Talent Acquisition Manager - Germany

This is a fantastic Talent Acquisition Manager opportunity with a major global business…

Job title: Talent Acquisition Manager

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months - very likely to become permanent thereafter

Reward: Circa 60-65k per annum - may be flexible for a superstar!

Key requirements: Inhouse recruitment experience (essential), German Speaking (essential)


We think that this business is a bit special…

This business has a truly compelling story to tell and we are failing to find reasons why people would not want to work for them. The business that you will be working for has a large number of employees globally working for it and they are looking to seriously grow their headcount. This is where you come in…

As well has helping the business to hire great talent in Germany, you will get to help influence and develop how things are done from a recruitment perspective. This will not be a boring role!

The business has recently gone through some fairly major changes and has been described as a £4bn start-up. It is a genuinely fascinating business and a great time to join.

You will have no shortage of opportunities to develop your career with a great organisation that is experiencing incredible growth. You will get to shape how things are done in the process and the business will in time look to build a team around you.

What will be keeping you busy?

You will recruit predominantly in Germany with a few hires also in Austria, Switzerland and possibly some other countries if you have the bandwidth. There will be a focus on hiring for commercial roles (sales, procurement, IT, Finance etc.) in Germany. They currently have a number of open positions across corporate functions that will need to be filled with a mixture of direct sourcing and some agency support.

Your role will include identifying requirements by partnering closely with the business. You will select advertising partners and establish a list of trusted and cost-effective recruitment agencies. You will work hard to reduce agency spend and focus predominantly on direct sourcing initiatives as time goes on.

You will work closely with your key stakeholders across these countries to share best practices, candidate assessment evaluations, scorecards, and sourcing strategies.

You will build effective local networks, talent pools, and relationships to maintain a strong pipeline of top talent. Getting the right people into the business is key and accurately evaluating candidates based on purpose and values alignment, and core success criteria will be fundamental to ensuring that hires are successful.

You will be expected to get as much value as possible from suppliers and source as many roles directly as is feasible. Part of this business’ success stems from it’s ability to reduce it’s costs and this applies to recruitment. We often find that tighter budgets encourage creativity and this is why we are looking for someone that will be creative in their approach to hiring great talent for our client without a high agency spend.

Who are we looking for?

Ultimately we want a generalist talent acquisition specialist, with experience of recruiting in Germany. You will be happy to roll your sleeves up and recruit with an ability to manage a number of roles at any one time.

You are a connector, a proactive pipeline builder, a lover of hyper-growth, social media, and technology. You are looking for a role where you are executing on recruitment initiatives, actualising sourcing strategies, driving consistent structured interview processes while helping hire talented values aligned people for the organisation. Candidate experience is important. Culture is important. Quality is important. Ego is not.

You will have over 5 years of full cycle recruitment experience ideally recruiting for head office roles. You enjoy working autonomously, but also within a diverse high performing team that moves at light speed.

We are looking for someone who wants to get in, ramp up quickly, and help our client execute recruiting objectives across Europe. The role is ideal for someone looking for a great opportunity to get a feel for the company, understand each region and key stakeholders, have some fun while making an impact, and be a part of a rapidly growing global business that is doing incredibly well. As the organisation and team grows and scales, some incredibly exciting opportunities await…