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Job Description

The Team 

People Operations is the one-stop-shop for every Adevintan where all People-related questions are answered through the right channel, with the right expertise and at the right time, providing a meaningful employee experience and enabling every Adevintan to focus on what matters for them and the business. People Operations is an engaging place to work, where all People Operations professionals do what they love and are loved for what they do, where everybody can learn and grow while delivering value-added services in a personal way and steering towards measurable impact.

People Operations is made up out of the People Services Hub and Employee Relations and People Consultancy as well as other enabling functions such as Workplace Experience and Payroll. The People Services Hub functions as the first line of contact for employees and line managers. The Hub manages employee service requests, supports administrative and transactional activity and supports Business Partners and CoE initiatives. The Employee Relations and People Consultancy team sets both the global strategy and agenda around employee relations and also support any complex local employee relations issues or provide specialised local knowledge input as required.

Our Employee Relations Framework aims to create a positive work environment that fosters mutual respect, trust and collaboration between us as an employer and our employees whether on an individual or a collective basis.  

The Job

As a European labour law specialist member of our PCW (HR) department, you will work collaboratively on impactful and complex global projects such as business reorganisation and employment standards across our main EU 5 markets (Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain). Your role will be pivotal in maintaining a fair, compliant, and socially responsible work environment for our employees.

The ideal candidate must be qualified to practice law in France and can demonstrate experience of advising in the field of employment law across at least two European jurisdictions. They will be comfortable with multiple stakeholders, conflicting priorities and dynamic timelines and will succeed through their engaging and collaborative style along with proven and relevant experience.

Key Responsibilities

Your scope of responsibilities will mainly cover our main EU 5 markets (Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain) with a focus on France especially. These will include:

  • Global Standards - You will be collaborating with our centres of excellence to design and establish a globally standardised employment conditions framework. This framework will be essential in maintaining consistent and fair employment terms and conditions across all our operating countries.

  • Collective Agreement Coordination - You will play a key role in coordinating the preparation and negotiation of collective agreements with employee representatives. This involves fostering positive dialogue with representatives to reach mutually beneficial agreements that align with the company's goals.

  • Legal Compliance in individual and collective relations

  • Your expertise will be essential in ensuring overall global compliance with employment conditions. This will involve collaborating with an external law firm to stay abreast of legal developments and regulations, ensuring that our policies and practices adhere to evolving laws.

  • Legal Expertise: As an expert in European labour law, you will provide invaluable legal advice on individual and collective relations issues. This will include addressing complex cases that involve both employees and management, offering solutions that are legally sound and align with company values.

  • Strategic Contribution - Your strategic insights will contribute to shaping the global labour relations strategy. By actively participating in its implementation, you will help cultivate a positive social climate across the organisation, ensuring a harmonious relationship between employees and management.

Who you are…

  • You must be fluent in French and English - ideally a native French speaker, exceptional written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, Spanish, Italian or Dutch is an advantage

  • European employment law expert - It is essential that you are qualified to practise law in France and can demonstrate multiple years of experience acquired in a general HR / legal function advising across at least two European jurisdictions

  • Proactive strategic problem solver and challenger of the status quo

  • You have the ability to deliver governance and compliance strategies to mitigate legal risk, ensuring stakeholder accountability and transparency

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced international environment

  • A team player - You actively contribute to a positive environment and you live & breathe our key behaviours and have a heart for Adevinta’s brands

  • Curious and dedicated - you’re quick to pick up new things, asking questions to help increase your knowledge and understanding

  • Diplomatic and collaborative - you are an effective relationship builder who is able to share information in a way that is simple to follow and understand


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans
  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team.
  • 'Work from anywhere' weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!
  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more
  • EN: Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc), Free daily breakfast, 26 days of holidayPrograma flexible de prestaciones (transporte, restaurantes, guardería, etc.), Desayuno diario gratuito, 26 días de vacaciones

Company Description

We're Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.

We're all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they're looking for in their local communities – whether it's a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.


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