Manager, People Operations

Job description

Are you a pioneering HR specialist with a passion for all things people?

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biopharmas, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still primarily run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote (decentralized), device-enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor is supporting more than 200 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

Your Opportunity: lead and develop Castor’s People Operations

The last 12 months were a defining time at Castor, as we secured a $12million Series A and continued to develop as a remote-first company. What makes us so unique? We believe we can achieve anything with a happy and healthy team. Your opportunity? Building your People Ops team, leading our people processes both locally and globally, as we gear up for rapid growth - going from 100 to 300 employees and beyond!

What you’ll do

As our People Operations Manager, you’ll drive various projects to ensure we stay ahead of the latest people process trends, ensuring business as usual runs smoothly and efficiently. You’ll do this by:

  • Managing the People Ops Team while operationally owning, standardizing, and improving processes to ensure scaleable compliance across our people processes and documentation
  • Implementing industry best practices to ensure we continue to deliver a world-class employee experience;
  • Owning our People tooling, critically reviewing our current HR tech-stack, and being responsible for optimizing automation.

What you’ll bring

You will have extensive experience in leading a People Operations team and knowledge of employee experience or HR Operations in a fast-growing company. You’ll also bring:

  • Experience implementing people operations processes and a strong understanding of the compliance surrounding these
  • Knowledge of Dutch and US employment law (including experience with benefits funding and enrollment);
  • Experience in supporting a company scale in record time (e.g. from 50 to 100 to 300 employees);
  • Excellent project management skills, with a strong understanding of People Systems and processes and the ability to identify upgrades needed to achieve business objectives;

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • The ability to hone and develop your skills as a true HR and people operations specialist;
  • A chance to support the growth of a true scale-up company;
  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare.

What you'll get

At Castor, we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible, office-based, and/or remote working opportunity
  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan
  • 30 days annual leave (plus national holiday days)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time
  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga


Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights or apply now!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).