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carwow • Munich, Germany

Global People Business Partner (m/w/d) - hybrid

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About Carwow

We’re Carwow. The car-changing experts for life-changing moments. Whether buying, selling, or (car) window shopping, we aim to give people total confidence in their choice.

We kicked off our journey as the ultimate matchmaker for car reviews, helping everyone pick their perfect ride. But we soon realised this wasn’t the destination - it was just the first leg. Why stop there when we could also help them get a great price?

So we decided we wanted to revolutionise selling cars, just like we did with buying them. That's when we introduced our game-changing 'sell my car' product.

Today, our dedicated team of over 350 experts across the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal look after over 12 million active users (and an ‘excellent’ Trustpilot rating).

And we’ve got plenty left in the tank.

Working here

So, what does Carwow look like under the hood?

We’re always driving forward, and our people love what they do and love working together. Our goal is to empower our employees to discover their passions, create common ground, and take control of their careers with confidence.

We regularly fine-tune our hiring process to ensure fairness and all Carwowers receive comprehensive DE&I training. Our Diversity Committees, led by our fantastic employees, fuel internal education, help out our local communities, and champion initiatives for our customers.

We’re also Flexa100 nominated and aim to be the go-to place for changing cars. We’re proud to say we’ve got an impressive employee average engagement score of 8.5/10!

Bonding as a team is important to us - whether we're rocking the Carwow Olympics worldwide, playing drag bingo for Pride Month, taking part in beach clean-ups or rallying on the Padel court, there’s always something to bring us together.

Fancy a life-changing career from the car-changing pros? We’d love you to join us on our journey.

About the role

  • Join our dynamic People team at carwow, striving to provide a remarkable experience for every employee as we aim to become a Top 10 scale-up workplace.
  • Provide exceptional partnering support in Germany and across the UK, Spain, and Portugal. Reporting to the Lead People Partner, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting our growth by offering strategic guidance to leadership and employees.
  • Establish on-site presence in Germany to cultivate relationships and actively contribute value to the German Leadership team.
  • Tailor support to our different departments, focusing on performance, delivery, and engagement, working at a fast pace and driving change effectively.
  • Foster a high-performance culture through effective performance and talent management processes, organisational design, succession planning, and L&D initiatives, leveraging data to drive improvements.
  • Manage Employee Relations cases, collaborating on complex cases for manager development.


  • Great communicator who can flex their style and approach to suit the stakeholder you’re talking to.
  • Relationship builder who can put people at ease, gain trust, and take a genuine interest in understanding and supporting the person you’re talking to.
  • Possess high emotional intelligence which gives you the ability to understand, and manage sensitive situations effectively.
  • Strategic thinker who can take into account the needs of the company now, and in 6 / 12 / 18 months time.
  • Natural leader who can inspire and guide others.
  • Collaborator who can work with their team and business and understands that we win and lose together.
  • Change navigator who can remain calm and be a stable pillar in a time of flux.
  • DE&I advocate who can apply a lens to every situation to ensure we are always taking into account each individual and their background.
  • Fluent in German and English (min. C1)

Preferred experience

Please note: We know that no candidate will be the perfect match for all we've listed in this posting, so we’d encourage you to apply if you feel you're close to the brief but not an exact match. Ideally you’ll:

  • Have worked in a fast-paced (ideally tech) business.
  • Have worked as a competent People Partner within a People team.
  • Have used data and anecdotal evidence to influence business decisions.
  • Have technical knowledge (i.e. employment law) - we don’t expect you to know everything but you’ll have a base level understanding and are curious to learn more.

What's in it for you

  • Hybrid working that works around you (currently two days in the office, three from home)
  • Competitive salary to fund that dream holiday to Bali
  • Share options - when we thrive, so do you!
  • Vitality Private Healthcare, for peace of mind
  • Monthly coaching sessions with Spill - our mental wellbeing partner
  • Enhanced holiday package, plus bank holidays
    • 28 days holiday
    • 1 day for your wedding
    • 1 day off when you move house - because moving’s hard enough without work!
    • 2 extra days on your third year anniversary
    • Option to buy 3 extra days of holiday per year
  • Work from abroad for a month (due to popular demand, this offer excludes the moon).
  • Inclusive parental, partner and shared parental leave, fertility treatment and pregnancy loss policies
  • The latest tech (Macbook or Surface) to power your gif-sending talents
  • Up to €550 home office allowance for that massage chair you’ve been talking about
  • A generous learning and development budget to help you master your craft
  • Regular social events:, tech lunch’s, coffee with the exec sessions, book clubs, social events/anything else you pester us for
  • Refer a friend, get paid. Repeat for infinite money
  • Lunch & learns and Carwow Classrooms with expert speakers who are here for a free lunch

Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply for this position. We make recruiting decisions based on experience, skills and potential, so all our applicants are treated fairly and equally.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – work anywhere for a month each year!
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options carwow provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure carwow is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at carwow

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

London, Munich, Madrid and remotely in Portugal

Funding levels

$55 million in 2021

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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