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Hello there! We’re Appinio, the fastest (and coolest) market research platform. On a mission to make the world a little more fact-based, we help companies understand how consumers think and make better data-driven decisions.

We started out in Hamburg back in 2014 but we’re now humbled to call the world our playground, with over 200 employees spread across 25 cities (we’re remote-first), 2000+ international clients and a panel reach of 7 million, globally.

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Your Mission as a Team Lead People Operations/Enablement (m/f/d)

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Team Lead People Operations/Enablement to join our People Team and create unique employee journeys at Appinio that reflect our special culture while enabling international growth.As a People Operations/Enablement Team Lead you will be the key driver to ensure our employee life is hassle-free from the day-to-day world by turning the typical "HR Services" work into what feels like a "prime" experience, surpassing conventional HR expectations. You will challenge the status quo and prioritise real talent issues, setting global foundational processes and frameworks that our internal customers love. You will take ownership from day 1 and have a tangible impact on the business.

Our Team:

This role reports directly to the Director of People & Culture. Our People Team embodies a "product mindset" where we believe in working in transparency and collaboration with our stakeholders. We do not aim to simply complete "task lists"- we focus on the needs and wants of our customers and focus on the adoption of our solutions, not their pure execution. We are partners to the business, trusted parties to all employees, and business-savvy solution drivers across the company. Join us!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for driving all employee experience topics internationally (from contract management and onboarding to off boarding, visa processes, and employee requests) while delivering an outstanding employee experience
  • Leading a team of several smart and ambitious People Operations/Enablement Managers who will co-drive the mission of the team
  • Own and further scale our international payroll processes in our active payroll markets (currently Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US) while closely collaborating with our employer of records partner.
  • Support managers and senior leadership in their day-to-day challenges while giving them guidance and coaching on concrete People topics (and beyond)
  • Partnering with the extended People leadership team on building holistic People approaches and frameworks that support our overarching employee goals, such as internal events, performance management, and engagement.

You will thrive in this role if:

  • You have a degree in Business Administration, Economics, HR Management, or similar- or at least 5 years experience in the field.
  • You have in-depth knowledge and passion about the "operational" side of People (however, you do want to challenge the status quo of the "HR admin" world"), such as onboarding and terminations
  • You have in-depth international payroll experience, especially in Germany (US will be a huge bonus); as well as German employment law (ideally international knowledge as well)
  • Ideally, you have at least 2 years of people management experience
  • Ideally, you have some people partner experience where you supported managers/senior stakeholders on various matters
  • You speak fluent German and you are ideally based in Hamburg, Germany (or at least 2h away from it, open to travel from time to time)
  • You have a great sense of empathy, excellent organisational talent, and pragmatism
  • You have outstanding communication skills as well as a proactive mindset
  • You are an owner, you do not shy away from taking the lead in various matters while keeping your stakeholders in the loop
  • You do not shy away from rolling up your sleeves while setting up scalable frameworks and processes.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexibility Policy - meaning there is no hard cap on the number of vacation days
  • Work-from-anywhere Policy
  • All the hardware you need and your own MacBook
  • In case you're located in Hamburg or Berlin, you'll get a Deutschlandticket or access to a mobility budget with the RYDES app to get you to and from the office space
  • If you’re located in one of the cities where most of our fellow Appinioneers are (Hamburg, Barcelona, Munich, Berlin, London, Madrid, or New York), you can have access to our co-working spaces
  • In case you are located in Germany or Spain, you will have access to a Subsidised Urban Sports Club membership

This post not only outlines our ideal candidate but also serves as an inspiration for what this role can evolve into. Even if you consider yourself an 80% fit but have a genuine passion for this position, we encourage you to apply. We're eager to hear from individuals who share our enthusiasm.

Appinio is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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