Head of People

Job description

Are you driven by unlocking people's talent and potential? Do you look at the challenge of growing from 40 people to 100 in under a year as exciting? Do you embrace and drive change to manage global talent? 

If you answer yes! to all of the above, do read further. 

Where are you coming

  • FindHotel develops a platform for hotel bookings and helps our visitors book over 100k room nights every month, while saving these visitors Millions every year. 
  • We have grown profitably since inception, and today employ 40 people from all around the world (7 work remotely from abroad, the others in Amsterdam) 
  • Our culture emphasises transparency, growth, change, frugality, meaningful work and meaningful relationships, ownership and customer-centric thinking
  • We have grown without a formal HR lead, meaning you'd be taking the responsibilities from our CEO while managing our recruiting team and working alongside our office manager
  • We look to grow the company rapidly in the next years, while maintaining and evolving our current culture and keeping the same high level of people & execution → hence, we need a framework for responsible growth

What you'll be doing

  • Manage our contracting & compensation model across full-time / remote / freelance. 
  • Lead our learning efforts → from conferences to language courses to leadership development to internal knowledge sharing
  • Lead our benefits efforts → when should we offer pension contribution, when to offer food, when to offer gym subscription, how to support employees family members etc. 
  • Improving the feedback & performance review methods across the company → how people get rated, how contribution is recognized and compensated  
  • Champion our mission, vision & values inside & outside the organisation 
  • Help employees find their growth path within the company and envision their career progression
  • Help the leaders develop complimentary teams, getting the right people to the right roles at the right time 
  • Support our recruiters and hiring managers in developing an effective & objective recruiting process
  • Oversee the bureaucratic aspects (contracting, salaries, tax applications, leaves of absence) → all should be mostly automated or outsourced under your design & ownership
  • Above all else - you will be a sparring partner to the leadership team while helping us achieve our long-term potential 

What a day in the office might look like

You start your day with a review of our recruiting efforts and help unlock some challenges the recruiting team faces in filling a tough position. You have two one-on-ones with team members, helping them identify growth opportunities, unlock a problem with a peer and solve a personal issue. Later you continue your employee branding efforts by helping us secure a speaker spot in a key engineering event and lead a workshop about learning opportunities the company sponsors, while reviewing answers from a 'meeting productivity' survey you ran inside the company.

The squad

You will be working with our recruiters Caroline and Ayslan, Angela, a sourcer, Dorrit, an office manager and the leadership team.


People we love

  • Experienced HR lead who worked in forward-thinking organizations and has unique insights into how to improve a knowledge workforce productivity and satisfaction 
  • Local experience in the Dutch market where you have a strong network and in-depth understanding of hiring regulations (nice to have - other aspects are more important)
  • Interest in people of all sorts → you care, listen and can find solutions to almost any new problem someone brings up
  • Passionate about solving problems, and able to translate those solutions into requirements that your team can execute on
  • An excellent communicator, fluent in English (we’re 100% international - no Dutch required) who can debate effectively but disagree and commit when needed
  • A fast learner with a curious mind who is willing to experiment – we’re solving new problems all the time, you need to know how to make intuitive leaps and navigate your way to the right solutions

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work in a diverse international team in a fast growing start-up environment
  • An agile environment where communication and initiative are valued and cherished
  • A fun work environment that includes a delicious lunch, fruits & snacks, beer tap, ping pong and foosball
  • Flexible time off vacation and remote working policies → we'd like to have you around but you can work from home whenever you wish 
  • A spacious and light-filled office located in central Amsterdam
  • Competitive compensation package including Stock Appreciation Rights for a company with great potential & high ambitions 
  • Unique challenges & the ability to design and impact HR in a way few organizations can afford 

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