• Cofounder Position
  • HR Department
  • No Remote Working
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Location
  • Needed Skills

Become part of UMAI and change the future of the hospitality industry.

UMAI is a software provider that helps restaurants to save time and increase revenues by automating manual tasks, minimize last minute cancellations, upsell customers more effectively and provide more personalized service.

The team has extensive experience in building internet companies and has been part of building some of the largest e-commerce ventures in the Asia Pacific Region. Founded by the former MD of Foodpanda.sg, the largest food delivery service in Singapore, and a member of the founding-team of Nova Founders Capital, a fintech focused Venture Capital firm based out of London & Hong Kong.

This is not a formal corporate role. We are looking for someone who has a “hustle” attitude, who is results driven, who is comfortable with ambiguity, which is a self-starter and has a sense of humor.

If you are in a hurry or you feel a little bit lazy about reading the job description, just take a look at this video: https://youtu.be/Vf9ji3A5wko

   Next start date latest: 1 July 2019
   Minimum Duration: +4 months
   Compensation: 500RM or 750RM per month depending on your experience


  1. First and foremost, you will ensure that UMAI reaches its headcount growth goals across several countries in the Asia Pacific region while maintaining a fun, but hard-working culture.

  2. You will support the Recruitment / People & Culture team while we grow as a company and take over your own projects and responsibilities (administrative processes, employer branding, cultural topics, planning events etc.)

  3. Recruitment responsibilities:

You will source for candidates on LinkedIn, Facebook + other platforms and screen their CVs You will handle interviews and fill in a scorecard about your candidates. You will establish lasting relationships with your candidates and follow up with them You will own recruitment projects: e.g. you’ll identify where to source a role and build your international recruiting pipeline You will onboard new employees into the UMAI family from contract preparation to their first weeks with us

  1. You will help your team to improve UMAI’s culture by organizing team events and other initiatives (BBQ nights…!)

  2. You will work alongside and with our Head of People and Culture (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-duve/) and together shape the People & Culture Department and company further.


You have studied or are studying Human Resources, Recruiting, Business, Management, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sales or similar subjects.

You have an entrepreneurial way of thinking and interest or experience in project management or entrepreneurship (e.g. working student jobs or internships, or through a company you have founded).

You have a keen interest in the startup world, and also in developing people and improving company culture.

You have relationship building and communication skills.

You have an innovative state of mind.


An opportunity to work with some of the best entrepreneurs in the world

Insight into all relevant aspects of founding a company, and the opportunity to build up an impactful, international network

A dynamic and highly motivated team with flat hierarchies

Great working atmosphere in an international environment

Challenging and diversified tasks with direct responsibility

We can only consider applications from candidates who are able to stay with us at least 4 months, in order that you can take full ownership of your projects!

We provide a monthly compensation of 500RM or 750RM depending on your experience

We thrive on the diversity of our company with a team coming from over 14 different nationalities thus, no matter where you are in the world, we urge you to apply!

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To apply for this position contact the creator of the job: Message Laura Duve

About UMAI Restaurants

MAI provides software that helps restaurants save time and increase revenue by automating manual tasks, integrating with various digital platforms to accept reservations online, minimize last minute cancellations, upsell customers more effectively and provide more personalized service.

In Japanese, UMAI means “of good taste.”

We incorporate this philosophy into every aspect of our company. Our goal is to become THE go-to software solution for high-end restaurants in every metropolis on the planet. Using cutting-edge, intelligent software, we create a customized dining experience and provide the food & beverage industry with a powerful, easy-to-use tool to manage their businesses.

We are not interested in being competitive, or good. We want to be badass.