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Senior People Business Partner (parental cover)



People & HR
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In a traditional industry, we are moving fast to digitize and automate all road logistics processes. We are an ambitious team looking for a senior people business partner to help us on our journey to revolutionize road freight logistics. You would join our people business partner team in our HQ in Berlin as a parental leave cover with the possibility to extend.

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.


As a Senior People Business Partner, you will be supporting one or more business areas of our central team as their main point of contact. You will have the opportunity to drive change while supporting raising the bar in our teams.

Aside from your key stakeholders in your business area, you will work closely with the whole people team - not only the other business partners in Berlin and across Europe, but also our colleagues in learning & development, people programs, people operations and talent acquisition.


  • Be responsible for translating the People strategy into action for your business area(s)
  • Act as sparring partner for leaders - from new managers to directors and VPs - to drive an engaged and high-performing culture
  • Support and develop your stakeholders through coaching, challenging and advising them on People matters and educating them on internal processes
  • Support the execution of People programs to provide our employees with growth and development opportunities (e.g. performance & feedback, expectations & goal setting, career progression planning & training)
  • Drive organizational change and transformation (e.g. providing guidance on business unit restructures, workforce and succession planning)
  • Liaise with central and local stakeholders to ensure adoption of programs and collect feedback on wider people matters such as comp & ben, talent acquisition, L&D etc.
  • Monitor and improve team health, engagement and retention of talent
  • Create reports and analyze trends to support your stakeholders and management


  • 5+ years experience as a people business partner, ideally in an international scale-up or corporate environment
  • Excellent English and German language skills
  • Knowledge in labor law & market practices for Germany
  • Excellent relationship building skills - you have a track record of building trust and rapport with stakeholders
  • Empathy - you are a good listener and know how to adapt your approach and communication to different audiences and situations
  • Presence - you are able to present your ideas in a clear and concise way and get buy-in from relevant stakeholders
  • Analytical skills - you make decisions based on data
  • Learning mindset - you actively look for opportunities to grow

ABOUT sennder

sennder is moving trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at unparalleled quality. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.

We are building a curious team that is driven by an ambitious desire to solve the toughest logistics puzzles. What others may consider uncertainty, we see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive. We invite you to go on this journey with us and be part of one of Europe’s inspiring growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site.

  • A fast-growing, start-up-oriented international team of 1000+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 8 country offices with English as our company language.
  • Continuous feedback and bi-annual review process for personal development, professional growth, and career opportunities.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in-person, through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • Office first work policy (three days a week). We also provide flex/hybrid remote working options.
  • Unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits in the office.

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

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