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Chief of Staff

  • External ads
  • Remote
  • 2024-07-18

Website TestGorilla

Hi there,
I’m Wouter, CEO at TestGorilla! We’re a fast-growing HR tech scaleup that helps teams make the best hiring decisions, faster. Over the past years, we’ve experienced tremendous growth. More than 10,000 companies have replaced resumes/CVs with our innovative assessments to screen candidates in an unbiased and data-driven way.

As we propel forward, we’re in search of a Chief of Staff who is not only passionate about our mission to place 1 billion people in their dream jobs, but can blend strategy, operations and communications to help us focus on the right things, at the right time. You’ll work directly with me, as part of the TestGorilla leadership team.

Watch the below video to find out a little more!

What’s in it for you?

  • Helping shape a SaaS HR Tech startup in all things hiring and talent acquisition
  • You get to contribute to our hiring philosophy
  • Fully remote position with highly motivated, and mission-driven colleagues from around the world
  • Compensation range between €106,661 and €133,326 per annum + Share Appreciation Rights
  • Flexible hours and asynchronous environment
  • Paid parental leave
  • Remote working budget: €1,000 per year (pro-rata based on your start date)
  • Learning & development budget: 3.5% of base compensation

The job in a nutshell

As a strategic advisor to the Executive Committee (ExCo) at TestGorilla, your role is pivotal in steering the organization towards bold ambition and excellent results. It’s about transforming strategy from a concept into impact, guiding our collective journey forward.

You’ll lead our strategic planning efforts, own our Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework, and make sure that the vision, mission, and strategic direction of TestGorilla are clear to everyone. You’ll foster effective leadership and nurture connections both within and beyond our (virtual!) walls, to drive a culture of trust and insight. Under your guidance, all our activities align with our overarching strategy.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Strategy and Planning: As a strategic advisor to the Executive Committee (ExCo), provide insight and support so they make excellent decisions. Manage our annual and quarterly strategic planning. Own our OKR framework, and oversee aligned goal-setting across the whole business.
  • Results: It’s not just about great strategy and planning. Play a vital role in its execution, too. Ensure effective delivery of strategic initiatives, providing cross-functional team support, rigor, and reporting to achieve OKR success.
  • Communications: In general, manage the (a)synchronous flows of strategic, tactical and organizational information within TestGorilla. Specifically, elevate company-wide understanding of our vision, mission, and strategy through articulate messaging.
  • Leadership enablement: Uphold an environment in which our leaders can focus on leading. Ensure smooth preparation, facilitation and follow-up of productive ExCo, wider leadership team and Board meetings – and effective communication in between. Identify opportunities for leadership team development.
  • Networks and connection: Connect ExCo members with industry peers, investors and other external stakeholders. Within TestGorilla, build trusted relationships at all levels to act as a discrete conduit between teams and ExCo, and provide insight into organizational trends and activity.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A strategic thinker, who combines visionary perspective with deep analytical skills.
  • Someone who is very organized and structured, and has a strong bias for process. You also know how to work with people who are not, and can influence them effectively.
  • Someone who is results-oriented, and knows how to drive this in a growing organization.
  • A strong and nuanced facilitator, to challenge ExCo and bring out the best from senior leaders, Board, external parties, etc.
  • A very strong communicator, particularly in strategic and organizational messaging. You convey complex information simply, in slide decks, written memos, and succinct videos.
  • Someone who understands organizational and people sensitivities, and can navigate these respectfully.
  • Someone who finds it easy to build trust and strong relationships with people across many cultures and demographics.
  • An advocate for remote working, and enjoys asynchronous collaboration.
  • Someone who feels a personal affinity for our mission to place a billion people in dream jobs.

Bonus points if…

  • You have experience owning an OKR process
  • You already have done a Chief of Staff in a scale-up
  • You have been a strategy consultant and/or PMO

About TestGorilla

At TestGorilla, we envision a world where everyone has their dream job. To achieve that, employers and employees need to have the right information about each other.

We started in 2020 by building a screening platform that enables employers to evaluate candidates in the skills that matter most for success in a role. Our product replaces subjective, incomplete, and often inflated CVs with objective, reliable, and fair test results measuring aptitude, practical job skills, culture add, and motivation.

Improving and expanding this platform is our core focus at the moment, but it’s only the beginning of our journey to get everyone their dream job. Over time, we will launch more products that support this mission.

In 2022, we secured $70m in Series A funding, co-led by the venture capital firms Atomico and Balderton Capital. The funding brings the company’s total investment to $80m following previous investments from Notion, Partech, and CapitalT. Chances are you’re familiar with some of our biggest customers, like the UK’s National Health Service, 3M, Sony, Oracle, PepsiCo, Bain & Company, and Deloitte.

We work remotely, spread across more than 51 countries.


We don’t offer rainbow glitter unicorns or dog-friendly offices (we literally don’t have an office), but we do offer real people, solid core values, and a product meant to give everyone a fair, unbiased chance at their dream jobs.

Here at TestGorilla, we eat our own dog food. We use our assessment platform to make sure we make the best hiring decisions faster and bias-free.

  • External ads
  • Remote
  • 2024-07-18

Website TestGorilla

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