Senior Manager of People Operations (m/f/d)

At Jimdo, our mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. Small businesses face new challenges with very little support or recognition. We know how hard this can be, because we have been in their position. That’s where you can help us—by designing intuitive tools to help small businesses solve complex problems.

With a forward-leaning and self-driven attitude, we continue to find new ways to help our customers get their ideas out into the world. As a team we run at a steady pace to achieve what we aim for. We learn best by gathering data, trying new things, and sometimes even falling down along the way. It’s the lessons we learn in the process that make us better problem solvers for small business owners.

If you’re motivated by our mission and excited to roll up your sleeves, try new things, learn from mistakes, and make a difference to small businesses around the world, we would love to work with you.


Jimdo is a global company and we are proud to work with people of 50+ nationalities that are working from 19 countries. We are happy to continue our journey and broaden the geographics of presence.
We are happy to invite you to work from any location where you are eligible to work from. All the local labor regulations will be applied (local currency, taxation, contractual terms, public holidays, etc.).
Wherever your working location will be, we will make sure you get proper onboarding and that you are fully equipped to become part of the team from day one.

Your Mission

As a leader of People function you will take care of the People Operations team to make sure your team is enabled to be the center of expertise and a strategic partner of business in questions of employment, payroll, pre-boarding, on-boarding and well-being. You make sure the processes are running smoothly but people are always the first priority.

You will be part of the People team management reporting to the Head of People.


  • You will be responsible for the entire employee life cycle process in the organisation
  • You will contribute to, and execute of the HR strategy
  • You enable your People Operations team to design, implement and improve HR processes and make sure they are optimal and compliant with local legislation
  • You help your team to find the right metrics to estimate the well-being of Jimdo employees and implement effective initiatives to support employees from different locations and time zones
  • You drive projects focused on improvement or implementation of the software solutions that will help your team in daily work, and be a reliable source of data for strategic decisions
  • Keep up to date with external trends and best practice in the areas of expertise and HR more broadly.
  • Manage HR vendors who provide Jimdo specialist services as needed
  • Act as a consultant to managers and staff regarding policies, procedures and employment law matters.
  • Lead, coach and mentor the People Ops team


  • You have 7+ years of experience in HR Operations
  • You are an expert in German labor law, trends and have knowledge of tools used in HR Operations and Payroll
  • You have knowledge of hiring employees outside of Germany
  • You have been leading teams of 5+ people
  • You combine strong conceptual thinking with a hands-on and pragmatic style
  • You have the ability to use analytical and experiential data for decision making
  • You speak fluent English and German

Fareed is looking forward to receiving your application.

Jimdo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don’t discriminate based on race or ethnic origin, color, the language(s) you speak, where you (or your parents) are from, or whether or not you consider yourself to have a disability. Neither will your age, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, or political opinions play a part in your application with us. We’re a diverse team in so many ways, and we love it that way.

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