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Head of EMEA People Operations


Title: Head of EMEA People Operations
Job Location:   Prague, CZ

One of the key drivers to our success is our extraordinary emphasis on our people and a commitment to building programs that enable Productboarders to contribute to their fullest potential. We are searching for a Head of People Operations
 to support our Europe based teams and help drive that effort as we continue to grow our European operations. This includes supporting our leaders and managers through scale, creating an environment where Productboarders of all backgrounds can thrive, aligning our organizational strategy with our people strategy and using data to develop best practices from 1st principles.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, data-driven, comfortable with an extremely fast paced environment and at their core a creative problem solver. This role will report to the VP of People (in the USA) and will be vital in the success of the People organization and the company as a whole.

Being detail-oriented, proactive, curious, and having a good sense of humor are essential!

On a typical day, you will... 

  • Forge strong connections and lines of communications with employees at all levels across the organization. 
  • Act as a coach, partner, and confidant to managers and leaders across our EMEA teams. 
  • Advocate for and serve as a resource for Productboard employees.
  • Partner with the VP of People to develop programs that continually elevate the caliber, engagement and empathy of Productboarders.
  • Analyze people data and trends to inform decisions on strategy and programs.
  • Provide the EMEA People Ops team with day-to-day leadership to ensure their ongoing development, growth and success.
  • Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, including educating and promoting awareness, and ensuring an inclusive work environment that fosters belonging and collaboration.
  • Strategize and support the Talent team with best-in-class recruiting strategies, processes & tactics to attract the best talent and to promote Productboard as a great place to work.
  • Be fluent in Productboard’s total compensation programs, salary structure, market analysis and overall compensation philosophy. Help educate managers and employees on our pay practices.
  • Help inspire a culture that seeks clarity, practices relentless improvement, acts with empathy, fosters transparency and finds strength in togetherness. 

About you

  • A partner and connector who builds trusted relationships with managers and leaders by providing deep insights and helping them see around corners
  • A collaborator, who gets energy from working with leaders to create the best possible teams and organizational structures
  • A strategic thinker whose decisions are informed by data, experience and the company’s core values
  • A coach who loves building and developing high-impact teams,
  • A strategist and scaler, who can connect the dots between where we’re going and how we need to nudge the organization to get there.

What you should have 

  • 10+ years of combined HR experience (i.e. HR business partnership, operations and compensation programs), this within fast-growing technology companies. 
  • Experience leading and developing and HR team in the high tech space is essential!  Ideally, you will have held 2nd line leadership roles, with Manager level personnel reporting to you.
  • Adept at partnering and influencing senior leaders to help drive their people strategy and increase business results
  • Strong analytical and project management skills, proven ability to design clear processes, and a very detail-oriented yet flexible approach to problem solving
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A strategic thinker, that can also focus on tactical and operational issues with a history of managing on-going operational deliverables and sudden, high priority, tasks.
  • A “people person" – the ability to connect people and meet them where they are while being able to deliver messages in a simple manner.
  • BA/BS degree with focus in HR or Business, or equivalent practical experience

You can look forward to the following benefits:

💰 Stock options

💻 MacBook + 34″ monitor

📚 Budget for online courses, books, and conferences

🏝 5 weeks of vacation + sick days

❤️ 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart 

🍲 Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day (or lunch delivered to your home)

💚 Shared Headspace account for mindfulness & mental health 

🏋 MultiSport card to access sports facilities

🍹 Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats

🍀 Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care

⏱ Flexible working hours and home office

🧒🏻 Parental benefits

🎓 Language lessons

About Productboard

Productboard is a customer-centric product management platform that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. More than 5,400 companies, including Microsoft, Zoom, 1-800-Contacts, and UiPath, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.

With offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Brno and Prague, Productboard is backed by leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Credo Ventures. 

In January 2022, we closed our $125M Series D round, which put us into the Unicorn category of companies, with a valuation of $1.7B.

  • Join at the golden startup age — established stability of a Unicorn with space for individual impact
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere, building a whole new category of software
  • You can help change the way that products are built all over the world
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and new markets
  • We are recognized as one of the hottest tech startups on the market today, named by Forbes magazine and Business Insider as one of the best startup employers to bet your career on and are regularly recognized for our company culture

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters — most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open calendars and communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, success, and failures. 

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Check out our LinkedIn Life page, Instagram profile, and People of Productboard FB page or listen to our People of Productboard podcast for a real feel of what life is like at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other biascovered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.