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People Operations Manager (Perm) - Germany (m/w/d)



People & HR, Operations
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

Parity is one of the world's most experienced core blockchain infrastructure companies, having built and pioneered some of the most advanced technologies in the blockchain sector. Parity was founded by Dr. Gavin Wood, co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum, the primary engineer behind the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), inventor of the Solidity programming language, and primary author of the Ethereum Yellowpaper.

Based in Berlin, London, and Lisbon, Parity has built clients for Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Zcash and has pioneered a completely new, next-generation blockchain protocol with Polkadot and the framework it’s built with, Substrate. Parity builds the open-source technologies needed to power an unstoppable, decentralised web—known as Web3—and helps developers and organisations implement and build upon the Web3 tech stack.

People in our collective are:

  • Highly motivated to contribute to Parity’s mission and be part of something bigger
  • Excited to work on projects that are groundbreaking and complex
  • Autonomous workers that self-initiate, but also collaborate well with others
  • Taking maximum accountability and having minimum ego at work
  • Comfortable with chaos and adapting to the ever-changing Web3 space
  • Continuously educating themselves about Parity and the wider ecosystem

About the team

Our mission is to deliver exceptional People support by developing and implementing guidelines, programs, and services that contribute to our team members’ healthy, safe, and productive work environment. We are driven by skill, passion and improvement.

Our purpose is to turn challenges into opportunities. We are improving our data-driven insights, and crafting people solutions that align seamlessly with Parity's vision. We are embarking on an exciting innovative journey to create a work environment that reflects our dedication to excellence and growth.

We collaborate closely with Talent, Finance, Legal, IT, Operations, and the People Partnering Team. We work regularly together as part of our global Operations Support (O/S) department, supporting our Tech team in building the future of scalable, unstoppable and cutting-edge technologies for the decentralised Web.

About the position:

  • Fluent German speaker
  • Germany based with flexibility to travel to Berlin.
  • Manage core People Operations areas such as onboarding, payroll, document and contract creation, employee data management, absence tracking, and reporting for our German entity. Review and refine our processes, and oversee the execution of tasks in these areas.
  • Stay informed about new laws and trends in the area of HR in Germany to assure that Parity’s processes and policies remain up-to-date.
  • Have ongoing coordination with external consultants, government offices and service providers on topics like employment law, social security, immigration, and payroll.
  • Act as a contact person for Germany-based team members.
  • Understand employee sentiment at our German entity, escalating issues and enabling the teams for success.
  • Support our People Team in other entities (UK, Portugal and Switzerland) as needed.
  • Initiate and deliver on exciting new People Operations projects.
  • Recommend process improvements and identify areas where we can automate tasks.
  • Support the management of our team’s Helpdesk.
  • Facilitate effective and positive resolution of employee issues, displaying a genuine interest and respect for people and their concerns.
  • Manage employee departures, including preparation of employee separation notices and related documentation; provide periodic reports to the company's Leadership.
  • Work closely with the legal department to coordinate new policies and procedures, assist with work permits and visas for any foreign employees/candidates.
  • In conjunction with the People team ensures effective, accurate, and timely payroll and time-and-attendance processing; and prepares dissemination of information related to payroll and benefits
  • Ensure compliance with country, city, and local employment laws and company guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field and 2-4 years’ experience in a human resources generalist function in Germany.
  • Berlin based or close proximity to travel to office.
  • Understanding of International human resources principles and practices (compensation, employment/labour law, tax and compliance, etc).
  • Fluent German, Excellent written, verbal communication, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Capable of operating autonomously while dealing with a changing and restructuring environment.
  • HRIS experience and the ability to execute HR operations related tasks and responsibilities, as needed
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Slack and Google Suite

About working for us:

  • Competitive remuneration packages based on iterative market research
  • “Future of work” environment that’s self-initiating with flexible hours
  • Team mates that are genuinely excited about their impact and projects
  • Access to the brightest minds in this space to learn about Web3 and develop your skills and knowledge while on the job
  • Becoming part of the wider ecosystem (career and networking opportunities)
  • Team and company-wide retreats
  • Work laptop

Those joining our collective as an employee in Germany, Portugal, and the U.K. also enjoy benefits such as health care, parental leave, PTO (28 days per year) and local team events

Parity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome diversity in our global team and care about everyone in our collective feeling included and welcome.

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