People & Culture Specialist, Germany & Netherlands

  • Utopia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full time Human Resources Operations

Job Description


Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia.

Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives.


The open secret is that the music industry is struggling with the very basics of music accounting: What was played, when and where? Who should get paid and how much?

Utopia Music is bridging the data gap by connecting global consumption, accurate metadata, and fast payments to an industry-wide trust platform. Our goal is to unlock creative value and enable Fair Pay For Every Play to make a better world for Music. The solutions we offer do not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection for all.


We are growing fast and moving into new territories. Berlin and Amsterdam will be two out of our four tech hubs beside Barcelona and Lisbon. As the People & Culture Operations Specialist you are supporting this growth with P&C expertise along the whole employee lifecycle. You ensure a great employee experience; provide high quality first-line support to employees and managers, as well as undertaking administrative activities and managing our systems. You are involved in onboarding, payroll, employment changes, offboarding and much more. We are scaling up, so you can leave your footprint and actively create the work environment!

You are based out of Germany, Berlin and support Amsterdam as well.


The P&C Operations Specialist belongs to the global People & Culture team.


  • P&C Operations; including setting up routines (often from scratch) for respective employee processes
  • Providing and keeping up to date employee data for payroll providers
  • Partnering with the broader P&C team to solve local employee related queries like vacation, contracts, changes, benefits etc.
  • Driving tasks related to global mobility and immigration / visa processing
  • Setting up guidelines for smooth operations in the countries together with other P&C members
  • Supporting local and global projects


  • Further HR related education
  • 4+ years of experience in a P&C Operations role, any additional know-how like for e.g. Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development is an advantage
  • Local employment law experience
  • Experience within Start-Ups/Scale-Ups and tech is an advantage
  • You have a positive mindset, "can-do" attitude and you live “speed over perfection”
  • You are an absolute team player, we call it “We over me”!
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to structure your work also in a hectic and changing environment and able to set priorities
  • Fast learner and at ease with new technologies and ways of working (HRIS, ATS, GoogleSuite, Miro etc.)
  • Full proficiency in German and English is a must, Dutch an advantage. Additional languages are a plus!


  • Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech!
  • Working in an impact oriented team and inclusive company culture.
  • An experienced team to learn from, with proven track records in multiple startups and big tech companies.
  • Our flexible remote policy provides Utopians the freedom to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.
  • We celebrate being an international and multicultural company.
  • Competitive benefits; packages depend on location. You’ll be given more details on this during the interview process.
  • We are recruiting within Germany for this position and therefore only able to move forward with applicants already based in this location and with eligibility to work within Germany.


  1. You send us your CV in English
  2. We invite you for an introductory video call with the Talent Acquisition team to get to know you better and share more about us
  3.  We invite you for a video interview with our P&C Director
  4. We invite you for a final interview with other members of the P&C team


As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organization striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do.

We execute urgently and innovate to grow faster. We ship things that make a difference today, so we can make them better tomorrow. We embrace fairness and are all accountable.

Strictly diverse and inclusive. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!

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