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Head of People Business Partner (Elternzeitvertretung/parental leave cover, befristet bis/limited until: May 2024)

This is a full-time position based in Germany. Our headquarters are in Berlin and we support a hybrid home office/in person approach to work.

The web was created by scientists and for scientists, to foster scientific collaboration and drive progress for a better world. Join our team to take the web back to its roots and achieve that original mission.

We’re a team of passionate optimists from around the world and from many different backgrounds. Together, we focus on changing the way scientists communicate for the better.

We connect the world of science and make research open to all.

Your Role

  • Take the lead to further grow and develop our existing people strategies
  • Driving the growth within the People Business Partnering team 
  • Mentoring, coaching and guiding the People Business Partners
  • Ensuring useful and supportive collaboration with all our company functions in meeting business objectives
  • Stakeholder management across the company 
  • Strategically oversee all people related topics 
  • Identify key trends (engagement surveys and external data) and anticipate the impact on people, recommend solutions

Your Experience

  • You have 5+ years of People Partnering experience and at least 2 in a leadership position;
  • You communicate effortlessly in native/C2 English, good knowledge of German is highly beneficial;
  • Solid understanding of German labor law regulations 
  • Experience with working with CultureAmp (surveys, engagement, performance)
  • Experience in guiding the team on implementing new structures in topics such as performance management, learning & development, mental health and DE&I
  • Skilled at managing multiple stakeholders
  • Proactive and enjoying taking ownership and driving results
  • Experience in German employee relations matters
  • Proven experience in operating at a strategic level, managing budgets, and guiding the business functions and the wider people teams. 
  • You address problems in a solution-oriented way and can prioritize day-to-day business parallel to long-term projects and needs.
  • You are a patient and skillful mentor, able to support and develop experienced People team members.

You'll be working in a dynamic company culture with the chance to individually shape your professional development and growth. Enjoy an energetic and international team who are passionate about changing science for the better.

Our hiring process is uncomplicated: you'll be interviewed by the people you'll be working with.

Our headquarters are located at the heart of Berlin, one of the most exciting cities in the world. We are a digital-first organization and support mobile and flexible working.