Head of People & Culture

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamFinance & HR

Job description

The rapid expansion of Dealroom.co requires a true and ambitious Head of People & Culture experienced and eager to scale a highly international and fast-growing team, at the heart of the global startup ecosystem.

In the next growth phase of Dealroom, full focus and dedication will be given to scaling our international team, safeguarding our culture whilst developing individuals and helping them be successful. The Head of People & Culture will operate at the heart of the organisation, reporting to the COO. Various projects will be initiated, such as developing a next-phase People & Culture strategy, including but not limited to employer branding, personal development, learning, and reward.

In parallel, you’ll stay focused to not lose an eye on daily HR operations such as accomplishing our ambitious hiring roadmap and be hands-on in supporting our teams to attain, cultivate and grow the existent talent. This also requires implementing or redeveloping HR processes in the employee journey, facilitating the growth of the company. Alongside this, you’ll act as an advisor to the management team.

This role is highly visible, acting as a launchpad for further career development, a position allowing you to evolve alongside the company as we scale. You should be genuinely interested in working for a growing SaaS company operating in the startup & scaleup environment and ready to work closely with shareholders, management, and the finance team. If you are keen, creative, and concise, with a good understanding of technology and a proactive mindset, please read further!

Your responsibilities

As a Head of People & Culture, you will:

  • Develop a vision and strategy to attain and develop the team to reach our growth goals for the next 3-yrs

  • Clarify our current culture, and develop it. Who are we, what should we evolve?

  • Help drafting the goal-state org-chart

  • Continue the direction taken of personal development, including reward, perks, and training

  • Support the team and team-managers on daily people-cases

  • Recruit, but also manage recruiters (internal, external, interim and project-based)

  • Works with teams to setup job descriptions, and improve recruitment processes

  • Improve our employer branding throughout the various channels

  • Scale processes driving compliancy (contracts, payroll and taxes) and improve reporting

  • Build a people team, strong and skilled to facilitate the company growth trajectory

What we can offer you

  • Freedom and responsibility to execute your ideas

  • Positive, empathic, and outward-focused colleagues, and customers working at the forefront of innovation and technology

  • Competitive salary

  • Perks designed to set you up for success in a hybrid work environment
    • Flexible working hours

    • Home-office setup (laptop of your choice, screen, desk, etc.)

    • Travel reimbursement

  • Additionally:
    • Take your birthday off

    • Learning & development budget

    • Eligible for stock plan

    • Daily lunch and weekly team drinks

    • Health and well-being initiatives

    • More to come!

Job requirements

  • Around 7 years of relevant work experience, with recruitment or people-operations background
  • Familiar with and have been part of a growing startup/scaleup with an international workforce

  • Interest in technology, startups, venture capital is a must

  • A leader who knows the balance between delegation and being hands-on.

  • Comfortable with working in a multicultural and fast-growing startup work environment

  • Available to be physically in the Amsterdam office about 3 days a week

  • Bachelor's degree or higher, in Human Resources or Psychology


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Dealroom is a leading global provider of data and intelligence on startups and ecosystems.

Dealroom’s mission is to accelerate entrepreneurship & innovation through data transparency.

With our headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and an international team of 70 employees, we are ready for the next phase.

Today, Dealroom already has a well-recognized brand in the startup ecosystem, and clients located across four continents.

In the next phase, we want to become a globally leading data provider for our three core segments: VC, enterprise, and government.

Our passion for startups, scale-ups, and innovation lives in our work.

The team is ambitious, diligent, and proactive, but with a strong sense of fun, as seen at weekly team drinks! We continuously strive to live our values.

While we do have a spacious office in Amsterdam, we also support the possibility of working remotely and provide the necessary equipment and resources to set you up for success in a hybrid work environment.

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