Kaia is a mission-focused health technology company.
Our story began in 2016, when our founders Konstantin Mehl and Manuel Thurner, set out on a mission to bring affordable and accessible relief to millions of people with chronic conditions.  No strangers to chronic pain themselves, they decided to innovate ways to remove the obstacles many people experience in getting the leading-edge care they need in order to live their best lives.
How do Kaia apps work? Kaia uses a dynamic AI-powered algorithm. Our programs are based on multimodal rehabilitation, a holistic approach to managing chronic conditions. Our users have easy access via smartphone and tablet to our programs for back/hip/knee pain and COPD using this evidence-based approach.
Five years into our story, we are a leader in digital therapeutics, with 500,000+ users worldwide. Having raised $125 million from investors such as Optum Ventures, idInvest, and Balderton Capital. We are poised to create a global footprint in digital self-care; Kaia is patient empowerment made easy.
The regulatory landscape is quickly adapting to the digital ecosystem. Therefore, our mission and strategy bring new opportunities for exceptional talent to join our journey. With over 100 “Kaianeers” spread across the globe, we need now, more than ever, specialized talent to help take our mission further.

As Senior Manager of EU People, you will have the opportunity to help level up our people operations function, implement HR practices, and gain experience across the entire people operations framework. You will serve as the first point of contact for our Business in all EU related people matters. Act as a strong HR leader, who not only brings a depth of expertise in People Operations but who will also, as part of the People Leadership Team, play an influential role across all aspects of TA and HR ensuring we provide Kaianeers with a cohesive employee experience

You will be working in a team of 3, and have the opporutnity to level up and shape our HR strategies, processes, and programs in Europe / Germany. You will work with our People Ops members and leadership team to identify issues and areas of improvements and the end goal is to deliver exceptional People Ops services and results, and increase our employee engagement. A few examples of what you will be doing tactically might range from implementing new HR policies, HR administrative tasks, overseeing recruiting process and tasks, to managing our annual performance review process etc. A few examples of what you will be doing strategically might range from ensuring business outcomes from an HR point of view, re-working our engagement survey and action plans, helping us create a unique culture, to leveling up our leadership development plans.

The role will be reporting to our founders, and will be managing a small team in Germany. 


  • Serve as the HR leader for EU employees and managers to resolve inquiries and issues related to strategy, total rewards and company policies
  • Help oversee our people operations, which will include but is not limited to: payroll and benefits, maintaining files, creating HR policies, and serving as HR Business Partner to our EU business partners
  • Oversee the overall People Ops process, including but not limited to Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits (for Germany and the EU), Learning & Development, Performance Management, and others
  • Work with our existing HR team members and leadership team to identify critical organizational, cultural, and engagement issues, and develop our People Team OKRs. Ideate and implement meaningful HR programs & initiatives that will drive our business performance, address employee advocates, and increase employee engagement. 
  • Ensure HR compliance and a smooth and effective onboarding & offboarding process. 
  • Ensure our German HR process is up-to-date with the latest legal requirements and updates
  • Ensure all company policies, procedures & compliance requirements are up to date in line with current local, national & international employment laws & regulations.
  • Ensure people leaders are up to date with changes to any policies.
  • Create meaningful reporting and present analysis and information to relevant stakeholders
  • Lead and grow a small People team based in Munich.

What you will need for this position:

  • Experience as an HR Generalist / Senior HR Business Partner or similar role ideally from a startup / tech start up environment
  • A self-directed leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who proactively takes ownership and is excited to scale our team and company. 
  • You have strategic mindset, while are ready to be hands-on and diving deep into the problems and finding solutions, from start to finish
  • An excellent project manager with a proven ability to design and implement HR strategies, processed and programs that drive business results and employee engagement. 
  • A natural coach and mentor with an ability to foster relationships with all levels of the team, to relate well with others, to listen effectively, and to help employees at all levels achieve their development goals. 
  • Experience working with remote and hybrid  workforce
  • Excellent theroatical and hands-on knowledge of German labor law.
  • The ability to build rapport and establish strong working relationships. 
  • Proven to have a high level of planning and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to take ownership and seek opportunities for enhancing people workflows.
  • You are a strong communicator, near native fluency in English and German
  • You have a problem-solving and can-do attitude and the  willingness to take initiative.
Some of the benefits of being a Kaianeer:
  • You can directly influence the future of digital health in a team of industry experts and digital shapers.
  • You will work alongside serial entrepreneurs (previously founded and scaled another startup, Foodora).
  • You’ll enjoy accessible leaders, a hybrid (home/office) or remote work environment, and flexible vacation and working times.
  • We support your professional development and have a budget and PTO set aside for you just for that! 
  • Happy hours, team events, and knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Join us if you’re looking for an entrepreneurial adventure and an exciting place to grow personally and professionally.

What we offer in Germany:

  • A competitive salary 
  • Occupational pension plan opt-in
  • Gym membership subsidy 
  • Mobile Plan
  • Child Care subsidy opt-in
  • Transportation Allowance up to 60€ per month
  • Meal allowance up to 100€ per month
  • A laptop of your choice (Mac or PC) up to 2,000€
  • 600€ budget for peripherals
  • An annual budget of 1,200€ dedicated to your personal development
  • 24 days PTO + flexible PTO, plus 4 days personal development days off
  • Complimentary access to Kaia app
  • Free beers after 6pm in the office & Free fruits
  • Centrally located office in Munich (Sendlinger Tor)

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