Head of People

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do
Cambrium’s mission is to trigger the next wave of material innovation. We enable new biomaterials in cosmetics, fashion and plastics by harnessing nature's building blocks. We have built a platform based on an automated laboratory, machine learning and synthetic biology to design and develop novel protein materials with enhanced chemical and physical properties.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity.  We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.
Your role
As Cambrium’s Head of People, you will be an essential part of our Leadership Team, reporting directly to the CEO. As an early employee, you will have an outsized impact, shaping the company through your experience and efforts.

The Head of People is a strategic and innovative thinker who is able to translate strategy into operational and project plans, as well as business and commercial goals into a highly engaging and robust people strategy.

What you can expect to do:

  • Build your own team: initially hire 2 direct reports and expand team with needs of the company
  • Evaluate, develop and implement best in class people strategies with the goal to create a trusting, supportive, and mission driven culture that fosters personal growth across the organization
  • Translate the business strategy, vision, and values of Cambrium into a comprehensive People and Development Strategy (encompassing attraction, recruitment, onboarding, engagement, reward, retention, cultural development and talent development)
  • Inform and coach the leadership team and relevant departments to ensure that they are informed and engaged with the People and Development strategy
  • Lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of training, tools, interventions and continuous improvement to meet changing business needs and priorities
  • Create People and Development metrics and regularly communicate them to enable the leadership team to monitor the impact of strategies and bring attention to areas of success and areas needing improvement
  • Monitor legislation in the area of People and Development and communicate changes, as well as an assessment of their effect on the business
  • Prepare, review and monitor financial budgets as they relate to personnel across teams and own the People team budget
  • Be responsible for the skillful administration of People Operations Software
  • Responsibility for championing and continuously improving our policies and approach toward Diversity and Inclusion
  • Participate in the development of the quarterly and annual Business Plans
  • Direct the development, achievement, and evaluation of the People team, and organization at large

Your profile
You'll be a great fit if you've:
  • Led and inspired a successful People team as well helped shape an organization as a whole. Bonus points if you've led an organization through large growth phases.
  • Created people related policies, processes and strategies that give employees and candidates a world-class experience
  • Managed information, can interpret and present high quality written, oral and numerical information in a digestible way
  • (at a minimum) experienced overseeing general and technical recruiting with a desire to expand competency in overseeing scientific recruiting
Your skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least 4 - 5 years of human resource management in a global startup environment experience preferred.
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary, you can expect the following:
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Flexible working hours
  • Learning & Development Program for all our team members
  • Regular team events
  • Impassioned lunch discussions
  • Free drinks, fruit, and snacks
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.​​​​

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