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Chief of Staff to Chief Legal and People Officer (Portugal Based Remote/Hybrid)

Remote position, Portugal only


Are you ready to make a difference on a grand scale? Join Sword Health, the world's fastest growing digital musculoskeletal care provider, on their mission to free two billion people from physical pain. As the Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal and People Officer, you'll be an integral part of the leadership team, driving strategic objectives and key results in legal and people operations. You'll collaborate closely with the CLPO, conduct research and analysis, manage operations, and support stakeholder engagement. With your exceptional skills in communication, problem-solving, and project management, you'll help shape the future of healthcare and work with a talented team in a stimulating and fast-paced environment. Plus, enjoy the perks of remote work, a competitive salary, and the opportunity for career growth. Join Sword Health and be part of a global team that's pioneering innovative solutions to improve lives.

Job Description

Each year, 2 billion people across the world are limited by physical pain. By helping people live without pain, they are free to do the things they love most with the people they love—and never miss a moment. This is what we do. We create and design new technologies to solve one of the biggest problems in healthcare: taking care of our Physical Health. Sword Health is the world’s fastest growing digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider on a bold mission to free two billion people from acute, chronic, and post-surgical physical pain. Our customers include some of the most progressive Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as over +1400 other established businesses across the world.
The Sword program allows members to complete a personalized physical therapy program from the comfort of home, with continued support and supervision from one of our talented Sword specialists. Sword’s personalized care is more effective than traditional standards of care, and has proven to deliver best-in-class clinical results. Since breaking into the market less than three years ago, Sword has worked with insurers, health systems, and employers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia to make high quality musculoskeletal care accessible to everyone.
This is an opportunity to join Sword during a time of hyper growth and expansion. After our recent $2bn valuation, we’re excited to continue accelerating our impact by scaling with high caliber people with passion, commitment and energy to create and deliver technologies, services and products that drive human progress forward.
We welcome you to join our mission, to make a difference on a grand scale and play a pivotal role with a global team at Sword– working alongside great people pioneering novel products and cutting edge technologies.
As a Chief of Staff to our Chief Legal and People Officer (CLPO), you will be an integral part of our leadership team, working alongside our CLPO as a partner in driving strategic objectives and key results in our legal and people operations. You will own and drive executive team operational and program work, focusing on strategic initiatives within the Human Resources domain.
This Chief of Staff is responsible for ensuring the CLPO can operate effectively. This role involves serving as a trusted counsel and strategic advisor to the CLPO, which includes regular reviews of strategic initiatives to ensure alignment with our organization's Legal and People team priorities.

What You'll Do:

  • Strategic Support:
  • Collaborate closely with the CLPO to develop and execute strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with the company's Legal and People goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research, gather data, and perform analysis to support decision-making processes in human resources.
  • Prepare presentations, reports, and other materials for the CLPO's internal and external engagements related to legal and people management and organizational culture.
  • Operations Management:
  • Coordinate and facilitate effective communication between the CLPO, their direct reports, and other stakeholders.
  • Track action items, follow up on deadlines, and ensure timely completion of projects and deliverables.
  • Provide project management support for key Legal and People-related initiatives, including cross-functional projects and process improvements.
  • People organization Analysis and Reporting:
  • Assist the CLPO in workforce analysis, including talent management, employee engagement, and performance metrics.
  • Prepare HR reports, presentations, and dashboards for the CLPO's review and use in executive meetings.
  • Collaborate with the HR team to gather and analyze HR data, identify trends, and provide insights to support decision-making.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Act as a liaison between the CLPO and internal stakeholders, fostering effective relationships and communication channels.
  • Support the CLPO in building strong relationships with external partners.
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings, conferences, and industry events on behalf of the CLPO, as needed.
  • Special Projects and Initiatives:
  • Lead and manage special projects and initiatives assigned by the CLPO, ensuring timely and successful execution.
  • Conduct research, gather information, and provide recommendations on key HR topics and opportunities.
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration and coordination to achieve project goals and desired outcomes.

What you need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, psychology, or a related field; MBA or related advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a chief of staff or similar strategic support role, preferably in a human resources or organizational development environment.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional at Google Slides, Excel, and Google sheets.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management abilities, with a focus on detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to grasp complex concepts quickly.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities.

o ensure you feel good solving a big Human problem, we offer:

  • A stimulating, fast-paced environment with lots of room for creativity;
  • A bright future at a promising high-tech startup company;
  • Career development and growth, with a competitive salary;
  • The opportunity to work with a talented team and to add real value to an innovative solution with the potential to change the future of healthcare;
  • Remote or Hybrid work policy.

*Please note that this position does not offer relocation assistance. Candidates must possess a valid EU visa and be based in Portugal.
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We champion diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. At SWORD, we believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and teammates is critical to our success as a global company. The more inclusive we are the better our work will be.
Sword Benefits - PortugalHealth, dental and vision InsuranceMeal AllowanceEquity Shares
Sword Perks - PortugalRemote Work Allowance Flexible working hoursWork from homeUnlimited VacationFree Digital Therapist for your familySnacks and BeveragesEnglish Class

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