Senior HR Business Partner -Technology area

Company Description

lastminute.com is the European Travel Tech leader in Dynamic Holiday Packages. It operates a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Volagratis, Rumbo, weg.de, Bravofly, Jetcost and Hotelscan. 

Our mission is to lead the travel industry by leveraging technology to simplify, personalise, and enhance our customers’ travel experience. Experts in brightening up online travel, we help our customers find and do "whatever makes them pink". 

We continuously invest in talented people who ensure our offering is closer to the needs of the customers and keep us at the cutting edge of technology evolution. We run our business in 17 languages and 40 countries, with more than 1,500 employees spread across our offices worldwide, developing our own products and services to power the entire traveller journey for millions of people. 

At the heart of our culture is a commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

lastminute.com N.V. is a publicly-traded company listed under the ticker symbol LMN on the SIX Swiss Exchange. 

Job Description

We are looking for an HR Business Partner able to work independently, enjoys a hands-on approach and can interface effectively with professionals at all levels.  The HR Business Partner  will closely work with our Technology area on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver the operational HR plan for Technology department, 
  • Maintain a strong focus on employee relations, employee engagement and retention activities, including an understanding of compensation and benefits and development activity
  • Proactively guide your stakeholders and train and challenge managers using strong understanding of employee relations in multiple countries, engagement, organisational development and change management
  • Advise, coach and guide leadership/managerial teams to ensure proper alignment and success within the department
  • Support in drawing an overall training and development plan for the manager and employee in our Technology department
  • Be proactive in identifying HR trends within the business and work together with your key stakeholders in order to formulate and implement solutions
  • Maintain and build good relationships with the CTO/Managers of the tech area, well understanding the necessity of the business
  • Acting as change agent in managing organisational change, including activities such as restructures, compulsory redundancies and severance scheme
  • Support key HR projects and process improvements
  • Ensure alignment of HR programs working with peers and colleagues in the other countries
  • Coordinate the tech recruitment process, identifying best method of sourcing candidates
  • Provide input in terms of local employment legislation, policies and practices

Qualifications

Essential

  • 5+ years’ experience as an HR business partner for Technology department in a fast-paced environment 
  • University degree in HR management, Law or Economics
  • Fluent in English
  • A team player, with strong communication, collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to work independently, as an active member of both business and HR teams
  • Strong track record of problem solving, logical thinking, speedy decision making, with an ambitious and action driven approach.

Desirable

  • Past experience in startup/digital environments
  • Past experience in managing at least 100 employees
  • Agile/Scrum approach
  • Ability to work cross culturally within a global HR team.

Additional Information

What we offer

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning 
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices
  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events
  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave according to local laws