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Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi is a luxury haircare line by famous Dutch & Persian fashion influencer, Negin Mirsalehi. Founded in 2015, the brand has deep roots and a wonderful story of the coming together of family traditions. The signature ingredients within these staple products are honey and propolis, derived from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden where Negin and her father continue the 6-generation family tradition of beekeeping. Using nature's gifts Negin’s mother created a formula to transform hair which is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.


The mission of Gisou is to inspire people to appreciate and take care of their hair using nature-based products, and to feel beautiful while doing so. With their story they want to raise awareness about the importance of bees for the overall ecosystem, and shine a light on the incredible benefits of what they produce.


Gisou is currently available on and offline in over 30 countries, and continues to expand rapidly internationally. To continue on this growth trajectory, the team is on the lookout for a people loving Senior HR & Recruitment Specialist to manage one of the most important parts of the business.





The HR department is led by a Senior HR and Talent Acquisition Manager and has been supported by a Recruitment Consultant and an HR Associate & Office Manager, both reporting into her.


As a young and rapidly expanding beauty brand, the strategy has been and continues to be, to expand significantly in existing and new markets and channels. In order to realise these ambitious growth plans the structure of the department has been realigned. It will continue to be led by the Senior HR and Talent Manager but now with the support of a Senior HR &

Recruitment Specialist who will be a highly experienced Recruiter who also has HR Generalist experience.


This person will play a vital role in developing a recruitment strategy that meet the business’s growth plans, using their skills and knowledge to ensure that best practice and the latest initiatives are being used. They will develop a strong employer brand that will attract the best in the industry. They will also use their HR Generalist knowledge to support on employee relations advice and help to develop other areas of HR such as comp and bens and L&D.


Employee levels currently stand at around 65 people and are planned to increase, therefore someone with an energetic and motivated approach is key to ensuring the business’s success.




HR Strategy

  • Monitors our competitors HR initiatives and growth then presents this information to SHRTA on a quarterly basis.



  • Inputs into and implements the recruitment strategy.
  • Adheres to the personnel plan and recruitment budget.
  • Develops the employer brand by creating an engaging careers website, a refer a friend scheme and an alumni network.
  • Develops recruitment initiatives to attract diverse applicants.
  • Ensures recruitment methodology is robust and unbiased e.g. the applicant tracking system, recruitment, competency based questions, testing and profiling and makes suggestions for improvement.
  • Ensures there is a positive candidate experience whether the candidate is hired or not.
  • Creates and checks that all job descriptions are good quality and up to date.
  • Does all recruitment apart from Director/critical roles from start to finish e.g. sending out offer letters, ensuring relevant paperwork is collected/filed and background checks are done.
  • Is skilled at locating talent through means such as social media and can think of other creative methods to do this.


Employee Relations

  • Familiar with Dutch employment law and able to provide expert advice to line managers regarding employee rights and disciplinary scenarios.


HR Administration

  • Creates/develops policies, procedures and an employee handbook that suit the culture of the business.
  • Oversees the work of the HR Administrator in a motivating and developmental way and also ensures that HR information is accurate and up to date.


Learning and Development and Performance

  • Creates an induction programme including an engaging presentation on the company background, standards and basic training.
  • Supports in developing a talent development strategy that encompasses leadership, coaching and mentoring.
  • Supports with onboarding if necessary.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Gathers market data to create a compensation and benefits offer that is engaging and competitive.


Person specification

  • Strong experience working in a start-up environment, ideally with exposure to beauty and FMCG.
  • Competent knowledge of Dutch employment law.
  • Candidate Qualities
  • Good knowledge of server-based applicant tracking systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong and extensive experience in selection including proficiency with social media platforms.
  • A warm and friendly approach with the ability to influence and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated; able to maintain direction and focus with minimal supervision and has a good level of self-awareness.
  • Responsive and able to assimilate, analyse and interpret information quickly.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in a continuously evolving, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Displays energy and attention to detail.
  • Seen as ‘can do’; ensuring the HR function is seen as proactive and effective.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Passionate about the beauty industry.




The opportunity to be part of a young, fun and dynamic team, with a pleasant informal & international working atmosphere and regular fun team activities and drinks. Our team wellbeing is super important to us, therefore we offer fitness membership via Onefit, and mental health support via Open up to all our employees. Gisou is a fast growing and disruptive beauty company that offers huge opportunities for personal development and growth.


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