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HR Manager - DE Warehouse - Bilingual German & English (m/f)

  • Wayfair
  • Kassel, Germany
  • May 11, 2019
Full time Retail

Job Description

Wayfair.de and .co.uk has Europe’s largest online selection of furniture, home furnishings, décor and goods including more than 1.8 million products from over 3,500 suppliers across the EU and is consistently increasing.

Due to growth in our warehouse in Kassel, we are looking for a Human Resources Manager to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and directing HR functions and programs for Wayfair’s DE warehouse. You will maintain and enhance the human resources department by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.


The ideal candidate will be a creative, collaborative, results-oriented leader who is particularly adept at balancing multiple priorities and issues and being decisive.  This role requires someone to be dedicated to developing a strong, diverse, and collaborative organization, have a strong work ethic, a passion for managing the details within a growing business and willing to contribute where necessary.



  • Develop and implement a comprehensive HR strategy fully integrated into the overall business direction.
  • Work closely with Warehouse Senior Leaders to understand and implement an effective headcount planning strategy, including liaising with appropriate agency providers
  • Guide and advise leaders in corrective action, development plans, employee terminations, legal and regulatory compliance etc.
  • Make recommendations to improve employee engagement
  • Maintain and utilize the HRIS management system (Workday)
  • Prepare for and conduct new-hire onboarding and orientation
  • Support training and development programs
  • Ensure consistent policy implementation and adherence
  • Stay abreast of changing legal and HR best practices
  • Design and implement Health & Safety awareness activities
  • Contribute to and maintain the unique Wayfair culture
  • Value add ideas and support to a collaborative HR team across several EU and US locations
  • Perform various other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Significant and proven experience within HR as a generalist in a warehouse, manufacturing or logistics environment
  • Fluent in spoken and written German and English
  • Excellent problem solver with a proven track record of driving results
  • Proven ability to effectively and respectfully work with individuals at varying levels within an organization
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Products, Internet navigation, HRIS systems
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Proven ability to successfully provide relevant and immediate feedback in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Able to create, analyze, report and manipulate data as it relates to HR metrics