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Head of People & Culture (m/f/x)

Permanent Hires, full-time
Munich, Germany

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The Role

As Head of People & Culture, you play a key role in building our company. Reporting directly to the CFO, you lead the People & Culture team and work directly with the management team on strategic topics, yet, you are not afraid of doing the necessary hands-on work. As we grow, one of your challenges will be to balance the acquisition of outstanding talent in a very competitive environment with the development and retention of our existing team. You are building on a strong recruiting foundation (The Best Machine Learning Startups To Work For In 2020 Based On Glassdoor) with exceptional employee engagement and great culture, which we want to maintain as we double in size. If you are passionate about building a company that people love to work at, we want you!

Your Responsibilities

  • Create and execute a recruiting strategy to acquire outstanding talent for our business objectives

  • Continuously improve the recruiting process, find new channels and methods to win the best talent

  • Own and drive our people & culture programs and processes in the areas of performance management, development, and compensation to retain our best talents

  • Build on our exceptional employee engagement to enhance a great and diverse team culture

  • Set up a KPI driven team to implement numbers-driven improvements

Your Profile

  • At least 6 years of work experience in the area of HR, including a minimum of 3 years in a leadership position with outstanding performance

  • Proven experience in building and developing a numbers-driven HR team in a high-paced and very challenging environment, preferably a startup

  • Passion for talent acquisition and development

  • Strategic and creative thinker with a hands-on mentality to do the necessary groundwork including regular HR business partner activities

  • Fantastic communication skills, fluent in English and German

Don't Apply If

  • You do not want to work in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment where ad-hoc requests have to be balanced with long-term goals

  • Your main interest is on perfecting learning & development and regard recruiting just as a necessary evil

  • You don’t want to be numbers-driven and think measuring HR KPIs is a waste of time

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About us

At KONUX, we are empowering the rail industry by building the best possible predictive analytics solutions for our customers. We strive to help industrial companies improve their maintenance and performance decision making in a data-driven world. A career at KONUX is for those who want to be at the forefront of analytics, working to make notable improvements to train reliability which affects hundreds of commuters every day. Our culture prioritizes the customer first, and all employees are expected and empowered to take ownership of their daily responsibilities. If this sounds like the type of environment you thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to play a decisive role in shaping a company during its pivotal growth stage alongside a diverse, multinational team
  • A competitive salary with equity (all permanent KONUX employees have equity!)
  • 3600€ personal development budget annually so that you can hone your craft
  • 27 paid vacation days/year from your first day, +1 per year with KONUX (up to 30)
  • Regular team events, including quarterly all-team getaways, after-hours dinner parties, and networking events
  • Flexible working conditions with opportunities for home office
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • A big kitchen with a fully-stocked breakfast bar and professional-grade espresso machine
  • Comfortable and modern offices in beautiful Munich, Germany and Cluj, Romania
  • Relocation support

Equal opportunity

At KONUX, we focus on results. We believe that a diverse team achieves better results faster. So here’s the deal: You bring in your very own perspective. We promise to judge your qualifications and performance, not your age, sex, religion, skin color, gender identity, family status or disability.

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