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Director, People Partner (HR Business Partner)

Pagaya Investments

Pagaya Investments

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People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2022

About Pagaya

Shape the Future of Finance

Pagaya is building a leading artificial intelligence network to help our partners grow their businesses and better serve their customers.

Pagaya powers a leading artificial intelligence network that enables banks, fintechs, merchants, lenders, and other B2C businesses to provide their customers with greater access to financial services. We help partners grow their customer base while managing risk, all with a seamless customer experience.

Pagaya’s network enables our partners’ customers access to credit across Auto, Credit Card, Personal loans, and Real Estate markets. We are also developing products in insurance, real estate, and more. Our network is fully automated and operating at scale - with the support of the Pagaya network, our partners have processed millions of applications, with a new application typically analyzed every second.

Let's create better outcomes together!

About the Role

The Director, People Partner will provide overall strategic human resources support across Pagaya’s US offices. This includes but is not limited to organizational design, talent and performance management, leadership and career development, retention, engagement, and compensation. The role will be based in NYC and report to the VP of People.


  • Work closely with business teams to understand business priorities and trends that impact people strategy, including workforce needs, organizational design and talent
  • Talent Management - partner with leaders to design and deliver talent strategies that enable assessment, development, retention and action planning and also promote a learning environment
  • Organizational Design and effectiveness - work with department leaders to ensure we are aligning strategy, skills, structure, and people in a way that optimizes performance; facilitate change management efforts. Create and analyze workforce trends and key demographics
  • Performance Management - partner with employees and managers to support and manage performance
  • Manage compensation activities with business leaders including YE compensation reviews and communication strategy; review benchmarking and market data to identify trends
  • Partner closely with other key stakeholders on People Team:
    • CoEs (eg recruiting, employee relations) to provide expertise and integrated and seamless employee experience
    • Global People Partner team to support key global people initiatives and programs as well as global business engagement
    • Facilitate offboarding of voluntary leavers by conducting exit interviews, capturing themes and working with managers to address as needed; provide support to ER with involuntary terms
    • Demonstrate ownership to develop and drive People Programs and processes from start to finish and deliver meaningful results to the business


  • 15+ years of work experience in People/HR Partner roles, preferably in a high-growth fast-paced environment. Prefer 4+ years experience leading the business partner function.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills, proven ability to partner across diverse stakeholders
  • Proven experience in leading highly commercial talent strategies, providing coaching and talent and performance management, all while driving a client-centric approach across the business
  • A self-starter with a solutions-oriented and consultative mindset and ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to think strategically and commercially, with strong execution skills
  • Strong analytical and technical skills - comfortable working with data, and extracting insights
  • Continuous learner with flexible mindset who has demonstrated the ability to be nimble and creative thinker within an ever-evolving and dynamic organization
  • Preference for financial services/fintech experience, but open to tech or other industries.
  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA or Masters preferred

The pay ranges for New York-based hires are commensurate with candidate experience. Pay range: $200,000-$250,000.

Pay ranges for candidates working in locations other than New York may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.

Our Team

Pagaya was founded in 2016 by seasoned research, finance, and technology entrepreneurs with our head quarters located in NYC, Tel Aviv, Boston, and Zurich.

We move fast and smart, identifying new opportunities and building end-to-end solutions from AI models and unique data sources. Every Pagaya team member is solving new and exciting challenges every day in a culture based on partnership, collaboration, and community.

Join a team of builders who are working every day to enable better outcomes for our partners and their customers.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We believe great solutions are built through a great community.

  • Continuous Learning: It’s okay to not know something yet, but have the desire to grow and improve.
  • Win for all: We exist to make sure all participants in the system win, which in turn helps Pagaya win.
  • Debate and commit: Share openly, question respectfully, and once a decision is made, commit to it fully.
  • The Pagaya way: Break systems down to their most foundational element, and rebuild them unique to Pagaya.

More than just a job

We believe health, happiness, and productivity go hand-in-hand. That's why we're continually looking to enhance the ways we support you with benefits programs and perks that allow every Pagayan to do the best work of their life.

This job is no longer accepting applications

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