Director, Head of Employment Law

Director, Head of Employment Law

Delivery Hero

Berlin, Germany

We are currently looking for a Director, Head of Employment Law (f/m/d) to lead our Central Employment Law team in Berlin and to build out the Employment Law function within the Delivery Hero group globally over time. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work in a leading multinational tech company that is shaping the future of work.

Your Mission:

  • You will lead the Central Employment Law function at Delivery Hero, managing a team of dedicated employment lawyers and building over the time a global function across our subsidiaries worldwide;
  • You will lead the advice to our People Operations and Global Mobility teams in Berlin to ensure that our HR operations are in excellent compliance with German employment law as well as related areas of law and you will promote our values of diversity and inclusion;
  • You will advise Delivery Hero’s management in connection with strategic HR initiatives, international expansion, major M&A transactions and corporate restructuring projects;
  • You will proactively improve our employee lifecycle processes on a continuous basis, identifying, managing and reducing potential employment risks;
  • You will draft and review employment related contracts, documentation, templates and policies seeking excellence, compliance and the protection of our values and you will work with our product and tech teams to ensure that our people management systems are state of the art;
  • You will support and train leaders from different departments (e.g. People Operations, Corporate Communications etc.) on HR related matters to promote a culture of compliance;
  • You will work closely with external law firms in Germany and abroad, coordinating their work in relation to the multiple projects your team will be handling as well as in relation to potential labour law disputes and/or investigations;
  • You will monitor legal trends and legislative changes in Germany, and you will support our Public Policy team in devising strategies and delivering solutions for Delivery Hero’s key challenges in the area of employment law.

Your Heroic Skills:

  • You are an employment lawyer fully qualified to practice law in Germany;
  • You bring 8+ years of post-qualification work experience (in a reputable law firm or as in-house counsel) advising on German employment, social security and immigration law (experience working with tech companies is a great plus);
  • You have experience in leading people and you are fully proficient in English (which is our working language at Delivery Hero);
  • You are ideally a Specialist Lawyer for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht) and you have a solid understanding of how other areas of law interact with employment law (e.g. tax, data protection, etc.);
  • You are self-motivated, business minded and solution driven, and your confidence in your skills and technical knowledge allows you to provide legal advice in an accurate yet pragmatic and timely manner;
  • You have international experience, either working abroad and/or coordinating international legal advice on employment related matters;
  • You have a strong interest in the gig-economy challenges and are willing to find solutions thinking ‘outside the box’;
  • You are an absolute team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • You are characterized by good self-organization, excellent work ethics, independence and a high level of commitment;
  • You are willing to work in a very fast-paced organization, handling multiple tasks and projects and liaising with multiple business and external stakeholders;
  • You are already based in Berlin or willing to relocate to Berlin as soon as your personal circumstances allow for it (remote working and commuting would be no problem for a transition period).

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