Talent Sourcing Specialist (all genders)

24 Jan 2022
11 Mar 2022

Zalando's Sourcing and Talent Relationship team attracts and engages the world's top and diverse talents. Working within one of Europe's largest and most ambitious TA teams, you will help us foster Zalando's growth and success.

In this role, you will search for and activate passive candidates from Manager up until Head level, work on active requisitions but also pipeline ahead for confidential projects. With your market insights, you will support the business to build up their teams respectively.

Our mission is to also drive diversity to the next level based on our ambitious D&I Strategy.


At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups

  • You will own the sourcing strategy and direction for various Tech or Commercial Job Families. You will experiment with different and creative ways to build talent pipelines while executing all search methods including the use of Social Media and Boolean Search with confidence.
  • You will join an international team that is dedicated to hiring the best talent using innovative tactics. You will add value by leveraging current trends in active sourcing and collecting Market intelligence
  • Build up and nourish our talent communities within our Database/ CRM tool, act as a talent advisor for our candidates, work closely with the CRM team to create content and campaigns to engage the existing talent pools.
  • Your key stakeholders are Recruiters, Hiring Managers and Coordinators. Building fruitful and long lasting relationships, strong communication and advising through your market knowledge are some of your main strengths. You are a sparring partner and influencer by sharing data-centric updates with them.

  • First knowledge in working with sourcing tools and curiosity to discover new ones. You are used to a fast paced and agile environment. You can quickly find your feet and hit the ground running with new tasks and are keen to join internal pilots and projects.
  • You have excellent communication in English, German is a plus; an interest in technology, eCommerce.
  • You are skilled at building networks quickly with talents, candidates, industry colleagues and communities alike. You are a Talent Acquisition ambassador.
  • With your analytical mindset you understand how to create and maintain pipelines for immediate and long-term purposes, while observing the current talent market and its latest trends.


Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute


It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset

do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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