VP Organization + People (m/f/x)

Job description

Sharpist is on a journey to deliver measurable business outcomes to its global enterprise clients, through a digital people development solution that founds on 1:1 coaching.

As Europe's leading solution for people development, Sharpist marries the individual employee's needs for personalized learning with the demand for worldwide scalability of global organizations such as Axel Springer, STRABAG, and Porsche.
To achieve this "personalization at scale" Sharpist bets on unparalleled user engagement. This engagement derives from combining a 1:1 human coaching offer with a digital learning journey that makes personal growth transparent and gamifies the development experience, just like Apple Health or Strava are doing in their particular domains.


As a people development company, we put people and the processes around them at the center of our work. The VP Organization + People (m/f/x) will be the CEO's #1 sparring partner to drive organizational growth through people enablement and state-of-the-art structures for scale.

Job requirements

A message from our founder, describing the new role




What you'll do here at Sharpist

Within 1 month you will...

... take leadership responsibility for our People, Recruitment, Legal, and Finance Teams, as well as our internal operations

... have learned, challenged, and internalized our company mission, vision, and cultural principles

... experienced how the entire firm runs on quarterly OKR and feedback cycles

... met every Sharpie around, of course including your own team and other leaders

... challenged the status quo, regarding our processes, their execution, and the communication around them at least 3 times


Within 1 quarter you will...

... have set the focus of your new teams and defined a roadmap for the next year

... align on the organizational structure in the Organization and People team's and provided sparring to your team members on their development paths

... have understood core processes in the People and Recruitment Teams, as well as those processes around our general ways of working

... mapped core KPIs and suggested first tweaks to double-down on follow-through

... benchmarked Sharpist against your experience and the market

... set us up for the new way to new work (think: hybrid / distributed ways of working)


Within 1 year you will..

... have built a world class Organization + People team with experienced specialists that thrive in being role models for an energizing team spirit

... have seen measurable success of the communication infrastructure and processes that you have defined with your teams

... overseen the hiring and onboarding of 30+ Sharpies to join our team

... coach our Finance and Legal Lead through a potential fundraise

... co-defined the Sharpist Employer Brand, also through ensuring a stellar eNPS of our existing team

... standardized our performance and career development paths

... institutionalized training in the organization

... co-craft the company strategy jointly with the executive team


And then, what's next?

  • We want to give the freedom to craft your own journey with Sharpist, so here's just some ideas for your very own inspiration:
    • Re-think the Organization + People function, e.g. from an HR Business Partnering Angle
    • A solid budgeting structure that empowers leaders to commercially-minded decision making
    • Open several new offices
    • Re-write the ways of working at Sharpist (always with clear outcomes in mind)


We believe, you'll be successful if you are this type of person

  • Passionate about upgrading organizational processes and empowering people to run on these
  • True leader that is inspiring to individual contributors as well as leaders
  • An executive-level sparring partner to align Sharpist's strategic direction with our internal people and recruitment needs
  • A designer of principled cultures that embrace peek performance with a thrive for growth
  • A lightning fast, analytical mind that is powered by an empathetic and caring heart

These hard facts will get us excited to get to know you better

  • Seen organizations grow from 50+ to several hundred
  • Implemented and executed on OKRs, feedback processes, performance management
  • Built, coached, and lead people and recruitment teams of 10+ members
  • Savvy in people processes, tools, and automation as well as HR law
  • Experienced the good and the bad of hyper growth, either as a people leader (potentially by going through lay-offs) or as a strategy consultant (maybe in restructuring)
  • Has defined a 3-5 year roadmap for their organization and the people department
  • Track-record of delivering on people, culture, as well as business OKRs
  • Bonus: worked in the people space as well as another domain (e.g. operations)
  • fluency in German is a strong bonus