Functional Automation Lead HR (m/f/d)

Functional Automation Lead HR (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Human Resources

Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS Berlin GmbH (0017)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  14205

Are you passionate about making people's work lives easier through automation and new technologies? Got that can-do attitude, love shaking things up, and possess the analytical skills to spot opportunities and the structure to make them happen?


Well, guess what? KWS Berlin GmbH is looking for a full-time, permanent Functional Automation Lead HR (m/f/d) for our Berlin office. We need someone who's not afraid to challenge the status-quo, dive deep into HR processes, and proactively drive our automation initiatives. If you're a strategic thinker who loves optimizing processes, implementing automation solutions, and collaborating with awesome teams, then we want to hear from you!



Make an impact:

  • Create a comprehensive automation strategy and roadmap aligned with the functional strategy goals and overall business objectives.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains through automation, optimizing the entire value chain, including screening the market for relevant technologies
  • Lead the implementation of automation solutions, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems and compliance with IT and automation governance.
  • Work closely with process owners, stakeholders, and central functions such as Global IT, Expert Hub HR Data & Systems, the Automation and Data Analytics Team and external partners to drive end-to-end automation solutions.
  • Offer training and support to colleagues on automation tools and methodologies, fostering a culture of learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Implement monitoring mechanisms to track the performance of automated processes and generate regular reports on the impact of automation, including efficiency gains and cost savings.


Bring your strength:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in HR, IT, Business Administration, Data Science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and driving automation initiatives, preferably within a Shared Service Center environment.
  • Strong understanding of HR processes and workflows, with proficiency in HR systems and platforms such as SAP HCM and SuccessFactors.
  • Proficiency in automation tools (e.g., MS Power Platform) and advanced skills in data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, etc.).
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies
  • A strategic mindset with a focus on driving innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Strong program and project management skills and stakeholder management capabilities.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate data-driven insights into actionable strategies.
  • Fluent English language skills.



We offer:

  • An engaging role in our diverse international setting, where you'll have the chance to bring innovative ideas to life.
  • As a family-owned business, we prioritize values like closeness, reliability, independence, and foresight. These values are ingrained in our culture, fostering a welcoming and supportive work environment.
  • We embrace a hybrid work model, offering flexibility to work both remotely and in the office, ensuring a healthy work-life balance.
  • Our office in Berlin-Schöneberg offers modern amenities, including high-quality work equipment and complimentary car and bicycle parking spaces.
  • We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including capital-forming benefits, holiday & Christmas pay, childcare allowance, 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours, a company pension scheme, and transportation options like JobRad and JobTicket.
  • We are committed to the professional and personal growth of our employees. Our motto, 'Make Yourself Grow,' reflects our dedication to supporting your ongoing development.


Join our talented team and seed your career with KWS by submitting your application today!


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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