Senior People Business Partner - Business (f/m/d)

We are looking for a hands-on Senior People Business Partner to join our ride at Blacklane People & Culture (P&C) team to co-design, build and deliver people strategies that drive Blacklane’s growth. 

You will directly report onto the Team Lead of People Business Partner, make your mark and be part of creating a unique, world-class employee journey at Blacklane!


Your challenge:

  • Be a trusted advisor to leaders and people managers in Business (Customer Care & Partner Management). You build strong relationships with all stakeholders in the business and you influence through compassionate and contextualized coaching. You act with a sense of urgency and adapt to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Roll up your sleeves to define, develop and implement a wide range of people initiatives at team, department and company level. You have the ability to understand the talent needs of the business units, identify talent issues in advance and adjust people strategies to respond to changing business needs. 
  • Solve complex problems. You have the ability to solve moderate to complex problems; you are resourceful and take initiative to seek internal and external resources when problem-solving. You analyze trends and metrics in partnership with different stakeholders to design and quickly implement solutions in a pragmatic approach.
  • Be a mediator. You are able to facilitate discussions with competing personalities within business units, read the room and foster constructive debate and respond to organizational changes in an effective way. 
  • Innovate and try out new things. Continuously assess the people’s experience at Blacklane. Provide insightful data to develop, innovate, and improve our existing People & Culture processes.
  • Be a great team player. Collaborate closely with other P&C teams (i.e People Operations, Talent Attraction, Learning & Development) to keep shaping and creating a coherent and seamless employee journey.  


About you:

  • Strong background in HR. You have 5+ years of solid experience in a people business partnering role within large scale ups or corporate organizations. You demonstrate versatile competencies in organisational design, talent management, learning & development, compensation & benefits, and change management. You’ve had exposure globally and can easily partner up with people and leaders across our global hubs (Germany, APAC, EMEA and Americas). You have profound knowledge in German employment law.
  • Go-getter. You are a self-motivated and enthusiastic business partner, strong problem-solver, with fine tuned instincts and excellent people skills.
  • Data lover. You get excited about data and use metrics and data to determine the best ways to approach challenges. You are comfortable with numbers and turning insights into actionable solutions.
  • Autonomy. You own excellent prioritization and project management skills to organize and structure your work to deliver best in class results. 
  • Great communication skills. You are comfortable interacting with stakeholders at various levels, carrying courageous conversations and building  strong relationships with internal and external key stakeholders. Proficiency in English and German is a must.
  • Innovative and flexible. You are the champion of staying up to date with global HR trends . You are  able to try out new approaches, are comfortable with ambiguity, and manage multiple things on the fly.
  • Passion. You have a deep passion for technology, the travel industry, and the ground transportation space, as well as Blacklane’s products and services. 


More than a job:

Blacklane is a scale-up started in 2011, founded by Jens Wohltorf and Frank Steuer who wanted to create the first global chauffeur service. We started by filling chauffeurs’ ‘empty leg’ journeys and have grown with our partners to over €100 million in annual revenue (pre-pandemic). Backed by Daimler and other investors in Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and the UAE, we’re now a trusted brand within corporate travel. 

We believe in ethical business practices and have a strong company culture. Responding to the pandemic, we’ve successfully managed the crises and retained our talented crew! We are now poised for massive growth in 2021.

  • Continuous Learning: We believe that open and actionable feedback is the essential component of continuous development. Set your personal development plan and take an active role in our internal learning communities to progress your career. 
  • Flexible Working: Even the most ambitious Blacklaner needs some time to unwind. Find out what works for you and your team with flexible working hours and home office days (working from home is the new normal).
  • Become Part of the Crew: Get to know your fellow Blacklaners through our regular team socials. Our success comes from a collaboration of more than 350 people from 70 nations and we are looking for more exceptional people to join us! 
  • Employee Stock Options Plan: We want all Blacklaners to benefit from the company's success, so every employee gets virtual stock options.
  • Fair Remuneration: We’ve banded salary levels and matched them to the local costs of living, meaning you’re always paid fairly and you know that the rest of the crew is too.
  • Sustainability: We care for both people and the planet, having launched the mobility's industry first global carbon offset scheme in 2017. Blacklane has pledged to deliver 75% of its journeys in electric vehicles by 2025. 
  • Equal Opportunity: We are committed to inclusion and diversity. A company is only as strong as its crew, so we developed a work environment that is inclusive, inspiring and open. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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