Head of People & Culture

  • Finance & HR
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Head of People & Culture

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!


Our passion for startups, scale-ups, and innovation lives in our work, informing reliable intelligence and new insights for our users. Our 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 6 company values: Empathy, Courage, Positivity, Curiosity, Focus Outward, and be Hungry

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.

Job Description

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!

About Dealroom

Dealroom is Europe’s leading provider of startup data & insights. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, our mission is to support entrepreneurship and innovation, by providing the most trusted intelligence and insights on company journeys. We enable venture capital firms, corporates, advisory firms, and governments to stay at the forefront of innovation, discover the world’s most promising companies, and identify strategic opportunities.

Our core products:

1/ The Dealroom SaaS platform offers an intuitive interface to identify and track promising startups and analyse broader industry/business model trends.

2/ The Dealroom API, enables our clients to integrate Dealroom’s investment-grade data straight into their own applications and processes.

3/ Custom research projects combine Dealroom data with expert insights, to create market-leading industry deep-dives and trend analysis.

4/ Dealroom Ecosystem Solutions, provide open-access community startup data platforms to support local governments, founders, and investors. Our curated and crowdsourced data and insights foster industry connections and showcase domestic tech sector strength on the global stage. Examples include Alberta, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Our clients include world-leading firms such as McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Sequoia, Insight VP, Balderton Capital, EQT, and many others, which all rely on Dealroom Data in their strategic decision-making.

Job requirements

Who you are / Background

  • 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