Head of People

Job Description

At Joko, we believe talent is our most precious asset. As the Head of People, you will play a crucial role in overseeing all aspects of HR and talent management within our organization. You will report directly to the CEO and will manage a team composed of the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Office Manager. This is a key leadership position, and you will be responsible for building a high-performing team over time.


  • Talent Acquisition

    • Collaborate with the Head of Brand to enhance employer branding initiatives
    • Develop partnerships with schools and communities to attract top talent
    • Implement effective hunting strategies to identify and recruit the best talents
    • Streamline interview processes and ensure we offer an outstanding candidate experience
    • Challenge and improve the onboarding processes
  • People Growth

    • Implement learning and development initiatives and resources for all our talents
    • Own the performance review process to drive employee growth
    • Work closely with managers to create career development paths for employees
    • Foster employees' well-being through surveys and initiatives
  • People Operations

    • Manage the compensation program including salary structures, incentives and benefits
    • Handle people legal topics, including compliance and working contracts
    • Oversee the payroll processes
    • Organize offsites and company events
  • Company Culture

    • Continuously challenge and reinforce the company culture to foster the best possible work environment for our team

Preferred Experience

  • Experience: You have 5y+ experience in people topics, managing a team, ideally in a fast growing environment.

  • Languages: You are fluent in French and English (as our team is international), both written and spoken.

  • Communication: You have strong written and verbal communication skills, and you are able to explain something complex with simple words.

  • Interpersonal skills: You have great interpersonal skills and are always eager to build new relationships and feed them with regular and qualitative contacts.

  • Mindset: You are passionate about People topics and dedicated to helping teams grow and have an entrepreneurial mindset: you like challenges and getting hands-on.

  • Attention to details: You know that the devil is in the details, and you have a talent for spotting flaws if there are any.

Recruitment Process

  • 15-min call with the Hiring Manager

  • 45-min personality interview with two team members

  • A case study followed by a 45-min debrief

  • 45-min Founders interview

  • Reference calls

You might also be invited to meet other team members at the office for a coffee or a drink!

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris
  • Experience: > 5 years
  • Possible full remote