Head of People Management

Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: We are looking for a long-term collaboration. The contract is initially limited to two years, with the intention of continuation. We are looking for a full-time position with 40 hours per week.

About this Role

We are a mission-driven organisation who understand that our people are our success. Now we are looking for a Head of People Management to lead and guide our team in HR administration and organisational development and to take a rapidly growing organisation to the next level.

This position includes a wide scope of responsibilities and offers insights into the operational work of a dynamic, internationally-active non-profit organisation with a focus on process harmonization and scaling of our structures, processes, and personnel in line with our company culture and vision.

This is the right position for you if you are an experienced HR professional who is excited to own and heavily influence everything from career mapping and performance management programs, to HR systems implementation, to employee onboarding/off-boarding. You should have the ability and desire to join a growing company and build up new HR operations and programs and review & refine existing practices.

The place of work is Berlin. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer and be a member of the Management Team, working alongside other leaders of the organization.

Your responsibilities

  • You will be a strategic partner to the organisation, designing and implementing a scalable HR strategy.
  • You lead and mentor the HR team and work closely with broader operations teams (Finance, Project Management, IT & Administration) to ensure organisational goals and risks are being managed.
  • You will support all current and future offices across the globe, including New York, Lomé and Perth, in HR matters in cooperation with the responsible persons on site.
  • You are the contact person for managers and employees in all personnel-related and labor law issues and ensure that the organization meets all labor law requirements.
  • You are the lead for developing, evaluating and implementing sustainable HR systems, policies and processes on an international level.
  • You will drive the further development of our personnel development and employer branding topics like performance management, employee engagement, onboarding/off-boarding, compensation, and benefits and perks.
  • You are responsible for all contractual, wage, wage tax and personnel-related insurance matters and collaboration with other external service providers.

Your profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in HR with 2+ years in an HR leadership role, managing a team of direct reports
  • You have a very good understanding of German labor law and data protection and have ideally already some experience with international labor law or the ability and desire to learn about labor law requirements in other countries
  • You are experienced in owning HR operations in a high-growth, startup environment
  • You have exemplary communication ability, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively influence
  • You are native/fluent in German & English; good knowledge of French is a plus
  • You have experience in managing decentralised/remote, culture-driven work environments with colleagues working across the globe
  • Knowledge of organizational development and training is a plus
  • Work experience in a startup, an NGO, research/science organisation, or a small, rapidly growing company is an advantage

We offer

  • A job with purpose. With us, you will work in a team of highly engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change mitigation.
  • We are a diverse and inclusive team and welcome your application regardless of your gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect that makes you unique.
  • We are working in a positive and inspiring working atmosphere with an international team. Our Berlin office is located near Moritzplatz in the heart of the lively Kreuzberg, surrounded by a dynamic startup scene.
  • Currently most of our staff is working from home and we will continue offering flexible work arrangements in the future.
  • We will pay your public transport ticket for Berlin and offer a company pension plan.

Conditions

Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: We are looking for a long-term collaboration. The contract is initially limited to two years, with the intention of continuation. We are looking for a full-time position with 40 hours per week.

For further information, send your questions via email to .

Please apply with your CV, cover letter and a list of three references in PDF format exclusively using the application form. Please indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your salary expectations.

Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.