People Lead (m/f/d) - StudySmarter
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People Lead (m/f/d)


As People Lead, you are responsible for all people / HR-related matters at StudySmarter. You will work closely with the People Team (consisting of working students, additional People Managers and our People lead) to develop as well as execute a sustainable and international people strategy. You will leverage your expertise to build the people function from the ground up and care for an entire people team.

The following responsibilities await you:

  • You will be in charge of all people areas including People Operations, People Experience, Workplace, Technology, Learning & Development, HR Analytics & Goal Alignment.
  • You will work directly with StudySmarter’s founding team to plan the organisational structure.
  • You will be responsible for creating and nurturing a great company culture across countries and offices in a very dynamic and high-growth environment.
  • You will implement and execute HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the company’s mission and strategic vision for StudySmarter’s global expansion.
  • You will organise the formulation of HR development activities and training programs to help employees enhance their skills and increase their potential.
  • You will standardise people processes and further develop/optimise HR tools and license.


  • 😎You have at least 5 years of professional experience as a people lead / HR lead in a high-growth / VC-backed environment.
  • 🏠You have successfully set up and continuously nurtured an international/hybrid company culture.
  • 🪃You have set up people processes such as goal alignment, career path development, and more, from the ground up.
  • 🪴You have worked closely with the executive team of a high-growth company and supported in people budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
  • 😃You create, develop, and oversee overall HR-related strategies and excel at managing multiple work streams simultaneously.
  • 🤲You have experience with the legal aspects of HR, such as working with contracts, payroll, handling legal requirements such as GDPR guidelines, etc.
  • 🌎 You have extensive global HR knowledge to help avoid common people pitfalls in StudySmarters global expansion.
  • 🏆You are able to work completely independently and can adapt to the constant changes and rapid growth of the company and deliver high-quality results.
  • 🤴You work in a structured manner, are a team player, and approach problems in a proactive and solution-oriented way.

What we offer

At StudySmarter, people are at the heart of everything. That’s why we are committed to providing everything you need to excel in your job, ensuring physical and mental health as well as development.

What we offer

Food & Drinks

Fresh fruits, juices, porridge bar, drinks - flatrate.

Modern Office

New offices with high-quality equipment and game zone. Büros mit hochwertiger Ausstattung und Gamezone.

Team Events

Bi-weekly social events and retreats.


Yoga & Meditation room and gym membership discount.

Hybrid Working

Work in the office, from home, or wherever you want.


You participate in the success of StudySmarter.


Select your own equipment. Everything you need.


We pay for your training & courses.

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