Head of People & Culture DACH (gn)

Oatly Germany GmbH


We are Oatly - a Swedish lifestyle company that knows quite a bit about oats. And besides oats,

we're all about topics like more transparency in the food industry, positive social change and a

more sustainable future for us and our planet.

With our awesome team, we're knotting our way through a wide variety of challenges, all with a

clear mission: to move people toward a more conscious, plant-based diet and drive the post-

milk generation. 

What we're missing now? Clearly, YOU!


We are looking for a Head of People & Culture DACH to lead the entire P&C business in DACH. You bring several years of (leadership) experience in HR and along the Employee Lifecycle. In addition, you will be available to our management team as a sparring partner and lead the People & Culture Team DACH. You will also work closely with our regional and global People & Transformation team. You have the necessary know-how, coupled with a value-driven and growth-mentality, and drive to achieve great things with us and our great team in the long term. 

Your responsibilities

  • You lead the People & Culture Department for DACH - strategically, operationally, and tactically.

  • You manage and lead a team of four: two People & Culture Managers, one Talent Acquisition Manager, and one Office & Team Manager.

  • You are mentor, sparring partner, and internal consultant for your direct team, the entire DACH organization and beyond.

  • You support our leaders in all People/HR issues and in their development.

  • You co-drive learning & development and internal mobility, run workshops, create

    development and career opportunities based on "business needs" and "people


  • You further increase the "maturity" of the employee lifecycle together with your team

    and with the help of progressive and innovative approaches.

  • You own legal, compliance, compensation & benefits.

  • You co-drive a sustainable FTE & personnel cost planning approach together with the

    general management and finance. 

  • You collaborate closely with regional and global stakeholders in different projects and (global) workstreams and own the planning and execution of global and regional programs in the local markets.

  • You roll-out tools, frameworks, and programs that sustainably shape our work culture and ways of working and make Oatly (DACH) a special workplace. Current tools include nilo.health, Workday, and Culture Amp; current frameworks include co-growth conversations, must wins & milestones, team clarity & integration; current programs include ongoing developmental feedback, co-growth conversations (incl. the mid-year and end-of-year reviews), and our (Mental) Health & Wellbeing program in DACH.

  • You are an advocate in the field of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB).

  • You co-facilitate culture and fostering cross-team collaboration in DACH. 

Your Profile

  • You have 5-7 years of relevant work experience, ideally in a similar position in an international, fast-growing, and dynamic environment.

  • You are a generalist and bring in-depth experience along the entire employee lifecycle.

  • You have an "entrepreneurial spirit" and profound experience in leading teams.

  • You are experienced in stakeholder management and in working with local, regional,

    and global teams.

  • You prefer to work in non-traditional work environments and like to think "People &

    Culture" outside the box.

  • You jump from strategic tasks to operational challenges and back with ease.

  • You work independently, enjoy sharing your knowledge and never lose track of the big


  • You think and act systemically, result-, service- and solution-oriented.

  • You are a real team player - oats don't like to stand alone.

  • You communicate fluently in German and English and ideally live in Berlin. 

What makes us tick

We offer you a great team of talented and unique colleagues in an open and positive working environment. In our wonderful offices - the Haferzentrale in Berlin and our small but nice office in Vienna - we regularly get together to work and drink cappoatccino. Beyond that, we'll tell you this much: the package includes great team events, a Bahncard, offers for your physical fitness and mental well-being, an office fridge full of Oatly products and the unique chance to really make a difference in your daily job!

If you've read this far and ticked (almost) all the boxes, then we're looking forward to hearing from you!


Please send us your application including your salary expectations, your earliest possible start date, and your motivation letter (yes, we read motivation letters!) to Doris Schmidt- Krümpelmann. She knows us very well:  info@SKM360.de

We look forward to getting to know you, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age and sexual orientation! 

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