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People Operations Manager



People & HR, Operations
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

About Sovrn

Every interesting company solves important problems for other people. Sovrn is a Software and Data business that helps Open Web businesses be and remain independent. We help them understand their business better, operate more efficiently, and make & keep more money.

  • We believe in the freedom and free-flow of information.
  • We believe the Open Web is the largest source of this information.
  • We believe in helping Open Web businesses be and remain Independent.

Through Software products and Data solutions we help our customers:

  • Understand their business better, so they can make better decisions
  • Operate their business more efficiently, so they can invest in what matters most
  • Make (and Keep) more money, so they control their own destiny

About the Team

The People Team partners with our employees to give them the tools and education they need to be the best they can at their job, and enjoy life at Sovrn while they’re doing it. We break down the walls of traditional people actions to adapt to the evolving workforce. Our commitment to the Sovrn team: Do more of what you love. Less of what you don’t.

About the Job

The People Operations Manager demonstrates a broad knowledge of human resources functions and employment law and is responsible for helping administer and implement various human resources activities, policies, and programs. This role participates in a wide range of HR functions to deliver maximum value to the People Team and organization.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Partner with the People Team to facilitate timely and compliant onboarding and off-boarding
  • Manage benefits administration: employee enrollment and questions, support open enrollment changes and communication, assist with claims resolution, maintain and set up carrier feeds with our HRIS, audits benefit bills on a monthly basis, 1095c generation and distribution
  • Manage 401k administration including rollovers, annual audit and be the point of contact for employee 401k questions and assistance
  • Manage employee leave of absence process, including short term disability conversations, sending statutory FMLA notices, and maintaining leave of absence worksheets for payroll
  • Support legal compliance, following statutory federal and state employment guidelines including filing the EEO1 annually
  • Manage all immigration and visa issues for the organization and partner with legal counsel as needed
  • Execute special projects, including potential acquisition activities, as needed
  • Helps implement HR systems and is the go-to person for HR system questions and issues
  • Generates periodic monthly reports and updates People team metrics regularly

About You

You are meticulous. Being organized and detail oriented is your lifeblood. You like working hard and take pride in your work. You enjoy being on a supportive and collaborative team and you are an excellent communicator. No job is too small.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 4+ years of Human Resources related experience as a generalist in people operations
  • 2+ years experience administering benefits programs
  • Experience with benefits administration, immigration compliance, HRIS administration, onboarding and offboarding and employee engagement initiatives
  • Experience with Google suite, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Working knowledge of HRIS platforms and ability to learn new technology as needed
  • High degree of customer obsession, with a track record for delivering results, team collaboration and business acumen
  • Superb organizational skills, strong attention to detail, deadline-driven and punctual
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work with highly sensitive data and information
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an approachable style and the ability to manage complex relationships and difficult conversations
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in identifying opportunities and recommending solutions
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment

Bonus Points

  • Experience in a technology-based growth company is preferred
  • Knowledge of the online publishing (media) industry
  • Working knowledge of Rippling

This position reports to: Chief People Officer

Location: Boulder, Colorado #LI-Hybrid

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $95,000 to $120,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications and geographic location. Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Recruitment Agencies

Sovrn does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Sovrn employees. Sovrn is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.