VP of People

Woburn, MA /
Phoenix Tailings – 3. Operations /
Full Time
/ On-site
About Phoenix Tailings 
Phoenix Tailings is the world’s first clean mining and metals production company. Each year, the mining industry discards over 200 billion tons of waste (tailings) and produces more than 7% of the world’s carbon emissions. Using our proprietary novel technology, Phoenix Tailings eliminates this harmful waste from the environment and sustainably creates valuable new materials used in next-generation technologies. 
The foundation of Phoenix Tailings emerged from a group of friends’ backyard conversations about fixing the broken system of metals production. Today, Phoenix Tailings is one of the top sustainability startups in the world, pioneering zero-waste mining . With funding from the US Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, Phoenix has made significant progress on our clean mining mission. 
Why Phoenix Tailings 
At Phoenix, we believe that together, the right people can overcome any obstacle and change the world – and we’re looking for those people to join us! This is an opportunity to work in an innovative, fun, and cutting-edge environment focused on revolutionizing how the world’s primary resources are created. If you share our relentless pursuit of a better future, a passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, Phoenix is the place for you! 
Our Values: 
You are only crazy if you are wrong 
It’s ok to be wrong 
Lead with Compassion 
Be Resourceful 
What we do 
At Phoenix, we build novel extraction and refining processing techniques and technologies for critical materials that power clean technologies with zero waste and no carbon emissions. 

Learn More: Here

Who we are looking for: 

Phoenix Tailings is looking for a driven and passionate individual to join our team in Woburn, Massachusetts. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the VP of People will be a critical member supporting every aspect of the business, making a substantial impact on the company, and setting the organization up for success as it grows. This is the perfect role for someone who wants to jump from corporate to a startup while using their efforts to further the vision of a Zero Waste World. Even though this role reports to the CEO, you will be a trusted resource for all team members.

What you will do:

    • Recommend and establish company practices that foster a positive workplace culture and employer brand, and enables all employees to contribute to the results of the organization.
    • Collaborate with executive leadership to define the organization's long-term mission and goals
    • Research, develop, and implement competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs
    • Inform and improve upon our existing management and accountability structures, such as OKRs, performance reviews, and team structures and responsibilities.
    • Provide guidance on state and federal laws and regulations and work with the company’s General Counsel to maintain best practices in employment law.
    • Expand on our playbook for recruiting and lead the recruitment efforts of a quickly growing start-up.
    • Partner with hiring managers to develop clear job descriptions, position requirements, and recruitment strategies.
    • Design the in-house recruitment function including sourcing, screening, assessment, and reference checking.
    • Support the company to build a network of potential candidates and top performers through proactive market research and ongoing relationship management.

What you have:

    • Drive to success and ability to hustle.
    • Minimum of 5-10 years managing HR and/or People at a fast-growing organization.
    • Proven ability to emotionally and effectively grow a team at a high-growth startup.
    • Experience leading recruiting efforts at a company.
    • Experience developing company-wide HR protocols and dealing with complex HR matters.
    • Exceptional collaboration skills with an ability to communicate simply and effectively with a range of stakeholders.
    • Outstanding time-management skills and experience working efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
    • Highly results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency and the ability to deliver within a fast-paced, continuously evolving environment.

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

    • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
    • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
    • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
    • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreats, and celebrations.
    • Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
    • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
    • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining. We offer an attractive compensation package with benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and an unlimited vacation policy. 
Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).