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VP of People

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As a Senior Leader in our Zurich office, you will manage the global People function and play a key role during our next phase of hyper-growth. You will be accountable for managing all aspects of HR and develop a strategic approach to developing our People. You are open, transparent, organised, fun and able to manage the team in phase of fast growth. You will lead by example, be a strong advocate of our culture and values, and work a number of company-wide strategic deliverables, ensuring Bees feel at home at Beekeeper, and all having an amazing experience!

Objectives

* Make Beekeeper a place people love to work at by further improving employee engagement and experience
* Grow, retain, and reward top talent across all our locations (in Europe and the US)
* Develop and execute the strategic People strategy (Compensation, People development, Culture & Values)

Your Responsibilities

* Define and execute a global People strategy that creates a high-performance culture enabling Beekeeper to scale rapidly
* Act as a strategic partner to CFO and Executive team regarding key organisational and management issues
* Manage the People and Office teams across all locations (incl. performance metrics) in line with company objectives
* Define and oversee global compensation and benefits, performance management, diversity and staff development programs so that they are closely aligned with business strategies
* Partner with Talent acquisition to enable effective recruiting and hiring
* Partner with Finance & Compliance functions to ensure all Policies and Processes are optimised and strike the right balance between growth and efficiency

What we look for in you

* 10+ years leading HR / People
* Proven track record in a comparable role, ideally for a Software startup or similar organization that has undergone exceptional growth
* Experience overseeing HR activities internationally and familiar with compliance, labour law, regulations, and other employment requirements in multiple jurisdictions
* Demonstrated ability to design, implement and leverage HR and recruitment processes to help drive measurable business results
* Deep knowledge of all aspects of all levels of employee learning and development
* Able to drive process disciplines and constant improvement through collaboration
* Strong communicator and presenter
* A team player, intelligent, analytical, pragmatic, ambitious, commercially savvy, innovative, passionate and driven
* Strong Cultural fit
* HR Tools knowledge & experience: BambooHR, Greenhouse, Excel
* Languages: English a must, German a plus

Bonus Points

* Industry knowledge (Experience in SaaS Tech industry standards/KPIs/benchmarks)
* Scale-up Experience
* IPO experience

Reporting line: This role reports into CFO who manage the “Enablement Engine” (Finance, People, Compliance, IT), and is part of the extended management team.