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Head of People - Food Startup

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Harvey John Accountancy Recruitment


£45000 - £65000 per annum + share options

This high-growth food startup are looking for their first Head of People. You'll join the business at this critical time, setting up an internal people/culture department across recruitment, people development, training, progression and culture. On track for a storming Year 1, this role puts you at the heart of the business going into a hugely exciting 2020 where you'll ensure they stay true to their core values.

In return for playing a key role in the further growth of the business (currently 35% month on month), you'll have access to share-options, flexible working hours and the chance to make a real impact in an early stage, market leading brand.

What you'll be doing...

  • In short, your time will be split across end-to-end recruitment (plans to triple team size in the next 12 months) as well as taking a lead on people and culture development
  • Working with external recruitment partners as well as taking on some candidate sourcing of your own
  • Responsibility over salary reviews, benchmarking and performance management
  • Ownership, design and maintenance of a mature hiring process
  • Involvement with employee engagement and progression planning
  • Implementation of best practice people management, development and culture to maintain company happiness, productivity and engagement
  • Ensure that the company's core culture is not lost in this exciting time of expansion

What you'll bring to the table...

  • Experience within a high-growth startup (ideally FMCG/Food) and an understanding of the key people problems that can arise
  • A real people person
  • Possess core values of honesty and integrity, this will be someone who'll be a trusted colleague to all

If this sounds like you, then please apply online or contact Alex Baxter Smith at Harvey John for more information.