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Head of Works Constitution Affairs, Berlin (DE)

Status interviewing
Tags Employee Relations


Date posted

23 Jun 2021

The Company

Our client is a renowned business in the eCommerce space with several thousand employees in Europe and headquartered in Berlin. Since its inception it has seen an impressive growth rate in its headcount as well as revenue and profit. The culture is open, transparent and centred around the customers and employees alike. The next few years will see further growth and internationalisation. The culture is agile, fast and demanding but humble.

The Role

As Head of Works Constitution Affairs, you will be responsible for the relationships with the several works councils of the company in Germany and accompany the foundation of an overarching “Gesamtbetriebsrat”. There is a team of six employee relations managers and specialists. You will be a knowledgeable and trustful advisor both to the employee representatives as well as the senior management.  

The Individual

For this role we are looking for an experienced employee relations manager with a good track record in dealing with a variety of works councils. You must be native or near native in German and have excellent knowledge of the German Works Constitution Act (BetrVG). While we do not see a need for a certain sector, candidates from FMCG, retail or logistics might find it quicker to understand the environment. More so, having worked in agile and unpretentious company cultures will be even more beneficial. Leadership experience and a law degree are not mandatory.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Employee Relations
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Head of Labour Relations
  • Potential upsides
    A great opportunity to join a - growing company with a highly successful business model and a well-regarded brand. The opportunity to work in the heart of Europe in a diversified city and company head quarter. Working closely with the board members seeing strategy in action. Opportunities to progress your career, either in the HR or Legal side of the company.
  • Potential challenges
    The company is still relatively young and the growth has outpaced structures and procedures at times so you have to deal with an amount of uncertainty at times as well as being flexible and adaptable to change. People from formal company cultures may find it hard to adapt to a culture which is focused on results and not on titles or hierarchies.
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