HR Lead

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland | Human Resources | Full-time


Locatee is the leading workplace analytics solution that empowers leaders and managers to make fact-based decisions about their corporate real estate portfolio by transforming complex data into space utilisation insight.

Our mission is to create a work environment where people love to work. This is not only our working culture but also what we want our customers to reach thanks to Locatee.

Our fantastic diverse team consists of over 50 people in Zürich and in the US with strong backgrounds in Product, Computer & Data science, Business Development, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources.


We are looking for a HR Lead who develops and drives the HR strategy of Locatee and enables us to scale our growth plans globally. 

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and engaging personality who enjoys working in a dynamic scale-up environment. 


What you will do


  • Be the champion of Locatee's HR Strategy by bringing it to the next level to meet our accelerating hiring plans. 
  • Develop our HR strategy and our plans for a variety of HR matters such as compensation, benefits, health and safety etc.
  • Lead the strategic direction of every aspect of our HR efforts.
  • Help the company grow in Switzerland and the US and align with one global culture.
  • Effectively structure benefits programs and shape our talent development to attract and retain top talent.
  • Monitor adherence to internal policies and legal standards.
  • Lead, develop and guide our HR team (currently consisting of two people).
  • As a leader, you inspire the people and act as a coach. You ensure we continue to be a fast-paced, pragmatic learning environment where employees are engaged and grow.
  • Serve as the point of contact for employment relations and communicate with labor unions.
  • You report to the Head of Finance and have close interactions with the entire leadership team.


What you bring


  • Proven experience in a similar role. 
  • Prior experience working in a growth- or scaleup startup.
  • Entrepreneurial thinker with proactive and pragmatic mentality.
  • Hands-on and problem solving attitude.
  • Full understanding of the way a startup operates to meet its objectives.
  • In-depth knowledge about local and international Human Resource Processes, employment legislation, and legal regulations.
  • Strong experience in People development.
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of HR management.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Team player.
  • Native or bilingual proficiency in German and English
  • Valid Swiss work permit or EU passport.


Why you should work with us


  • “You make a difference”, your contribution is visible and we like to celebrate achievements
  • Work on cutting-edge big data analytics technology for the largest organisations worldwide
  • A real scale-up adventure with great rewards: we offer Phantom Stock Options to be part of Locatee’s success
  • Through a flat organisation we encourage innovation, ownership and open communication so that everybody feels engaged in the dynamic of the group
  • A lot of independence and responsibility
  • We live & value diversity
  • Zurich based job with flexible working mode
  • We offer a working from abroad initiative - where employees get to work from a location of their choice for 2 weeks a year!
  • Continuous learning through our Locatee Academy