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Director of Finance & People Operations

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: 5 years


About Zipongo

Join Zipongo in helping millions of members find an easier path to putting healthy, sustainable food on the table for their families, and help members with chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer overcome their conditions through our Foodsmart, Telenutrition & Foodscripts apps and services.  Zipongo achieves healthier food choice by changing the eating environment at home, work, restaurants, and the grocery store. We work with employers, health plans, provider systems, pharmaceutical companies and wellness companies to improve the health of their employees, members, and patients, and reduce chronic disease. Our solution promotes healthy eating with highly personalized food purchase, cooking & grocery, and restaurant ordering recommendations, to help users achieve their health goals, free from the influence of unhealthy food advertising.

Zipongo is Eating Well Made Simple.  We need to feed 10 Billion people by 2050, and we're working to help make eating healthy and sustainable around the world, aligned with the global EAT guidelines, Harvard School of Public Health and Walter Willett, MD, DPH.  Are you ready to join our team and help solve one of the biggest problems facing the world today?

About You

You will hold a critical role in delivering the core company financial and people operations, working directly with our executive team to create and implement and execute processes, systems and documentation to scale Zipongo’s business. A successful candidate will bring technical financial and/or people operations expertise, demonstrated ability to take ownership over the improvement of our processes, and passion for effective delivery, making a difference, and getting things right. We are seeking a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of executor who thrives in a fast-paced environment.


Execution of core financial operations including:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable / invoicing / collections
  • Cash management and tracking
  • State and federal business licensing, taxation, and regulatory filings
  • Credit reporting
  • Administrative vendor management (e.g., office)
  • Insurance vendor management (e.g., D&O, liability)
  • Office management
  • Travel and expense management, administration, and approvals (e.g., Concur)
  • Contract administration and tracking
  • Monitoring and verification of credit card and bank charges


Execution of core people operations including:

  • Recruiting and candidate experience
  • Employee onboarding / offboarding
  • Formal employee feedback sessions (e.g., 30 day, 90 day, exit)
  • Employee Benefits administration (e.g., health, dental, vision, 401k, LTD/STD)
  • Employee food program administration
  • Stock option administration
  • Payroll
  • Employee performance management and compensation
  • Employee culture initiatives
  • Contractor administration and management



  • 5+ years in a hands on people and or finance administration role
  • Direct previous experience and successful track record executing the majority of the Responsibilities listed
  • Start-up experience
  • Strong detail orientation and passion for getting things right
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills; ability to cultivate a fun, rewarding, agile and results-driven culture
  • Ability to understand business needs, think strategically, and incorporate multiple perspectives and complex considerations into clear, well-communicated decisions
  • Ability to operate in an entrepreneurial environment, to thrive at an extremely fast pace and to find creative ways to get things done
  • Demonstrated passion for what we do


Benefits & Perks:

  • Generous paid time off (3 weeks vacation, Christmas to New Year's week off, sick pay) as well as flexible working hours
  • Health insurance
  • Lunches  and office snacks
  • A free dietary consultation by a Registered Dietitian
  • Relocation assistance available

To all recruitment agencies (unless otherwise notified in writing): Zipongo does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, Zipongo employees or any other Zipongo company location.  Zipongo is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.