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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 260 employees spread across 15 countries (we’re remote-first), 2600+ international clients, delivering research from +190 markets, globally.

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Your Mission as a Senior People Operations Partner (m/f/d)

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Senior People Operations Partner to join our People Team and create unique employee journeys at Appinio that reflect our special culture while enabling international growth. 

As a Senior People Operations Partner 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:

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
  • Manage our international payroll processes in our active payroll markets (especially Spain, France, and the US, but also Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK) while closely collaborating with our employer of records partner.
  • Be a role model for the People Operations/Enablement Team on solving various employees questions and challenges; coaching the team on best practices from your own experience
  • Work on strategic People projects that touch on different stages of the talent journey, such as onboarding revamp, payroll automisation and beyond
  • Support managers and senior leadership in their day-to-day challenges while giving them guidance and coaching on concrete People topics
  • Partnering with the rest of the People Enablement Team as well as the 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 3 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 the United States and/or France, Spain, UK knowledge
  • Ideally, you have some people partner experience where you supported managers/senior stakeholders on various matters (or you have the curiosity to grow into it!)
  • You have a great sense of empathy, excellent organisational talent, and pragmatism
  • You have outstanding communication skills as well as a proactive mindset
  • 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 
    • You have the chance to develop our amazing product from one of the countries where we operate: Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands or the UK.
    • You have the chance to work outside of your country of residence for a maximum of 180 days per year, given that you have a valid work permit for that country
  • Udemy L&D Platform - full access to 22,000+ courses and certifications to deepen your knowledge as your career progresses
  • 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
  • In case you are located in Germany or Spain, you will have access to a Subsidised Urban Sports Club membership
  • In case you’re located in one of the cities where most of our fellow Appinioneers are (Hamburg, Berlin, London, Madrid, New York), you can get access to our Co-working spaces

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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