Head of People (Remote 🌎, +3/-3 CET hours)

At Pento we're building a better, faster, and more modern way for companies to run and automate payroll. To achieve this, we've brought together a vibrant team of bright, driven and creative thinkers and doers. We're now looking for a Head of People to help us hire, develop and nurture our people.

The role ✨

We’re looking for a People leader who cares deeply about employee experience and supporting them in reaching their true potential. Someone with a passion for establishing and constantly iterating on ways to improve how we experience our way of work, making Pento a truly remarkable place to be.

You will lead our newly born People function and play a crucial role in our exciting plans to triple our team and enter new markets.

What will you be doing? πŸ’Ό

  • Set clear direction and manage priorities for our people function;
  • Be the go-to person for people queries across the business;
  • Partner with managers and team leads, coaching them and enabling them to foster a culture of high performance; including objective setting, appraisals and employee management and development;
  • Play a key role in ensuring we maintain a consistent approach across all new expansion projects, recognising potential differences in challenges and solutions;
  • Ensure compliance with all employment laws and regulations, appropriate for a remote team;
  • Help build and oversee an employer brand that attracts the very best talent;
  • Develop our DEI strategy, to ensure we are an inclusive employer for all;
  • Create, communicate and evolve our policies, frameworks, systems and practices, to ensure all people activities are executed smoothly throughout the employee lifecycle;
  • Promote a positive company culture and open communications.

We'd love to hear from you if πŸ‘€

  • You are a proven HR generalist with experience in a growing SMB. You have practical experience across all things people: talent, performance, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and retention, org design, career development etc.
  • You know what it means to work in a small and busy team and might even have experience being the sole people person in a company!
  • You are a pragmatic thinker and have a startup attitude; you not afraid of rolling up your sleeves to get things done;
  • You have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • You have a high level of autonomy and accountability. You think ahead and future proof for scale;
  • You have comprehensive employment law knowledge, in one or more European countries.

What can you expect? 🧧

  • Competitive salary;
  • Tech and equipment of your choice;
  • The opportunity to join an early stage tech company on an incredible trajectory;
  • An equity option plan so you can benefit from our success;
  • Remote working and flexibility.

What it's like working at Pento πŸ‘©β€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 e-mails, and no manual bank transfers. We've built an easy-to-use software product, that does all of this automatically.

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

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 are helping over 700 companies run payroll across the UK and Denmark, and are on a mission to bring Pento to many more!
  • Our customers love Pento - our NPS is above 70 (check our Trustpilot by the way)

Our team πŸ’š

You can learn more about what we are all about and how we like to work here:

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 from 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!

Apply here πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

We look forward to hearing from you!