Head of People, India

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

People & HR
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,800+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; and (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
Your Role
As the Head of People, India, you will work closely with the Global People Department to elevate the experience of all employees at KOKO and, more specifically, within India. You will oversee the entire employee lifecycle across India and serve as a key advisor to our India leadership team for all people-related initiatives and issues. KOKO aims to be an employer of choice for India's best and brightest, and you will play a central role in building our internal experience and external brand to make this vision a reality.
This role reports to the Chief People Officer.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the India People Team: lead and business partner with teams in India to deliver an excellent employee experience from hiring, onboarding, performance management, engagement, learning and development, and culture
  • Plan & Deliver on Priorities: develop and deliver on commitments made across all functional strategies, budgets, and quarterly plans, and support other departments to achieve people targets
  • Hire New Teammates: recruit and onboard new hires across the team in India
  • Drive Performance: help us solidify our performance culture by managing our semi-annual performance review process, performance improvement program, and high-potential employee initiatives
  • Engage & Retain Our Team: identify and implement initiatives to support business growth and ensure strong employee engagement across departments, genders, and backgrounds
  • Manage Compensation: implement India's compensation & benefits strategy, including oversight of the annual salary review process and ongoing management of team benefits
  • Improve Our Toolkit: Work with the Global People team to iterate and innovate on India's HR policies, systems, and processes

What You Will Bring To KOKO

  • University degree
  • 10+ years experience, with a demonstrated track record of success in leadership roles
  • 5+ years experience in human resources, including recruiting, training, leadership development, employee relations, HR operations, coaching, and labor relations
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools and HR-related software platforms (e.g., Lever, BambooHR, etc.)
  • Courage to embrace change and challenge the status quo
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including confidence in negotiation and mediation
  • Proactive, self-starter with a willingness to roll up your sleeves and go the extra mile
  • Demonstrated aptitude for project management, including the ability to balance priorities, clarify stakeholder requirements, pay keen attention to detail, and generally keep deliverables on schedule
  • Strong preference for previous experience at fast-paced, growth-stage companies
  • Unquestionable ethical standards and integrity
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!