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People Partner / HR Business Partner

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2021

At Once Upon, we strongly believe in growing wisely and sustainably, and with great care for all people, in- and outside of our organization. We are very excited to continue adding wisdom and new perspectives to our People & Culture team and are now searching for a People Partner (HR BP), who will focus on ensuring outstanding employee experience throughout our growing organization.

You are always welcomed as your own unique self at Once Upon and celebrated for the expertise, perspective and commitment that you bring to the team. So, if you are ready for more happiness in your life and believe that you can bring value to our People & Culture team - keep reading!

About the role

In the role as People Partner you will work to ensure the best employee life cycle experience possible, implementing and carrying out wide-range HR incentives. You will work in close collaboration with our Talent Acquisition Partner and together the two of you will develop strategies and set priorities for the People & Culture team.

What you’ll do:

  • Build qualitative HR processes that supports the sustainable growth of Once Upon

  • Be an ambassador of our organizational culture as well as plan and implement activities to continue driving outstanding employee engagement

  • Manage HR activities such as pre-, on- and off-boarding

  • Communicate with Försäkringskassan, payroll agency, occupational healthcare company etc.

  • Support recruitment processes

  • Provide expertise in compensation and benefits matters as well as practical handling of salary reviews

  • Support the organization in matters regarding working environment, labor law and collective agreement

  • Manage our learning and development by identifying development needs and providing relevant initiatives

  • Identify needs and drive initiatives regarding health, safety, and wellness

Your background

  • You probably have a university degree within HR or similar

  • At least a couple of years experience from a similar role, handling all aspects of the employee/People lifecycle

  • Solid knowledge about labor law

  • Excellent English and Swedish, spoken and written

  • Background and experience from the service sector, experience from IT/tech is an advantage

  • Experience from a rapidly growing organization/startup is an advantage

Who you are

We are looking for a collaborative colleague who enjoys partnering closely across teams and departments to create and distribute the most impactful communications possible. To thrive in this role and in the People & Culture team you are someone who wants to be a catalyst and work with others to achieve results.

You are an innovative thinker and open minded about trying new ideas. In addition, you are a self starter and problem solver who sees possibilities where others see obstacles.

Working at Once Upon

Our app was created to help people save their favorite moments in an easy and fun way, a little at a time, making everyone’s memories shine. And that’s how we want our workplace to be too – life (and work) at Once Upon should definitely be filled with happiness. Because happiness is the key to success, not the other way around. Right?

We strive for a safe, caring environment that gives everyone space to be their whole self, all the time. If you feel free and have fun at your job, it is easier to feel passion and responsibility for what you do. We always dare to do what we believe in – failing at something is not the opposite of succeeding in the long run. And we always strive to make things better, for our Once Uponers, for our planet and for each other.

Through innovation, co-creation, transparency and our collective knowledge as a team we always aim to bring value to our Once Uponers. And that collective brain grows with every new colleague that we welcome to the team, enriching us with new perspectives, experiences and views on life. If you’re looking for a little more happiness in your life and feel like working at Once Upon would be fun, well, that new colleague might just be you!


Our headquarters are located in Skellefteå, in the North of Sweden. If you don't already live here, we are always happy to help and welcome new people relocating to our city. So don’t let anything silly like not living in Skellefteå at the moment stop you!

Let´s connect

Does this sound like your dream job? Are you the perfect fit? Then we can't wait to hear from you! Please help us get to know you by submitting your resume or LinkedIn-profile on our website. Also, we’d love to see a personal letter from you. Applications in Swedish or English work equally fine!

If you have any questions about the job or work at Once Upon, don’t hesitate to contact our in-house recruiter Linnéa Engman at +4670-3917434. Last day of application is August 15th, but applications will be considered continuously.

What happens next? Our recruitment process is designed to be a two way communication - all candidates will receive confirmation on their application and updates about the process. If you´re a good match on the above mentioned requirements we will contact you for a personal interview. In order for us to make the very best and most objective recruitment, following steps will include both assessment and work sample for shortlisted candidates.

Work with great people

Lina Öberg
"It doesn’t matter what team you’re in or what expertise you have, if you have a good idea, everyone wants to hear it!"
Nicola Hood
English Copywriter
"Honestly, I really love the app and just want more people to discover it, because I know they’ll love it too!"
Erik Svensson
"It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the culture at Once Upon. We all genuinely care for each other as well as for our users."
David Resoluth
Experience Designer
"Getting to grow my skillset while being aware I’m valued for my competence, makes me confident in what we can do together."

About the company

At Once Upon you have the chance to be part of something that truly makes people happy. We want to help people save their favourite moments in an easy and fun way, a little at a time, making everyone’s memories shine. Today, there are just over 30 of us working at Once Upon. The app is translated into 12 languages, has been downloaded over 2 million times, with books delivered to over 87 countries, and we’re still growing!

To be the best we can possibly be, we need all kinds of people that are able to look at things from all kinds of perspectives. That’s why we need you, with your unique background, experiences and view on life. Want to be part of our story? Get in touch!

Linnea Engman | Contact Person

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