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Employee Relations Manager

Berlin, Germany · Legal & Compliance

Employee Relations Manager

SumUp is a leading global financial technology company driven by the purpose of leveling the playing field for small businesses. Founded in 2012, SumUp is the financial partner for more than 4 million small merchants in over 35 markets worldwide, helping them start, run and grow their business. 

We're looking to welcome to our team an Employee Relations Manager, based at our Berlin office. 

We have a newly established German Works Council (WC). The Employee Relations Manager will be responsible for building trusting relationships between WC and the Business and handling all relevant people and business related topics in line with the German Works Council Constitution Act. You will play a critical role in serving as a single point of contact for Works Council related projects. 

What you’ll do

  • Establish a trusting relationship with the Works Council and the CEO Europe, who is the main representative from the company for all WC related topics 

  • Become a trustworthy contact person for managers and employees in all WC related matters

  • Coordinate weekly meetings between WC and CEO (incl. agenda and minutes)

  • Be the single point of contact for all WC requests (from the WC, managers, People Partners, etc.) 

  • Create templates for WCs requests

  • Own the overview of all requests made by different areas and Tribes

  • Together with the Labour Lawyer educate the People team on WCs topics

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have strong knowledge of and experience in working with German Labour Law + German Works Council Constitution Act

  • You have previous experience as Human Resources Specialist, Generalist, Administrator or similar (desirable)

  • You are an excellent communicator with active listening and interpersonal skills with a high-level of collaboration internally and externally

  • You love to work with people

  • You have an independent, structured and goal-oriented way of working as well as the ability to work in a team

  • You know how to prioritise to meet deadlines and know when to ask for support

  • You are able to work in a fast paced environment, where accuracy matters

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a global team of 3000+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 22 offices on 4 continents.

  • You can truly create your own path here and help us shape the future for small merchants.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties, and sports

  • You’ll receive a budget for your individual development, attending conferences and external training.

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits.

  • Our new office is based in the centre of Berlin and offers next to an amazing view over the rooftops also our own little gym

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. 

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