People & Culture Team Lead (d/f/m)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

The role

Tech recruiting with a bigger vision: Join Futurepath and contribute to a software-driven transformation across all Volkswagen Group brands.

Hi, we are Futurepath. Built for and by the Volkswagen Group, we are the key to the best tech talents worldwide. At Futurepath, we revolutionize tech recruitment by sourcing, evaluating, and acquiring the best tech talents with a unique tech-enabled vetting hiring approach. The most objective, transparent, and attractive candidate experience is what we provide to our community to find the best fit for their expertise and talent. We achieve that by combining our core strengths: deep tech know-how and market insights, extensive in-house client knowledge, a peer-to-peer recruiting process, the power of a global corporation, and the agility of a start-up.

As our People & Culture Team Lead (d/f/m) you will be part of a highly motivated and non-traditional working environment that requires thinking outside the box to create a high-performing organization with the optimal conditions for people to grow. We are looking for a person who can continuously improve our people/employee experience and culture. If you are inspired and committed to taking our team’s experience to the next level - this is the job for you.

Responsibilities include:

What you will do:

You will cover a broad range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Act as HR business partner for the Management and the whole team

  • Lead and develop our HR- and Office Management-team

  • Provide strategic and operational support, expertise to advise and guide the team in all people and culture-related aspects, including employment law

  • Lead the entire employee lifecycle and further boost Futurepath’s strategy in attracting the best talents

  • Own and drive vital projects to strengthen employee satisfaction and retention 

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to reinforce and improve our Employer Branding strategy


Who you are:

  • Proven experience of 3+ years in a similar fast-paced, high growth environment in scaling the team and boosting people experience

  • A University degree in business, preferably with a focus on HR and/or similar fields

  • Great communication skills that you are able to apply in approaching personal challenges, collaborations between departments and communication with our international team and talents

  • Willingness to to work proactively and hands on when it comes to taking end to end ownership of your projects

  • Ambitious team player with strong prioritisation, detail orientation and organisational skills

  • Experience with Personio and implementing tools e.g. ATS is a plus

  • Fluent business English and German skills


What we offer:

  • Balanced work environment: We are committed to supporting you and constantly spend time and resources on developing our team: flexible working hours with the opportunity of remote work aligned with your personal needs, relocation support for international applicants moving to Germany, extra holiday days, comfortable working space with everything you need, high-end technical equipment, fruits and drinks in our bright office in Schöneberg/Tiergarten, definitely no dress code and dogs are welcome to join us.

  • Learning and growth: We want to keep growing together and that’s why the further development of our team is very important to us. At Futurepath, you have the opportunity to bring your unique skills to the table and continue to grow professionally. You can become a real expert in the tech recruiting industry and we set the right conditions for that to happen with a Futurepath Training Academy to encourage knowledge sharing among our team and to never stop learning. We also invest in your growth with a personal L&D budget, subsidized German classes, and other perks.

  • Trust and equality: We trust you and encourage your ideas and projects, we make sure that everyone has a voice, autonomy, and a self-organized structure within our organizational framework. We foster an environment of belonging, diversity, and equality.

  • Bigger vision: You are able to contribute to and transform the software-driven future of Volkswagen and have a direct connection with the Volkswagen Group Brands.

  • Our Culture: We are experts in the tech recruiting industry and whilst being professional, we are a cool and fun team that loves to enjoy lunches together, summer parties, and after-work chillouts.
Selection process

Depending on the competence and the position you are interviewing for, the hiring process can include these steps:

  • After receiving your application, we will swiftly review it and get back to you.
  • As the next step, we invite you to an online video call to get to know you and tell you more about our company and the role.
  • (Depending on the position) we will ask you to prepare a small home assignment related to one of our current projects to understand your approach and analytical skills.
  • (Optional) a follow-up online call or an in-person interview together with one of our Managing Directors.
  • You receive a contract proposal.
  • We hope to welcome you to our team.
Ready to shape the future of mobility with the Volkswagen Group? Send us your CV!
About us

Futurepath was created with the mission of bringing together the brightest tech talent from around the world needed for digital transformation across the Volkswagen Group.

We place technology as the nucleus of everything we do. As such, creating a tech-savvy recruitment process is crucial. Empowered by expertlead’s peer-to-peer reviewed hiring process we are searching and identifying the best tech talent from anywhere in the world that will shape a new software-driven era in the automotive industry.

Our unique approach allows us to combine the power of a global corporation with the agility of a startup, thus revolutionizing the way tech teams are built in the automotive industry.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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