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Talent Acquisition Specialist Netherlands

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Talent Acquisition Specialist Netherlands

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Schiphol, NL You are in charge of Talent Acquisition for Cargill in The Netherlands. You work out of the head office in Schiphol, and occasionally visit the different sites Cargill has all over the country. You combine a classic hands-on recruitment approach, managing requisitions, developing and maintaining good relations with key business stakeholders and taking the lead on key initiatives for the country such as graduate recruitment. You report to the Talent Acquisition Manager who supervises the Northern European cluster of countries and can rely on extensive administrative back up and subject matter support from your colleagues.

Major Tasks

+ Provide full cycle recruiting including intake session with hiring manager, candidate sourcing, interviewing, selection processes, offer management, process documentation, compliance management and status communication with candidates and hiring managers.

+ As a corporate priority, you manage University relations in the aligning to the overall EMEA graduate recruitment strategy. You foresee necessary initiatives to ensure a solid pipeline of high caliber graduates candidates.

+ Manage the recruitment process through Taleo and insure global corporate processes and standards are applied in the country.

+ Build close relationship with key business stakeholders obtaining a deep understanding on their talent strategy.

+ Utilizes general Talent Acquisition subject matter expertise to partner with business and HR leadership regarding recruiting/sourcing strategies, candidate assessment, metrics and analytics, position responsibilities, forecasting, etc.

+ Manages respective candidate pools to ensure qualified candidates remain engaged in current or future opportunities and ensure a strong and positive client and candidate experience.

+ Utilize recruitment technology systems (i.e. Taleo), process enhancements, and Taleo analytic capabilities to achieve efficiencies in recruiting activities.

+ Provides general training and direction related to a Talent Acquisition process or system for HR professionals in the business.


+ You have a Master or Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years’ experience as a Corporate Recruiter – ideally you combine both agency and corporate experience.

+ Strong business acumen, business partnering skills and orientation towards results

+ Ability to gather and analyze data, and implement recommendations with business partners

+ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity and graduate recruiting strategies

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities

+ Experience with a recruiting system such as Taleo, LinkedIn, etc.

+ You have excellent organization and communication skills and are very customer focused, service minded and result driven. You can adapt to different kinds of stakeholders, different kinds of jobs and candidate markets.

+ You can work according established processes and systems, using them as an enabler, building clear and structured collaboration.

+ You are flexible to travel (20%) within the country to meet your business stakeholders.

+ You are fluent in Dutch and English, any additional language is a plus.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.


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Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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