Recruiting & People Manager

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Tidal Vision is committed to diversity and inclusion for all employees. This is a learning process that involves examining our own habituated ways of working and shifting to ways of working that will not only attract but also sustain engagement and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, uniformed service member. Achieving equity is our goal. We invite all who are willing to join in our commitment to apply and help shape our ongoing efforts.

Tidal Vision

In 2015, Tidal Vision began its revolutionary journey as the only US manufacturer of chitosan, an all natural biopolymer that is upcycled from food byproducts and is used to displace synthetic chemicals across several industries. At Tidal Vision we believe nature does it better. We provide several major industries across the globe with natural, non-toxic biopolymer solutions to displace synthetic, and often toxic chemicals. We are experiencing exponential growth and are building our team. We are looking for team members who will elevate our team to the next level and who would excel in our company culture.

Job Description

Job Title: Recruiting & People Manager
Location: Bellingham, WA 
Reports To: GM Operations
Status: Exempt, Salary
Salary: $80,000+/year base salary DOE, plus full benefits


This position is responsible for developing and managing a full range of human resource programs for a startup company including the hiring process, benefits package, compensation structure, etc. while actively promoting the employee culture to advance Tidal Vision’s mission. This role will focus heavily on driving the company’s unique work model in a variety of innovative ways, while remaining highly people-focused. 

Tidal Vision strives to build and invest in the highest performing and most innovative team, to put our people and customers above process, to avoid company-wide rules as much as possible, and to have the courage to take unusual approaches to advance our mission. With this approach, we believe we can create a more flexible, fun, stimulating, creative, collaborative, and innovative organization. The Recruiting Manager will assist us in seeking individuals who fit this culture as we grow our team and implement innovative programs that will retain satisfied employees. A commitment to developing, practicing and promoting direct and open communication, responsibility and freedom, and leading with and seeking context is a responsibility of every role at Tidal Vision.


  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, selection processes, hiring, onboarding, retention, and succession planning. 
  • Maintains focus on hiring to ensure a diverse, inclusive workforce.
  • Maintains focus on hiring to ensure alignment with the company’s culture.
  • Creates new job descriptions and job advertisements, posts job openings on various platforms, sources and recruits candidates, and conducts multi-step interviews for a wide variety of positions including technical and non-technical roles. 
  • Manages external relationships and contracts with providers of HR-related services such as staffing agencies, headhunting firms, screening services, etc.  
  • Develops and manages a competitive and equitable compensation system by preparing and updating job descriptions, performing job audits, obtaining market salary information, managing the performance review process, and creating the compensation increase system.
  • Manages, administers, or revises the company’s benefit package including paid time off, leaves, medical, dental, and life insurances, EAP, 401(k), company stock options, tuition reimbursement, etc. 
  • Develops, revises, interprets, and administers employee related policies and procedures. 
  • Manages L&I Programs, communications with the Department of Labor, the light-duty/return to work program, and OSHA monitoring. 
  • Maintains and revises the Company Organizational Structure. 
  • Ensures compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations through research and consultation with legal counsel across seven states. 
  • Provides Human Resources guidance in expanding national and potentially international business operations.


  • Drives the organization of company-sponsored events, activities, and functions.
  • Conducts research and collects data on human resource programs and practices.
  • Performs special projects as assigned that may include extensive research, public contact, and report writing.
  • Helps develop or coordinate professional development programs, to include on-site and off-site training opportunities.
  • Attends staff meetings, training, or other company events as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the GM Operations, CEO, and CSO


  • Three or more years of leadership experience in HR, recruiting, or similar capacity, required. 
  • Hands-on experience managing compensation and benefits, L&I program and other HR-related programs.
  • Experience building and promoting culture within a growing company, required. 
  • Experience creating and implementing processes within an HR department, required. 
  • SHRM or HRCI credential, preferred.


  • The incumbent is subject to a background check.


Most of the work is performed in an office setting but will require occasional travel outside the office. May require sitting for long periods of time. Must be able to move throughout the office to interact with employees. Position requires hand manipulative skills for word processing and writing.  Must be able to hear verbal conversations over the phone and in-person with background noise. Must be able to consistently identify objects and persons at a distance and read fine print on various forms.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


If you feel that you are a fit for this position, please complete this application (click to download) and upload it along with a cover letter, and resume. You can also email all three documents to [email protected]

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