Brainlabs is a wildly successful business because we have a remarkable bunch of Brainlabbers.

We’re not cloned in a laboratory – as the name might suggest. In fact we’re a diverse group of over 800 people located across the world. The vital DNA we all have in common is a commitment to doing our best work in an environment designed to help us to do just that.

We are committed to our culture (codified in this document) and are looking for people to join Brainlabs who believe in it too. In return, we pledge to make Brainlabs a place for you to:

  1. Do the best work of your career
  2. Work with positive people in a collaborative culture
  3. Be part of building the global agency of the future

About the role

Sounds good right? Ok, let’s move onto some more info about the role. First, the basics:

Classification: Full-time
Team: People
Reporting to: Chief People Officer
Estimated Start: February 2024
Location: [Hybrid] Grand Central Tower, 2, 140 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 
Work Authorization: This role is open to US or Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents and non-citizens allowed to work for any US or Canadian employer. We are unable to sponsor any work authorizations for this role.

What’s the role

As our Head of People Partnering, you will play a strategic role in shaping and implementing HR initiatives to support our High-Performance Media Agency and superteams of Brainlabbers. You will lead a team responsible for talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, training and development, and overall people strategy.

So, tell me about the company

Brainlabs is culture-first. You’ve probably heard other companies describe themselves as people, clients, or profit first – but we see people, clients and profit as the building blocks of our ecosystem. Culture powers all three and we know that when the ecosystem is balanced, we all win! That’s why the culture we cultivate is a culture of winning together.

To learn more about what it’s like to be a Brainlabber, check out our culture code.

What you do

Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Collaborate with executive leadership to develop and implement HR strategies that support the organization’s short-term and long-term business goals.
  • Provide strategic guidance on workforce planning, talent acquisition, talent development, and employee engagement.

Business Partnership:

    •  Build strong relationships with business leaders and key stakeholders to understand their objectives and challenges.
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders, providing insights and recommendations on people-related issues.

Talent Management:

  • Participate in recruitment and selection process ensuring we hire top talent.
  • Develop and implement talent development initiatives, including training programs, succession planning, and leadership development.

Employee Relations:

  • Address employee relations issues, mediate conflicts, and ensure fair and consistent application of HR policies.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive workplace culture that aligns with the organization’s values.

Performance Management:

  • Lead the performance management process, working with leaders to set performance expectations and goals.
  • Provide guidance on performance improvement plans and employee development.

HR Program Implementation:

  • Oversee the implementation of HR programs and initiatives, such as benefits administration, compensation planning, and diversity and inclusion programs.


  • Ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations.
  • Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging trends in HR.

Who you are

  • 5+ years  experience in HR leadership roles, with a focus on strategic HR business partnering in a media agency environment.
  • 3+ years experience managing and growing a small team.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate with leaders at all levels.
  • Strong understanding of HR best practices, employment laws, and industry trends.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree or HR certification is a plus.

How you succeed

  • Brainlabs is achieving its goal of being a High-Performance Media Agency with high-functioning teams of happy and ambitious Brainlabbers.
  • You use influence to lead change and transformation to foster a culture of transparency, trust, and co-accountability.
  • You partner with client and product leaders to grow their teams, win for our clients, and achieve our near and long-term growth goals!

What happens next

We know searching for a job is tough and that you want to find the best career and employer for you. We also want to ensure that this position is the best fit for both you and us. Therefore, you will participate in a comprehensive interview process that includes skills interviews with our team. The goal of this process is to allow you to get to know us as we learn more about you.

In line with our adaptive working policy and our standard way of working in North America we do not restrict our hiring to a fixed office location therefore we hire candidates across different states in the US and indeed in other countries such as Canada. We also receive applications from, and hire, candidates with varying levels of experience for example those who have a few years experience in a role to those who are looking to make a step up. The salary levels on our job postings are set so as to account for these variable factors with decisions on the salary to be offered only made once we know the experience and location of our new hire.

Beyond salary, you can learn more about our Benefits & Perks for our North America Brainlabbers here.

Brainlabs actively seeks and encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities.

Thank you for your interest in Brainlabs! We look forward to getting to know you!

Current position range
$150,000$175,000 USD

Brainlabs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace: we are committed to equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the application process, please let us know!