At Hungryroot, we believe the toughest jobs can only be completed when the most passionate, diverse and dedicated groups of people come together behind an authentic and positive mission.

Director of People

About Hungryroot

At Hungryroot, we are building a new way to grocery shop. Rather than browsing an endless selection of items at a traditional grocer, customers can now receive personal deliveries based on their tastes, lifestyle and budget preferences. We learn what customers like and don't like, and we deliver fresh, wholesome foods with simple-to-prepare instructions, making it easier than ever to eat healthy. Our mission is to make healthy living easy. We’re a passionate, fast-paced organization backed by some of the nation’s best venture capital investors.

About the opportunity

We’re looking for a forward-looking, goal oriented and empathetic Director of People to lead our talent acquisition, onboarding, training, development, coaching and human resources efforts. This is a new position for Hungryroot and will report directly to our Founder and CEO. We believe that people, values and culture are and will continue to be a competitive advantage to Hungryroot as we seek to disrupt an industry that has not prioritized building progressive internal cultures. You will be our first People / Human Resources hire and will thus need to be comfortable owning a wide range of tasks and getting into the details. This is the ideal role for someone looking to help build the next great workplace who has established a track record as a dedicated, proactive and positive team player, has a passion for health, wellness and craveable food, and is ready for their next challenge.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive all talent acquisition and recruiting efforts, including recruiting key positions across functions in close collaboration with senior management, optimizing processes and executing best practices
  • Take a creative and strategic approach to recruiting, developing and improving our sourcing strategies for both active and passive candidates and ensuring we provide an exceptional end-to-end candidate experience
  • Drive all onboarding, training, development and ongoing coaching efforts across the organization, at every level, including senior management
  • Oversee quarterly employee review processes, track and optimize around employee satisfaction metrics, and drive company-wide learning and volunteer opportunities
  • Lead employer branding, including strategy definition and execution of initiatives such as participation in conferences, workshops, and meet-ups, and oversight of digital employer presence (Linkedin, Glassdoor, careers page, etc.)
  • Be a constant promoter for our core values (being positive, proactive and transparent) and ensure we build a company culture that we can all be proud of


  • 5+ years’ experience in people operations / human resources at a progressive, values-driven organization
  • Bachelors’ degree with a focus in Human Resources, Business or Psychology preferred
  • Experience across recruiting, training and development and human resources, as well as passion for employer branding and employee satisfaction
  • Strong people developer with a flexible leadership style to adapt to various learning methodologies; ability to coach people across all levels in the organization
  • Possesses the professional, interpersonal, and cultural skills to establish early and lasting trust, credibility, and rapport at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter with a hands-on attitude, and confident working with stakeholders of all levels
  • Excellent judgment with a strong ability to independently make prudent, well-informed decisions and maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • A motivated, positive, proactive and transparent attitude
  • Passion for healthy living, brightening people’s days and Hungryroot’s mission

Additional information

  • Based in our Manhattan office just south of Union Square
  • Reports directly to the CEO
  • Competitive compensation + subsidized health benefits
  • All the Hungryroot you can eat!
  • A working environment filled with passionate, happy, smart people

Interested in joining us? Email to learn more.