People and Culture Specialist (no Finnish required)

Salary €2,000 - €3,000
Equity To be negotiated

Rens' mission is to empower the next generation of world changers; those who break boundaries, follow their dreams and make a huge impact on generations after them. Come join us on our journey to create the first-ever #CoffeeSneaker! We're offering a People and Culture Specialist position in the Helsinki region. If you would like to be a part of history and help build Nordics' first sustainable sneaker brand, this job is for you.

What we're looking for

We are looking for a People and Culture Specialist to join our team and monitor all Human Resource functions, including recruiting, supporting, training employees. Ideally, someone who can build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company while fostering a healthy workplace by ensuring our HR procedures run smoothly at all times.

What you will do:

  • Prepare and review internal employee initiatives and benefits packages

  • Administer health and life insurance programs

  • Implement training and development plans

  • Plan and take part in performance review sessions

  • Inform employees about additional benefits they’re eligible for (e.g extra vacation days)

  • Update employee records with new hire information and/or changes in employment status

  • Maintain organizational charts and detailed job descriptions along with salary records

  • Forecast hiring needs and ensures the recruitment process runs smoothly

  • Develop and implement HR policies throughout the organization

  • Process queries from employees and candidates in order to respond in a timely manner

  • Stay up-to-date and comply with changes in labor legislation

The ideal candidate has/is:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or a relevant field

  • Proven work experience in similar roles, such as an HR Specialist or HR Generalist

  • Good understanding of the full recruitment process

  • Solid problem-solving and team management abilities

  • An excellent communicator with a friendly, professional, and outgoing demeanor

It would be a plus if you also have:

  • Fluency in Finnish, any other language is also considered a plus

  • Hands-on experiences with Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and platforms

  • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems

  • Strong knowledge of international labor legislation and payroll processes

What we can offer

  • A unique and global business opportunity

  • A chance to build the working culture of Nordics' first sustainable sneaker brand and a future market leader in global sustainable fashion

  • Valuable professional experience in the intersection of International Trade, eCommerce, Fashion, and Cleantech

  • Competitive compensation

  • A beautiful and spacious storefront office in the city center of Helsinki, Finland

  • International, creative, and “super cool” co-workers

  • Endless coffee (duh!) 


  • Please kindly submit your application through The Hub. We do not process applications submitted through our emails.

  • We process applications as soon as we receive them. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

See all 12 benefits

Working at
Rens Original

At Rens, we’re building a new footwear generation made from the world’s most advanced technologies and sustainable materials. Like all of us living in the era of fast-fashion, we too are frustrated with the insane amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. We believe that by combining sustainable materials with technology and style, we can create the world’s best sneaker, without wasting precious resources from Mother Nature. Learn more about us here

Read more about Rens Original

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