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Head of People Operations

ISLAND Redondo Beach, CA

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

ISLAND is hiring a Head of People Operations to lead the charge on our efforts to build and support an innovative and high-performing culture, with the overarching goal of creating an employee experience that attracts, retains, and grows the best talent in the South Bay.


  • Develop and maintain progressive programs for onboarding, performance management, and employee engagement

  • Understand our company goals and align our people practices with our business objectives

  • Lead the employee experience function and ensure that the day-to-day experience aligns with our culture, aspirations, and drive to become an employer of choice

  • Act as a strategic leader as we build out scalable programs for all things people-related, while simultaneously wearing a generalist hat and serving as the main point of contact within the company for tactical people needs

  • Champion collaborative cross-functional relationships with recruiting, office management, payroll and hiring managers to ensure the successful onboarding and offboarding of new employees

  • Work collaboratively with legal, finance, and other key teams to manage the workflows, transactions, reporting, HRIS systems and record keeping

  • Proactively and empathetically address workplace and personnel issues - including resolving interpersonal and employee relations issues

  • Oversee the administration and maintenance of ISLAND’s HRIS platform to ensure the tools appropriately support the business, compliance, and reporting aspects for the company

  • Responsible for benefits onboarding and support

  • Build and manage the employee handbook/intranet and internal communications to ensure that company-wide practices align with company culture

  • Monitor new laws or regulations related to HR compliance and drive continuous process and program improvement


  • 5-7 years of progressive experience leading a people operations function

  • Excellent knowledge of best HR practices, industry standards, and maintaining a healthy work culture

  • Experience working in fast-paced environments, preferably at a start-up, where you've built HR programs for early-stage companies from scratch

  • Flexibility - you can operate at a strategic level, but can also perform all tactical HR related duties

  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment and work independently

  • Strong project management skills - organized, detail oriented, execution focused

  • High social and emotional intelligence - you truly enjoy mentoring team members and cultivating strong relationships with all types of people

  • Experience establishing relationships as a trusted advisor to an executive team


  • Friendly and open work environment - we are a unique and focused team passionate about CPG and the future of cannabis!

  • A picturesque office with views of the beach along with indoor and outdoor workspaces

  • A fully loaded kitchen - snacks and beverages, plus cold brew and beer on tap

  • Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Unlimited PTO, because work life balance is important

Founded in 2014, Island is a leading cannabis company based in California. Our passion for exploration, community, and the outdoors comes to life through our wide range of high quality and straightforward products. Widely recognized as a dominant figure in manufacturing, compliance, and technology, Island continues to build industry-shaping infrastructure while inspiring moments of happiness with our customers. Island boasts an impressive executive team and is backed by some of the most prominent investors in the CPG industry. As part of this journey, we are seeking bright, entrepreneurial leaders that will help propel Island into a nationally recognized brand within our category.


Island was established in 2014 in Los Angeles, CA with the goal of responsibly producing artisanal quality cannabis products. You can find out more about us @


N. Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA
Redondo Beach, CA


Posted: over a month ago