Staff Development Manager (f/m/x)

We are looking for a full-time Staff Development Manager to work on-site in Vienna, Austria. You will be working closely with our COO/Managing Director while taking care of our staff here in Vienna.

What even is a Staff Development Manager?

At Mi’pu’mi we highly value the people we are working with. Keeping everybody content, engaged and up to any challenge is a topic very dear to our hearts. For a company of about 50 people this means a lot of work. This is where you come into play: As our future Staff Development Manager you will be closely collaborating with our COO and board of directors and take responsibility for all topics that involve current and future employees and their legal, monetary, professional and sometimes personal matters.

This sounds a lot like plain old Human Resources work, one might say. However, looking around our web page, you may have noticed that we like to question how things are done and find better ways. For one, we’re not thinking of people as “resources” - We’d like to prove it possible to manage everybody’s ability and contribution in order to run a successful business while also recognizing we’re all unique people and personalities.

So if you’ve been working with what other companies call HR and would like to champion a people-centric alternative while providing world-class service to our team, please read on!

Here’s what you do

You take an active roll in shaping and supporting all organizational processes that concern our staff. Doing so, you report to the COO and closely collaborate with the directors of the Production, Content and Technology departments.

This starts at identifying and interviewing potential hires. You are staying up to date on staff requirements for all present and future projects in order to organize and carry out hiring activities ranging from online job interviews to multi-day on-site visits.

Next up is potential relocation from abroad and on-boarding. Together with our small but dedicated management team, your aim is to provide all services necessary for somebody to feel a cherished part of Mi’pu’mi from day one.

Further on, you provide organizational support for carrying out and refining our employee development and training efforts, including performance reviews, appraisal talks and incentive and reward structures.

And finally, contributing to a people-first company, you are instrumental in maintaining a sustainable approach to working. This includes keeping an eye on people’s vacations, absences and accumulated overtime as well as staying informed on tools to help us better understand and fulfill the needs of our employees.

Here’s what you bring

Although we believe in people defying our expectations and finding their own ways to be effective, this role comes with a handful of boxes to check. But instead of harping on bullet-points we would like to try and describe what kind of person we imagine would absolutely rock this role. Consider this a love letter to that imaginary person and if you recognize some of yourself in it, send us a message!

Eager to serve a multinational and multi-ethnic team, you understand concepts like unconscious bias and why they are so important for your position.

You communicate comfortably and with purpose. Never losing sight of the people behind the matters lets you navigate sensitive topics with calm and empathy.

Confident in your English skills, you are willing and able to overcome the occasional language barrier between non-native speakers.

It’s not usually a requirement at Mi’pu’mi, but in this position you will interact with Austrian authorities and deal with German-language legalese. We strongly recommend you being fluent in German.

You maintain an active interest in concerns of mental health and can be trusted to handle delicate issues and personal needs with care.

Your responsibilities used to be shared by the entire management team. Familiar with these topics, everybody on it is eager to guide and assist you in tailoring processes to our staff. Your ability to work towards goals systematically and knowing when to touch base lets you make the most of this opportunity.

A solid theoretical and practical background helps you deal with legal matters such as diverse forms of employment and freelancing, social security, collective agreements and unions. If you haven’t had direct exposure to Austrian labour law, be prepared to make a case for your ability to navigate similar spaces and catch up quickly.

And lastly, you have been around positions with responsibility over personnel for at least two years.

Compensation & perks

If you have two years of relevant professional experience, you can look forward to an annual gross salary of €44.660,-. If you have fewer, more or other additional qualifications, an adjustment can be negotiated. This covers 38.5 hours a week.

On top of that, we offer the following perks:

  • Spend one paid day per month on personal training and learning
  • Flexible working hours (core office hours 10:00h-16:00h)
  • Liberal remote-office policy
  • Paid overtime (no all-inclusive contracts)
  • 25 days of paid vacation (guaranteed by labor law) and around ten public holidays per year
  • Monthly get-togethers with free drinks
  • Free weekly Yoga classes (currently via remote video)
  • Monthly on-site massages for a reduced price (currently on hiatus over COVID concerns)
  • Free coffee, tea, soda and fruit

Ready for applying?

Please send an email to explaining why you would like to work with us and what you can do!
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