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People Ops Manager - Owkin

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About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About the role

Owkin is looking for a People Ops Manager to manage the day-to-day activities of Owkins people department.

You will work closely with the Director of People Partner & Ops and managers to ensure that employees are treated fairly, given the resources they need to succeed at their jobs and help deliver on the global people strategy.

This role will support our fast growing startup environment and be an integral part of managing the onboarding/offboarding process, responding to day-to-day questions and concerns, organizing paperwork to ensure that all templates are up-to-date and accurate, and
working on cultivating a great work environment.

The People Operations Manager will be critical to providing top-level HR support to the business, as well as, all of our Owkinautes
throughout their entire employee lifecycle.

In particular, you will:

  • Be the first line of support for employees with People related questions and take ownership of any query and/or issues raised seeing it through to resolution
  • Driving, processing and managing payroll for each country
  • Update and maintain employee data in systems to support data integrity in our HRIS (HiBoB)
  • Leading the on/off boarding process
  • Assist with the recruitment process by issuing employment contracts.
  • Producing and submitting reports on general HR activity (retention, headcounts, % of probation period validated...)
  • Documenting workflow and procedures, updating existing processes, and proactively finding opportunities for process improvement

Position is based in Paris.

About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational development, employee relations, and training and development
  • Passionate about people and how they function together to create a valuable organization
  • Start up / Scale up experience
  • Minimum of 2 years as an HR coordinator
  • Effective HR administration and people management skills
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further 
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit, talent.io, hidden.market, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.


If you think that you have been a victim of fraud, 

Owkin Headquarters Location

New York, NY

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Owkin Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Owkin Total Amount Raised


Owkin Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $180,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $18,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $25,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $13,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $5,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $11,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $2,100,000 USD

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