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Human Resources Business Partner



People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2022
About Us
Ambercycle is a materials science company founded in 2015 to make the global fashion industry circular. Every year, over 120 billion garments are disposed of. We’re developing and scaling a breakthrough technology to manufacture yarns and fabrics from these end-of-life clothes, without a sacrifice in quality, rather than from petroleum or new agriculture resources. Our apparel products avoid the use of new raw materials and go into the highest quality applications, exceeding the expectations of end customers with a fraction of the environmental footprint. Using our technology, we are fundamentally changing the fashion industry and building the infinite textile ecosystem. Ambercycle’s first solution, cycora® is a premium fabric made from end-of-life textiles. For more information, visit and on IG.
The Job
The role will entail building our HR systems from the ground up as well as executing on the strategy created with Ambercycle senior executives. The ideal candidate will have strong functional HR and interpersonal skills and be driven to do what it takes to align our People and Culture initiatives and functions with business objectives and business needs.Responsibilities will include providing HR solutions to drive business objectives, facilitating recruitment of the right talent, supporting manager and employee development, increasing organizational effectiveness and employee engagement, and ensuring compliance with regulations.
To be successful in this role, you must understand business priorities and translate them into the highest impact work. You will help business leaders look around corners with recommendations that improve performance, retention, and the overall employee experience. To succeed, you will need a flexible skill set, including the ability to think strategically, execute tactically, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations. You will help grow and nurture a team that is developing a first-of-a-kind technology to drastically lower the fashion industry’s climate impact and create the circular fashion economy.


  • Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by keeping abreast of existing and emerging legislation as well as enforcing adherence and advising management on appropriate actions.
  • Operate as a key business partner to employees and senior leaders on workforce analytics, organizational optimization, leadership development, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Plan and lead organizational design projects to streamline and implement new HR structures, policies, programs, and processes that support rapidly shifting business demands.
  • Support employees and managers by handling HR related questions, interpreting and explaining policies, and helping resolve employee relations issues as needed.
  • Build training and development programs related to feedback, performance, career progression, etc.
  • Provide a hands-on approach with the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement and retention.
  • Uphold standards of strict confidentiality with respect to all matters and employee files.
  • Develop and execute a lifecycle approach to talent management focused on forecasting, staffing, onboarding, development, performance management, career / succession planning, by leveraging rigorous workforce analytics and insights.
  • Understand business goals as well as design and implement new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity, and development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of progressive experience as an HR Generalist, Manager or Business Partner with specific experience in organizational design, talent management, and change management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and manage ambiguity – dealing with issues that do not always have a process or a system in place.
  • The ability to be comfortable with high volume workload and not be afraid to "roll up your sleeves"
  • Ability to position self as credible (garners respect, acts with integrity, keeps commitments); proactive (has a point of view, challenges assumptions, takes initiative); and a trusted thought partner (builds relationships, delivers results).
  • Independent work style, balancing the need for collaboration with minimal supervision.
  • Equally adept at consulting, thinking strategically, and execution.
  • Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment.
  • Solutions focused and comfortable working in an environment which demands strong deliverables along with the ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Bias for action, impeccable work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence.
  • Strong team player with the ability to build and nurture solid relationships at all levels within the organization as well as external to the organization.
  • Experience working with senior executives in an “influence-without-authority” role.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401(k)
  • Healthy snacks & beverages
  • Lunch Provided in office on Fridays