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HR Manager

Belgium, Vlaams Gewest, GentFinance & Operations

Job description

About ONTOFORCE

ONTOFORCE helps life sciences companies transform data into knowledge, gather insights from data sources and make an impact on patient outcomes. Our platform DISQOVER builds intelligent links between private, third-party, and public data sources democratizing access to data. Our customers are research-intensive organizations in life sciences, healthcare, and beyond: from pharmaceutical multinationals, small-to-medium biotech companies, academic institutes, and hospitals to patient organizations.

At ONTOFORCE, we adhere to an agile work environment, giving every employee a high degree of freedom, room for initiative, opportunity for growth, and capacity to assume responsibility.


We're looking for a talented and highly motivated HR Manager with proven experience in a (tech) scale-up to join our team.

Your Responsibilities

People are our most important asset, and you'll be the one to ensure we have a happy and productive workplace where everyone works to realize our established mission and objectives. The HR Manager should develop HR processes and implement strategies that support business growth, ensure job satisfaction and retention and attract the best talent. Promoting corporate values and shaping a positive culture is a vital aspect of your function.

  • You develop and implement HR initiatives and policies aligned with the overall business strategy
  • You manage the recruitment process and negotiate employment agreements
  • You champion the onboarding process, ensuring the process is up to date and of high quality
  • You oversee and manage a job leveling and appraisal system that drives high performance
  • You create learning and development programs and initiatives that provide personal development and career advancement opportunities
  • You analyze trends in compensation and benefits; research and propose competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent
  • You maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • You report to senior management by analyzing data and using HR metrics.

Job requirements

Our ideal colleague...

  • holds a Master's degree and has 5-7 years of experience in HR
  • understands the challenges of a scale-up and knows first-hand how to grow organizations successfully in an international context.
  • has in-depth knowledge of labor law, HR best practices, policies, and systems. Hand-on experience with HR software is a plus.
  • is great at active listening and building strong interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • knows how to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • is people-oriented and results-driven
  • is adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution.
  • possesses a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • is fluent in Dutch and English.

Our people love to work with value

  • #respectfulness and #openness. At ONTOFORCE, we know that the best and most creative solutions always come from people working and communicating openly with each other. Constantly challenging each other, but realizing that all parties are equal and bring different experiences and insights to the table.
  • #accountability and #ambition: We love people who have ambition, who want to be the best and make the best product company by taking accountability for their own work, and who are not afraid to respectfully hold their colleagues accountable.

What we offer

  • A great team to work with that wants to be challenged and will challenge you.

  • An innovative product that pushes the edge of data-linkage technology and challenges your mind.

  • A fun environment that welcomes your ideas, initiatives and creativity. With a brand new office space decked out with swings, chatty brainstorm areas and silent phone booths we have room for everybody’s preferred way of working.

Besides all this, we also offer some practical benefits

  • An attractive salary with extra benefits such as meal vouchers (€8/day), eco vouchers (€250/year), hospitalization insurance, home working allowance, net expense allowance, optional bike leasing.

  • Focus on your personal development, training and career growth. At ONTOFORCE you have access to online learning platforms such as LinkedIn Learning and personalized training days.

  • In addition to the 20 days legal holidays you get 12 compensation days, which gives you a total of 32 paid days leave.

  • Hybrid working: we are flexible in our way of working with a balance between home working and working at the office.

Ready for a challenge @ONTOFORCE? Apply now!


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