VP, People Operations

· Fishers, Indiana
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

BLASTmedia is an Indianapolis area-based PR firm serving B2B SaaS clients nationwide. We’re looking for team members to join our quest to be the BEST public relations agency in the country dedicated to SaaS. At BLASTmedia, you’ll join a group of super-smart people who believe in our core values of Hustle Hard, Enjoy Life and Seek Growth.


As VP, People Operations, you will be a member of the executive team and day-to-day contributor responsible for curating a vibrant culture in support of all things people and culture.  In this role, you’ll bring strategic thought leadership and new ideas, paired with a hands-on approach and energy around a core belief that people are what make BLASTmedia a recognized great-place-to-work environment and a best-in-class PR partner for our B2B SaaS clients.


What You Get to Do:
Thought Leader and Guru of Best-in-Class Culture and The Employee Experience

  • Be a thought leader regarding organizational, cultural, and people-related initiatives by maintaining business acumen and knowledge on industry trends
  • Routinely review and recommend improvements to BLASTmedia policies, processes, and practices on people-related matters to support the achievement of business objectives and to build culture and engagement
  • Develop and ensure the execution of a robust people plan for long-term success and continuing to be a best-in-class employer in collaboration with senior leaders
  • Proactively communicate at all levels to support organizational change

Day-to-Day Implementer of People Strategy, HR Operations & Total Rewards

  • Responsible for full-cycle recruitment and employment branding initiatives
  • Provide leadership and be a resource to our college recruiting, internships, culture cultivation and events, diversity and inclusion committees to help ensure their success
  • Manage the employee lifecycle, including onboarding, retention, and offboarding
  • Continuing education is a mindset at BLASTmedia. Work with leaders and individuals on a variety of topics, ways, and means education can be accomplished and delivered
  • Work with executives on the design and development of company-wide performance management programs, feedback, promotion, and compensation cycles
  • Lead the development of people-related reporting and analytics to support effective decision-making and business needs
  • Utilize a data-driven approach to identify trends and recommend proactive solutions for employee recruiting, hiring, performance, retention, and engagement
  • Responsible for all benefit related health & wellness, time-off programs, and managing relationships with associated third-party partners
  • Ensure timely and accurate submittal and maintenance of employee recordkeeping to Worksmart and on Bamboo HR
  • Manage our PEO relationships with Worksmart and Bamboo HR and other people related service provides and tools
  • Establish and ensure BLASTmedia’s competitive total rewards programs to attract, retain, and motivate employees, while aligning with organizational goals
  • Build and evolve BLASTmedia’s people-related processes and tools with scalability in mind
  • Ensure BLASTmedia people-related programs and policies remain current on employment law compliance requirements and trends
  • Oversee facilities management, including day-to-day office space operations and systems, safety, and security

What you will need:

  • At least eight years of progressive HR experience in start-up/scale-up organizations; at least two of those years in a senior-level role
  • A fascination with people-strategy trends and awareness of which are truly effective; practice sound judgment in assessing which ones are worth adopting and which to ignore
  • Excellent project management skills with a proven ability to design and implement people operation strategies that deliver meaningful results
  • A natural coaching and mentoring style, listening effectively, and building rapport with a diverse workforce – all in the spirit of helping employees at all levels move from goal to positive results
  • Strong written, presentation, and verbal communication skills that are naturally fluid based on the audience and setting
  • Prior experience supporting on-site and remote employees
  • A can-do, make-it-happen attitude with an ability to establish and maintain positive relationships that foster results
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Organizational Psychology, or HR
  • HR Certification (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR); is a plus


What will make you stand out:

  • Experience working in an agency setting, or within a SaaS or B2B technology brand
  • Passion to impact and make a difference in the lives you serve. You can be a leader and have fun. You’re a people person with strong emotional intelligence. You work hard and have a great time doing it
  • A curiosity  about the latest trends in PR, SaaS, and B2B technology, with an interest in learning more
  • An entrepreneurial spirit. You’re comfortable building the plane while it’s in the air. You’re creative with available resources
  • Desire to be part of a team.While you can’t lose sight of your own goals, you are ready to roll-up your sleeves and add to a conversation, support a teammate, contribute to thought leadership or contribute to a project or initiative with enthusiasm
  • Interest in taking on challenges and finding solutions, not passing problems off to others
  • An open-mind. You don’t get flustered with the change that comes with being a part of a fast-growing organization. You don't get overwhelmed and enjoy working with people trying to solve problems, grow a business
  • Fantastic attention to detail, organizational, planning, and execution skills, tons of energy, and great follow-through
  • A commitment to do the right thing, always


What we have to offer:

  • Energetic, collaborative environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Semi-remote policy (60% time in office)
  • $750 each year for continuing education
  • 401K matching, health insurance, and paid parental leave
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • FREE FRIDAYS (no internal/external meetings, get your work done, enjoy your weekend)
  • On-site fitness facility
  • Regular think tanks, lunch & learns w/external and internal speakers
  • Regular volunteer and social events


What we’ve been up to:

  • Currently ranked the #1 PR agency on G2
  • Named one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work for five years running
  • Winner of Powderkeg Culture Awards and MIRA Exceptional Employer of the Year
  • PRSA winner in the Media Relations category in 2020 - Pinnacle and Diamond award
  • Agency podcast SaaS Half Full named Top 100 marketing podcasts
  • Entered Top 20 technology agencies in the US (based on revenue)


What Is SaaS?

Not too familiar with SaaS? It’s no problem—many of us were in your shoes when we started at BLASTmedia. Here’s what you need to know:

  • SaaS stands for software-as-a-service
  • The SaaS delivery model is where software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted on external servers in the cloud (not hosted in servers on-premise). SaaS products can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and a web browser.
  • Well-known SaaS companies you’ve probably heard of include Salesforce, Zoom, and Slack
  • SaaS is a huge market, and growing at a rapid pace
    • There are more than 15,000 SaaS companies globally
    • In 2020, the SaaS market is expected to reach $157 billion in revenue, which is more than triple what the market reached in 2014 ($48.8 billion)
    • SaaS delivery of software will significantly outpace traditional software product delivery, growing nearly five times faster than the traditional software market
    • 80% of businesses use at least one SaaS application


BLASTmedia believes a diverse and inclusive set of thoughts and perspectives creates better business outcomes and better humans — all are valued and welcome. We are intentionally and genuinely committed to continual learning and actions, enriching our lives through diversity.

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