The Opportunity

Near is looking for a Director of People & Culture to lead and scale the Human Resources organization. You will be a member of the Near Global Leadership team. This is a unique opportunity to own, scale and lead a team, and ensure that we are continuously driving the cultural values without compromising on quality. We are looking for a driven and ambitious leader who can play a pivotal role in the next phase of our journey.

Tasks include

  • Translate business priorities into Org wide HR strategies, plans and actions
  • Develop strategic initiatives and programs designed to support and enforce the mission and desired culture
  • Setup a recruitment strategy and lead recruiting support efforts for India and other countries that we operate in; utilize various sources to assist in this process
  • Create a robust intern and FTE recruitment plan from Tier 1 institutes such as IITs and IIMs.
  • Oversee succession plans at all levels; monitor and support succession and development plans for each level
  • Oversee and monitor strategic training and organizational development plans; recommend and implement improvements and new programs as necessary
  • Oversee and monitor the company-wide performance evaluation system; recommend and implement improvements as necessary
  • Develop and implement employee incentive and recognition programs including bonus programs; recommend and implement improvements as necessary
  • Develop and implement employee opinion surveys, evaluate results, and develop solutions


  • 8+ years of experience in Human Resource Development and 5+ years in leading people and performance teams and initiatives at a growth stage company
  • Hands on experience setting up hiring strategy in sync with the leadership team and scaling recruitment at a growth stage company across functions, especially engineering, data sciences and marketing.
  • Experience in building an organizational culture that is sync with the vision set by the Executive team
  • Experience in a fast-moving, growth-minded startup, and comfort with needing to be flexible and adaptable as requirements change.
  • Strong leadership skills including goal-setting, coaching, team building, empowerment, and cross-functional communication.

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