Head of People

    ViriCiti Published: August 8, 2019
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    We are ViriCiti; a young cleantech company of 50 ambitious ViriCitizen who are working hard on the electric transition of commercial vehicles. We have been moving quickly from the start-up phase into growth & scaling-up and are therefore looking for an experienced HR professional with a great eye for detail but who is also able to see the bigger picture and can translate this to the individual level. Do you have an entrepreneurial mind-set and are you seeking a great new opportunity in an international and fast-growing company? Come join our team!

    Your job

    We are looking for someone with a high degree of discretion, flexibility, speed and ability to manage confidential and sensitive information. Together with your team, you will form a smooth People Operations team that brings ViriCiti to the next level! You will be the backbone of the HR organization where structure, flexibility and execution power is key. As our Head of People your main focus is on creating the People Operations strategy on the short and long term and its implementation. You will be in charge of the whole employee experience. You will be directly reporting to the CEO and work closely together with the rest of the Management Team in order to translate ideas into policies and processes. This role offers a lot of diversity in tasks and responsibilities. You will play a key role for the growth of both our offices in Europe and the USA. You have the possibility to shape the HR & Talent Acquisition department together with your colleagues. An entrepreneurial mindset and a hands-on approach are crucial to start your new adventure as Head of People!

    Your focus

    • Organizational planning and guarding the hiring roadmap which aligns priorities with business objectives;
    • Work closely with a dedicated team on HR initiatives and lead the operational part of HR, including employee policies, remuneration, benefits, and contracts;
    • Work with leadership on engaging and nurturing our people, via benefits, training, performance management, and diversity and inclusion programs;
    • Ensure all employees are set up for long-term success at the company by listening and responding to their aspirations and concerns;
    • Be a culture ambassador for ViriCiti internally and externally, ensure our current and prospective employees embody our culture and values;
    • Maintain employee trust and protect operations by keeping information confidential.


    You have at least 5+ years of experience in a similar role focusing on defining HR strategies and their execution. You have experience in optimizing performance management and training programs, preferable in a scale-up environment. Your communication skills in Dutch & English must be excellent and you have strong interpersonal skills. You like to improve existing structures and get excited about working in a young, international and ambitious team. Last but not least, you identify yourself as a ViriCitizen and you believe in our mission.

    What you can expect from us

    You cannot only expect a competitive salary but also a great and inspiring working environment. In about one month we will move into our brand-new office where we will provide you every day with a healthy lunch. In addition to that we provide a pension plan and compensate your daily travel to work. But that’s not all; We also find the necessary relaxation important, that is why we offer you company massages, a discount on a gym subscription and fun Ping Pong competitions in our office. Not least of all, you will be part of our monthly ViriCiti office updates with snacks and drinks and other company events such as our legendary annual ViriCiti weekend and our Christmas party.

    About us

    We started our adventure more than 6 years ago by building an efficient and scalable platform for commercial electric vehicles. Our platform provides data-insights that operators use to extend the range of their vehicles, eliminate emissions and optimize electric operations. Since then, we have grown into market leader in the US as well as in Western Europe and have landed large projects all around the globe! Our ambition is high but the atmosphere in our team is informal and relaxed.

    Do you want to be part of a fast-paced scale-up company? Apply now!

    The selection process may involve an assessment. Please send us your CV + motivational letter. More info? Contact Aniek Hartlief at [email protected]

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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