Principal, HR Business Partner

San Francisco

Hybrid 3x a week onsite at our offices on 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA

Our HR Business Partners collaborates with specific teams, working with leaders and employees on a wide range of relevant and impactful People-related areas: organizational development, talent management, coaching/development, compensation, conflict and performance management, employee relations and more. This HR Business Partner will be instrumental in shaping and driving HR Strategy and executing programs in collaboration with their stakeholders and client groups.

We're looking for a Senior or Principal, HR Business Partner for our North America operations, to guide people and programs across our global Go To Market and G&A organizations. In this role you will be working with senior business leaders and executives as an individual contributor to provide strategic and hands-on input, insight, and advice.

This role will be based in our San Francisco Office and expected to be onsite 3x a week (Monday, Tuesday and Th). 

The Role

  • Partner directly with leaders and employees to develop and implement HR initiatives and programs to support the business.
  • Advise on organizational and people related strategy and execution and influence decision making.
  • Work with the leaders to build a culture in which people feel engaged and inspired to provide top business results.
  • Always think: how could we do this better - and then proactively execute.
  • Lead / project manage core HR processes like performance, compensation, promotions, engagement, talent reviews, etc. 
  • Know your business groups inside out by analyzing employee data to guide decision making and provide solutions
  • Partner with your colleagues in TA, HROps, Finance, Workplaces and Legal to improve cross-functional processes. 

About You

  • You have 5-10+ years of experience 
  • Ideally you will have a deep understanding of partnering with Sales, Marketing, and G&A functions. 
  • You have significant experience partnering with globally distributed teams across time zones
  • You are a masterful Project & Change manager
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You easily build trust with your stakeholders by being open and transparent, and always following through
  • You have a deep knowledge of HR programs and practices, including employment laws and regulations, coaching and facilitation, and performance management and employee relations.
  • You are comfortable navigating a fast-changing environment and managing change.
  • Experience with facilitation 


Salary Range: $170,400 - $230,000+
The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only.  Multiple factors, such as your location, experience, depth of knowledge, as well as internal equity may be considered in extending an offer.


What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of building the world’s first and best Product Platform that fundamentally changes how our industry approaches the craft of Product Management.
  • Your customers are going to be the best product teams and minds out there. You will have the opportunity to learn from and advance the work of the best of the best in your field.
  • Be a part of a growing and innovative, mission-driven company, with the opportunity to shape the future of our product and customer experience, and to define an entire new market category.
  • Collaborate with a talented and passionate team, dedicated to making products that matter, together.

You can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, stock options, company 401k
  • A budget for your professional development and ongoing learning
  • Flexible PTO and paid sick days
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Carrot Fertility Benefits
  • 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart
  • 8 weeks of Paternity leave and 12 weeks of Maternity leave
  • Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care
  • Company contribution to gym and wellness memberships
  • Commuter benefits
  • Company contribution and access to best-in-class health benefits and your own Soulmio membership

About Productboard

Productboard is the customer-centric product management platform that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. Over 6,000 companies, including Zoom, One Medical, Cartier, Microsoft, and Korn Ferry, use Productboard to understand what customers need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.

With offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Brno, and Prague, Productboard is backed by leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Credo Ventures.

In January 2022, we closed our $125M Series D round, which put us into the Unicorn category of companies, with a valuation of $1.7B.

  • Join at the golden startup age — established stability of a Unicorn with space for individual impact.
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere, building a whole new category of software.
  • You can help change the way that products are built all over the world.
  • We iterate quickly, and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work.
  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and new markets.
  • We are recognized as one of the hottest tech startups on the market today, named by Forbes magazine and Business Insider as one of the best startup employers to bet your career on and are regularly recognized for our company culture.

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters — most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open calendars and communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, successes, and failures.

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Check out our LinkedIn Life page, or listen to our People of Productboard podcast for a real feel of what life is like at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. We aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other bias covered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.