Head of People

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Head of People 🧑‍🤝‍🧑

Belgium, Kortrijk


A little bit about Edgard & Cooper:

Once upon a time, our founders wanted to feed their dogs - Edgard and Cooper – pet food they could feel good about. The kind of food that was as good for the planet as it was for their pets. But they couldn’t find anything that was quite right. So….to cut a long story short, they decided to make their own!

Today, 5.5 years later, Edgard & Cooper has sold over 10 million bags of food, hired over 100 people across Europe and made lots and lots of dogs & cats (and their owners) feel good! 


A little bit about us:

We call ourselves 'the pack' because we stick together. That means we’re a bunch of nature-loving, animal-adoring, purpose-driven pals! Working here means working in an international and supportive team in which everyone has a voice. We’re big fans of curiosity and learning on the job, and we love people who take the initiative.

So if you want to join a fast-growing team that’s REALLY making a 'pawsitive’ difference, you’ve come to right place!


What type of breed are we looking for? 🐕

We are looking for a highly motivated leader to build and drive our People strategy and shape our organisational structure as we scale & grow. You’ll be a designer, a builder and and implementer of processes and systems with the goal of creating a pawesome place to work.

So if you are not afraid of a REAL challenge and ready to make an impact, then this might be the purrrfect role for you!


What will be in your bowl? 🥗

As our Head of People, you will partner and support the growth of the organisation. You will report directly into one of our Founders and will lead the People Pack consisting of Talent, People Project, Warehouse HR, Office & our Payroll Squad. 

A day in the life of could consist of:

  • Develop & improve a global People strategy that fosters engagement, performance, wellbeing and retention across our global pack, whilst aligning with our ambitions.
  • Build an organisational design that facilitates the steep growth of the company and provide guidance towards our people leaders and founders.
  • Drive and shape data driven people priorities and plans through leading an end-to-end roadmap, to build a unique and sustainable team experience & effectiveness.
  • Be an inspirational leader to the people pack and nurture an innovative & passionate international team of 7.
  • You will champion our values and culture and make sure that all your work aligns back to our purpose.

What skills & tricks should you bring? 🤹

  • Ideally you have solid experience as a global Head of People in fast-growing businesses (10+ years of  experience)
  • You have a strong People background in all areas – Designing programs, Employee Relations, Remuneration Analysis, Employee Engagement, Organisational Design, Performance Management, Talent Mapping etc.
  • You are a lover of technology & people data – we use BambooHR for our HR system, TeamTailor as our Application Tracking System and are looking for someone with a strong background using technology & software to embed programs and processes.
  • You have the ability to influence, establish and maintain strong relationships with senior management & have experience as a trusted advisor to senior pack leaders globally.


What treats do we have for you? 🍦

  • This role will be one of the most influential roles in the business as we continue to grow. You will be able to leave your mark and make a real difference for our people and planet
  • A flexible 2/5 days work from home policy
  • A competitive salary including + company car + phone + meal vouchers and more
  • Additional benefits such as gym access, free classes, and simply working for a pawesome scale-up
  • Every day is bring your pet to work day, be sure to bring your four-legged friend for that well needed lunch time walk.
  • Unlimited pet food for your furry friend whilst you’re with us


Ideal start date
: ASAP

Recruitment processFirst, you will be invited to a phone screen with a member of our Talent team. Then you will go through 2 competency-based interview rounds with various stakeholders & including a case study. And finally, you will meet the team!

Equal opportunities: We believe the strength of a pack comes from its diversity. So no matter who you are, where you come from, what you believe in or what your dreams are, we welcome you and look forward to receiving your application.

Accessibility: Our HQ office and satellite sites are wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Kortrijk HQ (BE)

Spinnerijstraat 101
8500 Kortrijk Directions View page

Culture

We call ourselves 'the pack' because we stick together. We are a bunch of animal-loving, purpose-driven pals! Working here means working in an international and supportive team where everyone has a voice. We’re big fans of curiosity and learning on the job, and if you want to join a fast-growing team and want to make a 'pawsitive' impact in the world then we might just have the role for you!

Just like our dogs – Edgard and Cooper – we’re friendly, fun and we look out for each other! Let’s raise the 'woof' together?

 

Teamtailor

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