Hiring: Portfolio HR & Talent Manager (DE/DK/FI)

Position: Portfolio HR & Talent Manager, full-time 

Based out of Copenhagen, Berlin or Helsinki (flexible) 

Verdane is looking for a seasoned Portfolio HR & Talent Manager to join the Elevate Talent Team, the firm’s specialist in-house team of operational experts. The Elevate team partners with our investment teams in due diligence processes and with Verdane portfolio companies on high-priority projects covering data analytics, go-to-market, operations & finance, talent & HR, technology, and sustainability.

As a key player on the team you will help develop and translate the overall HR vision into concrete strategies and projects to help build the new function and create a demand for prioritised services. The role is new and will be shaped along the way.

As a person, you thrive in a down-to-earth and values-based culture that is committed to creating long-lasting relationships. You are driven and curious, combining a big heart with a sharp mind. Ideally, you have a genuine interest in developing companies, making deals and investment decisions, alongside a proven ability to communicate a vision and build buy-in whilst working at a high pace.


Key responsibilities covering both external portfolio and internal Verdane areas:

Portfolio perspectives:


HR & Talent DD including:

  • Mapping organisations
  • Culture / values / eNPS / sick leave, etc.
  • General HR standards, contracts, etc.
  • Management & former employee references
  • Risk analysis


100-day plans including;

  • HR best practices
  • Implementing and supporting 100-day plans
  • Recruitment support
  • Responsibility for the HR network

Verdane perspectives:

  • Responsible for the internal HR policies, training & development, etc.
  • Part of the core HR team

The candidate

You have the following background/profile:

Major professional experiences & competencies

  • Deep HR experience and experience building an HR function from scratch or working as an HR responsible in a growth company knowing how to create magic without a big corporate function
  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment & labour laws, rules and regulations
  • Solid project management and team skills with a hands-on and can-do mindset
  • Proven ability to build relationships both internally and externally. Ability to influence and immediately impact different levels of the organisation across geographies and functions
  • Sophisticated communication & presentation skills, able to understand and appreciate diversity and nuance, and adapt style accordingly
  • Well-developed commercial understanding which allows you to rapidly understand the business logic and value drivers of any given business
  • A strategic and analytical mindset, with an ability to translate visions into concrete long-term plans aligned with key results and targets

Education and specific skills

  • Strong academic credentials
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is required

Personal characteristics

  • A growth mindset and an international perspective
  • Pragmatic, curious, down-to-earth, and without prestige
  • High energy level, comfortable executing multifaceted projects in parallel with day-to-day activities
  • Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, flexible
  • Good reasoning abilities, sound judgment, good business acumen
  • Results and people orientated, resourceful and well organised, with an ability to balance other business considerations


Please submit your application to Martin Beijer at martin.beijer@aggancio.com

Verdane is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, or age.