Senior Manager, People Operations

sennder is a European digital freight forwarder looking for a senior manager, people operations to join our people leadership team. The role is based out of the Berlin office and will report to the chief people officer. Do you want to help us shape the future of the logistics industry?

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives innovation and we offer an international and friendly work environment with an energetic company culture. Just be yourself and maybe you’ll bring something valuable to the role we didn't initially think of.


If you’re passionate about taking yourself, sennder, and the logistics industry to the next level, curious, and driven by solving puzzles and influencing how we reach our business goals, then you might be who we’re looking for. What others may consider uncertainty, you see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive, while being a team player and understanding how your personal development intersects with the company’s growth.

As a senior manager for people operations, you will be responsible for overseeing compensation and benefits, on and offboarding, payroll, people analytics and policies & procedures.  

This role reports directly to the chief people officer and is part of the people leadership team. You will work closely with the international people team as well as functional stakeholders such as finance, to ensure operational excellence and best practice as it relates to people operations, across all of our offices.


  • Lead and develop a diverse team of People specialists with a focus on providing the highest level of service to our business
  • Take ownership of designing processes to drive optimization and constant improvement of processes connected with the employee life-cycle
  • Develop and manage scalable solutions for your area of responsibility, including HR administration, benefits, payroll and on-/offboarding
  • Need to stay informed of federal, state, and agency compliance matters and serve as an expert in labor law compliance in all locations in which sennder operates
  • Translate legal and regulatory requirements into system and process requirements
  • Develop strategic objectives and deliverables, create and drive project plans whilst leading stakeholder engagement & alignment
  • Own the relationship with vendors and service providers to improve People Operations efficiency and employee experience


  • 8 + years experience in an operative HR role with in depth knowledge of People Operations
  • Profound experience leading and developing a high-performing team, including creating and executing a team vision
  • Excellent project management skills with a proven ability to design and implement people strategies that drive business results
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational development and employee relations
  • Analytical skills, you make decisions based on data and enjoy using data to create a narrative and build influence
  • Curiosity, flexibility and are a dedicated problem solver. You are comfortable in a fast-paced, hands-on environment


  • A fast-growing company, transitioning from startup to scale-up, where your work will make an impact on our growth and lead to several career opportunities.
  • An international team of 900+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 7 country  offices with English as our company language.
  • A quarterly feedback and review process for personal development. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • When in office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • Compliance with COVID-19 restrictions when required with remote interviews, onboarding, and working.

ABOUT sennder 

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder at the intersection of where technology meets logistics. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes. You can be part of one of Europe’s latest growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization.

At sennder we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site. 

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions or problems please reach out to us We do not accept applications via email.