Human Resources Manager m/w/d (German Speaker)

Human Resources   |   Munich

Human Resources Manager m/w/d  (German Speaking) - Munich, Germany

Who you are:

The Human Resources Manager role will be responsible for circa 100 employees in our German speaking region and will be based in our offices in Munich. You are and are considered by your peers to be an enthusiastic, passionate, highly driven, commercially minded experienced and progressive HR professional, and a credible, empathetic and sound business partner. You are pragmatic and innovative in your approach and not afraid to challenge the status quo, working closely with our MD and his management team and an evolving, fast moving business.

You have broad generalist HR experience with a comprehensive grasp of German employment law, statutory HR processes, employee and Works Council relations, ideally coupled with an interest in being part of a supportive EMEA HR team and working in partnership with our global Centres of Excellence on the Learning and Development, Talent Acquisition and Rewards side.

Success to you is when you can see that your partnership with the business helps them make better decisions for themselves vs. solving all their problems. You are well versed and excel in managing change, are relationship driven and a strong communicator.

You are excited about joining an industry leader and to be a part of a talented, results driven HR team supporting a matrix organisation of sales, (digital) marketing, and editorial staff.

You will be reporting to the Senior Director, HR EMEA (also a German speaker) based in London.


Your Next Challenge:

  • Partnering with our commercial, editorial and creative teams in Germany and the GLR (German Language Regions), ensuring that HR strategies and programs are aligned with business goals and global objectives.
  • Focus on areas such as employee engagement, retention, performance and talent pipelining and talent management whilst partnering with our in-house Talent Acquisition, Training and Leadership and Rewards teams to effectively support the business.
  • Act as a change agent and proactively recommend practice changes and innovative approaches to address management and business objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Global HR team in rolling out projects and initiatives, ensuring that they are locally relevant (i.e. Annual Reward Cycle; Engagement Survey; Leadership Development; Mentoring; Onboarding initiatives, etc.).
  • Support our established offices across the region to foster and promote Getty Images culture and values (our ‘Leadership Principles’).


What You’ll Need:

  • Proven HR business experience gained in a fast paced, commercial environment across the GLR (German Language Regions), ideally with some exposure to wider Europe and/or Emerging Markets.
  • Experience of working as part of a matrix organisation within a US company, ideally within the sales, technology and/or media industries, would be an asset.
  • Commercial business acumen – a genuine interest in how the business operates, the needs of the business and recommend HR solutions that add value.
  • You should be self-motivated and must be able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and eagerness to contribute and influence at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English and the ability to remain objective and diplomatic is essential.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy essential. Must be accurate with excellent attention to detail.
  • Advanced MS Office skills together with sound knowledge of Workday (HRIS system) would be advantageous.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks, with the ability to plan, prioritise and multi-task.


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Who We Are:

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography.

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