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People Partner Lead - Legal & Compliance

Berlin, Germany · People

As a People Partner Lead in the Legal and Compliance teams, you’ll be working with over 100+ professional spread across Germany, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Bulgaria, US and Brazil. 

You’ll ensure that the teams’ organisational structure are developed in a scalable way, that the leadership team is challenged and coached in a way that encourages their development – and make sure the teams forms into a singular entity where needed, working together towards a common goal, while maintaining the teams overall autonomy.

As a senior member of the Legal & Compliance teams, you’ll help shape a healthy culture that fosters innovation and is a driving force in creating great teams allowing SumUp to fulfil the vision of creating a world where small businesses can be successful doing what they love. 

What you’ll do

  • Shape the culture of SumUp across the Legal and Compliance teams – leading to long term and enduring company success

  • Partner with and advise Legal and Compliance leadership on People-related strategy and decisions

  • Coach and guide leadership towards desired situational leadership styles that enable autonomous teams

  • Future-proof teams through proactively advising on skills gaps in the various teams – help to define new roles

  • Be a driving force behind ensuring excellent scalability of the workforce across the various locations of the teams 

  • Set the Legal and Compliance teams up for future success by creating excellent succession planning

  • Advise on organisational structure as we evolve and grow in size

  • Ensure the Legal and Compliance team members have individual developmental needs recognised and planned for

  • Promote a culture of learning from failure across all offices (from a People perspective)

  • Manage the delivery of programs with particular attention to change management

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have 8+ years’ experience in Human Resources related roles with a proven track record as a People Lead or equivalent.

  • You have fantastic and demonstrable leadership capabilities.

  • You have influential coaching communication skills – and can present vision in an articulate way that inspires teams and other leaders.

  • You possess an outstanding HR Business Partner skill set that is honed from a history of helping to craft passionate and skilled teams. 

  • You have extensive experience in an agile working environment.

  • You have proven experience guiding large teams and People leaders through transformations within a fast growing tech environment.

  • If you have experience in both startups and large organisations, that would be considered a plus. 

Why you should work at SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 2500+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact as we work in flat hierarchies

  • You'll have the space to drive your career here and take ownership of projects

  • You’ll have the chance to work on a diverse and international team

  • You'll have competitive compensation and education budget

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets.

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities.

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.