Head of People and Organizational Development

Remote | Full-time

We make Plaid the highlight of your career.

At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone.  There has never been a better time than now to start building the future of fintech with us. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo and SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 11,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam.

Head of People and Organizational development
Plaid is at the heart of a thriving ecosystem that is reshaping financial services. From banking and payments, to investing and lending, Plaid’s data network powers leading digital finance tools used by hundreds of millions of people to manage their financial lives. Plaid customers include leading fintech companies such as Venmo, Chime, Robinhood and Coinbase; Fortune 500 companies including ADP, Microsoft, and Tesla; and traditional financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and BNP. 

Like all great companies, Plaid is powered by amazing people who are passionate about our ambitious mission – to help unlock financial freedom for everyone. We are growing quickly in North America and Europe, and looking for an experienced leader to join our executive team and drive the development and execution of the global people strategy in support of Plaid’s next phase of growth. 

Key responsibilities

  • Managing + mentoring POD-Team
  •  Shape, influence and lead an evolving People & Org. development function at a hyper Growth companyDefine and implement People Development strategy at Plaid: includes leadership-, manager-, IC/Skill-, Career and team development
  •  Define and implement Talent Management programs in partnership with HRBP lead, programs like: Performance management, Employee engagement, Succession Planning, and Talent reviews
  •  Define/Implement a new Plaid onboarding program
  •  Guide, mentor and develop a high performing team - continue to scale the team based on business objectives
  • Supporting Business leaders & managers
  •  Thought partner for business leaders in establishing strong learning cultures in their teams Leadership coachingSupport Xfunctional work on our People team
  •  Partner with people team/leads to support key HR programsHelp us scale our best-in-class People team

The candidate

  • Scaled a People & Organizational Development team to support employee population to 2k+.
  • Thought leadership on talent management, performance management, manager development and leadership development
  • Experience building and mentoring high-performance teams. Must have managed managers, not just IC’s
  • Experience in a public company or IPO experience
  • Strong org design experience
  • Data-driven: uses data analysis to help solve problems and utilize data and report to influence stakeholders to drive action
  • Managed and redesigned performance cycles and employee engagement surveys
Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at
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