Are you an exceptional People & Culture Lead who is keen to build something great from scratch (well almost)? Do you have experience building a team and integrating them to the culture? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment and want to make an impact from day one?

Then read on quickly because this is the role you are looking for! We are building our founding team in Germany and are looking for a hands on People & Culture Lead to make their mark. In this role you will be responsible for the full people experience, from attracting and onboarding new talent to developing and delighting our squad members while striving to make Butternut the best place we have ever worked.

Our values are at the centre of everything we do. When you support a squad member or a manager, it should be with #GenuineCare and an #Open&Honest approach. We’re always #StrivingForBetter, so you should always be looking for new ways to improve things and enhance our squad members' experience.

You will report into our Country Manager with a dotted line to our People Director in the UK. You will work closely with our people teams in the UK, Netherlands and Poland.

🌱 What you’ll get up to:

  • You’ll manage the recruitment for open roles to attract and identify talent bar raisers, championing candidate experience and inclusivity
  • You’ll bring our culture and values to life and build on our Butternut Box culture in collaboration with the Country Manager
  • You’ll design and execute an engagement calendar that focuses on celebrating milestones, team connections and moments of surprise and delight.
  • You’ll be the point of contact for managers and squad members for coaching, guidance and support on people topics including contracts, benefits, recruitment, performance and development.
  • You’ll organise and deliver regular training programs and create development opportunities tailored to the needs of our squad.

👋 A bit about you:

  • Native level German and fluency in English.
  • You will have demonstrable Human Resources experience with a minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in all areas of the employee lifecycle.
  • You will have led end to end recruiting processes with a proven track record to attract and assess talent whilst prioritising candidate experience
  • You are comfortable working in a high-growth environment where your work will be crucial to creating delightful experiences for team members
  • You have the ability to balance genuine care and commercial needs to a wide range of people topics.
  • You are excited to strive to make Butternut the best place we have ever worked, as measured through our high eNPS
  • You’re comfortable using a variety of HR systems, analysing people's data, and producing regular reports and insights:
    • We use CharlieHR, CultureAmp, and Greenhouse as key people's tools. Experience in any of these will be highly regarded but not essential.
  • You’re comfortable communicating and collaborating with people across all levels and naturally be discreet and operate with integrity
  • You have an eye for detail and are accurate, with a focus on delivery and quality

🐶 A bit about us: 

At Butternut, we put the food back into dog food. We believe dogs deserve to eat the healthiest, most natural and tastiest food with none of the nasties. That’s why we make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. 

As a B-Corp certified company; you can be sure you are joining a sustainable company who care about our people, product and our impact on the environment.

Our goal is to help dogs live healthier, happier and longer lives whilst leaving humans smiling after every interaction. We’ve come a long way since our co-founders (Kev & Dave) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, we now feed a lot of dogs across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and most recently Germany - but we want to feed dogs everywhere. And to do this, we need a team of brilliant people who share that ambition to come and work with us. 

🙌 A bit about what we offer:

  • Competitive salary + equity option package
  • 25 days holiday and an additional day for every year of service
  • 5 paid “paws days” to support your personal growth and wellbeing
  • €500 personal learning & development budget
  • Butternut Box employee discount for your dog (or your family dog(s)!)
  • Flexible working hours and work from home options - currently 3 days in the office and 2 days from home
  • Friday drinks & monthly team socials (even remotely...)
  • The oppawtunity to help dogs live healthier and happier lives.

❗️A few things to note: 

  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
  • As our business has grown so has our responsibility to our community, our planet and our business. We are not perfect, but we are committed to doing business the right way and continually improving our social and environmental performance.


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