People and Culture Manager

Punchcut is seeking a new team member to support our company leadership. You’ll help nurture and extend our company culture, help our team achieve their personal / professional growth and work to continually improve the Punchcut experience. Candidates should have experience as an HR generalist and be enthusiastic about implementing programs that expand our training, DEI, and performance development initiatives. This is a full-time or part-time role (we can flex for the right person).

We already have a great team, a strong culture, and a creative design studio environment. Come help us take it to the next level!

Does this sound like you?

  • Love taking care of people
  • Cultivate an inclusive, equitable and healthy work environment
  • Engage with a positive, enthusiastic and supportive approach
  • Listen closely to others, always balancing other people’s perspectives
  • Enjoy organizing project plans and details
  • Easily build relationships and connect with others

Your main duties in this role:

The People and Culture Manager is accountable for working with our Leadership team to cultivate our people and our working experience in line with our strategic mission and business goals.

  • Help nurture Punchcut’s culture, ensuring ongoing inclusivity, collaboration, and differentiation with an increasingly distributed workforce
  • Lead strategies and initiatives for employee engagement, connection, and retention
  • Support our teams in providing effective feedback, coaching, and training
  • Monitor employee satisfaction and improvement areas through formal and informal means
  • Help lead our training, learning, and talent development programs
  • Coach and advise new leaders in improving their management skills
  • Manage relationships and communications with flex team members (temps, interns, contractors)
  • Help lead our DEI committee, company-wide conversations, and related initiatives
  • Inform employee leveling, compensation, and benefits decisions
  • Manage day-to-day HR tasks, maintain HRIS, and answer employee HR questions as needed
  • Working with our HR/compliance consultant, ensure we are following federal, state, and city HR requirements.

To succeed in this position you'll need:

  • At least 5 years working as an HR generalist, recruiter, trainer or similar role
  • Experience managing people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency in Google Suite and interest/willingness to learn other HR, operational, and design tools
  • Outstanding relationship, team-building and conflict resolution skills
  • A cool head, enthusiasm, lots of positive energy, and a sense of humor

Bonus points for:

  • Prior experience in a People & Culture role
  • Experience working in a design agency
  • Experience using Bamboo, Small Improvements and similar tools

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For twenty years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

Well, what are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything!


San Francisco/Remote


full time