Principal Talent Acquisition Specialist (m/f/d)

Job description

Sharpist is on a journey to deliver measurable business outcomes to its global enterprise clients, through a digital people development solution that is based on 1:1 coaching. As Europe's leading solution for people development, Sharpist marries the individual employee's needs for personalized learning with the demand for worldwide scalability of global organizations such as Axel Springer, STRABAG, and Porsche.

To achieve this "personalization at scale" Sharpist bets on unparalleled user engagement. This engagement derives from combining a 1:1 human coaching offer with a digital learning journey that makes personal growth transparent and gamifies the development experience, just like Apple Health or Strava are doing in their particular domains.

As a Principal Talent Acquisition Specialist (m/f/d), you own the entire talent acquisition process. You are analyzing the talent acquisition situation in the organization and changing the efficiency and quality of our processes. The whole team benefits from your guidance and informal leadership.

💙 We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage you no matter of all ethnic backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations to apply for this role. 🙂

Job requirements

What you'll do here at Sharpist

Within 1 month you will…

  • Get to know the People and Culture Team as well as all important stakeholders, including all hiring managers

  • Understand strengths and weaknesses of our recruiting processes and tools

  • Develop a sense of the company culture and collect insights from Sharpies from different departments

  • Take over first recruiting roles and work on the entire process from starting a new job profile, preparing job advertisements with the hiring managers, application management, interviewing to successful onboarding

Within 1 quarter you will…

  • Have settled in your role and hired key positions to grow our business

  • Majorly contribute to our OKR planning and decision-making process in the team

  • Impact the leadership infrastructure of our company by hiring key positions that enable continuous and sustainable growth

  • Start working on strategic projects that enable quality and speed in our hiring process (e.g. Hiring Manager Trainings, Employer Branding, Diversity and Inclusion)

  • Enabled the growth of the recruiting colleague


Within 1 year you will…

  • Ensure key positions are filled in good time and grew our Sharpie-team significantly (+50 employees) in collaboration with your recruiting colleagues

  • Contribute to building long-lasting recruiting processes, have closely worked and educated hiring managers, and set new benchmarks with regard to an efficient recruitment process and how to enhance recruitment needs (employee branding, talent work etc)

  • By identifying suitable channels, you ensure that Sharpist becomes better known and perceived as employer of choice

  • Ability coach the organization on DEI topics within the market, educating senior management on all relevant subject matters

And then, what's next?

  • You are switching between the principal role and a leadership role, when the team is growing


We believe, you'll be successful if you are this type of person

  • You have strong communication skills and empathy and you have a very good feeling for the professional and cultural fit of candidates

  • You have good analytical skills and value the ability to measure the success of your work using key figures

  • You are a Relationship-Builder. With your welcoming and caring mindset, you successfully create commitment and you always put a higher priority on people outcomes than your personal needs

  • You thrive for taking ownership and hold teams accountable for their responsibilities

  • Thinking ahead. You are able to balance operational activities with the enhancement of our recruitment processes in times of hyper-growth

  • You are solution-oriented and feel comfortable in the hands-on and sometimes chaotic environment of a growing start-up

  • You work precisely and in a structured manner in order to always keep an overview even in times of high workload


These hard facts will get us excited to get to know you better

  • You are a passionate recruiter with 5+ years of experience in successfully filling tech and non-tech positions, ideally in a high-performance environment such as an ambitious, rapidly growing startup

  • Experience in a leadership position within recruitment or functionally led 3-6 Recruiters

  • Ability to assess development needs of individuals and improve company recruitment

  • You bring excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written), German nice to have


Apply now if this captures your interest and you want to take part in the personalization of learning for every employee worldwide.

We are excited to get to know you!