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Head of Talent

Attract and retain the best people for Makini

About Makini

Products of our customers solve real problems:
🤕 save workers on power plants from losing fingers.
🛢 prevent oil spills.
🏭 reduce fuel consumption on facilities to reduce emissions.

We exist to multiply their impact.

Before our customers can do business, their products need to interface with internal systems of their customers, most commonly EAMs - Enterprise AssetManagement systems. Building EAM integrations is hard: one will cost $30k -$500k and take up to 18 months to complete. As integrations are a part of onboarding, they make sales process slow and products expensive, ultimately limiting number of companies that can benefit from them.

Makini builds infrastructure that eliminates the need for individual EAM integrations altogether, and enables connections across systems –all via one, simple API. We make onboardings low-touch and entry price-points low, helping our customers get their products into hands of a much larger number of companies, and do it fast.

We exist to multiply the impact of our customers and take pride in solving complex infrastructure problems to free them up and concentrate on creating value, not building integrations.

About the role

You will the be the one helping us achieve that mission. As our Head of Talent, you will own the full scope of Talent function: from recruitment to performance management and culture reinforcement. All across geographies Makini is present in. You will essentially start our Talent function and grow it to satisfy business needs.

You will

  • Own talent acquisition and the hiring plan. This includes but is not limited to: managing internal and external talent acquisition resources, agencies, platforms; launch of recruitment campaigns; managing diversity in the pipeline; reporting; and facilitation of onboarding process across functions.
  • Ensure Makini makes offers that are competitive across locations. Includes but not limited to: salary benchmarking; understanding and following market trends for compensation and benefits including equity.
  • Facilitate finance in payroll and collaborate on budgeting
  • Manage operations: issue of contracts, notices, HR-related board resolutions, terminations, etc.
  • Performance and retention management: measure across functions; ensure performance reviews are happening; ensure managers are hitting 1:1 targets; proactive compensation revisions.
  • Culture reinforcement.

We are looking for

  • A talent leader who is also a "button pusher".
  • First-hand experience in talent acquisition in fast-growing organization(s) going through hyper-scaling.
  • +5 years of experience in talent acquisition. First-hand experience in other domains of talent function.
  • Experience in employer branding and PR.
  • Experience managing teams of talent professionals and vendors across intra-functional specialities and geographies.
  • A self-starter with a positive attitude and passion for learning and coaching others in dynamic environments.
  • Comfortable working with distributed teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt to the "language" and terminology in different industries.

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Is Makini for you?



There are 100 things fighting for our time every day. We always keep the main thing main and optimize for impact.



We move fast, like to be scrappy and hack our way through unless we really have/want to be otherwise.


Builders at heart

We often do things we've never done before. Expect to find yourself in a disorganized environment. We expect you to operationalize things once you see a pattern.


Courage for challenge

Things worth doing are rarely simple. We act out of ambition to build great products, not out of fear of facing challenges while building them.


Demonstrating integrity

We are unafraid to be wrong, back proposals we initially opposed, and like to support decisions with numbers and narrative.


Striving for excellence

Mediocre is not a viable compromise for us and are willing to work hard for it.