Talent Acquisition Specialist

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

The purpose of this role is to manage the complete recruitment life-cycle for a broad range of critical positions. Through targeted headhunting and proactive talent pool management, you will play a vital role in increasing our talent sourcing capabilities and thus helping our dynamic and purpose-driven organisation to take the next big step in our growth journey. To achieve this, you will work closely with the wider regional HR function, key hiring decision makers and internal stakeholders.  

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Drive end to end recruitment life cycle to ensure timely delivery on vacancies according to South Pole’s high quality and ethical standards  
  • Formulate and execute sourcing strategies for global vacancies  
  • Build talent pools of experienced candidates across all offices and potential new locations  
  • Proactive Sourcing and networking of sustainability and climate change talent  
  • Business partnering on recruitment solutions with internal stakeholders  
  • Maintain and update our Applicant Tracking System  
  • Maintain and enhance our company profile on social media  
  • Recruitment operations - posting vacancies, scheduling interviews, technical tests, etc. 
  • Support the Head of Recruitment with global projects that will enhance our global recruitment capabilities  
  • Act as a company ambassador, attracting the best possible talent for our organisation  
  • Supporting the global HR team on other talent-related projects and initiatives



  • University degree in HR, Business Administration, sustainability, or equivalent  
  • Experience in recruitment from a combination of 'in house' and RPO/agency
  • Proactive sourcing expertise with LinkedIn Recruiter  
  • Consultative stakeholder management and relationship building experience
  • Excellent communication skills as well as a strong attention to detail  
  • A ‘people person’ with the ability to build relationships with ease  
  • Curious, inquisitive and comfortable with changing circumstances  
  • Strong time management and organisational planning
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary, global team as well as independently  
  • Eagerness to grow and learn in a young, dynamic and fast evolving team 
  • Passion for environmental issues and understanding of sustainability, CSR and related topics
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English, other European languages would be of advantage


  • Experience of the sustainability and/or environmental sectors  
  • Experience of working in a fast paced high growth environment

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best. We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart. It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company. With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all! Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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