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Palo Alto, California

Director, People Partners

Next Insurance is a fast-growing 350+ person startup based in Silicon Valley and is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. Next has raised over $630 million from top tier investors and is the valley’s latest unicorn, valued at over $2 billion.


Next Insurance is looking for explorers who are filled with curiosity, have the desire to travel the unbeaten path, and realize new heights in providing small business owners with the peace of mind to run their businesses. If you move fast, customer-focused, and willing to challenge the status quo, Next Insurance might just be your next journey.


Our People Team makes sure Next Insurance is a phenomenal place to work every day. We’re responsible for building, growing, and developing the careers of the extraordinary people who work here. 


This critical people leadership role will lead the US team of People Business Partners and define the strategy of the business partner function. We are looking for a leader with experience in a global, matrixed environment. 

What You’ll Do:

Strategic business partner to managers and leaders by providing thought leadership on how to develop and implement the right people solutions to execute against the business strategy

Lead the facilitation and management of all people programs rollout with close global alignment (performance reviews, engagement surveys, etc)

Proactively identify and resolve complex organizational challenges 

Own and optimize the end to end people processes (culture, compensation, benefits, etc)

Partner with the VP of People to set the long-term vision and strategy for the people organization.

Act as a cultural ambassador, including fostering diversity and inclusion.

Coach, partner, and develop senior leaders

Manage and lead the US people business partner team and help grow the team

What We Need:

10+ years experience in HR Business Partner role (or similar) in a technology company; 2+ years managing HR Business Partners

Experience working with a fast-growing mid-sized global company

You have excellent judgment and problem-solving capabilities

Analytically driven, you are experienced in utilizing qualitative and quantitative approaches to problem-solving and root cause analysis.

You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and impeccable discretion when handling confidential or sensitive information.

You are agile, fearless, and able to adapt to shifting priorities

BA/BS required; advanced degree in organizational development/psychology preferred


One of our core values is ‘Play as a Team’; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Next’s policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.