Head of People Operations (m/f/d)

  • People Operations
  • Munich, Germany

Head of People Operations (m/f/d)

Job description


optile is expanding and we are looking for a Head of People Operations (m/f/d) to join our international team, full time in Munich, starting immediately.

Can you see yourself in a company that is dynamic and ambitious, with much uncharted territory ahead? Are you passionate about your work, have lots of fresh ideas and think outside-the-box, yet well-structured? Do you want to lead optile in a time of fast growth (our mid-term goal is to double the size of our team)? If this sounds exciting, then optile is the right place for you!

As an ideal candidate you will be ready to lead our recruitment and people operations administration setup, bringing it to excellence. Your goal will be to perfectly align optile’s company culture with our mission while creating and nurturing a motivating, positive working environment.


  • Analyze and refine the existing recruitment sources and strategies in order to attract, evaluate, hire and retain top talents in tech and business (from 80 in the current state to 200 within the next two years)
  • Oversee and develop all People Operations activities (onboardings, payroll, bonus programs, absence management, offboardings, among others)
  • Maintain a strong company culture in a time of rapid growth and make sure it aligns with our mission and business objectives
  • Lead and supervise our office manager to ensure a smooth office environment (this includes managing front office, office equipment, workplace management)
  • Coordinate the People Operations and Office Management team of six (to be doubled in 2020) while working directly with our CEO
  • Establish a strong employer brand through social media, recruiting events, partnerships
  • Develop and execute excellent feedback, appraisal and CDP processes in close cooperation with mid- and top management
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance
  • Support team leads with the development of leadership skills through coaching, guidance and further education
  • Develop the existing training and development efforts and create metrics for success
  • Develop company values and establish a positive and motivating working environment
  • Analyze the effectiveness of our People Operations tools, policies and procedures
  • Create quarterly people analytics reporting



  • 3+ years of experience in People Operations management
  • BSc/MSc in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology or relevant field
  • Good understanding of German labor legislation (international would be a great plus)
  • Proven and successful experience delivering innovative HR programs within a fast-paced, evolving, and wide organizational setting
  • In-depth knowledge of all HR functions
  • Exceptional intercultural competency & social intelligence
  • Polished communication skills, including an ability to listen to the needs of the business divisions, comprehend complex matters, articulate issues clearly and concisely, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations to all levels of the organization
  • Very strong leadership skills and experience in leading, growing and motivating teams through periods of change and transition
  • Experience in advising and influencing executives, providing insights that lead to key decision-making within the business
  • Ability to design and implement processes in support of new business initiatives and experience in leading operational and procedural change
  • Fluent proficiency in written and spoken German and English is a must (for both at least C1 CEFR level)


  • High potential for personal and professional development
  • The ability to have an impact and shape the future of optile
  • A dynamic and spirited team who knows how to have fun
  • A working environment built around people
  • Flexible sports membership
  • A central, spacious and naturally lit office space
  • Small perks such as fruits, snacks and drinks