Director, People Business Partner

at Foursquare
San Francisco, CA

About Foursquare 

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform, dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places. Our proprietary technology unlocks the most accurate, trustworthy location data in the world, empowering businesses to answer key questions, uncover hidden insights, improve customer experiences, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by our mobile apps CityGuide and Swarm, as well as the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands, like Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Spotify, Uber, Airbnb and others.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK); data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns (Places and Visits), and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization (Studio).

About the Position

Foursquare is looking for a Director, People Business Partner to join our team located in or near one of our office hubs in New York City or San Francisco. 

The People Team aspires to be a strategic force multiplier for Foursquare. The People Team works in partnership with leaders and team members across the business to build the operational foundations, organizational infrastructure and cultural capacity to fuel vibrancy and velocity at FSQ. The Director, People Business Partner will be a critical catalyst in this journey, working closely with our Sales, Customer Success, Business Development, Marketing and G&A teams and their Executives to partner on all people related initiatives.

The ideal candidate for this role is a deeply strategic people leader with strong communication skills, business acumen, and the agility to lead in a fast-paced and innovative environment. You’ll be a trusted advisor to your Executive partners and their teams on all things people related, working across all critical organizational and people related opportunities and challenges to unlock a culture of growth. 

In this role, you’ll

  • Serve as a trusted business partner and coach to senior leaders to help align business objectives with people practices and develop key leadership talent
  • Spearhead and champion critical People Team initiatives including talent management, assessment, performance, compensation, training, and culture initiatives 
  • Support Executives and Managers in cultivating a Culture of Growth at FSQ: provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management including; coaching, counseling, career development 
  • Manage a team of two supporting the business partnerships function
  • Turn people analytics + data into insights that drive concrete actions and initiatives for the teams you support.
  • Grow and maintain adoption and engagement of company programs and benefits across your team’s employee population
  • Build trust with employees across all layers of your teams in order to be an effective listener, coach and problem solver of people issues, while providing feedback to executives concerning morale, motivation and risk issues
  • Partner with the recruiting team and Executives on talent strategy to ensure the team is equipped with the right talent to deliver on strategic priorities
  • Work with People team to scale our principles, practices and processes as we grow across multiple offices and locations globally 

What you’ll need 

  • 10+ years experience as a People / HR business partner in roles of increasing complexity and scope, partnering directly with senior leaders
  • Expertise in program management, organizational design and effectiveness, building high performing teams, navigating complex employee relations, and scaling an org with high growth
  • At least 4+ years directly managing a team of HRBP professionals
  • Change management expertise and experience managing and implementing  complex multi stakeholder initiatives
  • Successful past partnerships with Marketing/GTM/G&A teams is a must
  • Experience working in a start-up environment or in the tech space
  • Proven experience in organizational development, employee relations, performance management, training and development, and employment law and compliance
  • Ability to use data to drive strategic business decisions and develop action plans 
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills (specifically internal comms) and ability to coach and build rapport with a diverse workforce across multiple locations

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible PTO - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Industry Leading Healthcare - comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • Savings and Investments - 401(k) with company match
  • Equipment Setup - you will receive all necessary hardware for your job function
  • Professional Development - annual learning stipend for your career development goals
  • Family Planning and Fertility Programs - programs via Carrot 
  • Employee Resource Groups - to help you stay connected
  • Hybrid Work Schedule for in-person collaboration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning April 1, 2024. For roles considered remote, this will not apply.


At Foursquare, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry and market standards.  Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, and specific office location.

The annual total cash compensation range is $165,000 - $195,000, however actual salaries can vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills and competencies, as well as location. 

Salary is just one component of Foursquare’s total compensation package, which includes restricted stock units, multiple health insurance options, and a wide range of benefits!


Things to know…

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