Whatwapp are a culture-driven mobile game developer based in the tech hub of Milan. We are passionate about our games and the people who play them, aiming to create fun and engaging experiences while having fun doing it. Our culture of critical thinking, teamwork and the hunger to succeed, is at the core of our success and we’re seeking an experienced HR leader to drive the growth of that culture. Internally we call this role People and Culture Lead, we have called it HR Lead to boost the visibility of the advert, we aim to be as modern as possible in our approach.

This is a hybrid working role, we work 4 days a month in Milan, Italy, and are otherwise flexible.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in HR roles such as Senior HR Generalist, Senior HR Business Partner, HR Manager, or HR Coordinator
  • Strong people management and team coordination skills
  • Lean and data-driven approach to HR processes and activities
  • Experience with labour law and payroll, ideally in multiple countries
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety and GDPR Employment regulations.
  • Proven track record of driving company events and initiatives to positively impact company culture and employee engagement
  • Experience working with hybrid/remote and international employees
  • Fluent in English
  • Ideally previous experience in startup and mid-sized companies


  • Manage the end-to-end employee lifecycle, focusing on engagement and retention
  • Support leaders with organisational design and workforce planning
  • Drive change projects within the company
  • Manage the HR team
  • Develop and implement compensation, benefits, incentive programs, and awards
  • Manage learning and development initiatives
  • Implement performance management processes
  • Ensure compliance with HR tools, processes, and legal requirements
  • Work on DE&I (diversity, equality, and inclusion) strategies

🌈 Power-ups to have more fun

🏑 Smart Working policy

πŸ₯³ A innovative, dynamic, and friendly work environment in which you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, thanks to our amazing team

🏒 Amazing HQ office in the centre of Milan (M2 – Stazione Garibaldi)

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ English courses provided by a native teacher (related to your english level)

🎀 Monthly Product/Design/Marketing/Tech panels to be updated on progress

πŸ’» Amazing workstation with the latest MacBook Pro and a Display Screen (Whatever makes you work better is welcome!)

πŸ“„ A top notch contract proposal

🍽 Restaurant allowance when working from the office

πŸ•Free coffee, beer and fruit and a pizza lunch once a month

πŸ•š Flexible work hours

πŸ„πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Internal Team Building events

πŸ›‹ Relax Area with SofΓ , Foosball Table, and Board Games

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