People Excellence Manager Job at FounderNest – in Madrid, Madrid provincia

Job Description


We were waiting for you!

We know these are busy days for everyone and that you have plenty of options, so thank you for taking the time to read this posting!

Just a quick note since you may be wondering what this “People Excellence Manager” position is about. In a nutshell, we are looking for someone who can lead all the talent and people’s efforts. At FounderNest, while we like commonly-accepted terms such as People Ops Manager, we prefer to come up with our own names to better reflect what we are looking for. This is us, using AI to (truly) disrupt an entire industry

Currently, in semi-stealth mode, FounderNest is an AI company born out of Stanford and based in Silicon Valley that matches investors and corporations with startups based on proprietary deep profiling and analytics. Our product identifies companies in unique sources, combines metadata and real-time growth signals, predicts when startups are about to raise, and delivers highly qualified deal flow to investors and corporations based on specified multi-variant criteria.

The most prominent VCs and corporations worldwide such as Sequoia , Andreessen Horowitz , Accel , NEA , or two of the largest pharma companies worldwide are already using FounderNest.

Funding wise, we’ve just raised a large oversubscribed round ; and are backed by some of the best investors worldwide who have also invested in Paypal , Waze , Palantir , Square , or Pinterest .

Company-wise, this is the perfect time for the company! We are ️ killing our monthly revenue targets consistently ( 50%+ over monthly targets). We have grown from 7 to 18 people in one year and we just need more hands to conquer the entire industry! (We hope) this is who you are

As FounderNest’s People Excellence Manager, you will lead the development of an environment where individuals and the organization can thrive as we continue to grow and scale. You will be responsible for coordinating all the functions that touch an employee’s experience at FounderNest, so that we can support and nurture every employee. Our team is in two locations (now fully remote): San Francisco and Madrid; so you will work at Silicon Valley speed right from the heart of beautiful Madrid (for now it would be remote of course!), literally the best of both worlds : )

You and I will work hand by hand and you’ll also be working functionally with Miguel .

Excited? Keep reading, now it gets more interesting! ‍ What you will do

As a startup things may evolve but we have some degree of certainty on the areas we want you to lead. We are a bit structured-minded at FounderNest : ) (you’ll see that when you meet us) so we have grouped them in three main buckets:

Hiring: people excellence starts with bringing the best talent. This includes owning the entire hiring processing: from collecting each area’s needs and defining a hiring forecast to identifying candidates in creative ways and doing their onboarding when hired.

Culture shaping and people excellence: this comes down to the goal of having the best environment for each team member to thrive. It includes key responsibilities such: (1) owning our employee performance appraisal, (2) owning comp & benefits (including being up to date with market trends), (3) seeking feedback from teams in order to improve their engagement & performance; or (4) leading events and offsites for the company.

Admin: you won’t be alone in this. We work with a law firm and a “gestoría” and they do the heavy-lifting (you’ll just need to communicate with them.) We also hope that you will support the company when needing to look for an office or handling more general IT-related tasks.

What you will bring

If you are passionate about people and you would love to be part of a dynamic team committed to disrupting an industry, this is your dream position!

Here is a bit more flavor on what we are looking for:
3+ years of HR experience, ideally with a high-growth startup and with relevant experience in identifying and hiring top talent across engineering and product.

You are at a point in your career where you want to lead the People Ops function. Yet, you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves.

Passion for building a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Solid knowledge in all areas of HR and employment law (Spanish is a must, US is a bonus.)

Experience with remote-first work cultures is a bonus.

Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

Highly structured, analytical, creative and love to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

Natural leadership skills. People love working with you.

Talent for mediating challenging interests and finding creative solutions.

Incessant thirst to continuously experiment and learn in an extremely fast-paced environment. You are not afraid of becoming the best version of yourself.

⌛️We are committed to you Personal & professional growth

You will be a key part of a lean team that will support your growth, within a safe environment where you will experiment to become the reference of FounderNest’s People Excellence efforts

Resources to hire the best talent worldwide and to create the best culture anyone may have seen.

You will have direct exposure to Silicon Valley, which includes working with best clients in the world.

Working environment

We pride ourselves on having built an open, humble, diverse, supportive, and truly unique culture. You will be part of a team committed to disrupting an industry while having fun in the process!

We are building a thriving environment based on cooperation and constructive feedback, with smart, ambitious and hard-working individuals who dream about making an impact in the world.

You will have a flexible schedule (with occasional remote work if you want once we get back to our office) since we want you to have the freedom to organize your time. Of course, when things will hopefully go back to normalcy, we would rather you spend time with us at our cozy office in downtown Madrid.


You will have a full-time contract with our Spanish subsidiary (i.e. no freelance work).

We will offer you a very competitive salary based on your past experience and future potential. We also want you to have stock options because we want you to grow as the company grows and to celebrate FounderNest’s success at all levels.

‍ ️ More perks

Flexible schedule

✈️ Flexible vacations policy

90/10 policy – to work on what you want

Remote friendly

Equipment – all you need, no questions asked

Learning – training, books, conferences. All you need

Fun – offsites, events and activities to hang out with each other!

Check our career page for more details.

We want to hear from you!

Thank you again for reading until here. Probably it was a bit too long but hopefully we were able to give you all the information you needed to say “Yes, I want to hear more!”. Just hit on the button below!

About Company

Company: FounderNest –

Company Location:  Madrid, Madrid provincia

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