Human Resources

People &

Christian Osterhues,
VP People & Culture

People are our passion!

We believe the work we do in our People & Culture Department is so much more than just managing human resources. We are all people, and people are our most important asset. Empowering our colleagues is our top priority, as it ultimately improves our work environment and benefits our company.

The only way we can manage our transformation successfully is if we view our employees as the most valuable asset of smartclip. At the same time, we want to foster a culture and work environment in which everyone takes on responsibility and works together in a cross-functional, diverse, and cross-hierarchical way.

Who we are.

We’re a compassionate and proactive group that prioritises the well-being of our colleagues. We excel at problem-solving and are dedicated to increasing employee engagement. With a focus on fostering a lifelong learning culture and promoting personal growth, we ensure effective collaboration and maintain a strong talent pool. Through our role as listeners, consultants, and coaches, we provide guidance and support at all stages, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to our colleagues’ happiness. Who are we? Well, we’re Sonja, Miriam, Claudia, Sarah, Katharina, and Christian 🙂

Meet your manager.

Hi, I’m Christian and I oversee the People & Culture Department at smartclip. With over 20 years of experience in HR, I am passionate about HR and recruiting. At smartclip, I have built a team dedicated to maximising employee value through talent acquisition, development, and fostering a positive work environment. Empowering our employees is our top priority, as it improves the workplace for everyone and benefits the company. Tune in to learn more.

How our department is organised.

The Learning, Development, & Culture pillar is responsible for establishing a learning culture, long-term personal development efforts for each smartclipper, and helps guide the evolution of our company culture. In addition to learning and development topics, we are dedicated to improving mental and physical health throughout smartclip. Key projects we work on include internal events and learning initiatives such as our Strategy Days, smartweek, expert sessions, and more. The overall goal of this pillar is to improve the well-being of our employees and support them in discovering their potential.

Our People Management pillar works to create an exceptional employee experience at smartclip. With a focus on care and empathy, we develop streamlined and effective processes that prioritise our greatest asset — our people. As trusted companions throughout all stages of life, from career beginnings to personal milestones, we’re dedicated to supporting our employees in their professional and personal growth. We foster a values-driven culture in every office, empowering our team members and providing them with the necessary resources and support they need during their smartclip journey. We constantly work to create an environment built on trust, confidentiality, transparency, and reliability, where open dialogues regarding employee and manager concerns and aspirations thrive.

The Recruiting & Candidate Experience pillar is committed to identifying the best candidates for open positions and inspiring them to join the company. As the candidate’s first point of contact, our team ensures an exemplary candidate experience by effectively conveying our vision, mission, and corporate culture from day one. We take ownership of the entire candidate journey, from employer presentation to active sourcing, screening, interviews, and final commitment. Our responsibilities encompass sourcing and recruiting through direct search and networking, developing and implementing recruiting processes, creating requirement profiles and job descriptions, managing the internal referral program, enhancing employer branding, maintaining company profiles on platforms like XING and Kununu, supporting hiring managers with recruiting strategies, organising recruiting events, managing staffing agencies, and maintaining a strong candidate pipeline.

“From the beginning, smartclip’s warm culture has made me feel welcomed and appreciated. I really enjoy being a part of the People & Culture department and supporting our colleagues throughout their various career stages.”

Katharina Robrahn, Junior Manager People Management
smartclip Europe

“My role means that I’m the first contact candidates have with smartclip. I’m proud to call myself a smartclipper because every employee is genuinely cared for and equally valued. No matter our differences, we have one thing in common: we love what we do.”

Sarah Leers, Senior Recruiter
smartclip Europe

“The supportive nature of my team is why I like working at smartclip. Their encouragement and willingness to help me grow makes work more enjoyable and fulfilling.”

Miriam Blockhaus, Working Student
smartclip Europe

Join the fun.

Open roles on the team.

Oops! Looks like you’ve stumbled upon the secret hideout of the “Not Hiring Right Now” department. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! Unfortunately, at this moment, our team is not in search of new recruits. However, we’re always eager to connect with fantastic folks like yourself, so don’t let that discourage you.

Instead of twiddling your thumbs and staring longingly at our non-existent job listings, why not take the reins and reach out to us? We’d love to get to know you and see if there might be a place for your unique talents and skills in the future.

Become a smartclipper in 6 steps.

Get in touch

Send us an application or contact our recruiter Sarah for an informal chat to get to know each other.


Our recruiter will review your application and may host an initial interview to get a better idea of who you are and what you are passionate about.


Join the hiring manager and recruiter in an interview to learn more about the role, and see if it’s a good match for all.


Let’s see how it is to work together. Meet one of your teammates and accept a challenge (coding assignment for tech or case study for others).

Final decision

Both you and our team reflect on the process, and ultimately determine whether we can envision working together.


You like us, we like you. Let’s do this! Sign up to be a smartclipper.

Spoil yourselfwith corporate perks.

Anniversary Programme

We treasure every moment you spend with us, and when the days turn into years, we mark it with a little gift — even from your first year!

Corporate Benefits

Are you sporty, techy, adventurous, stylish, or nerdy? Whichever category you belong to, you can benefit from our numerous discount offerings and get up to 40% off your purchases.

Gift Matching

Care for a good cause? We do too. When you donate to a charity, we’ll double your donations — up to €250.

Mental Health

When life happens or if you just want to talk to a mental health expert, we’ve got you covered in Cologne, Hamburg, or remotely wherever you are.


Get rewarded when you refer someone for one of our open roles and they get the job.


As part of RTL Deutschland, you can enjoy all your favourite TV shows with free access to an RTL+ Premium account.

Social Day

Every year, you can take a fully paid day off to support a cause you care about — together with other smartclippers or alone, you decide.


We support a healthy lifestyle through various options such as gym reimbursement, urban sports club membership, or even leasing a bike. There’s definitely something for you.

Thank you Programme

Every six months, smartclippers can show gratitude and reward exceptional colleagues with a €100 bonus — all on us!

Hi, I’m Sarah, senior recruiter at smartclip. 
Let’s talk.

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