Founder Associate (Remote 🌎, +3/-3h CET)
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Founder Associate (Remote 🌎, +3/-3h CET)

At Pento we're building a better, faster, and more modern way for companies to run and automate payroll. We've just raised our series A of $15.6M to bring the future of payroll to even more companies, and we're now looking for new team members to join our growing, international team.

We're looking for a Founder Associate to work closely with Jonas (our founder and CEO) on strategic projects, ad hoc tasks, problem-solving, research, and much more.

The short version

Where: Remote (+-3 hours CET) 🌍

What: Work closely with Pento's founder and CEO on everything from strategy to day-to-day operations.

Why: A unique opportunity to join an early-stage startup and work closely with the founder and CEO as we grow.

What is Pento? πŸ€”

We build beautiful payroll software that automates a company's manual workflows and we usually help companies cut 50-80% off the time they spend on payroll. That means no spreadsheets, no manual bank transfers, no e-mails, and no manual work. We've built an easy-to-use software product, that does all of this automatically.

You can read more about the product at pento.io

The job description πŸ’¬

As a Founder Associate at Pento, you will

1) work directly with our CEO on various ad hoc tasks and projects

2) own small tasks and long-term research projects

3) help with commercial, hiring, and expansion projects, and make sure things get done on time

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This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants to experience what it's like to work at a high-growth startup with an international team, a steep learning curve, and a lot of room for personal and professional growth.

Responsibilities

Here’s a snapshot of what you could be working on (not a full list!):

  • Market/expansion research
  • Hiring, sourcing, candidate mapping for critical/senior roles
  • Strategic sales and partnerships projects
  • Project management, internal/external
  • Fundraising, investor relations/mapping/tracking
  • Designing presentations, preparing internal comms

What we're looking for πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

We're looking for someone who's curious, structured, ambitious, and a quick learner. Maybe you want to start your own company one day. You care more about personal growth than titles, and you're motivated by working with a team that challenges you and gives you an enormous amount of trust and responsibility.

Your background and skills

  • At least 2 years of work experience in consulting, banking, VC, startups, or similar
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (and by "equivalent" we mean anything, could be work or volunteering experience)
  • Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines (aka good project management skills)
  • Great English communication skills (verbal and written)

Your personality

  • You have a problem-solver attitude. No problem is too big or too hard.
  • You adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. You cope well with complexity and change.
  • You are proactive by nature.
  • You like working independently, but you also know when to involve your teammates and ask for help.
  • You are hungry to learn. You know you don't know it all, and do what you can to help yourself and your team become better every day.
  • You work well with lots of questions and few answers. We're a startup trying to do something no one else has done before, which means we're dealing with a lot of questions and what-ifs.

What is Pento? πŸ€”

We're a technology company, not an accountancy, payroll bureau, or similar. We build beautiful payroll software that automates all manual workflows and we usually help companies cut 50-80% off the time they spend on payroll. That means no spreadsheets, no manual bank transfers, no e-mails, and no manual work.

You can see a quick video by our co-founder and CEO, Jonas, here:

What can you expect? 🧧

  • Competitive salary, depending on experience;
  • An employee equity option plan so you can benefit from our success;
  • The opportunity to join an early stage tech company, and join us on an incredible journey of growth πŸŽ‰
  • Unlimited holiday entitlement;
  • Remote working and flexibility - as long as the work gets done!

Why now is a really exciting time to join πŸš€

  • Payroll hasn’t been disrupted since… ever
  • Every company runs payroll, but very few companies are happy with their current process
  • Pento makes payroll up to 80% more efficient (we are probably conservative here)
  • We already see strong demand from companies all over the UK
  • Our customers love Pento - our NPS is above 70 (check our Trustpilot by the way)
  • We've recently raised a $15.6M series A from some of the world's best investors, and we're only just getting started

Our team πŸ’š

You can learn more about what we are all about here:

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We're a remote-first company and a diverse group of people. We believe in inclusiveness and are committed to building a team as diverse as the people we create our product for, representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

We welcome applications for everyone – regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.

We don't believe hiring is a tick boxing exercise, so if you feel you don't match the job description 100%, but would still be a great fit for the role, please get in touch!

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