People Operations Specialist (24 hrs/week)

  • Human Resources
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

People Operations Specialist (24 hrs/week)

Job description

Connecterra is on a mission to empower the dairy industry to increase productivity while reducing the impact on the planet. Founded in 2015, we believe making data accessible and actionable for stakeholders across the value chain is key to making a transition to more sustainable farming. Our solution is the Enterprise platform. The platform is powered by real-time farm data and currently features a set of core capabilities and high value insights. Each capability and insight can be combined or used independently to create solutions for farmers, their advisors and industry partners. Platform insights and collaborative tools are delivered through the easy-to-use Enterprise app, which is available in your language on mobile, tablet or desktop.

Connecterra is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with local teams in Europe, the United States and New Zealand. The Enterprise platform is powering solutions in 16 countries, and we have partnerships with dairy industry leaders around the globe. Check out our recent press coverage to learn more about us “in the news.”

Our hiring ethos
We seek only the best and brightest who have a hunger to excel in their craft and will make a positive & unique addition to our culture and team. Your attitude and commitment to working as a part of this team, to come up with new ideas, solve problems and deliver results is what matters most to us.

We are bunch of highly motivated, engaging, fun and supportive people. We work as a team but hold each other accountable to our responsibilities. We offer you a platform to do the best work of your life, be involved with an interesting product and part of a unique, diverse and collaborative environment, your genuine desire to be an integral part of our mission means a lot to us.

You are our People Operations Specialist

For our headquarters in Amsterdam, we are looking for a People Operations Star! Your main responsibilities are to make sure People operations runs smoothly and processes are seamless. You are personable and able to communicate across all levels and locations (NL, US, UK, PA, MA) internally & externally. You can take on diverse challenges and quickly adapt with a problem solving and hands-on mentality. You’ll be reporting to Basak, the People Manager.

This role comes with a 24 hrs/week contract. While some of the work can be done at home, working from the office regularly is required.


You’ll be responsible for managing all People Ops including but not limited to:

  • Keeping all our systems up to date including our HRIS (HiBob), our pension, insurance and ARBO portals
  • Manage accurate payrolls together with our external partners, including pension & time-off and parental leave admin
  • Ensure all onboarding and offboarding processes are running smoothly
  • Ensure contract and document management, incl. processing standard changes and filing
  • Expat support: Support during relocations, 30% ruling applications, HSM visa applications, extensions, terminations
  • Recruitment support: Arrange interviews, create offer letters and contracts
  • You are passionate about a great candidate and employee experience and continuously seek to improve our people and system processes and proactively make suggestions for optimizing them together with the People Manager
  • Together with the People Manager, you help nurture an engaging company culture
  • Assist in running employee engagement surveys
  • Make sure our policy documents are always up to date, including but not limited to our Employee Handbook and Welcome Guides
  • Up to date knowledge of Dutch labour law is a must, US labour law knowledge is a plus

Who are you?

  • You have at minimum a Bachelors Degree from a relevant field (Psychology, HR etc.)
  • You have minimum 2 years work experience in a role as HR specialist preferably in a fast-paced tech start-up environment
  • You strive for supporting people and helping others
  • You are highly accurate and have a strong eye for details
  • You are proactive, do not shy away from taking initiatives and getting things done
  • You have a social character, positive energy and great interpersonal skills
  • You mastered self-organization, planning and time management skills; you can work independently and deal with short deadlines
  • You are tech-savvy and comfortable with learning new tools
  • You keep your head cool under pressure
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication in English. Dutch would be a bonus but not necessary
  • You live in the Netherlands and have the right to work within the EU

What's in it for you?

Every day we work hard on making the world a better place, thus the happiness and well-being of our team members is important to us. We currently offer the following:

  • Working with a purposeful, socially conscious and fearless team
  • A truly diverse, international, open-minded and creative working environment where all are welcome
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Pension contribution
  • Hybrid Working Environment
  • Flexible working hours and vacation policy - we trust you and your time is yours to own Work in an environment and on a schedule that suits you and your team best & enjoy unlimited holiday days
  • Monthly Wellbeing Allowance
  • Working From Home Allowance
  • Quarterly company-wide Selfie Days - take a day on us to relax, do what you need to do to stay mentally healthy
  • The opportunity to play a vital role in an exciting start-up - we welcome your voice & input

If you've read this far and feeling excited, then why not apply? We look forward to reading your application!