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VP People (f/m/d)



People & HR
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
The position
As our VP People (f/m/d), you will ensure that Hive is both a high-performing team and a caring, supportive employer. This role includes ownership of all people functions, including business partnering, people ops, office management and talent acquisition. With your team of initially 5-10 members, you will shape and grow Hive exponentially.

  • Dynamic and Impactful Role: As VP People you drive how well our team collaborates, grows and thrives. You can have an impact on 300+ current Hive team members plus many more who will join Hive.
  • Global Role: You'll have the unique opportunity to coordinate our people efforts across our teams based in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK, ensuring our people strategy translates to each location while remaining compliant with local employment laws.
  • A lot of ownership: You own and shape all things people at Hive will have the opportunity to strongly influence how our team works, based on your expertise and experience, also as trusted advisor to our C-level.
Your profile
We know - sometimes, you can’t tick every box. We would still love to hear from you if you think you’re a good fit!

  • People Leadership Experience: You have been a successful people leader in a startup/scaleup, ideally for the stage Hive is going into now (Series B/C), showcasing strong results, thoughtfulness, drive and knowledge on best practices.
  • Team Leadership Experience: You were responsible for a team and helped them grow, develop and thrive through your leadership.
  • Strategic & Analytical Mindset: Your analytical and strategic thinking skills enable you to identify and execute on people initiatives by making data-driven decisions that align with the company's objectives.
  • Problem-Solving Skills & Attention to Detail: You have a proactive and solution-oriented approach, able to anticipate challenges and address them effectively to keep projects on track and always think one step ahead to be on top of the details.
  • Language Proficiency & Communication Skills: Exceptional communication skills in English are required, and additional fluency in German, French, Italian, Spanish, or an other European languages is advantageous due to the multinational scope of the role.
Our offering
  • Be part of the Hive. You will work with a highly driven team of exceptional and experienced people in all domains. People at Hive have worked at organizations such as McKinsey, Amazon, Shopify, Google, Flink, Blackstone, J.P. Morgan, DHL before. We believe in a culture of trust, collaboration, empowerment, and constructive feedback in a positive and inspiring work atmosphere
  • Make an impact. Join a young company with an entrepreneurial culture operating at lightning speed — we want you to grow with us
  • You will be valued. We offer attractive compensation, including virtual employee stock options for all full-time team members plus your choice of hardware according to your preference
  • We support your well-being. Benefit from 30 vacation days annually, with the opportunity for a sabbatical after three years with us, alongside a dedicated monthly wellness and productivity budget
  • We will get you set up. Operating system and hardware of your choice, additional tech equipment that you need, screens, you name it — we want to enable you to do your best work
  • There's more! Enjoy free drinks, and snacks in our offices in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, and London and join regular team events such as offsites.
About us
We make better commerce operations for everyone.
Hive’s mission is to make commerce operations better - for brands, consumers and ops partners. Hive seamlessly combines powerful technology with a network of leading operations providers, saving commerce brands on average 17% on costs and generating up to 24% revenue uplift. All-in-one, through our Hive App. The Hive ecosystem spans the full operational chain. Started just in 2020, Hive already works with hundreds of the leading brands across Europe such as HOLY, mybacs and Inkster and has become the leading operations platform in Europe.
Backed by acclaimed global investors including Tiger Global, Earlybird, Picus Capital, we are rapidly expanding our pan-European network with our newly opened fulfillment centers and offices in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid and London.

At Hive, we believe fostering diversity in every team makes us a stronger company overall. We do not discriminate based on religion, skin color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, and encourage applications from all backgrounds. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels encouraged to be their true self and to grow professionally.