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Head of People

About BEAT81

BEAT81 is a fitness technology startup revolutionizing the way people get fit. By merging the very best of HIIT group training, heart rate technology and expert coaching we are empowering people around Europe, and soon the world, to Sweat Smarter Together!

Our workouts led by fitness experts offer real-time, personalized heart rate monitoring, gamification and analytics - transforming the traditional group fitness experience. We think big. We think rebellious. And we're building a world-class team to make BEAT81 the global leader in fitness and technology. Join us on our mission to create lasting wellbeing!

About the role

We are looking for an ambitious, heart-led Head of People who will have the unique opportunity to join as one of the early employees and have a direct impact on BEAT81's most important assets: our people. You will own and develop our people strategy, including both hiring and talent development. You will be in charge of leading and building out the people team, consisting of talent acquisition, people operations and office management. You will be a sparring partner for the management team on all matters people & culture and will work towards making BEAT81 an amazing place to work.


  • Sharpening the definition of the working culture at BEAT81, and developing the ideal way of working together as an international team

  • Defining our talent strategy and ensure we attract the brightest minds to join us on our mission to revolutionise fitness

  • Implement new and improve existing talent & people processes

  • Leading strategic people initiatives, such as the implementation of a great onboarding experience, design and roll-out of new employer branding and launching learning & development initiatives

  • Collecting and measuring quantitative & qualitative data to understand people's happiness and engagement in the company

  • You are fluent in English. German and other European languages are a big plus


  • You have relevant senior work experience in Talent/People, preferably in the start-up space and are experienced in scaling an organisation to over 100 employees across different countries and labour laws by acting as a sparring partner for the executive team

  • Proven track record in scaling an organisation, developing and executing talent strategy and respective processes across multiple countries and labour laws, setting up talent management processes (performance reviews/feedback, employer branding, comp & benefits, org structure/hiring plan, training & development, perks & benefits etc.)

  • You are experienced in setting up a light-weight talent architecture with respective tooling (HR management, performance management & ATS

  • You deeply care about creating and nurturing a great company culture and candidate experience - making a positive impact on other people drives you

  • You have gained hands-on recruiting and/or people operations experience in previous roles

  • You are emphatic and solution-oriented, and a team player

  • You are a strategic thinker who is data- and process-driven

What's in for you

  • Join our journey to build the largest fitness company that is delivering lasting wellbeing in the world

  • Become part of a highly motivated and international team of Europe’s fastest growing fitness technology startup backed by Europe’s best VCs and a unique team of fitness experts

  • A working environment that is built on care for one another, trust, openness, relentless focus on doing the right thing, and grit

  • The right equipment you need to get your work done!

  • Unlimited BEAT81 workouts for you and one family member/friend: we guarantee that you will get fit working here :)

  • Fresh fruit and healthy snacks on tap at the office to fuel your workout regime!

  • Regular sports and social team events

  • Relocation support to Berlin - It doesn’t matter where you currently live!

We, at BEAT81, believe that a great working environment reflects our diverse world. Everyone is welcome, regardless of gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, or a secret dislike for burpees.

All you need is a passion for fitness and the desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing startups.

Ready to join the team?

Send your CV and a short intro to [email protected]