Director, People US


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 04/17/2021
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  • Company Address: Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, Berlin, 10115

About SoundCloud

SoundCloud is the world’s largest open audio platform, powered by a connected community of creators, listeners, and curators on the pulse of what's new, now and next in culture. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud empowers the world’s audio creators with the best tools, services, and resources to build and grow their careers. With over 200 million tracks from 20 million creators heard in 190 countries, what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.

Job Description

What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world's largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what's new, now and next in music and audio. Our people team creates an environment that attracts and retains talented people and celebrates growth & connection

We’re now on the lookout for a Director People, US  to join us in this mission and act as part of our people team management team.

In this role, you will partner directly with our management teams (based in NY and LA) by providing leadership and management support through tailored advice on organization and people development. You will drive data-informed decision making and support calibrating and rewarding high performance. You will further improve our people programs - like performance reviews and promotions.


  • Act as people team management member to drive our strategy and deliver on our people roadmap for 2021 & beyond
  • Act as People Partner for our people managers in New York and Los Angeles
    • Coach our people manager with supporting organizational development and building high performing teams
    • Resolve tricky employment and performance issues
    • Facilitate conversations
    • Develop internal comms 
    • Drive organizational change initiatives
  • Manage and grow our US People Operations team
  • Design, lead and run our internal forum for managers and teams
  • Liaise with the Workplace, Finance and Business & Legal Affairs teams"
  • Execute and support our DEI strategy 
  • Drive various adhoc People projects
  • Negotiate HR contracts and manage vendors
  • Budget planning and tracking



As an experienced HR Professional you are looking for a dynamic international environment where you can apply your business acumen, communication, change management and influencing skills. You are excited about helping us to further develop our people practices and our diversity, equity and inclusion while sharing our passion to keep things simple in design, light on process and high on impact.

You are experienced with US labor and employment topics and you will enjoy acting as the most senior people person on the ground in our New York or LA office.

Your ability to build effective relationships at all levels helps you resolve tricky employment and performance issues. You are proactive and you do not only deal well with ambiguity yourself, you also enjoy supporting the organization to deal with change and ambiguity in a healthy way.

People call you proactive and innovative in your approach to getting things done, and you are comfortable being hands-on and scrappy. You adapt easily to change and help others understand and deal with complexity and uncertainty. You are passionate about your work, people and our product.

Are you ready to celebrate success with a world-class people team? Then we look forward to your application!

Diversity at SoundCloud

“SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute”.

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