensation, benefits, and rewards programs, as well as manage our HR Operations team that supports HRIS/technology, payroll and compliance. You will be a member of the HR Leadership team to set overall department priorities and strategies and work collaboratively with KIND Leaders to consult on operations and rewards efforts to achieve KIND’s goals. Your ability to communicate insights from our data to help KIND make sound decisions for our future will make you successful in this role.  And this is how you will do it….


Total Rewards (Compensation and Benefits)

  • Lead the design, strategy, planning, management and communications of the compensation, benefits and incentive pay programs (bonus, equity and long-term incentives) for all KIND team members
  • Oversee equity plan administration, maintain proper records of vesting schedules, and execute settlements in compliance with plan rules and payroll tax requirements
  • Manage the annual merit planning process and communications, and ensure our technology is optimized to support an easy and smooth process for the business
  • Lead a comprehensive assessment of current benefit plans and develop data-driven recommendations for strategy, design and cost structure changes to ensure that we maintain a competitive advantage and meet the needs of our team members and the company
  • Demonstrate your leadership through expert counsel to HR and Business leadership on compensation issues related to company pay structures, pay change recommendations, new hire offers, and wage and hour regulations
  • Administer compensation structures, market pricing/surveys, research, cost analysis, trends, and other analytics for compensation and benefits, as well as all other HR programs, ensuring alignment with company strategy and best in class practices
  • Keep KIND current by conducting and maintaining job evaluations and ensuring integrity of our compensation structure
  • Partner closely with external benefits consulting firm to design and negotiate competitive US and Canada benefits and develop a strong relationship with carriers.
  • Ensure compliance by overseeing the administration of all team member benefit programs (including worker’s compensation, insurance, leave of absence, etc.). Coach HR Operations team on resolving complex health and leave situations
  • Establish and execute wellness strategy to enhance our team members’ experience and oversee planned initiatives and programs


Operations & Compliance

  • Lead the maintenance of KIND policies in alignment with our values, appropriate laws and regulations
  • Be a partner with our Legal advisors, IT, and Finance teams to ensure compliance and protect KIND
  • Oversee the HR Operations team and lead the supporting functions of payroll, employment taxes, HR technology and reporting analytics.
  • With an eye for important regulations, you ensure all KIND related administrative forms, reports, processes, and audits are completed accurately, timely and in compliance with relevant local, state, federal and provincial regulations for Benefits, HR Recordkeeping and audits and compliance


Technology & Analytics

  • Your expertise in HR technologies will enable you to design, deliver, maintain and enhance our HR systems (including HRIS) to ensure proper utilization, integration, database management and data integrity
  • With your analytical skills, you will oversee design, analysis and reporting of HRIS data and communicate findings and insights on HRIS metrics, trends, and variances


What you’ll bring to KIND

  • Experience designing an integrated approach to compensation, benefits, rewards, and equity incentive programs
  • Expertise and vision, from a deep desire to stay current on regulations, trends and the future of workplaces
  • Exceptional technology and analytical skills, comfort working with large amounts of data and communicating data findings; experience establishing, tracking, interpreting and presenting program metrics
  • Ownership mindset and consistent delivery on commitments
  • Maturity in leadership and coaching on strategy, planning and deriving/acting on insights from data
  • A partnership and relationship-based approach to working across our organization
  • Passion for seeking the best
  • A willingness to challenge our “way of work” in order to maximize and enhance our resources 


You are…

  • Someone who understands how to see the human in front of them
  • Accountable for your results and how those are achieved
  • Insatiable with your drive to achieve
  • Curious with a constant desire to learn and seek improvement
  • A collaborator who doesn’t shy away from change 
  • A self-aware and inspirational leader
  • A data geek
  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness


You have…

  • Minimum of 10 years of HR operations, technology, and total rewards programs or related experience
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance/Accounting or related field required
  • Experience working with compensation structures, job evaluation process and benchmark salary data
  • Experience administering equity programs required (restricted stock units and stock options)
  • In depth experience with cloud-based HRIS/Payroll systems, such as; Ultipro, Workday, ADP etc.
  • Proven experience as an Excel Pro & Mentor
  • Experience with market-based pricing, short and long term incentive administration and other compensation frameworks
  • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills to support data analysis and reporting
  • Very strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to effectively convey messages to different leaders and ensure team members understand total rewards, policies and their accountabilities
  • A track record of managing, leading and developing a team
  • Expert knowledge & understanding of HR (local/state/federal) laws



  • Demonstrated success in large organizations with ‘best-in-class’ processes AND entrepreneurial environments where you’ve had to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and get things done


What KIND offers

  • Competitive compensation, including equity in KIND!
  • Flexible Paid Time Off.  Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
  • Casual office dress code – feel free to wear your KIND gear
  • Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends through a quarterly voucher
  • Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
  • The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday



At KIND, we are committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.


Posted: 2019-08-20 Expires: 2019-09-19

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