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People and Culture Generalist

Role: Full-time

About Plenty

Plenty is on a mission to make fresh, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone.  Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need.  Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this.  We are a collaborative and innovative bunch.  We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously.  We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way.  Most importantly, we’re here to improve the lives of plants, people and our planet.  

About Role

Plenty is looking for a People and Culture Generalist to join our People team. The People & Culture Generalist is a hands-on solutions-oriented role that will have a direct impact on shaping our people strategy and people experience with a broad range of responsibilities across the entire employee lifecycle. This role is responsible for supporting employees and managers on a variety of issues related to, but not limited to accommodations, benefits, compliance, employee engagement, employee relations, performance, workers' compensation, and leaves of absence, as well as training and development.

What you'll do

  • Serve as the main point of contact for employee inquiries; quickly answering questions in a professional manner in accordance with Company policy, escalate and direct where appropriate 
  • Promote the Company culture and values by engaging with employees, identifying and surfacing employee and organizational issues, addressing concerns and providing thought leadership and support to employees and business leaders
  • Act as diversity and inclusion champion, supporting Company-wide DEI initiatives and ensuring implementation of inclusive People practices
  • Maintain knowledge, trends, and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, best practices, and serve as advocate for team members, providing them with appropriate information as needed
  • Create, implement and document new processes and procedures for the organization, including contributing to Company repository for SOPs; working closely with internal communications
  • Provide support and guidance to employees and managers in the resolution of employee relations issues, support investigations, and document information as needed.  Ensure timely and fair resolution to employee disputes and conflicts
  • Provide training and coaching to managers and employees on all aspects of performance, development, and policies and procedures interpretation
  • Support onboarding, orientation, and off-boarding, while fostering positive experiences
  • Maintain and update employee data in the HRIS system and in employee files
  • Travel less than 10%
  • Other duties as assigned

What you'll bring to the table

  • BA / BS degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Empathetic and employee-focused approach: caring deeply about people, helping them to achieve their personal and professional goals, and enabling them to do the best and most meaningful work
  • Superior problem solving abilities with a natural curiosity for solutions and process improvements
  • Excellent project management and organization skills with a detail oriented mindset. You enjoy to-do lists and you're always double checking
  • Ability to effectively develop and deliver manager and employee training programs
  • Strong communication and influencing skills; ability to build meaningful relationships with employees at all levels across the organization in order to lead change
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, understand trends and develop recommendations 
  • Start-up experience or experience in areas that are fast-paced and dynamically changing. Comfortable operating in ambiguous environments and learning as you go

Type of Role

Full-Time; Onsite

What we can offer 

  • Compensation; we’ll pay you a competitive salary, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K 
  • Health & well-being; we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits, in-office gyms, and an Employee Assistance Program to help with mental health, financial & legal matters 
  • Food; in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together; learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment; we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
  • Paid time off; we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we don’t cap the amount of days you can take off per year in addition to the paid holidays we observe
  • Parental leave; 12 weeks off for all new parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition 

Food safety requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • All employees must show proof of COVID vaccination before starting work, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception