Chief People Officer

July 2, 2019
Jersey City, New Jersey
Job Type


Opera Solutions Opco, LLC is one of America’s leading artificial intelligence and machine learning companies. We provide Practical, Scalable, Transformatve artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions ( AI + ML) to enterprise and government customers. Our machine learning solutions help enterprise and government customers increase profit and performance and reduce risk. We focus on certain verticals including healthcare/insurance, government, travel/hospitality, media/entertainment and financial services. And we focus on certain domains including procurement AI, contract AI, revenue cycle management AI, collections AI, portfolio AI, and fraud/waste/abuse AI.

We are seeking an entrepreneurial, self starting, team oriented executive who can help lead our overall Talent and HR effort. Talent is the life blood of our business - particulaly analytics, data science and software.

Formal Job Description:

We are looking for a Chief People Officer (CPO) to lead our HR department.

CPO responsibilities include designing and evaluating career paths, overseeing all HR functions including talent acquisition and crafting strategies that meet our business goals. If you think you’re able to help us transform our organization into a modern, productive and inclusive workspace, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will secure our long-term growth by leading all training, career development activities and our talent acquisition.

Essential Functions

  1. Proven people management and leadership skills:Annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters. Ensure HR plans align with our mission and business objective.
  2. Manage the creation of our employment brand and successfully lead efforts to effectively bring our brand to the market. Skilled at recruiting with the ability to match cultural and environmental fit, in addition to technical skills and experience fit.
  3. Build a data-driven recruiting organization, including analytics and metrics, to support our overall company objectives.
  4. Innovate hiring methodologies through identifying unique and non-traditional sources for finding candidates. Develop recruitment strategy. This may include job posting optimization, recruiting marketing channel development, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, talent planning, etc. Develop end to end undergraduate and graduate college recruiting programs.
  5. Work with internal teams and hiring managers to assist with recruitment efforts. Assist with both external and internal hiring efforts (internal recruitment - meaning assessment of employees for different or more senior roles.).
  6. Deliver on target staffing plans and partner closely with management and Finance to ensure headcount and hiring activity tracks to the hiring plan. Identify future talent needs and proactively recruiting and sourcing; develop talent pool or social engagements.
  7. Provide recruitment counsel and guidance to hiring managers and HR professionals with hiring and employment data, interview techniques and evaluation criteria. May develop specialized or competitive intelligence and research in regard to talent development or retention.
  8. Manage the recruitment process and lifecycle, including initial assessments, interviews, and offers. Counsel the candidate on corporate benefits, salary, and corporate environment.
  9. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization's compliance. Maintains responsibility for organization compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  10. Communicates changes in the organization's personnel policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed. Analyze the effectiveness of our HR procedures and tools.
  11. Assists executive management in the annual review, preparation and administration of the organization's wage and salary program.
  12. Coordinates or conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  13. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel matters.
  14. Works directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters.
  15. Promotes inclusion in the workplace and reinforces our position as an equal opportunity employer.
  16. Recommends, evaluates and participates in staff development for the organization. Formulates career development plans. Evaluate training and development programs.
  17. Maintains a human resource information system that meets the organization's personnel information needs.
  18. Supervises the staff of the human resource department.
  19. Participates on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.


  1. Business Acumen.
  2. Communication.
  3. Consultation.
  4. Critical Evaluation.
  5. Ethical Practice.
  6. Global & Cultural Awareness.
  7. HR and Recruiting Expertise.
  8. Leadership & Navigation.
  9. Relationship Management.


·       Work experience as a Chief People Officer, VP of HR or similar role

·       Experience in strategic planning

·       In-depth knowledge of all HR functions

·       Hands-on experience with HR software

·       Skilled at recruiting

·       Good understanding of labor legislation

·       Excellent leadership abilities

·       Communication and problem-solving skills

·       BSc/MSc in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology or relevant field

·       Certification like PHR and SPHR is a plus

Company Description

Opera Solutions is a global provider of Practical, Scalable, Transformative AI Solutions – we cut through AI hype and deliver results. With our innovative data science and analytics, we deploy AI solutions that create business results at scale.

Opera Solutions serves some of the world’s most respected businesses in the financial services, healthcare, travel, hospitality, retail, and telecommunications industries, as well as key government entities.

We solve business challenges across 4 key domains:
• Marketing and Customer Value Management
• Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
• Procurement
• Compliance and Risk

We offer several point solutions which can be adapted to fit your specific needs:
• Portfolio Commander: Model driven approach for Fund Managers to analyze portfolio decisions and assess risk
• Revenue Commander: Revenue Integrity solution for Hospital Networks and Payers
• Spend Commander: Spend Analytics Solution to help Procurement teams find hidden value in dense data

Our Practical AI Solutions are built on a foundation of advanced analytics software and backed by our core team of data scientists. Our cutting edge AI/ML platform addresses the persistent problem of scaling Big Data analytics. Using our platform and other analytics tools, we extract and apply insights from the most complex data environments to address multiple business problems and opportunities, accelerating targeted business actions and radically reducing time-to-value.

Opera Solutions has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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