People Matter

Project Manager, People PMO



People & HR, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As a Project Manager for People PMO at Block, you will work hand-in-hand with senior leaders to advance the most important work for the People team. Whether you are overseeing all HR-related work streams for a merger or acquisition (M&A), driving the execution of a large-scale reorganization, redesigning a major people program, or launching a new people tool, you will play a central role in developing and delivering key People initiatives. You will report to the People PMO Lead.

You will:

  • Lead cross-functional project teams to develop and deliver critical People team projects, with a focus on M&A and reorganization projects when available; driving other non-M&A projects for the People PMO team, based on bandwidth and strategic priorities.
  • Partner closely with executive leaders/project sponsors to define project scopes, drive alignment on objectives, and assemble project teams.
  • Provide “Chief of Staff”-style partnership to executive leaders/project sponsors, helping them maintain focus, proactively flagging challenges and proposing solutions, and managing up to drive decisions and alignment when needed.
  • Own the tactical project management elements of projects, including building and managing project plans, leading project teams to stay on track, and running project kickoffs, updates, check-ins, and retros.
  • Guide project teams to successfully navigate dynamic environments, demonstrating a high level of adaptability and acting autonomously to lean into projects in different ways.
  • Facilitate communication across stakeholders to foster collaboration, understanding, and alignment.
  • On M&A projects:
    • Serve as the central point of contact within the People team to our Corporate Development partners, project managing all People-related work streams and proactively sharing status updates to key deal stakeholders.
    • Project manage all people-related activities associated with diligence and integration related efforts, including culture assessment, org design, talent assessment, people operations, and onboarding.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for the People team with the target company to ensure a world-class employee experience throughout the engagement.


You have:

  • 2+ years experience working on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
  • 4+ years experience in project management, management consulting, or Chief of staff roles; 6+ years overall relevant experience.
  • Experience driving complex projects and leading cross-functional project teams.
  • Strong communication skills — you’re able to cut through the noise and convey complex ideas in easy-to-follow terms.
  • Experience providing strategic partnership to senior stakeholders to advance multi-year, org-wide initiatives.
  • The ability to manipulate and analyze data in order to provide data-driven recommendations.

Even better:

  • Experience project managing the HR-side of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Experience project managing large organizational restructures.
  • Experience working with or in People/HR teams.
  • Familiarity with HR systems such as Workday, Visier, and Greenhouse.
  • Experience operating within a high-growth tech environment.

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $111,700 - USD $167,500
Zone B: USD $103,800 - USD $155,800
Zone C: USD $98,200 - USD $147,400
Zone D: USD $89,400 - USD $134,000

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.