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VP People & Culture

VP People & Culture (m/f/d)

Location: Berlin Office based or Hybrid-Model

**Our Recruiting philosophy during COVID-19: Wire is still hiring outstanding talents and all
applications will be reviewed as usual. Interviews will be conducted via our Wire collaboration
app until further notice.**

Wire is transforming the way businesses communicate at the same speed that our founders
disrupted telephony with Skype. Recognized by IDC, Forrester, and Gartner as one of the most
secure collaboration platforms on the market, Wire offers messaging, audio/video conferencing,
file-sharing, and external collaboration – all protected by the strongest end-to-end encryption.
Wire is consistently delivering groundbreaking innovation from its unique “message fortress”
architecture, 100% open-source software, and pioneering federation with Messaging Layer
Security. Headquartered in Berlin with offices in Switzerland and San Francisco, our people
come from a wide range of backgrounds, united by a shared passion for communication,
design, and technology to build the leading secure collaboration platform in the world.

YOUR CHALLENGE AT WIRE
Be ready to play an essential role by joining our People team as a VP of People and
Culture in Berlin. The role is focused on building on the foundations to ensure that all
aspects of the people's roadmap are fit for scaling. Build a high-performing people
organization with the right blend of capabilities at the right time. Manage, coach, and
develop the people organization setting best leadership practices for the rest of the
Business. Your new area of expertise:

● Own the execution of the strategy and all core areas of the HR department including
Workplace management, Recruitment, Employee Relations and Engagement, Payroll,
Learning & Development, Employment Law and HR policies.
● You will become a crucial member of our executive team: you understand the business,
and how the People team can contribute to turning strategy into success.
● Partner with the Talent Attraction team to manage the headcount and hiring planning to
ensure that the organizational design is fit for the plan.
● Develop and Run a professional people development program, including career
planning, coaching, and management development.
● Inspire and lead a People team consisting of HR Business Partner, Talent Attraction
Lead and Specialist and Workplace Manager.
● Maintain a high level of communication with Management and contribute to the
decision-making process of structuring and developing the team for the organization.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
● Years experience in fast growing environments as a leader of high-performing People
teams with an agile attitude and strong value orientation.
● Advanced knowledge of local and international Human Resource Processes,
employment objectives and legal regulations (Germany, Swiss and US in particular).
● You should know how to set up the People team in a way that supports our people and
the business goals.
● You are an empathetic and experienced leader who knows how to hire, Inspire and
motivate the team who also sets clear goals and guidelines.
● You have strong analytical skills.
● Ability to work on multiple People and Business projects simultaneously.
● Excellent language skills in German and English are required.

WHY WIRE?
● Join a market-proven (>1,000 customers) and fast-growing company and be an active
driver for Wire to become the worldwide market leader
● Who if not us? We offer the technology for collaboration from anywhere, so why not
enjoy the flexibility to work in a hybrid model? We have a beautiful office in the heart of
Berlin and offer our team a mix of working from anywhere vs. spending selected days
together in our office to connect on a personal level (always under the umbrella of
current pandemic restrictions)
● We're not only developing the future of secured collaboration platforms, we're also
investing into our own development: Every new team member gets a yearly education
budget granted and can benefit from a holistic cafeteria system to strengthen personal
capabilities. Books, conferences, certifications? We got you.
● Have a friend looking for an awesome team to join? We reward every successful referral
with a generous and above-market referral bonus. Learn more about our program when
you've joined the team
● Join company events and team parties and enjoy daily fruits, cereals, beverages, free
soft drinks, and the world's best Barista coffee machine in our office (if possible due to
restrictions)

Wire is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender,
civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, or being a member of
the traveler community.

Have we caught your interest? If you're looking for an environment where our company DNA is
defined by collaboration and ambition, please submit your application by the link below and hear
back from us soon!

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