HR Manager - Germany (full or part-time)

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of 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.

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief of People (who is based in LM’s Head Office in Switzerland), the HR Manager has responsibility for all generalist HR activities for our German population based across Germany (Munich, Berlin and Essen). 

This role is suited to someone who is used to working in a stand alone role, but has been exposed to matrix organisations. The ideal candidate will possess strong operational HR skills. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and advise international colleagues and managers on best practice and DE legislation with regards to HR management and employee relations cases (i.e. on & offboarding, small scale acquisitions, restructures), with the awareness that this role will be counted on during any change programmes by Head Office.

  • Manage and oversee operational and strategic HR activities for Germany to ensure timely execution of areas such as on & offboarding, attendance and leave e.g., relations with social organisations and more.

  • In line with DE employment legislation changes draft/update relevant policies and ensure roll out across the business. 

  • Work in conjunction with the global People team, support and roll out global HR initiatives directed from Head Office.

  • Manage the payroll with support from our external payroll partner: entry of absences, variable elements, verification and control of payroll, annual tax declarations.

  • HR data reporting.

  • Recruitment: support from an HR perspective in managing the end to end recruitment process.  

  • Perform any other HR related projects as assigned or when requested.

  • Manage an HR Assistant who is based in Essen. 

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Extensive operational HR experience.

  • Experience of working in a stand-alone role, but familiar to receiving input/direction from other colleagues.

  • Experience of working in an organisation with an overseas Head Office.

  • Prides themselves on them and their team offering excellent customer service.

  • Strong understanding of DE employment law and best practice.

  • Able to work in cross-cultural environments.

Abilities/Qualities

  • Strong organisational skills.

  • Self-motivated and effective at managing one’s own time. 

  • Confident in managing upwards (in particular, within cross-cultural environments); knows when to escalate issues/queries to Chief of People. 

  • Works to deadlines with a can-do attitude.

  • Uses initiative & is a problem solver.

  • Familiar with using Google Suites.

Additional Information

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

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive & international environment.

  • Grow in the business 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), with a half day on a Friday.

  • 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.

  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events.