Director of People Operations & Strategy

Kansas City Metro, KS

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Professional

Job Description

TORCH.AI, Leawood, KS 66209

About Us
At Torch.AI, we’re passionate about building software that solves some of the world’s most challenging problems. On the leading edge for artificial intelligence for National Security clients and beyond, we partner with some of the most influential organizations to transform how they define success using data and technology. Our platform has been used to enhance top-secret clearances, stop fraud on a massive scale, discover new trends, gain an edge in financial markets, and beyond. If answering these types of challenges excites you, we’d love for you to join.

The Role
We are seeking a Director of People Operations & Strategy, whose mission is to lead the cultivation, development, and advancement of Torch’s people and culture. You’ll advise Torch leadership in developing strategies and implementing initiatives for our short- and long-term people strategy, organizational development and change, communications, hire-to-retire processes—including recruitment, onboarding, talent management & development, compensation & benefits, and succession planning—and other strategic and operational initiatives.

We are seeking someone who is excited and passionate about a fast paced, high-growth potential opportunity. You will focus on results and retention, and foster a culture and employee experience that grows alongside our business and that positions Torch as a career-defining workplace for every employee.
You might spend one day providing strategic-backed data reporting to the CEO and another facilitating employee trainings, development, and performance management activities. The role will likely evolve over time as the business grows and you will have significant influence in its direction as well as in your own career.

Skills & Competencies
Human Capital/HR Strategy
HR Operations
Talent Development
Performance Management
Excellent Verbal & Written Communications
Organizational Effectiveness
Analytical Thinker & Problem Solver
HR Technology Platforms



Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Psychology, or other related field

  • 5-7 years of collective experience in operations, HR strategy, and/or talent development

  • Broad HR knowledge spanning essential HR functions

  • Demonstrated experience leading and implementing strategic level HR and organizational-level initiatives

  • Ability to develop, present, and support compelling strategic plans to leadership

  • Thorough knowledge of HR and employment related laws and regulations, including but not limited to ACA, ESR, 1095-C, FMLA

  • High-degree of integrity and confidentiality and ability to build trust at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong project management skills; ability to lead projects at a network level to influence and obtain buy-in, and drive execution and achievement of results

  • Passion for innovative HR/People solutions and process improvement

  • Strong organizational skills - ability to collaborate with Torch’s HR Coordinator to support ongoing execution of HR operations and associated processes without missing a beat

  • Prior experience leading, coaching, and mentoring direct reports

  • Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, oriented on results

  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn Torch’s HR platform, ADP

  • High-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

We’re looking for candidates who are strategic thinkers, hands-on, people-focused, knowledgeable of business operations and motivated.

Additional Information

Full Time, Monday thru Friday; Full Benefits; Leawood, KS. EOE.

TOP offers weekly pay!  

TOP Resources Staffing Professionals

10500 Barkley # 108
Overland Park, KS 66212


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Jayne Johnson

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