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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Consumer Tribe)

Cologne · People

SumUp has transformed the lives of millions of small business owners by providing them with beautifully designed, easy-to-use payment solutions and financial tools. The Consumer Tribe’s mission is to do the same for everyone else.

Today, we’re bringing mobile payments to Brazil by developing a virtual wallet that will give users unprecedented control over their finances. Once we’ve developed this service, we’ll begin to roll it out across Europe.

And this is just the beginning. We won’t rest until we’ve made payments hassle-free, fun and accessible for everyone.

We’re looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to drive the hiring strategy of this team. In this role you'll:

  • Work closely with the tribe’s leadership team in Cologne to help them define their hiring needs and design their hiring strategy.

  • Drive the recruitment process end-to-end (recruitment system management, screening, interviews, offers, negotiations) and make accountable hiring decisions together with the tribe.

  • Recruit for roles across different departments and levels, focussing particularly on technical, senior and executive positions.

  • Add value to our recruiting processes by leveraging current trends in active sourcing and recruiting while recommending and driving improvements that impact local pipeline areas.

  • Drive projects for the continuous optimisation and further development of the team and our governance, covering topics such as employer branding, candidate assessment, candidate experience, diversity and Talent Acquisition metrics.

  • Have the opportunity to build a team of recruiters to work with you in supporting this tribe.

You’ll be great for this position if

  • You’re experienced in recruiting, preferably with a background in start-ups or scale-ups.

  • You’re knowledgeable about standard (Linkedin Recruiter, Boolean search) and non-standard sourcing techniques (StackOverflow, GitHub, Dribble).

  • Candidates trust you and hiring managers consider you to be their counselor in recruitment matters.

  • You have strong interviewing skills–behavioural and technical interviews are part of your daily life.

  • You’re fluent in English – you'll be part of a truly global team. 

  • You’re available to travel to different EU locations once per quarter,

Why you should join SumUp

  • You’ll be part of one of the world’s most exciting FinTech companies. We have awesome perks and benefits, including private medical insurance, multisport card (co-financed), monthly integrations and weekly breakfasts.

  • You’ll have fun! We’re a group of friends from different backgrounds who work collaboratively toward the same goals.

  • We offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work remotely when needed.

  • You’ll attend offsites with our teams from Warsaw, Berlin, Sofia, Copenhagen and Kyiv.


We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful in doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.