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Head of People Brazil



People & HR
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Our passion at SumUp is championing small businesses. We believe in creating technology that is flexible, fair, affordable and easy to use. Every day millions of people around the world dream of starting their own businesses. We strive to help them to do this. Our long-term goal is to close the loop by enabling businesses to turn transactions with customers into long-term relationships.

We're currently searching for a Head of People who will support the growth and development of our Brazilian business. SumUp Brazil is on a growth trajectory with the vision of building a strong engineering hub for our global business and scaling up the local sales force. The successful candidate will be instrumental in achieving this long-term business plan by bringing the capabilities of SumUppers to new heights and playing a key role in bridging Brazil with the global organization.

The Head of People will support a team of 1000 SumUppers, leading a team of 30 SumUppers, with three direct reports responsible for the People function and Facility Management. This person, partnering with the CEO Brazil and the Global Chief People Officer, will be a part of the Management team at SumUp Brazil, as well as the Global People Management team.

We’re an office-first company and this position is based in Pinheiros, São Paulo.

What you'll do:

  • Co-create the People strategy and help build a high-calibre stellar team in Brazil

  • Strategically partner with stakeholders to identify business needs aligned with local and global organization goals and translate strategic objectives into the People team agenda

  • Guide the People team to build strategic initiatives through the generation of relevant data and analysis

  • Coach, support, mentor, and challenge stakeholders in all people and business-related matters

  • Directly be responsible for the People Partners, Learning and Development, and Facility Management teams, and indirectly Talent Acquisition, Rewards, and People Operations

  • Support the business in identifying mid and long-term capability needs to implement a learning and development culture and ensure a continuous learning environment

You'll be great for this role if:

  • You have held a People or Operations leadership role in a similarly large, multinational, and complex organization.

  • Ideally, you have experience in multiple countries.

  • You have a deep understanding of the dynamics of decentralized, flat, autonomous, globally distributed, and multicultural company environments.

  • You have strong business acumen and can understand the needs of the market and different teams, and coach the stakeholders accordingly.

  • You're a people leader, developing your team members, and collaborating effectively with various indirect teams.

  • You have a data-driven approach with strong project management skills.

  • You're a strong communicator and fluent in Portuguese and English. Fluency in Spanish would be a plus.

Why you should join SumUp:

  • We're a truly global team of 3200+ people from 90+ nationalities spread across 4 continents

  • A dedicated annual Learning & Development budget for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education

  • Enrollment in our virtual stock ownership program - you will own a stake in SumUp's future success

  • The opportunity to work on large-scale fintech products used by millions of businesses around the world

  • SulAmérica health insurance plan (co-participation), Caju benefit, partnership for mental health activities with Zenklub, optional dental assistance, transport voucher, Gympass, life insurance and more

  • Access to the SumUp Sabbatical program, our Employee assistance program for mental health

About SumUp

Be empowered to do more that matters.

At SumUp, we're on a mission to empower small businesses across the globe by providing simple and affordable tools that allow them to thrive. Today, over 4 million businesses in 36 markets rely on SumUp as their financial partner to manage payments, finance and customer relationships.

Our commitment to small businesses is reflected in our diverse team of over 3,000 SumUppers from over 90 nationalities, united by global collaboration and an innovative mindset. Our core values lay the foundation for who we are and what we stand for, shaping our work culture and driving our success. We foster inclusivity and a continuous learning culture, providing a safe space for personal and professional growth. Our differences make us unique and strong as we strive to create an environment where everyone belongs and feels supported, no matter how they identify.

SumUp is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, actively seeking and embracing diversity in our workforce. We don't make hiring or employment decisions based on race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. Our commitment extends beyond recruitment to creating a safe and respectful workplace where harassment of any form is strictly prohibited.

Explore career opportunities with us and join a team driven by collaboration, innovation, and a shared vision of creating a world where everyone can build a thriving business. Discover more about our vibrant and inclusive work culture and how we work on our careers website, and follow our journey on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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We recognise that candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the job criteria in order to apply for a job. Please note that this is only a guide. If you don’t tick every box, it’s ok too because it means you have room to learn and develop your career at SumUp.