freenow Barcelona Full-time 2022-07-28

As a People Business Partner you will be partnering, coaching and supporting our senior business leaders to design and drive their people's agenda with their teams, actively engaging in the strategic direction, problem statements, business goals and priorities and how they impact FREE NOW. You will work closely with the leadership teams of the Finance, People and Marketing department. 

The People Business Partner is an integral function within the People Department reporting to the Chief People Officer. Alongside other key people teams we are developing innovative solutions, driving key projects and helping the business to grow while at the same time maintaining our distinct culture that has and will always be core to our success. You will be the voice of the business within the People Department. Accountable for identifying, predicting and articulating key people related business challenges.                        

Do you enjoy working closely together with leadership teams to support & drive their people's agenda? Do you enjoy a fast paced and dynamic working environment that traverses technology, operations, commercial and functional teams? Are you able to see the big picture while at the same time implement tactical interventions at a scalable level? Are you fundamentally a people person who can leverage the best of conventional HR practices with more agile and disruptive approaches?  If the answers are “YES” then you will feel right at home here at FREE NOW and it’s more than time to be part of the success story to create Europe’s largest multi modality app?

Your responsibilities:

  • Design and drive the execution of the People Agenda for your respective department (People, Finance and Marketing) 
  • Support the development of people plans and execute strategies directly aligned to business objectives 
  • Partner with leadership on key business projects such as expansion 
  • Be a culture keeper and role model within the business working tirelessly with leadership to reinforce our culture and curate the best employee experience 
  • Drive people development particularly in management and leadership teams, support the growth of fantastic leaders enabling them to grow exceptional teams and develop talent for the future  
  • Advise management on labor law in the countries you are assigned to

 Your profile:

  • 5+ years experience in an HR Advisory role – ideally with Tech companies
  • Able to develop strong relationships and influence a wide range of stakeholders within the organization 
  • Proactive and thought-through approach to problem solving and drive innovation
  • Experience supporting integration projects, bringing together different teams & cultures
  • Proactive and able to connect the dots on occurring issues and accordingly able to come up with relevant solutions
  • German Labor Law experience is preferred
  • Highly collaborative, able to effectively engage and support specialist teams fully leveraging their capabilities and enabling them to be successful 
  • Professional attitude, fun loving and enjoys working with a diverse group of people
  • Highly structured with strong attention to detail while coming up with pragmatic solutions


Location: You can join us either in our headquarter in Hamburg, our Tech Hub in Berlin or 100% remotely in Germany.


Diversity and inclusion:

At FREE NOW, we commit to being an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We celebrate diversity and have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. Together with passionate, creative and collaborative colleagues, we are following our purpose of making mobility available for everyone.


Move like you

At FREE NOW we have colleagues from over 70 nations! We value open communication and welcome everyone as they are. We are all one team and follow the same goals – that’s why we share our insights and results to get on track together every month. 

Your wellness and work-life balance matters to us. We offer trust-based and flexible working hours as well as the option to work from home. In the office, you can enjoy our free drinks and daily fresh fruit. Do you like to be active? Take part in our subsidised gym membership. Bigger plans? Take a sabbatical leave and get out there!

Let’s grow together! We believe in a transparent career growth plan, quarterly development sessions with your team lead as well as regular 1:1s to help you thrive! For your own ideas, you’re welcome to set up initiatives and projects.

Need a lift? We offer Udemy e-learning platform, subsidised language classes, internal peer-to-peer trainings and more to support your learning & development opportunities.

More Benefits? 👏 Monthly mobility budget for FREE NOW rides, quarterly team events, company-wide onboarding days at our HQ in Hamburg, relocation assistance for internationals, birthday-off, kudos and many more!



FREE NOW is the Mobility Super App with the largest vehicle choice for consumers across Europe. More than 54 million users in 16 markets and in over 170 cities today are already moving freely from A to B by accessing the largest selection of mobility options available in one app.

Through the unique integration of mobility brands and payment services, they can book their nearest taxi, private hire vehicle, car sharing or micro-mobility option such as eScooters, eMopeds, and eBikes within the app. FREE NOW aggregates numerous mobility brands with the ambition to make urban mobility more efficient and sustainable without adding new vehicles on the street.

The German based company is backed by the BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility. In total, around 1,850 employees in more than 27 offices work for the services of FREE NOW, which is led by CEO Thomas Zimmermann.