Senior Manager of People Ops

About Big Happy

Big Happy is a fast-growing startup that combines the next generation of mobile focused creative with publisher media to create an interaction across publisher web pages that wows the modern-day consumer and drives brand outcomes. As the leader in highly engaging 2D and 3D mobile ad creatives, Fortune 500 brand partners are constantly tapping into our end-to-end mobile targeting and creative platforms to reach their audiences on the go, or at home – wherever they may be.

Job Description

  • Reporting directly to the COO, the Sr Manager of People Operations role will be responsible for driving key people-focused initiatives throughout the organization. The Sr Manager of People Operations will work with the COO on projects including, but not limited to:

  • Refining employee onboarding materials and leading new hire training

  • Developing and implementing new employee recognition programs, including performance review programs

  • Working with Big Happy employees to address inbound people-related questions/concerns

  • Drive internal DEI initiatives and help recruit diverse talent

  • Draft and send all new employee job offers.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must possess the following:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in human resources, business administration, organizational development or related field, or a comparable mix of education, experience, and skills

  • At least three years of People Ops experience with increasing responsibilities

  • Demonstrated interest in startups and/or adtech


Candidates should possess the following attributes for the position:

  • Broad knowledge of and experience in People Ops principles and practices and People Ops functions, including policy development and administration, recruitment and retention, compensation and classification, employee relations, performance management, and current HRIS

  • SHRM or PCP certification a plus

  • Experience successfully incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) goals into People Ops processes, programs, and initiatives

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and meet strategic People Ops goals and improve People Ops performance by utilizing data and metrics

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities and projects


  • Strong competitive base salary with full benefits and a great work life balance

  • Team Happy camaraderie and encouragement every step of the way as we celebrate the wins and opportunities to fail fast and learn and continue on your upward trajectory in your career

  • Big Happy-provided laptop

  • Participation in Big Happy stock program

  • Ability to be yourself and be successful and valued for your contributions


  • Three days per week in the office (Midtown Manhattan) 

Job Category: HR
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: New York City
Total Compensation: $95-$130k

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