Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

Manager HR (PE Operations) (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
July 27, 2022

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. Our goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record in HR transformation plans with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across Europe.

Your Tasks
  • You participate in the transformation plans of the companies acquired by Mutares
  • You recommend in detail the measures, actions, and schedules to optimize the expected reduction measures
  • You participate in the improvement of the EBITDA and the net result
  • You bring your expertise to the CEO / local HRD in terms of relations with the staff's elected representatives, with the representatives of the French administration and the politicians concerned (mayor, deputy, senator)
  • You participate in the communication plan related to the measures you oversee with the local management
Your Profile
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Bi-lingual German (native) and English 
  • Completed studies, preferably HR management or equal education / study with advanced business knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of HR turnaround situations (industrial environment would be appreciated)
  • Proven track record in union relations in demanding contexts
  • Perfect knowledge of the legal processes related to social restructuring
  • Very good knowledge of the financial logic of companies
  • Availability (4 days take place in participations all over Europe)
  • Very good resistance to stress
  • Ability to adapt (very different situations, industry types and turnaround issues)
  • Ability to establish trustworthy relationships with C profiles (CEO, CRO, CFO etc ...)
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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