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Lead People Partner

Berlin, Germany · People

Lead People Partner

At SumUp our vision is to be a global leader in the FinTech industry and build a world where small businesses can be successful doing what they love. To get there, we are putting together a team that is passionate about what they do, committed to one another and to our merchants. 

Our SumUp office in Berlin is currently hiring for the position of Lead People Partner (People Team) to join our Global People Team.

The main purpose of this role is to actively build a healthy and effective People team and lead initiatives aimed to improve employee experience across People Team.

Areas of focus:

  • Own employees’ lifecycle and employees' relationship management within People Team

  • Build and take ownership of People Partners on-boarding journey  

  • Drive talent & feedback processes across the People Team and work closely with the People Leaders to build a high performing team

  • Oversee & understand the People Team’s dynamic and metrics: attrition, talent density, hiring, promotions, eNPS.

  • Operations management: offer support for all people roles in terms of operational topics, monitor and improve existing policies and frameworks in order to improve employees experience and remove blockers

  • Emergency management: partner with People Partners and Managers across People Team to provide immediate fixes to acute emergencies

  • Build cadence with the People organisation and be connected to the rhythm of the team 

  • Research good practice in the market that SumUp People team can learn from

The People Team 

As part of the global people team, you will help us build one of the best companies to work for in the world. Our mission starts with Talent Acquisition, a team that aims to attract the right talent and ensure candidates have an amazing experience while selecting SumUp as their next employer. When candidates become SumUppers our Employee Experience team makes sure they have an engaging work environment where they feel comfortable to experiment and innovate. Alongside our People Development team, they guide SumUppers through their learning journey, allowing them to unlock their full potential. 

Your Profile 

  • 7+ years of experience as HRBP in a fast-paced environment, previous experience as HRBP for People function is an advantage.

  • An international mindset

  • Sound generalist HR experience at advisor level, proposing and implementing bold changes in the organisation

  • Functional experience with HRIS and digital tool 

  • Project management experience  and preferably experience in implementing and managing company wide HR projects or programs

  • Excellent stakeholder management and leading through influencing

  • Data-driven, able to analyse data, translate it into actionable steps and use it to tell a story

  • A learning mindset and a high level of resourcefulness and determination 

  • Fluent in English is a must and German is a plus. 

What would make you successful at SumUp? 

  • Founders mentality (Sense of Purpose, Self-Drive, Decisiveness, Ownership)

  • Learning Mindset (Collaboration, Empowerment, Experimentation, Openness to feedback)

  • Care for People (Empathy, Humbleness, Transparency)

  • + Be authentic to yourself and add your own personality to our culture

Why SumUp?

  • A truly empowering environment where you will make a difference and learn a lot. 

  • An amazing team and work environment that works with passion and purpose to achieve incredible results. 

  • Be a part of a truly global team: SumUppers come from 50 different countries around the world! (The People Team has over 90 members from across 3 major locations: Berlin, Sao Paulo, Sofia). 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by Company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.