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People Partner

  2024-02-16     Fireclay Tile     521 Quarry Rd Aromas     $80,000 - $85,000 year  

People Partner 

Fireclay Tile is here to revolutionize the tile and design industry. By implementing an innovative digital platform paired with unmatched artisan-crafted products and client service, we've made it easier than ever to specify and purchase beautiful, sustainable tile sourced and handcrafted in the US. Our tireless commitment to innovation, transparency, and sustainability has not gone unrecognized. We aim to grow 25-35% annually and are recognized as the first B Corp for how we use Business as a Force for Good. With an innovative product, an ambitious team, and an inspiring mission, we're changing the way you think about tile. Click to share this role: Come join the makers who support the dreamers...

The Team You`ll Work With …

As the People Partner, you will join forces with an amazing People Team of like-minded professionals at all levels who know that people are the greatest advantage.  Together we will work closely building and scaling the People function at our Spokane, WA factory and will be onsite 5 days a week.

This role reports to the VP, People, and will reside in Spokane WA.  

The opportunities you will have …

  • You believe in understanding the business so you can support it day to day with an empathic, kind, and consultative approach; you are socially conscious, creative, and innovative
  • Equitably exercise high judgment, manage through ambiguity, and serve as the first point of escalation for teammate concerns
  • Lead with creativity, progressive practices of attracting talent, evangelizing the employer brand to positively project the goodness Manufacturer offer

Serving as a Fireclay Tile Brand Ambassador, representing our core values including:

Kindness ○ Honesty ○ Tread Lightly on the Earth ○ Measure Twice, Cut Once ○ Ganas (Desire)

Accountable to the B Corp standards, we take care of our People and our Planet while turning a Profit.

About You …

Ready to build and scale the people function in Spokane? Are you excited by an active, non-typical work environment? You aren`t looking for a Monday through Friday job sitting at a computer all day... We are on the production floor engaging our teams, coaching our leaders, and creating a place where the best and brightest succeed. Also, you love all areas of the people function, in particular:

Organizational Design: Support and work with business leaders to understand current and future goals and trends that may impact workforce planning and initiatives.

Talent & Performance Management: Deliver appropriate talent planning activities serving to identify talent, leadership development priorities, and succession plans.

Competence in interpreting internal compensation framework and external market survey data. Identifying emerging trends.

Training: Understand the training/talent development needs of the organization to help “grow our own.”

Metrics: Lead with data to report and interpret meaningful analytics as well as recommend programs and/or enhancements.

  • Bachelor`s degree in Business with an emphasis in HR business discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5-7+ years of progressive experience in a variety of People capacities with a specialization in compensation and learning and development
  • Working knowledge of multiple disciplines, including diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws/practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Google Suite is needed
  • Take initiative to find solutions where clear-cut procedures are in progress
  • Resilient and determined to ensure project goals are achieved on time
  • Nimble and influential style with the ability to get involved in the details while maintaining a wider view
  • Comfortable working cross-functionally in a collaborative environment but can operate independently and use data to make decisions
  • Travel 5-10%

    Meet Laura! VP, People (Laura Martinez | LinkedIn) 

  • Joined Fireclay in 2020 to build and scale the people function. 
  • Previous experience at Mission Bell, Nutanix & Adobe.
  • She is a partner and mother of three who are amazing in every way
  • Volunteer: Stand Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) 

Who am I looking for?

She is looking for a creative professional who is ready to build and scale the people function in Spokane. Are you excited by an active, non-typical work environment? You aren`t looking for a Monday through Friday job sitting at a computer all day... We are on the production floor engaging our teams, coaching our leaders, and creating a place where the best and brightest succeed.

What colleagues say:

“When I think of Laura the term "results" comes to mind. I had the pleasure of knowing Laura as a peer at Mission Bell. Working on the executive team together, she was able to learn a new industry and very quickly understand our managers and their management styles. I was truly impressed with her tenacity and results-driven mindset. She effectively interpreted the strategic goals of the business and organized her team to achieve them, including relaunching the performance review process and improving pay analysis and structure. She will be a great fit for a results-oriented organization that seeks to quickly drive change and forward progress.” – James Hernandez, Director of Scheduling and Chief Innovation Officer at Mission Bell

“Laura and I worked together at Nutanix, where Laura held many roles but my interaction with her was mainly in her Global Employee Relations role. I always found Laura to be very consistent, fair, and methodical. We worked on many cases together and I appreciated her thoroughness to bring cases to a close. In addition to this, I also worked with Laura on setting up and scaling standard processes that were applied and applicable globally. Laura is a great team player and very capable in setting up the foundations of an HR dept.”—Emma Taylor, Sr. HRBP, Western Europe.

The pay range for this position at the commencement of employment is expected to be between $80,000 and $85,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, stock options, and discretionary bonus in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including a 4% 401(k) match, flexible time off (FTO) benefits, sick time, and parental leave, and other perks. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a teammate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Fireclay provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Fireclay will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by contacting If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at

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