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People Generalist - R3



People & HR
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

To solve one of the largest problems of our generation we need to get the world’s best talent.

We are on a mission to enable the global food system to become sustainable. Our technology is enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently already today. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?

For us, it is always team-first. Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?

We are looking for the hungry underdogs that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.

Our mission requires us to be fast. We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.

Fun plays an important role. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.

We have no small plans, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.

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Who we are

At Choco, our People team is not just about processes and procedures – we're all about driving performance and fueling success by cultivating a team of top-notch talent. We're on a mission to empower individuals, unite our teams, and unlock their full potential. This isn't just a job – it's a chance to make a real impact on our team's performance.

What you’ll do

As a People Generalist, you'll be at the forefront of this dynamic environment, working closely with stakeholders across Legal, Finance, Talent Acquisition, and Operations to deliver tailored solutions that drive results. From onboarding to offboarding, visa cases to healthcare setup, you'll be the go-to resource for all things people-related.

But we're not just about ticking boxes – we're committed to excellence. That means staying ahead of the curve when it comes to compliance, partnering with legal experts to navigate regulations and best practices seamlessly. And when it comes to data, we don't just keep it up to date – we own it, ensuring accuracy and integrity every step of the way.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Owning the end-to-end payroll processing for the United States

  • Manage the entire employee lifecycle, from onboarding to offboarding

  • Be first point of contact for general employee support such as questions on payroll & benefits, time-off, leave policy compliance and other ad-hoc people topics

  • Ensure our HRIS (Hibob) is the accurate, single source of truth for all employee data

  • Collaborating with our Global People team on projects.

  • Drive ad-hoc projects, such as office contract/subletting and team event planning, supporting recruitment efforts

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience in People Operations/HR, in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience handling US payroll & benefit programs

  • Experience with an HRIS

  • Being tech-savvy & finding ways to streamline and automate processes

  • Passion for employee experience

  • Get sh*t done attitude, tenacious, detail-orientated and strong work ethic

  • A high level of integrity

  • Due to the highly collaborative nature of our business (and the fact that we enjoy spending time together), this is an in-office position.

Compensation Range

The compensation range (OTE) for this position is $73,000. - $110,000. The actual compensation offered depends on the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and geographic location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.

We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.

We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.

Choco is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.