Payroll and HRIS Lead

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44001

SkyWater is partnering with a successful and growing holding company as they look to hire a strong Payroll and HRIS professional to their Human Resources team.  This business is headquartered in Minnesota with 20+ portfolio companies located across the United States. 

The Payroll and HRIS Lead will have significant responsibility for streamlining, optimizing and managing the company’s payroll processes at the holding company level and will serve as a consultant to the portfolio companies as needed.  This person will also play a critical role in implementing a new HRIS system, and ensure consistent policies/practices across the organization.

This is an “office first” working environment with plenty of flexibility to work from home as needed.  The company culture is upbeat, collaborative and very down-to-earth.

Human Resources Manager

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43991

SkyWater Search is partnering with an innovative, growing renewable energy as they look to professionalize the HR function and add a Human Resources Manager to the team.  The company is known for a strong culture and is well-capitalized to invest in the necessary programs and resources to continue fueling the growth of this business.

The Human Resources Manager will run the daily functions of the HR department including recruiting, onboarding, administering pay, benefits, leave of absence, and assist with the development of effective training and development programs.

Commercial Sales Executive

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43974

SkyWater is excited to partner with a fast growing, innovative Minnesota-based energy company. For 15 years they have provided businesses with high-quality custom energy solutions. The role of Commercial Sales Executive is designed to be a strategic role working closely with the entire team as well as driving new business development. 

The Commercial Sales Executive will work closely with new and existing clients within the Greater Minneapolis- St Paul territory. This is a pivotal role that will be accomplished by someone with consultative sales skills. This individual must be ambitious and enjoy interfacing with people and possess great people skills. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, collaborative, organized, and has an understanding of complex sales processes. This position is compensated through a base salary plus commission, with uncapped total compensation.

Finance Manager

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43924

SkyWater is excited to be partnering with a very stable and growing company in the CPG space that produces and distributes several leading brands with diverse product offerings.  Our client is hiring for a Commercial Finance Manager to be the finance business partner to the sales team within the organization.  The ideal candidate is going to have strong analytical and modeling skills, and finance foundation. This position has a lot of opportunity to improve/rebuild revenue support analysis/reporting, and to help streamline pricing models and profitability analysis.

Chief People Officer

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43909

SkyWater Search Partners is excited to working with one of Minnesota’s largest Commercial Real Estate Developers to hire their Chief People Officer.  Our client is adding a Chief People Officer to their executive leadership team who will propel the organization to excel by leading team members and holding them accountable to drive results. The Chief People Officer is responsible for setting and developing people strategy, goals, objectives, and direction for all aspects of the people function. At a high level, this will include:

  • Total talent management
  • Culture and engagement enhancement and definition
  • Compensation and rewards strategies
  • Training and development
  • Leadership communication strategy

The Chief People Officer reports directly to the CEO.


  • A strategic HR leader with a strong business acumen that prioritizes people, culture, and fun in a high growth results-oriented environment.
  • Provides direct and actionable leadership; is open and direct with others without being intimidating; deals head-on with people issues and difficult business decisions.
  • Proven ability to influence and build relationships across all levels of the organization from executive leadership to maintenance professionals.
  • Proven ability to lead all aspects of Human Resources, develop Human Resources professionals, and manage external partners.
  • Proven ability to remain flexible and collaborative while influencing.


  • Executive oversight of comprehensive HR functions and talent management functions to drive results including culture building, training and development, employee engagement, performance management, talent acquisition and retention, and recognition programs.
  • Lead the development of a performance accountability culture that provides tools to stretch, develop, and retain top performers while simultaneously increasing visibility into current performance. This includes holding leaders accountable for assessing, managing, and developing talent.  
  • Develop an in depth understanding of the firm both strategically and operationally to establish and implement robust people strategies with short-term and long-term deliverables.
  • Provide strategic thinking and executable strategy on talent acquisition, compensation strategy, organizational effectiveness, talent development, and change management.
  • Identify key performance indicators for the people function and assesses the organization’s success and market competitiveness based on those metrics.
  • Own, create, and execute a strategic talent roadmap with a people development initiative centered around best in class initiatives and developed in collaboration with appropriate leaders.
  • Develop compelling employment brand and recruitment process for attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent. Design a stellar people experience from initial application, through hiring and onboarding, and continuing throughout the employee lifecycle.
  • Lead talent conversations and gap analysis conversations with leaders to understand their talent bench strength and guide them to determine a plan of action to achieve their department’s short-term and long-term goals and strategic initiatives.
  • Partner with executives to execute effective communication and change management strategies that clearly communicate values and performance expectations.
  • Own, lead, and create structured immediate and long-term compensation strategies that are tied to individual and organizational performance.  Plans should attract, motivate, and retain talented staff based on an assessment of current market conditions and alignment with the strategic plan of the organization. Identify non-cash recognition tools such as travel, social events, and other unique methods to retain an engaged workforce. 
  • Understand the wide breadth of the business in combination with an insatiable appetite to grow and be impactful. Courageously and confidently advise and carry out the people strategies and opportunities throughout the firm.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Human Resources Certification (SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP) and/or Advanced Degree preferred.
  • 15 years of progressive Human Resources experience including at least 5 years leading Human Resources in a high growth environment. Experience leading multiple departments in addition to leading Human Resources preferred.
  • Multi-state experience ideally in real estate development, construction, or related industries.
  • Experience operating in Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) preferred.
  • Experience as CPO, CHRO, or other C level position preferred.

Staff Accountant

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43885

Location: Minnetonka, MN
Pay: $70,000 base salary plus bonus

SkyWater is partnering with a growing renewable energy company in Minnetonka, MN as they look to expand their Accounting department. We are looking for a Staff Accountant who will support the Controller in a variety of accounting and finance related tasks. Our ideal candidate will have 2+ years of accounting experience and be a self-starter who has the desire to learn and grow. It would a plus if you’re excited about renewable energy!!

Senior SQL DBA/Developer

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #42767

Our client is in the real estate space – their software is used by 30,000+ realtors across multiple states in the Midwest. 

We are looking for a Senior SQL DBA/Developer to join the agile software development team. In this role you will be part of the team established to configure and develop complex application systems using existing and emerging technology platforms, and consult with business users on requirements gathering, system design, configuration, and implementation. We are looking for someone with strong SQL development skills that is proficient in writing stored procedures, triggers, views, JSON data manipulation and likely has worked in an environment where the focus was on software development. Along with that, this person will have to have strong skills in performance tuning, some DBA work such as backup/restores, SQL upgrades and source control. 

This is a perm position with a MN Based company that offers remote flexibility, competitive salary and the opportunity for growth within the team. 

Cannot require sponsorship

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