VP PEOPLE- SPARE LABS

Strategic VP People for a series A growth stage company that is disrupting mobility solutions & Paratransit.

Who Is SPARE LABS & How Are They Changing the World?

 

  • Spare Labs is a Canadian company and the leading provider of mobility software. Its platform allows transportation providers both in the public and private sectors to automate their network’s day-to-day on-demand mobility operations. 

  • Their philosophy especially targets paratransit and the B2B spaces (think: Uber for buses)

  • Their mission is to democratize access to transportation and change the mobility landscape. They’ve launched a smart transportation service, bringing efficient on-demand ride-hailing and pooling services to communities across the globe.

  • They oversubscribed on an $18M Series A led by Inovia Capital with participation from Kensington Capital, Link VC, Ramen VC, Ridge Ventures, TransLink Capital etc.

  • Their toolkit, which includes data-driven transit planning, analytics dashboards and a purpose-built customer relationship management hub, enables anyone to operate an efficient on-demand mobility service.

  • They’ve partnered with Lyft (amongst other companies) as well as many government organizations.

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How Will I Make An Impact?

Spare Labs is looking for an innovative people leader who’s seen scale and can be a strategic advisor to the founding team. Reporting to the Co-Founder/COO, we’re looking for a big picture thinker who can drive Spare’s values, incredible culture and integrate strategy and tactics as the team goes through rocketship growth.

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

  • Be a culture leader, developing and upholding our People & Culture strategy;

  • Continue to build a People strategy that aligns with our mission and guiding principles, including hiring, retention, engagement, L&D, DEI and remote work strategies;

  • Be heard, as a core member of the executive team, in company strategy meetings and board meetings;

  • Partner with founders and managers across the business to drive growth through growth org structure planning, skill gap analysis, performance management and leadership development;

  • Grow our People Ops & Talent team to scale with the business, not based on the number of roles to fill, but on needs, skill sets, and growth & development opportunity;

  • Define our compensation philosophy, using a data-driven and people-centric approach;

  • Be strategic + hands on

  • Refresh process around performance management, comp & leveling, tools & systems

  • Use data to drive decision making

  • Is empathetic and people first
     

You will manage large People initiatives like employer branding, Best Workplace applications, and BCorp Applications.

 

By 90 days, you should have a solid understanding of what we have built up until this point, so that you can start building on the hiring & retention strategy, and begin execution of the first major milestones in this strategy.

Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • You have experience building People strategy in a remote-first company;

  • You have not only managed, but scaled a People Ops/Talent team;

  • You combined a data-driven and people-centric approach to culture and strategy;

  • You love being a mentor and a coach across the business, building and scaling training, as well as people development;

  • A strong L&D or facilitation background is an asset.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting.

 

At Spare we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to ensure all applications received are responded to.

We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

 

The Process:

As your Artemis Canada Recruitment Consultant, I’ll work closely with you through every step of the process.

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I’d love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements. Send me a note at Niv@artemiscanada.com if you or someone you know is interested!

 

We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

Does this sound exciting to you?
Get in touch at niv@artemiscanada.com!

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