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Head of People & Culture

Pays-Bas, Hollande septentrionale, AmsterdamHR and Recruitment

Description de l'offre d'emploi

Whilst Virtuagym keeps on growing, we are now looking for our next Head of People & Culture. Reporting directly to the COO, you will be building and executing our People strategy, professionalizing the People Operations, taking our recruitment to the next level whilst managing our fantastic People team. 

In the past few years our People Operations have been heavily automated which enables us now to focus on the employee journey: Making sure that creating a life experience is covered in all HR initiatives, like employee engagement, rewarding, retention and culture. 

Will you join us in our quest to create a healthier and happier world?

This is a remote position (within the Netherlands), where you will be working for our Amsterdam office. We are a remote-friendly company, meaning you can work from your home at all times within the Netherlands. Additionally, you can work from any location you want within Europe up until 3 weeks at a time for a maximum of 12 weeks in a year.

About Virtuagym

Virtuagym is a leading and fast-growing innovator in the digital health and fitness domain, offering a Software as a Service solution and multiple native apps to users worldwide. We offer coaching and management solutions for trainers, studios, clubs and corporate wellness, all with the vision to make the world a healthier and happier place.

Virtuagym is an ambitious, passionate and multicultural team of talented people who want to create a healthier world for all. We believe in teamwork, challenging each other, being bold and adventurous, working lean, taking care of each other and sharing success.  As a scale-up, we embrace our diversity, international character and our flat hierarchy that promotes great freedom, taking ownership and making a true impact. Our talented staff of 175+ employees are based out of two locations: Amsterdam, NL, and Medellin, CO. 

Every day with us will be an opportunity to cultivate and evolve your personal and professional skills, as well as to make a significant impact on a global scale. Here, at Virtuagym, we are not just colleagues, we are friends, willing to help and support each other. By joining us, you become a part of a joyful and energetic team.

What this role looks like

As Head of People & Culture, you will manage a team of 2 enthusiastic HR professionals (HR Officer / HR Business Partner), 2 recruiters, and you are responsible for facilities in which our office manager fantastically supports you. You will also be a key advisor to the Board (2 CEOs, CFO, CCO, COO) and attend weekly board meetings.

The past two years were focused on strengthening the HR foundation by implementing a new HR system (Bamboo HR), automating operational processes, implementing a HR data center, and documenting procedures and policies. In the next phase we will further develop the People strategy, focusing on topics like culture, rewarding and development.

In outline, you focus on:

  • (re) developing the HR and recruitment strategy, translating the strategy into a roadmap and following up the implementation of all defined projects;

  • Managing and coaching our high performing team of People Professionals;

  • Setting OKRs and KPI’s for the People team and facilitating the company-wide OKR cadence;

  • Further optimising the employee experience;

  • Ensuring operational excellence, and an optimal and flawless user experience;

  • Further expanding the HR analytics needed to drive performance and engagement and to increase retention.

The projects of priority for the coming months:

  • The development and implementation of a rewarding program;

  • (re)Defining our corporate culture and values and translating them (in conjunction with the company-wide strategy) into a communication plan whilst ensuring they are reflected in all HR initiatives;

  • Identifying, capturing and securing all core responsibilities and KPIs included in our org chart;

  • Expansion of our feedback culture, in addition to our current performance review and peer feedback cycles;

  • Building the infrastructure required to attract, onboard and grow talent aligned with hiring planning;

  • Strengthening our Employer brand in close cooperation with Marketing.

The main KPIs you will be driving are:

  • eNPS and employee engagement;

  • Officevibe participation rate;

  • Employee retention;

Pré-requis du poste

What you will bring to the HR Team

  • You have 5+ years of experience in HR;

  • And 2-3 years in an HR Management role;

  • You are able to combine strategic thinking with hands-on execution;

  • You feel comfortable advising and challenging senior leaders on a daily basis;

  • 'Empathy' is your middle name and ‘entrepreneurial’ your last;

  • You have excellent project and stakeholder management skills;

  • You lead your people by example;

  • You are familiar with Dutch labour law;

  • You hold a valid Dutch working visa.

Here’s why you should come work with us

Next to being inspired daily by talented and motivated colleagues and having plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth, these are the main Virtuagym perks:

  • Join one of the fastest-growing SaaS scale-ups within the awesome fitness tech domain!;

  • Join a diverse and international team made up of over 30 nationalities, working in an informal and fun environment;

  • We are remote-friendly: with our hybrid working policy you can work from your home within the Netherlands, the office or any other location you want within Europe up until 3 weeks at a time for a maximum of 12 weeks in a year. And we provide your home office set-up and a working from home allowance.
    Please note: even though we are remote-friendly, we can only hire people who live in the Netherlands/are open to move to the Netherlands and hold a Dutch citizen service number (BSN);

  • We provide 25 paid holidays per year (based on a full-time contract), 8% holiday allowance and a pension plan;

  • The opportunity to grow fast within the company, including a lot of support from the management team and the opportunity to keep developing yourself;

  • Stay healthy with our Gym & Health benefits: we provide a great package to choose from a wide range of gym options (ClassPass, Trainmore, Onefit etc.) including a monthly contribution towards your gym subscription, a Friends & Family gym discount, free weekly cross-fit classes, free video-on-demand workout and unlimited access to on-demand coaching with psychologists via chat, phone or video call;

  • We love to learn: join our knowledge exchange sessions, Lunch & Learn sessions for personal development, the Virtuagym Circle and more;

  • You will be part of a joyful and passionate team, where we share and celebrate success together and organize awesome company events such as new years dinners, masquerade balls, ski trips and way more!

Ready to join us?

Please do not hesitate to apply by clicking the ‘Apply for this Job’ button below! We will get back to your application within 10 working days.

For any questions on the vacancy, please get in touch with the recruitment team at

* Please note that we do not collaborate with third parties to fill this vacancy, so third parties are kindly asked not to contact us about this role.