Head of People @ Kpler in Brussels



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In a world where trades are happening faster than ever to answer our needs, where sustainability is not just an option anymore, clarity and trust in the information we trade with are a must. 
So, say hello to Kpler! We exist to facilitate sustainable and efficient trade to meet the changing needs of our world. To do so we’ve built a Data-as-a-Service solution that does exactly that across the lifecycle of a trade.
Our solution aggregates data from hundreds of sources including radar and satellite imagery as well as logistics, governmental, shipping databases and more. Intelligently connecting the dots across fragmented information landscapes, we bring to our clients a unique, real-time understanding of the trades happening all over the world, by giving them access to live information about the movement of cargos, the availability of vessels as well as commodity storage.
To support this endeavor, we have teams in more than 9 countries and 11 key locations (Brussels, Paris, London, Athens, Vienna, Rostock, Hyères, Dubai, Singapore, Houston and New York). With individuals of various backgrounds, diverse skills, and international experiences, being global & inclusive is in our DNA!
Head of People
We are seeking an exceptional People executive to join our team as the Head of People, directly reporting to the C-Suite. This pivotal role involves overseeing the complete People function, which encompasses People Partnering, responsible for fostering a consistent and positive employee experience for all Kplerians and People Business Partnering, aligning our people strategy closely with our business objectives.
Furthermore, you will be in charge of the center of excellence, which covers Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, Talent & Culture, Compensation, Benefits & Global Mobility, and Data, Analytics & People Systems. This comprehensive scope ensures that you will oversee the entire employee lifecycle, from attracting and acquiring top talent to supporting their growth, development, and well-being throughout their journey at Kpler.
In this pivotal position, you will play a crucial role in shaping the vision and strategy of the People team and be directly involved in its successful implementation. Your main focus will be on equipping Kpler’s employees with the necessary tools, support, and resources they require to excel and contribute to the achievement of our company’s goals and long-term vision
What You’ll Do
•Serve as a key thought partner — supporting and advising the Executive Leadership Team as well as the rest of the Global leadership team on matters of talent acquisition, organizational design, people engagement, people development, retention, etc.
•Align the People team organization to support Kpler’s business strategies
•Implement an analytical, scalable, data-based approach to building Kpler’s organization
•Lead the People function by empowering the team to reach their goals
•Partner with our Head of Talent Acquisition specialists to achieve headcount goals and foster an outstanding candidate experience
•Empower and support our team to build a workplace where employees can do their best work, constantly looking at ways to improve organizational performance and efficiency while being mindful of budgets
•Build programs supporting Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity at scale into our systems and processes and implement them across the group
•Be the culture warrior for Kpler, with a passion for making our company an employer of choice
•We are a thriving organization boasting a diverse workforce of 550 employees representing over 40 nationalities. Our company is currently undergoing rapid growth and constant evolution. In light of these dynamic changes, we are seeking someone who possesses the ability to adapt and scale up to meet our evolving needs
Who You Are & What You’ve Done
•10+ years of relevant work experience with exposure across all HR functions and regions.
•Experience in French and/or UK employment law would be a plus.
•Experience sitting in an executive management team with responsibility for a full P&L, experience working in a founder led business a strong plus.
•Enjoys and thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and high-growth environment with prior exposure to technology/Internet and start-up environments a must; Tech HRBP or similar experience a strong plus.
•Understands business strategy and operating plans, with the ability to create people solutions that will drive those plans
•Possesses a good mix of analytical sharpness and intuitive, creative pattern formation in approaching problems and open-ended questions
•Skillfully works with and influences business leaders utilizing strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•Focuses on and cares deeply about cultivating a strong employee experience
•Displays a fierce passion for building high-performing organizations
The role will then be based out of our Brussels office with the opportunity to work remotely several days a week.

Our values
Be humble – We always place the interests of the collective before your own.
Respect and care for others – We make every person feel comfortable in their own beliefs, decisions, and perspectives. 
Take responsibility – We take ownership of our actions.
Act with integrity -We are honest and transparent in all your dealings.
Be bold – We push the boundaries in order to improve and grow.
You’ll get to work in a truly global environment, with more than 30 nationalities speaking more than 15 languages.
Our People Pledge
Don’t meet every single requirement? Research shows that women and people of color are less likely than others to apply if they feel like they don’t match 100% of the job requirements. Don’t let the confidence gap stand in your way, we’d love to hear from you! We understand that experience comes in many different forms and are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.
Kpler is committed to providing a fair, inclusive and diverse work-environment. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.
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