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Head of Talent Acquisition (Europe)

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam (HQ)People & Culture

Job description

Are you ready for your Swapfiets adventure?

Hi, we are Swapfiets! 👋 The bicycle subscription where you are always assured of a working bicycle. 

Our mission? Making cities more livable and sustainable under the motto 'buy less, use more'.
Do you see a challenge instead of a problem? And are you ready for an acceleration in your career? Then you are ready for the Swapfiets adventure!

Your goal

We are growing exponentially and the only way we can realize our growth is by hiring the right talent. Your main goal will be to lead our team of 7 recruiters, who are hiring across 9 countries in Europe. Next to this you are not afraid to jump in and do operational recruitment for some leadership roles as well. In this role, you will report to our Head of People & Culture who will guide you to set the vision & strategy for 2022 and beyond. You will be responsible for scaling the recruitment team to the next level, growing the team with new members and helping each member to develop further. You will also work closely together with the business and MT to insure a great candidate journey at all times. 

Your responsibilities

  • Lead & Develop the Talent Acquisition Team;
  • Setting up a global talent acquisition strategy using relevent recruitment metrics; 
  • Setting guidelines for the global recruitment process;
  • Responsible for determining the recruitment budget, recruitment volumes based on the workforce planning;
  • Reporting on recruitment metrics to the management team. 

What Swapfiets offers you

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues

  • The chance to be end responsible for hiring >1000 new employees.  

  • Your own Swapfiets (lend-lease) 🚲!

  • 32 vacation days (that’s right, next to 25 vacation days you can use your 7 Swap days as you please)

  • A solid pension plan and a discount on your health insurance

  • MacBook or a Windows laptop (what you prefer)

  • Travel allowance (if you live more than 11 km away from the office, otherwise you’ll just use your Swapfiets, right.. 😎?)

  • Delicious warm lunch at the office for a small contribution

  • Onefit for Business arrangement (to promote your healthy lifestyle!)

  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department

  • Lots of workshops and inspirational talks

  • One day off per year to do voluntary work paid by Swapfiets

  • Flexibility in working from home/ at our brand new office at the Molukkenstraat (Amsterdam) 

Job requirements

Your profile
You can’t wait to find the best talent for Swapfiets and collaborate as a team. You like to work in a fast paced environment where you can really start creating a structure and plan for the future. 

Next to this you will bring:

  • Relevant experience with a scale up environment;

  • A positive attitude to all the dynamics in this phase of our growth;

  • Experience with leading and building an international TA team;

  • Experience with allocating your own recruitment budget;  

  • Able to switch between strategic and operational tasks;

  • Creative in finding new talent, familiar with several job boards/recruitment channels and sourcing possibilities;

  • Excellent in English.


You can now directly apply for this vacancy.

  • As soon as we think: you've got what it takes to qualify for this position, we will have an initial call to discuss the role, the challenges and your experiences. 

  • Next, you will be invited for a first job interview with our Head of People and Culture and one of our HRBPs, who you'll work closely with. 

  • If it matches on both sides, you will talk to one of the hiring managers and a member of the MT. 

  • Finally you will meet and greet the rest of the TA team. 

Answer your questions

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Contact our us via We are not interested in working together with recruitment agencies.