HR Lead (People and Culture Lead)

Milan HQ /
P&C – HR /
Italian contract
/ Hybrid
Whatwapp are a culture-driven mobile game developer based in the tech hub of Milan. We are passionate about our games and the people who play them, aiming to create fun and engaging experiences while having fun doing it. Our culture of critical thinking, teamwork and the hunger to succeed, is at the core of our success and we’re seeking an experienced HR leader to drive the growth of that culture. Internally we call this role People and Culture Lead, we have called it HR Lead to boost the visibility of the advert, we aim to be as modern as possible in our approach.

Key Skills and Requirements:
Extensive experience in HR roles such as Senior HR Generalist, Senior HR Business Partner, HR Manager, or HR Coordinator
Strong people management and team coordination skills
Lean and data-driven approach to HR processes and activities
Experience with Italian labour law, payroll, and the National Collective Labor Agreement
Knowledge of Health & Safety and GDPR Employment regulations
Proven track record of driving company events and initiatives to positively impact company culture and employee engagement
Experience working with hybrid/remote and international employees
Fluent in English and Italian
Ideally previous experience in startup and mid-sized companies

Manage the end-to-end employee lifecycle, focusing on engagement and retention
Support leaders with organisational design and workforce planning
Drive change projects within the company
Manage the HR team
Develop and implement compensation, benefits, incentive programs, and awards
Manage learning and development initiativesImplement performance management processes
Ensure compliance with HR tools, processes, and legal requirements
Work on DE&I (diversity, equality, and inclusion) strategies

🌈 Power-ups to have more fun
🏡 Smart Working policy
🥳 A innovative, dynamic, and friendly work environment in which you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, thanks to our amazing team
🏢 Amazing HQ office in the centre of Milan (M2 – Stazione Garibaldi)🇬🇧 English courses provided by a native teacher (related to your english level)
🎤 Monthly Product/Design/Marketing/Tech panels to be updated on progress
💻 Amazing workstation with the latest MacBook Pro and a Display Screen (Whatever makes you work better is welcome!)
📄 A top notch contract proposal
🍽 Restaurant allowance when working from the office
🍕Free coffee, beer and fruit and a pizza lunch once a month
🕚 Flexible work hours
🏄🏻‍♂️ Internal Team Building events
🛋 Relax Area with Sofà, Foosball Table, and Board Games