PROVEN is using AI, data and personalization to disrupt skincare and…

HR Business Partner

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3+ years
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Amy Yuan
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About the role

About PROVEN: At PROVEN, we believe everyone is beautifully different, and their skin should be cared for accordingly. Founded in 2017 by two women of color, PROVEN uses award-winning artificial intelligence to create a customized skin care system for every individual’s unique needs. Check us out in features on leading shows and publications including Shark Tank, Today Show, People, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Allure, Fox, CNBC, and Refinery29.

About the Job: PROVEN is seeking a passionate and innovative leader of people and culture to develop and implement strategies, programs, processes, and policies to support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company and engage and develop our employees. The ideal candidate will lead all aspects of the function including Talent Acquisition and Management, Employee Experience and Culture, Total Rewards, Learning and Development, Compliance, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You will serve as a trusted partner to the executive and leadership team, providing guidance and expertise on all People matters. The ideal candidate is someone who has the passion to be part of a game-changing company and sees this position as a chance to succeed and grow into a larger role as the company continues to expand.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an effective People strategy aligned to the organization’s current needs and growth objectives
  • Create talent management strategies to encompass workforce planning, hiring practices, performance management, training and professional development programs, and succession planning
  • Driving recruitment of the best talent, coaching them on team leadership, helping to resolve employee relations issues, and managing problems that help develop staff
  • Act as a genuine culture champion, and support all employees
  • Own the employee experience, creating and refining strategic programs to drive engagement and enhance our culture
  • Take the lead on employee relations, crisis management, internal communication, policy and compliance, and leadership alignment
  • Coach and mentor fellow colleagues/managers and develop leadership bench strength capable of addressing the challenges of a highly dynamic organization
  • Mediate employee relations and performance issues and provide counsel to fellow managers on appropriate methods of performance management

Who You Are:

  • A minimum of 5 years of HR experience; previous experience in early-stage high growth business a plus
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset and independent but collaborative work style
  • Strong organizational, time-management, project management, and creative skills—with an ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solving skills - feel comfortable to challenge conventional approaches and have a willingness to build a unique approach
  • Knowledge of compliance standards and employment law, employee Benefit Administration and Payroll
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Benefits of working at PROVEN: At PROVEN, we are committed to the happiness and wellbeing of our employees, and our inclusive benefits include:

  • Work flexibly - we are fully distributed with employees in CA, NY, IL, FL, DC, MA, and WA and you can work from the convenience of your own home office
  • Comprehensive health support - insurance for health, vision, dental, and dependent care - your health comes first, and we’ve got you covered
  • Industry-leading 401k match - we invest in your future
  • Unlimited paid time off (covering vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave) - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family
  • Exclusive employee subscription discounts and SWAG - to ensure you experience the magic of PROVEN’s products (and give us valuable feedback!)
  • Regular company-wide events & outings - those who play together, stay together!

PROVEN is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Why you should join Proven

At PROVEN, we have built the most comprehensive database the beauty industry has ever seen, having analyzed over 8 million skin care reviews, on more than 100,000 products, 20,000 ingredients, and 4000 academic peer reviewed papers. This database is nicknamed the Beauty Genome Project. We then use the data and machine learning to tailor-make beauty products that actually work, because they are formulated specifically for you own individual skin.

Customers fill out an online quiz (questions cover age, ethnicity, lifestyle, and geographic location) to receive a unique skin profile and set of skincare products based on findings from the Beauty Genome Project.

We are changing not just the way that consumers discover and buy beauty products, but also how CPG companies are operated, with less wasteful, more targeted marketing, more efficient inventory turnover, and longer customer life time value using data and personalization.

PROVEN was selected to be in the Oscars gift basket to this year's nominees, and has been featured in New Beauty, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Verge, and the Huffington Post.

PROVEN had just graduated from Y Combinator. We were also selected to be in this Sephora's Beauty Innovation accelerator, and had just won MIT's AI Startup Idol award of the year.

Team Size:10
Location:San Francisco
Amy Yuan
Amy Yuan
Ming Zhao
Ming Zhao