Head of People and Culture

Dolls Kill
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States
13 Sep 2021
17 Feb 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Dolls Kill is a global fashion brand that empowers everyone to celebrate their individuality through radical, unapologetic self-expression. Our cult following of over 5 million social media followers includes some of the most influential personalities in music, art, pop culture, and fashion. We're also backed by strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world's next great consumer brands.

Our team is growing quickly in both our SF and LA locations and we are hiring across all business functions. We are looking for team members who are equally passionate about what we do and excited about joining the Dolls Kill crew.

About Us

Named "The Fastest Growing Retailer in the US", Dolls Kill is a fashion brand that boldly empowers young women to celebrate their individuality. With over two million followers on Instagram, we've become a cult favorite among DJs, celebrities and artists around the world.

Based in the Bay area, we have an amazing team of retail leaders, scrappy hackers, creative marketers and fashion trendsetters who are fun to work with and serious about what they do. We're also backed strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world's next great consumer brands. Look for our latest press mentions in Business Insider, Racked, TeenVogue, PopSugar, Elle, and more.

About the Role

We’re looking for a Head of People and Culture who will work with our executive team to design and execute a people strategy and long-term vision for growing our team while maintaining and strengthening our committed, collaborative, high performance culture. As the first executive dedicated to the people function you’ll provide counsel, develop roadmaps, and execute on key people-related programs including recruiting, onboarding, cultural initiatives, engagement and retention, performance management, career development, and human resources. We’re looking for someone with significant experience with all aspects of people operations and HR strategy but also an entrepreneurial spirit. In this role you’ll be an important member of the Dolls Kill executive team and will report to the CEO.


    • Build the people function at Dolls Kill; hire a team of recruiting, human resources, and culture-building rock stars who are as dedicated and passionate as you are
    • Dive in and get your hands dirty; while you’re building the people team, you’ll support hiring managers with recruiting and assist with human resource duties as needed
    • Develop an expanded sourcing strategy for filling the top of the funnel; find more and better ways to locate and engage qualified candidates for our open roles
    • Own applicant-facing management of our brand on and off platform including our careers page as well as platforms like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, etc.
    • Improve our hiring process; develop interviewing/ hiring/ new hire onboarding standards that are efficient, deliver positive candidate experiences, and yield quality hires
    • Develop our team; identify opportunities to create, implement, and standardize manager and employee coaching and training to build the next generation of leaders
    • Strengthen our culture; work with the management team to organize and execute team-building events and keep company culture top of mind
    • Support our team; create and expand on HR tools and processes, advise the executive team on employment laws, benefits options, compensation strategies, etc.
    • Measure the success of people processes; create and maintain KPI and operational metrics for recruiting efficacy, employee satisfaction and retention, etc.
    • Be a product owner; develop an informed perspective and work with internal teams to select, utilize, and improve our “people tech” including ATS and HR systems


    • 7+ years of experience with all aspects of people operations and HR strategy; career history showing roles of increasing scope and responsibility for people and strategy
    • Demonstrated success owning all aspects of people operations and HR strategy; ability to create and execute a compelling vision for everything under the people function
    • Entrepreneurial drive; you’re here to build a team, but you won’t be successful if you’re not willing to dive in and do a lot of things yourself while you’re getting up and going
    • Demonstrated achievement recruiting, hiring, and building culture at scale; you need to have experience in a people leadership role at a company with 500+ employees
    • The credibility, presence, and communication skills to be an influential business partner and coach to executive teams and maintain effective relationships with staff at all levels
    • Some experience with HR operations including employment law and best practices, industry compensation and benefits, and HR systems and tools

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