People Partner

Job description

Ready to make an impact? AstroLabs is committed to developing the digital ecosystem of the MENA region and is leading the charge in this effort. We are looking for a People Partner to join us and build out our People Function. This is a mission-critical role where you will work directly with our CEO and management team to help us scale.

Our vision is to make AstroLabs an employer of choice for the brightest minds from around the world to come together and learn and grow, whilst building impactful businesses that support the growth of the tech ecosystem in the MENA region.

We have offices across the UAE, KSA and Lebanon and ambitious plans of doubling the business year-on-year for the next 3 years..

As a company, we are super passionate about people and their growth. This role is vital to ensure that we stay true to our values of always improving 1% every day and pushing ourselves to become the best version of ourselves, even when in scaleup mode.


Job requirements

  • Build a People Operations function that will help AstroLabs scale in MENA while ensuring cultural alignment and long term resilience

  • 10x management and leadership capabilities and effectiveness through active coaching and structured training programs

  • Provide consultation on people related matters across the company at all levels and support with the communication of any changes within the business. Provide counsel on sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related issues and conduct investigations, where needed

  • Talent Management: work with the management team to design individual and group training programs to improve the capabilities at all levels of AstroLabs. This could include coaching, workshops, external training, etc

  • Performance Management: review and improve our approach to performance management so that it enhances employee engagement with clear goals, feedback, and development plans

  • Work with the management team to design organizational structures across the different business units that offer clear career paths and encourage growth

  • Codifying our culture across distributed teams to improve employee engagement and attraction/retention of talent

  • Define and improve all touchpoints across the AstroLabs employee lifecycle, from talent acquisition all the way through to becoming an AstroLabs Alumni

  • Build out our employer branding strategy to make AstroLabs the talent magnet for the smartest talent from around the world

  • Design and roll-out a world-class onboarding journey for new joiners, immersing them in the culture and values of AstroLabs and setting them up for success before they even start

  • Use people analytics tools to guide decision making and help improve employee engagement

Who Who You Are

  • You have at least 3 years of experience building a high-performing people function at a scaling, fast-paced company

  • You’re a caring People Person and Excellent Coach. You invest time into building relationships with employees and coaching them to become the best versions of themselves.

  • You’re a Doer. You get stuff done and follow them through to completion no matter what.

  • You’re also a Strategist. You get the full picture and you’re able to devise strategies and initiatives to reach the target outcomes.

  • Superb active listening skills, curiosity and a high EQ.

  • You are super passionate about People and their growth. This gives you energy every day.

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, a natural “people person” with drive, enthusiasm and a serious ‘make it happen’ attitude. You love talking to people. Our employees. Our customers. Our community. You articulate yourself well as one of the primary faces of the company to our employees.

  • You’re a structured, systems and process thinker able to design and implement systems and processes then manage and measure work without compromising creativity and flexibility.

  • You’re adaptable and flexible. You’re able to cope with the changing nature of the role and to shift gears rapidly from one object to another, multiple times a day

  • You have outstanding communication skills both verbal and written

  • You’re an effective project manager with a proven track record of facilitating high-performance collaboration in diverse situations.

  • You have an extremely high bar of performance and you are always stretching yourself outside of your comfort zone to achieve more

  • And finally, you’re a builder. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and love to find better, innovative ways to scale and grow businesses