Director People & Culture Development (m/f/d)


As Director People & Culture Development (m/f/d) you play a key role in developing our SIXT culture. With a deep organizational and HR knowledge you will anticipate and respond to future needs of the organization. Reporting to the Vice President Global People Excellence, you lead a team of 7 people and show responsibility for the topics Talent Management, Leadership, Culture & Feel Good Development and Learning & Skills Management. That said, you and your team will have the opportunity to develop and implement a new Culture & Leadership Development Journey for our organization from the ground up, laying the foundation for stronger leaders in all areas and levels of our organization.

What you will do:

  • You build a healthy talent pipeline and provide consultancy to management and the global network on the process and identification of talents considering framework and business function specifics (e.g., Talent Check)  

  • You are responsible for challenging business on talent identification and talent diversity for nominations’ accuracy (e.g. by providing appropriate diagnostics) and guide the talent development programs approach regarding new initiatives and best practices 

  • You are in charge to design and implement a comprehensive Leadership curriculum and will drive continuous improvement in our Development and Learning programs (e.g., developing and piloting new content, tools, and processes)  

  • You will be our evangelist for our culture and will design and guide the implementation of associated initiatives to foster our leadership & work floor culture in partnership with different department leads 

  • You plan, develop, and provide corporate as well as customized training initiatives to prepare our employees for future requirements, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops (in close collaboration with our business-led SIXT Campus) 

  • You are responsible for enforcing the strategic direction within the organizational scope and steer the linked KPIs

About you:

  • You hold a university degree with above-average grades  

  • You have several yearsof experience in HR development and bring in a strong knowledge of best practices in people development, culture development and learning 

  • You are able to successfully work in a fast-paced environment utilizing your analytical and pragmatic problem-solving skills to drive development and learning forward  

  • You have strong network, coaching, communication and influencing skills and a result-orientated personality and by that led projects successfully and proven that you can think creatively when developing new concepts  

  • You have the ability to work in complex matrix organizations and have strong relationship-building skills, are a team player and a highly effective communicator  

  • You have international work experience and are fluent in both English and German 

Additional Information

Working at SIXT not only means creating the future of mobility, but also offers personal benefits. This means especially for you: 30 days of vacation, support for pension plans & capital-forming benefits, company car and flexible working hours. Due to the current situation, we are of course working completely in mobile work wherever possible. But even under normal conditions, from now on you can decide from where you want to approach your work: Up to 50% of your monthly working time you can work completely mobile and from anywhere, of which up to 30 days per year in other European countries (EU, CH & UK).

In addition, you will of course receive employee benefits for SIXT rent, share, ride and SIXT+, discounts with partners for travel, technology, clothing, etc. as well as free cyber sports courses and numerous trainings for your individual development.

It's also important to balance out your work: That's why you have access to our employee restaurant (and yes, we insist on restaurant, because it's too high quality for a canteen) as well as various recreational opportunities such as the gaming area, the SIXT soccer team or the SIXT choir - to name just a few.  

In addition, your colleagues are pretty awesome. Which is important when you spend so much time together, and besides, no wonder when you get a bonus for referring friends as new employees. If something does bother you, you'll always have someone to confide in through regular feedback sessions, employee surveys or our psychological hotline through the Fürstenberg Institute. Otherwise, we live "work hard, play hard" - our parties are legendary! We also demand and promote DiverSIXTy, a corporate culture of acceptance, appreciation, and respect, in which everyone can develop their personality and ideas. 

About the department:
Our employees bring our company in the fast lane – every day our HR team is in the race for the best talents worldwide. In the SIXT HR department, the work is not done with selecting and hiring the right people! We connect advisory, development, and well-being of our talents with the business requirements of New Work, transformational support, HR systems and people analytics. Embracing innovation, contributing to the creation of a workspace where everybody feels comfortable and where future-focused work is valued are some of our main objectives we're thriving for day by day.

About us:
We are a leading global mobility service provider with sales of €1.53 billion and around 7,000 employees worldwide. Our mobility platform ONE combines our products SIXT rent (car rental), SIXT share (car sharing), SIXT ride (cab, driver and chauffeur services), SIXT+ (car subscription) and gives our customers access to our fleet of 205,400 vehicles, the services of 1,500 cooperation partners and around 1.5 million drivers worldwide. Together with our franchise partners, we are present in more than 110 countries at 2,070 rental stations. At SIXT, a first-class customer experience and outstanding customer service are our top priorities. We focus on true entrepreneurship and long-term stability and align our corporate strategy with foresight. Want to take off with us and revolutionize the world of mobility? Apply now!

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