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People Operations Manager



People & HR, Operations
Portugal · United Kingdom · Netherlands · Germany · France
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Do you want to design part of the clean energy grid of the future?

Granular is a fast-growing climate tech startup developing a platform to help electricity consumers, producers and suppliers move towards 24/7 clean energy. Our SaaS platform gives our clients visibility over how electricity was produced on each hour using hourly energy certificates and allow them to trade clean energy with each other. You can find out more about the 24/7 energy space in this article.

We are active across Europe and the US and have partnered with Europe’s leading power exchange and grid operators, among others. We are very well funded and backed by some of the world’s top early-stage VCs.

What will I be doing

We are looking for a People Operations Manager to join our growing team. As the first employee in the HR function, you will be instrumental in setting up the company culture.

Some example activities include:

  • Company culture: design and execute initiatives to cultivate a full remote, positive and inclusive company culture

  • Recruitment: improve our recruitment process and support hiring managers to ensure a seamless and positive candidate experience

  • Compensation: improve and own our compensation policy

  • Retain employees: monitor and enhance employee engagement and satisfaction

  • Other day to day tasks

    • Establish and maintain HR policies and procedures

    • Oversee employee onboarding and offboarding

    • Manage payroll in liaison with our finance manager

Preferred experience

  • HR experience in an early stage startup or scale up

  • Full remote or hybrid experience

  • Passion for creating and maintaining a vibrant and innovative company culture.

We are committed to diversity and developing talent. If you do not have all the skills listed above but think you have what we’re looking for, we’d still love to hear from you!

What we offer

  • Remote first: WFH, or your local co-working space

  • Quarterly meet-ups: most recently in Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam

  • 30 days holiday minimum plus public holidays

  • Make your mark on an early-stage climate product in a high-impact space

  • Physical & mental health: we offer gym subsidies and access to therapy via Spill

  • Equity: earn equity in a fast-growing company (BSPCE/EMI)


We are offering salaries calculated as the 70th percentile of market data provided by Figures, and depending on your seniority and location.

As this position is open to a wider range of seniority than our usual job descriptions, there is no salary range displayed.


Granular is a remote-first organisation and this role is 100% remote. Ideally, you are located within 6h from Paris/London by train, in order to attend our all-hands physical events (ca. quarterly) without flying. The team is currently spread across multiple cities in FR, UK, DE, NL and CH.

Because of this, we are not currently able to accept applicants based outside Western Europe.