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Senior HR Program Manager - Strategic Projects



People & HR, Operations
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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 move trucks with courage and the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at exceptional quality. Get to know us better by reviewing our "About Us" presentation.

We are a growing team looking for a Program Manager with focus on Strategic Projects in the People department to help us on our journey to revolutionize road freight logistics and keep sennder as best in class employee experience and engagement. The role is located in our Amsterdam or Berlin office.


In this role, you will act as a strategic partner and advisor, providing comprehensive support to the chief people officer in setting and executing the people strategy. You’re accountable for the program and project management of the large strategic programs in target operating model design, acquisitions, joint ventures as well as people development and engagement programs.

The role requires a highly organized, detail-oriented, and proactive individual who can manage multiple priorities and drive initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of the people function.

  • Work in partnership with the Chief People Officer in developing and implementing the people strategy aligned with the overall business objectives.
  • Lead and manage key strategic people projects related to the growth of the company in acquisitions, joint ventures, and development of the target operating model.
  • Set and run the governance within the people function to drive the focus on execution and business impact.
  • Prepare, edit, and review communications/presentations to keep stakeholders informed and engaged including people updates to the executive team and board. Establish well-designed communication channels and templates and a high standard in pace and quality is expected.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to drive change, pushing forward projects / initiatives and ensuring the teams are meeting the targets and are on track for key initiatives.
  • Interface with executive team and senior leaders across the company to drive prompt and data-driven decisions on key topics.


  • Self starting and energetic, able to work at high pace and quality, coping well with ambiguity.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, building pitch perfect materials
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams to successful outcomes
  • Highly collaborative and supporting others as well as holding others accountable for hitting timelines and quality of work standards.
  • You always keep your eye on the bigger picture and think creatively to identify opportunities to have a game hanging impact
  • You have the ability to guide, coach and advise at all organizational levels to drive strategy into effective and efficient execution.


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual potential of 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 and respect to build fruitful collaboration across teams. Learn more about who we are on our career site.

  • Fast growth scale-up with an international team of 1000+ people, 74+ nationalities spread across 11 European offices. With English as our common language, we are able to work together.
  • Learning and development on the job and with the support of a bi-annual review process, learning allowance, high potential programs, sennder onboarding academy, and internal trainings.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues through regular team events and company get-togethers such as our highly anticipated sennder Summer Camp.
  • Prioritize employee engagement and mental well-being by fostering a supportive environment through the Likeminded platform and conducting regular employee satisfaction surveys.
  • Hybrid work model where you seamlessly merge virtual productivity and in-office collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Commuter allowance to assist employees with their daily travel expenses and a one-time home office benefit to ensure that you're properly equipped wherever you work.
  • Competitive compensation package including objective-based bonus, referral reward, and in some cases virtual option plan.
  • Vibrant offices complete with healthy snacks, focus zones, and social areas to connect with your colleagues.

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.

If you have any questions or need special accommodation please reach out to us at As soon as you apply your journey with sennder begins.