VP of People at Caliper Foods

| Greater Denver Area
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About Caliper Holdings

Caliper Holdings was founded in 2015 on the belief that cannabinoids, especially non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, represent a major new category in functional ingredients.

Today, Caliper Holdings encompasses three distinct business lines: (1) Caliper, a leading brand of soluble CBD-infused powders available nationwide; (2) Caliper Ingredients, a leading manufacturer of standardized, documented, application-specific cannabinoid solutions for quality-focused CPG companies; and (3) Ripple, a leading brand of marijuana edibles in Colorado (Michigan coming soon).

About the Job:

We are looking for a VP of People to build the next draft of our company. We are at heart a process-focused company, and as we scale up from 70 employees, we need someone as organized as we are to keep our People function on track. The ideal candidate will be able to think creatively about organizational structure and candidate sourcing while drawing from a reservoir of proven processes. They will share our belief that calling people “A players” often says more about the labeler than the labeled, and that great culture is a function not just of people, but diligence, consistency, and integrity of action.

As the VP of People, you’ll work with leaders from across our organization to identify and fill gaps in our capabilities. You’ll take ownership of — and improve — our current HR systems covering everything from recruiting to onboarding to development to offboarding. You’ll also be responsible for the day-to-day handling of employee issues.

What you’ll do:

  • Understand the Company’s strategic objectives and needs to best lead the HR Operations strategy and execution
  • Implement the core areas of a successful HR department, including:
    • Recruiting
    • Onboarding
    • Performance appraisals
    • Talent retention
    • Benefits programs
    • Compliance
  • Update and maintain all employee documentation, such as handbooks, job descriptions, and annual reviews
  • Foster a low-drama, high-performance culture that aligns with organizational values and expectations
  • Oversee HR best practices to ensure all applicable municipal, state, and federal laws are tracked and followed
  • Maintain and grow leadership and communication training programs across all levels of the organization
  • Own and improve the systems and software we use to store and manage HR information

What we’ll love about you:

  • A process-oriented problem solver who can manage complex situations without panicking
  • A natural ability to collaborate well with others across the organization and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to talk to people, get their buy in, and move projects forward without blowing anything up
  • A team player with a distaste for mercenaries
  • An organized person with strong written and verbal communication 
  • An emotionally mature adult who prefers to work with other emotionally mature adults
  • An inquisitive, curious nature that views ignorance as an opportunity to learn or teach
  • A willingness to admit error quickly and move immediately on to improvement
  • A clear communicator in any format
  • Excellent time management skills

What you’ll love about us:

  • We are a company, not a cult. We expect you to put in an honest day’s work and then go home to your family. Fire drills are the exception, not the norm.
  • We are a team of competent, motivated, diverse, and decent adults.
  • We offer competitive compensation, 100% paid health benefits, 401k, sick leave, and a relaxed office environment.
  • We are a workplace of adults who value reasoned debate over political maneuvering. We try to do the right thing and, more importantly, we try to identify and admit when we don’t.
  • We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees. We too value health, relaxation, and spending time with friends and family.
  • For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt


  • 7+ years of experience in a HR leadership role
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related experience required
  • Strong understanding of the interviewing process, benefits administration, payroll, compliance and other HR functions
  • Experience with both exempt and non-exempt work force
  • Proven ability to manage up and down in an organization
  • PHR or SHRM certification is a bonus

Compensation: $120,000-$165,000, depending on relevant experience


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Located in industrial Commerce City, our offices are a quick 10 minute drive to Park Hill, Stapleton and RiNo.

An Insider's view of Caliper Foods

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a relaxed vibe with an incredible group of highly driven, fast-paced, no nonsense pros that get things done. We balance work and play, so that you feel at home at work and also kick butt at your job. At the end of the day we own up to mistakes, help our coworkers succeed, and attack every task harder than the last.


Senior Brand Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Working in a new and emerging industry requires a high tolerance of ambiguity that pushes us to use creative problem solving. We are all passionate about our opportunity to bring cannabinoid infused products to a wider audience in a safe and responsible manner using science as the cornerstone of our decision making process.


Senior Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My managers, mentors, and peers have encouraged me to cultivate professionalism and helped me to facilitate a positive and productive working culture. In two short years, I was given the opportunity to move through the positions of Associate Scientist, Food Scientist, Senior Scientist, and finally to Quality Assurance Manager.


Quality Assurance Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We chose the name, Caliper, because we believe in measuring our success with proven and exact science. Everyone in the industry says they're the trusted partner. We actually prove it. We are a company, not a cult. We don't evangelize what we can't prove and we value process as much as outcome.


Founder & COO

What makes someone successful on your team?

We collaborate. Not just in a, “hey, let me bounce this idea off of you” kind of way. While we give credit where credit is due, it’s not about the credit – it’s about what we build together. We allow each other to make mistakes, and we all step in to help adjust course when necessary. We are all adults, and we trust each other to get our shit done.


Founder & Brand Director

What are Caliper Foods Perks + Benefits

Caliper Foods Benefits Overview

What you’ll love about us:
-A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
-A group of sane, most rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
-An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
-We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees
-We pay competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
-For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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