People Business Partner

We’re building an unparalleled People & Culture team and shaping the future of Lightspeed. Lightspeed has a presence all over the globe, and we’re continuing to expand our reach. As a People Business Partner supporting our German and Swiss offices,  you will be a central part of the success of our Support & Sales and Marketing teams having a direct impact on our ability to retain and grow the best talent to build our company. 

What we need from you: 

  • Strategic and operational partnership with the business by being fully embedded within your region by understanding current business needs and by anticipating future requirements 
  • Not being afraid to step right in the daily operational work related to all employee matters
  • In partnership with our centers of expertise, identify innovative solutions that positively impact the employee experience
  • Active participation in complex projects that span across functions, regions and segments
  • Partner with employees & managers as a trusted advisor 
  • Manage talent effectively to ensure we have the right people in the right roles. 
  • Drive employee related initiatives with your communication, coaching and influencing skills, and offer thought leadership in areas such as Career development, Talent Reviews, Employee

Engagement, Compensation management, etc.

  • Help build organizational health by providing insightful data to guide decision making and proactive solutioning.
  • Take on any additional special projects as required by your client groups or P&C team


What you bring: 

  • Proven experience in a Business Partner function within a software technology company
  • Comprehensive understanding of German labor law (complex dismissals), and preferably also Swiss labor law.
  • Expertise in people integration projects, and HR operations.
  • Ability to thrive in rapidly-changing environment;
  • Fully bilingual (German and English); excellent communication skills, while a third language, French, would be a big plus.

Who you are: 

A team player, period. You are a strong influencer and not afraid to push back for the good of our employees and the company. You can drive initiatives from start to finish all the while understanding their impact on the business. You’re a natural in networking and developing strong relationships with your colleagues. 


What’s in It for You?

You have the opportunity to join a fast-paced, industry leading global organization headquartered in the Canadian market. You will be exposed to and have autonomy to solve challenging problems that enable the company to grow and succeed.  You will learn, expand your skill set, forge wonderful relationships and make your mark.  This role is at the heart of building our company; we are dedicated to bringing cities and communities to life by powering SMBs.  Come and help us build our communities!


To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.

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