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Director of Human Resources

Xos Trucks

Xos Trucks

People & HR
Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Xos (NASDAQ: XOS) is an innovative electric vehicle company on a mission to decarbonize commercial transportation. Our zero-emission commercial vehicles and next-generation technologies empower fleets of Fortune 500 companies and positively impact our environment.

At Xos, we design vehicles from scratch, invent efficient and durable battery systems, write software to control the vehicle and its interactions with the driver, and entice fleet owners into an electrified future with groundbreaking service.

Xos is a people-focused company, and a great place to work! Perks include 100% covered employee health benefits, Betterment 401k, training, and growth opportunities, to name a few.

We are a team of passionate doers that have banded together to work on something we can be proud of, on a journey to a cleaner planet. We’re go-getters, change-makers, and future-creators. Will you join us?

The Role

Xos Inc. is hiring a Director of Human Resources to manage the growth of Xos’ team and to lead the development of company-wide recruiting programs, employee engagement, department administration, talent development, onboarding processes, and operational excellence. Successful candidate will be an action-oriented go-getter who drives Xos’s mission and attains business goals through well-designed people strategies and programs.


  • Recruitment Strategy: Build a world-class recruiting function that partners with management and scales to support the needs of a rapid-growth, high-tech, and diversified organization.
  • Performance Alignment: Oversee employee development initiatives that empower our managers and leaders to become more effective through measurable KPIs.
  • HR Initiative Oversight: Champion HR initiatives, such as performance management, compensation design, benefits planning, leave, disciplinary matters ,health and safety, employee training and development, and operational excellence.
  • Talent Development: Build scalable learning and development programs to facilitate team growth and drive employee motivation and performance; deliver solutions for leadership development including coaching, feedback, and performance management.
  • Management Advisor: Be a trusted advisor to the leadership team; provide support on all talent-related issues & conflict management.
  • Strategic Policy Development: Facilitate organizational development through company-wide policies that are strategic and effective.
  • Process Development. Improve and streamline systems and implements new HR processes to create speed, efficiency, and agility within the organization.
  • HR Administrative Function: Manage the HR administrative functions, including organizational structure development, payroll services, benefits administration, reporting, and onboarding.
  • Regulatory Compliance. Monitors and ensures Xos’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.

To be a successful candidate

  • Strategic and business-minded thinker who is data-driven and hard-working.
  • Love of the HR function and its impact on mission alignment and performance output.
  • Agile, methodical, business-minded, and thrives in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience as an advisor to senior leadership.
  • History of successful implementation of innovative and effective people practices.
  • Experience scaling HR function; proven track record recording in the development and management of HR functions and operational processes.
  • Deep knowledge of all major HR functions, especially recruitment, compensation, and talent management.
  • Excellent communication skills and desire to take full ownership of internal HR functions.
  • Proven ability to grow HR teams and functionality at high-growth companies.


  • 8+ years' progressive leadership experience in Human Resources or Operations-related functions
  • B.A./B.S., MS preferred, in Human Resource Management, Business Management or related discipline
  • PHR / SPHR certified a plus
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience across all principal HR functions, including Talent Acquisition/Planning, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, and Diversity & Inclusion functions
  • Proficiency with the Google Workspace a plus

Xos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.