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HR | People & Culture




Über mich

As sparring partner and an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for people & culture, I continuously work to transform Human Resources by focusing on people's talent, potential and ambition. I'm experienced in ramping up HR departments by setting up processes & structures to help organizations to grow and evolve while aligning business needs and the company's strategy with people's strengths.



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  • Co-Head of HR | Digitization of the HR department and relevant processes

    International Non-Profit Organization

    2021 — 2022

    • Co-Lead and develop the HR team | 7 direct reports
    • Development and execution of global HR strategy & structures
    • Identifying development needs on individual, team, and organisational level
    • Design and implementation of the feedback process Global end-to-end recruiting, incl. ATS and recruiting strategy implementation
    • Digitization of the HR department and relevant processes
    • Advisor to the Executive Board on strategic and operational HR topics
  • HR Consultant | People & Culture Manager

    various (tech) startups

    2020 — 2023

    • Concept and execute HR strategy (headcount, performance, feedback, retention, and employer branding)
    • Restructuring of the international organization, incl. role designations and role definitions
    • Defining the employee journey, e.g. design of on/-offboarding, 1:1s, feedback and development process
    • Implementation of career paths and salary bands, incl. growth talks with employees at all levels Internal communication | Crisis communication
    • Introduction of scalable and non-bureaucratic best practices, policies & guidelines
    • Conduct salary negotiations and employee terminations talks
    • Development of corporate values and related team workshops
    • Design of company-wide target and bonus agreements (individual and team level)
    • End-to-end recruiting
    • ATS and recruiting strategy implementation

    • Digitization of the HR department and relevant processes

    • Development of candidate experience strategy and interview training
    • Strategic advisor to the CEO & leadership team in people & culture-related aspects, incl. labour law Analysis and monitoring of HR metrics, payroll, compensation & benefits, and contract management
  • virtuell Assistant

    various (tech) startups | KMUs | stock-listed companies

    2017 — 2020

    • Plan, organize, and manage calendar (for C-Level & Board of Directors)
    • Covering tasks like design preparations, representing management decisions, speech writing, or motivating teams by organizing events & workshops
    • Working strategically by conducting board briefings, internal communications, organizational restructuring, and personnel planning
    • Coordinate travel arrangements