HR-Admin Manager & Culture Champion

Startup Full-Time Job
HR-Admin Manager & Culture Champion

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Startup Koa
Job Titel HR-Admin Manager & Culture Champion (m/w/d)
Department Human Resources
Typ Full-Time Job
Position Junior
Ort / Land Köln / Deutschland
Remote Onsite
Kompensation Undisclosed
Equity Nein
Beginn September 2024 (or upon agreement)
Kontaktperson Undisclosed
Bewerben / Infos
Kontakt per E-Mail Bewerben via E-Mail

Die Beschreibung: HR-Admin Manager & Culture Champion als Startup Full-Time Job

About Koa

Koa Germany GmbH is part of a Swiss-Ghanaian Scale-Up in its growth phase, disrupting the cocoa value chain in West Africa. Koa is the first and so-far only company in the world processing the fresh cocoa fruit in cooperation with smallholders in rural Ghana. Through Koa’s activities, the farmers increase their income significantly and upcycle an additional 40% of the cocoa pulp. As a B Corp™, we believe in creating positive change, one upcycled cocoa fruit at a time. From farmers to the planet, we’re here to make a difference that matters, where it matters most. Because caring is cool, and making the world a better place is even cooler.

The cocoa fruit is the chocolate industry's hidden gem and we are on a mission to uncover it’s juicy secrets. We’re all about making food and drinks so tasty, you’ll want to share it with your grandma (and she’ll probably ask for seconds). Whether it's the best ice cream, a refreshing soda, or a scrumptious snack, we believe taste buds are meant to dance with joy. And we’re sure the cocoa fruit will make them go wild! In recent years, we have established a robust value chain and, by opening the world`s largest cocoa fruit processing factory in Ghana, we laid the foundations for growth. Now it is all about spreading the word taste, creating exciting product concepts which will leave people grinning from ear to ear – like love at the first taste.

Are you up for the Koa-coaster? It's a ride of courageous passion, where every twist and turn gets us closer to greatness. Buckle up, embrace the adventure, and apply to make the magic happen. As soon as possible, we are looking for a:

HR-Admin Manager & Culture Champion
100% in Cologne, Germany

Your Mission

As HR-Admin Manager & Culture Champion (HAMCC), you'll be the heart and soul of our Cologne office, overseeing all aspects of HR, culture development, and daily operations. This role combines your HR expertise with your love for creating a positive and productive work environment. You'll be the architect of our HR foundation for Koa`s Cologne Office, ensuring we attract top talent, manage employee well-being, and comply with regulations. The HAMCC will also manage the daily operations, space, equipment, vendors, and supplies, to ensure a smooth and efficient work environment for the team. The HAMCC will partner with leadership to design and implement initiatives that foster inclusivity, innovation, and employee engagement, while promoting a positive and supportive work environment through open communication, engaging activities, and role-modelling company values.

Your key responsibilities will be:

Human Resources Development which includes:

- Developing and implementing F&B product category strategies and plans that support execution of Koa value propositions to deliver sales revenue and bottom-line targets.
- Oversee the entire recruitment process, from job description creation to offer negotiation and onboarding.
- Develop and maintain HR policies and procedures aligned with industry best practices.
- Manage employee incentivisation and performance frameworks.
- Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local labour laws and regulations.
- Partner with leadership to address employee relations issues.

Culture Champion which includes

- Partner with leadership to shape and implement a strong company culture in line with Koa’s identity
- Foster open communication and encourage employee feedback to keep the culture evolving
- Organise engaging company events and social activities to build team spirit and camaraderie. Through designing and leading initiatives that promote employee engagement, retention, and a sense of belonging
- Be a role model for the company values and help create a positive and supportive work environment.

Office Management which includes:

- Oversee daily office operations, including space management, equipment maintenance, and vendor relationships.
- Manage office supplies and inventory.
- Facilitate a smooth onboarding experience for new hires
- Administrative Go-To Person at Cologne office for Leadership and Team

Your Profile

- You love to work with people and are a natural-born people communicator with a sense of humour and a strong competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
- You have a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Human Resources, Management Studies, or a related field
- You have at least 5 years of experience in HR management with a proven track record of success in a small business environment
- You are self-driven, motivated, persistent, and resilient with an ambitious get $%@& done mindset
- You manage all modern IT tools with ease and have a natural affinity with HR and management
- You are based in the greater Cologne Area or willing to relocate and have a valid residence permit in Germany or are in possession of a citizenship which is part of the Schengen Agreement
- You are fluent in German and English, any other European language is a plus

Your Workplace & Team

You will be part of our newly established German team, but closely connected to the already existing Swiss & Ghanaian colleagues. Together, we’re all about taking epic risks in the pursuit of success. When it comes to finding solutions, we don’t just go with the flow: we make waves. If there’s a tasty way to do it, you bet we’ll find it. Shared laughs and smiles are our cocoa fruit jam, because making a positive impact doesn’t have to be all work and no play. We come together as a community where creating goodness and fun are always on the agenda. As a Category Manager you will get a high degree of autonomy and freedom. You will be expected to proactively shape the growth of a young and meaningful venture, take on responsibility, and enjoy working outside of your comfort zone. A diversified job profile is waiting for you in an international environment. Our German Office will be located in Cologne and we already have a headquarters in the heart of Zurich. In Ghana, our team operates two production sites with thousands of farmers. While spread across the world, we are all just a video call away.


Employment Level: 100%
Starting date: September 2024 (or upon agreement)
Travel: Up to 20%


Application Deadline: 30.06.2024
Send your application to:
What to send? CV and motivation video

What's a motivation video? Please provide us a quick 2–3-minute video in which you answer the
following three questions. Please don’t bother with any fancy editing.

a) why are you interested in working with Koa?
b) how do you understand the advertised position?
c) why are you interested in this position and believe that you are the right person for it?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to answer them as fast as possible. At Koa, we value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, and identity.

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