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VP, People

General and Administrative | Remote Eligible | Full Time | From $160,000.00 to $200,000.00 per year

Job Description


Founded in 2013, San Francisco-based Chairish is the leading online marketplace for exceptional home furnishings. Our mission is to inspire and foster the joy of creative expression through home decorating.

The Chairish marketplace connects millions of design lovers to over 12,000 sellers around the world, creating newfound business for sophisticated brands, unique makers, remarkable artists, esteemed vintage and antique dealers as well as private collectors. We are leading the luxury home furnishings industry into the digital future.

Our leadership team includes veteran technology entrepreneurs who’ve created the biggest global travel brands alongside celebrated fashion and design industry executives. Chairish has earned widespread recognition from leaders in the home design space. Architectural Digest named Chairish the #1 “can’t live without decorating app” that “will change the way you shop for furniture online.” Entrepreneur lists Chairish as one of the “best entrepreneurial companies in America '' and IAB recently named Chairish a "Brand to Watch in 2020”.


Chairish is looking for a Vice President, People. This position will lead a team of human resource individuals to oversee and guide the leadership team on all personnel matters and employee relations, including recruitment, performance management, compensation, policies and compliance, team-building, benefits administration, and culture building. The ideal candidate will have a passion for people management and is comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly scaling environment with a global footprint. As our “People Leader”, you’ll partner with all staff across the entire business around the world and play a key role in Chairish’s development and success. This role is remote-eligible and preferably based in either California or New York.


  • Provide thought leadership and support on people and organizational issues.

  • Lead a team of HR professionals, while mentoring and coaching.

  • Oversee the People Culture of the company’s global presence and expansion.

  • Build and execute a roadmap for the management team that will support Chairish’s ambitious growth.

  • Partner, coach, and consult while balancing the multi-faceted role of being an employee advocate, culture keeper, company steward, and administrator.

  • Lead the documentation, implementation, and administration of company policies and procedures.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to the day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.

  • Serve as a senior advisor to the executive team on all people-related matters to ensure the company has the talent, processes, systems, and policies necessary to support our strategic and financial goals.

  • Build trust with employees across all layers of the organization and be an active listener and effective problem solver of people issues.

  • Oversee company diversity and inclusion activities and continue to promote and strengthen our company culture on a global scale.

  • Additional HR projects/duties as needed.

Your experience

  • 8 years of work experience in progressively responsible roles in HR including 5+ years of experience as an HRBP (start-up or early-stage company experience highly preferred)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development or related field required.

  • SPHR or GSPHR are preferred.

  • Experience supporting senior-level leaders and Engineering/Product and/or Sales orgs highly preferred.

  • Experience with California employment law; multi-state compliance knowledge a plus.

  • Excellent communication, listening, and problem-solving skills. Positive solutions-based attitude.

  • Experience working on a global scale with team members in various locations outside the US.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement HR programs and plans that are aligned with overall business and HR strategy.

  • Exercise a high degree of professionalism and communication with confidential information.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Strong background in recruitment, employee relations, performance management, benefits administration, and compliance.

  • Strong knowledge of legacy and newly emerging HRIS, Payroll, and Talent Management systems.


Chairish Inc. is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender identity/expression, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. We are an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives to apply to job positions at Chairish.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please apply with your resume. All submissions will be evaluated and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

We offer our Chairish employees the below benefits and perks:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits

  • FSA and Commuter Benefits

  • 401k

  • Flexible remote work policy

  • Employee discount program

  • Paid maternity + family leave

  • PTO

  • Paid Holidays

  • Short-term disability and life insurance

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