Global Head of People and Culture (m/f/d)

Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: DE Jena, DE, 07743 Schöneck, DE, 08261 Berlin, DE, 10117 Sankt Ingbert, DE, 66386 Köln/Cologne, DE, 50968 Hamburg, DE, 20354 Chemnitz, DE, 09112

Company: gksoftware

GK is a leading global software developer and provider of standard and cloud-based solutions for the retail industry, with over 500,000 retail and payment installations in more than 60 countries. At GK, more than 1.100 employees worldwide work on solutions for an all-encompassing shopping experience, improving the relationship between customers and retailers every day. GK is a hidden champion headquartered in Schöneck in the Vogtland region of Germany, but has locations in Berlin, Paris and Johannesburg while maintaining a presence in 13 further international locations. Together, GK develops groundbreaking technologies for the retail industry of today and tomorrow. 



Your responsibilities

  • You have the global responsibility for planning, initiation, organization, implementation and continuous development of all HR-related topics; in particular Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, People Operations, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Retention, Compliance, etc
  • As part of the Leadership Team, you develop and implement the global HR strategy in line with our corporate strategy and act as a sparring partner for the Executive Board and the entire management team with regard to all strategic HR-related subjects
  • You shape the value and corporate culture and actively drive change and growth in your role; meanwhile, you will play a central role in the (digital) transformation of the company into a globally expanding player
  • You consistently drive the professionalization and optimization of standardized processes and take ownership of the implementation of relevant HR systems in the context of the digitalization of GKs HR processes
  • You have the leadership responsibility for a friendly, competent and highly committed international HR team and you will report directly to the Executive Board
  • You see yourself as a change agent who creates trust across the company and thus makes a significant contribution to the further business success


Your profile

  • You have several years of practical and leadership experience in a leading position in HR management in an international environment
  • You have profound experience in the development and implementation of HR strategies derived from the business strategy
  • You are already familiar with digital business models and transformations, ideally with decentralized units
  • You are experienced with the further development of companies with high growth dynamics, being significantly supported by HR
  • If you have already developed a global competency model; this would be an advantage
  • You have strong leadership experience and an integrative understanding of leadership concepts (results orientation, leadership development), acting as a coach and change agent
  • A strong, innovation-driven "business acumen" combined with at the same time high identification with values like integrity, fairness, appreciation, diversity & inclusion, sustainability distinguishes you
  • Very good communication skills, high consulting competence, people-orientation and fluent German and especially English skills are also part of your profile


We offer

  • The opportunity to make an impact and act as a driver for future-oriented changes as well as for organizational and process development at a strategic level
  • A dynamic environment that offers challenging and diverse tasks as well as the opportunity to work with high level of responsibility and to fully develop your potential
  • International working environment, flat hierarchies with highly motivated colleagues 
  • Ongoing professional training and development provided by a wide range of E-learning opportunities and our own GK Academy
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work remotely
  • Many other attractive benefits such as bike leasing, a health program, a company restaurant, company events, and many more