Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)


As part of our strong international growth, we are looking for the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for our headquarters in Bochum.


  • Fostering of our international scaling and business strategy by a systematic development and implementation of our Human Resources strategies, processes and instruments; as a member of the management team, you report directly to our CEO
  • Advising of the management team at all levels in strategic and operational HR Management topics and tasks
  • Leadership and development of a small team of HR business partners, experts and employees in the shared service center
  • Recruiting and development of the talents required for our international growth, especially in the areas of sales and technology
  • Monitor and oversee the learning & development activities to ensure the skills and competencies necessary for our international growth
  • Facilitate and steer an effective performance management to support the achievement of the company, team and personal goals of our employees
  • Manage comprehensive, competitive and motivating compensation & benefits in accordance with our business objectives
  • Systematic organizational development in order to continuously improve efficiency, effectiveness and agile cooperation
  • Further development of our employer value proposition & brand as cyber security employer
  • Continuous strengthening and further development of our diversity, inclusion and agility as basis of our common values, leadership and corporate culture


  • Master in Human Resources Management or a related field (psychology, economics, law, etc.)
  • Several years relevant management experience and track record in international HR Management, either as an ambitious international HR Business Partner or Head of a Center of Expertise with potential or as Head of HR Management of international Business Units
  • Experience in the design and implementation of international HR strategies, processes and tools, including management of change processes
  • Excellent leadership, coaching and communication skills
  • Strong business savvy, high internal and external customer orientation
  • High analytical, conceptual and strategic skills
  • At the same time hands-on with a strong execution and result orientation
  • High empathy and problem-solving skills, organizational talent
  • Good knowledge of labor and social security law as well as of HR IT systems
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English, further language skills desirable
  • Experience and affinity to the IT/cyber security-industry are an advantage
  • Full trustworthiness and integrity


  • Active contribution to our international scaling of our company
  • Close cooperation with our founders and in the management team as pioneers in the cyber security-industry
  • Development of international cutting-edge HR Management strategies, processes, instruments and of the HR team as measurable contribution to the company’s success
  • Agile international collaboration, flexible working hours, remote working, innovative and employee oriented corporate culture
  • A wide range of free employee offers and activities are a matter of course for us: anytime free drinks, fresh fruit, breakfast and other meals, diverse relaxation, health and sports offers, regular exciting events, modern offices with free parking spaces and good connections to local public transport, etc.


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to your application with references and details of your salary expectations in PDF format to:
More information about VMRay at:

Contact person:

Michael Elling
CHRO (ad interim)
Elling International Consulting Group

Contact details:

VMRay GmbH
Universitätsstraße 142
44799 Bochum

About VMRay

We are a global cyber security company with strong international growth and roots in Bochum, the heart of the Ruhr area, in Germany. Our unique hypervisor technology and innovative products secure numerous government and corporate networks all over the world effectively against cyber-attacks. We protect the data, brands and values of our customers worldwide and help to make the World a place.


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