Senior Business Recruiter

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

Senior Business Recruiter  | Remotely from EMEA

About the Talent team

Together we’re building a world-class company and we aim to consistently improve the level of skill and talent throughout it. Our strategic activity impacts the development of our product, the financial success of the business and is getting MessageBird ready to face the future.

As our Global Talent Team continues to grow, we’re looking for a Recruiter to help us continue to scale our nest of Birds across our core business functions. This is an opportunity for an experienced Recruiter to have a fast impact as part of a high-performing and remote first recruitment team. 

Our Business Recruiter will be a trusted talent partner to a variety of teams including Operations, Legal, Finance, People, and Support, growing teams across EMEA and the globe. You will report to the Global Talent Lead for Staff & Commercial, and join a Global Talent Team of 12 (currently expanding to 20!).  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wider team of Talent Marketing, Coordinators, and fellow Recruiters day-to-day. 

What you’ll do

  • Be trusted business partners to our stakeholders. You will understand and foresee their business needs, be an extension of their teams and continuously challenge them to raise the bar.
  • Recruit top-tier talent globally across Operations, Legal, Finance, People, and Support teams to achieve your quarterly hiring goals.
  • Partner closely with hiring managers and functional leaders to align on talent strategy, market mapping and resource planning.
  • Source, screen, interview and close candidates for roles within our business teams — owning the full end-to-end recruitment process. 
  • Build relevant sourcing strategies tailored to the market and hiring needs.
  • Educate hiring managers and interview teams to ensure they are prepared and engaged for every interview process.
  • Actively contribute to promoting our employer brand via social media, events, etc.
  • Ensure a great candidate experience for every candidate no matter the outcome!

What you’ll bring

  • 7+ years of end-to-end recruiting experience across business functions, within high-growth and fast paced organizations.
  • In-house recruiting experience, partnering with multiple internal stakeholders to ensure the best possible interview experience and results
  • A successful track record of building offer strategies and negotiating with talent across mid-senior-level positions.
  • Experience hiring in The Netherlands, other European countries is a big bonus! 
  • Expertise managing high volume in-bound applications, optimising advertising strategies and utilising the ATS (ideally Greenhouse!) to manage application quality.
  • A focused approach to attracting and engaging passive candidates, building a diverse pipeline through effective sourcing strategies. 
  • The ability to think critically, adapt easily to changing priorities, collaborate with fellow recruiters, and optimize your own time to move at pace!
  • A Data-driven approach; you’re all about the numbers and using these to optimize and influence.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Passion, drive and enthusiasm to ensure we secure the best talent out there!

If you share our approach and values, we’d love to hear from you!

  • We’re People Geeks: Human & candidate experience is at the heart of all we do.
  • Speed is important, direction is critical: 200mph is not our limit. Collectively moving in the right direction, at speed, is our focus.
  • We dig deep to find a better way: We’re not afraid to get to the root cause, and always assume there’s a better way. We fix what’s broken and make what works even better.
  • We succeed & fail together: We care. We’re inclusive. We’re empathetic. We’re respectful. We're in this together!
  • Our future success depends on our people: We care intensely about MessageBird's success, strive to raise the bar with every new Bird, and respect the part we play in building for the future.
  • Change is inevitable, composure is key: We keep calm, carry on and remember that with challenge comes opportunity!

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What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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