Lead HR Advisor for Europe - Germany Remote

Date:  Sep 7, 2023


Company:  Vista

Our Team:

We are currently looking for a passionate and driven Lead HR Advisor EU to join our European HR team as they look to build an employee-centric HR organization across our remote-first European entities. The person in this role will lead various employee and organization-related initiatives, with main focus on Germany, and with an extended scope to France and Czech Republic.


What You Will Do:

The Lead HR Advisor will provide support and back-up to the Senior Manager, HR Europe, and will collaborate closely with numerous partners, including business leaders, HR functional experts (including Compensation, Benefits, HR Operations, HR Business Partners), and other internal partners such as Legal, Compliance, and Payroll.

In this impactful role, you will:

  • Act as the main HR point of contact for the assigned country scope (which can include more entities within a single country), and will be responsible for compliance topics, employee relations, and country-specific programs.
  • Work with our in-house counsel to stay up-to-date on changes to employment laws, and how these are applied into policies and guidelines.
  • Advise business leaders, and other HR partners, on updates to employment law and provide advice to managers of all levels (from Team Lead roles to Executives) along a broad range of HR matters such as performance management, disciplinary measures and leadership.
  • Drive proactive team member communication on HR matters to enhance the team member experience.
  • In partnership with the respective COEs, create working conditions for an outstanding team member experience, including the creation of a competitive and sustainable benefits landscape.
  • Support and drive a variety of global strategic HR initiatives around Talent Management, Compensation Philosophy and Future of Work.
  • Mentor a team of HR Generalists across the different EU countries.


Your Qualifications:

At Vista, we are striving to hire individuals that add new ideas and perspectives to our teams and enhance our culture. No matter your background or work experience, we strongly encourage you to apply—even if you feel that you don’t meet the exact requirements or have the same qualifications. You might be a great candidate for this or other opportunities.

  • 7+ years of Human Resources or related working experience.
  • A profound knowledge of German employment law.
  • Exceptional communication skills – both in English and in German
  • Experience in working in international organizations, and possess the mindset it takes to successfully collaborate across locations and cultures.
  • Able to establish trust and credibility, handling confidential information in a mature and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability in advising and coaching managers in a variety of complex situations exercising sound judgement while balancing organizational needs and risk.

Nice to Have:

  • An academic degree with a focus on Human Resources, Psychology or other related fields
  • Having worked with French or Czech employment law is an advantage
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments, are energized by change and have a structured working style that allows you to efficiently balance multiple priorities.
  • You enjoy both adopting a strategic, big-picture-view as well as demonstrating execution excellence in details.
  • You’re excited about and stay abreast of the latest developments and scientific insights in terms of modern HR and the future of work.


Why You'll Love Working Here:

There is a lot to love about working at Vista. We are an award winning Remote-First company. We’re an inclusive community. We’re growing (which means you can too). And to help orient us all in the same direction, we have our Vista Behaviors which exemplify the behavioral attributes that make us a culturally strong and high-performing team.


About Us:

Vista is the design and marketing partner to millions of small businesses around the world. For over 20 years we’ve been inspired by small businesses, and we work incessantly to deliver solutions to their evolving needs. VistaCreate, 99designs by Vista and VistaPrint, all under the parent brand Vista, represent a full-service design, digital and print solution, elevating small businesses’ presence in physical and digital spaces and powering them to achieve success. Vista is focused on making great marketing and design accessible to every small business owner, allowing them to create a cohesive brand image for use in-store, online and on-the-go.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

Vista exists to help our customers live their dreams. Each dream is unique – and the Vista team needs to be as well. We believe in the unique contributions of everyone within a diverse global organization. We are collaborative, inclusive, and innovative. We strive to role model and live an inclusive culture of fairness, respect and belonging for all. And we work together to empower each other, creating a space in which each of us can spark our next great idea.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Vista, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires.



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