Sales Sourcer Recruiter

Berlin, Germany People

About the opportunity

Are you passionate about being a role that could change someone’s life? Or perhaps the ability to help someone find the perfect job at the perfect time? And a role where you truly have the ability to be a partner that actually influences the future of our business through hiring and people planning? If this is what you love to do, then join us as we look to scale our Recruiting Team at Contentful as we plan for the future of our company where we intend to nearly double our employee size by the end of next year. 

What to expect?

Our Recruiting Team is involved not just in finding great talent, setting up interviews, and making offers. We’re partners with the business, help with organizational development, define and execute projects that up-levels every employee in the company around hiring (referral programs, talent branding, interview training, process improvement). One of our company’s “Big Rocks” for the year is focused on hiring and building our hiring engine. Welcome to one of the most visible and critical departments in the entire company. Ready for an exciting challenge? 

In this role, you'll get to:

  • Align closely with the EMEA sales recruiter and hiring managers to develop a comprehensive understanding of our roles, target profiles and the broader market landscape
  • Strategize different ways to build talent pipelines and execute on tactical research, referral generation, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Find, engage and activate passive candidates through the use of Boolean, LinkedIn and alternative search techniques
  • Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders
  • Recommend and drive improvements that impact local pipeline areas, including employment branding recommendations, event & job board strategies.
  • Partner with recruiter to create a ongoing talent mapping and competitive landscape strategy
  • Implement creative strategies to identify and engage with a qualified and diverse candidate pool
  • Drive and execute on a stronger employee referral process
  • Screen resumes and interview candidates to determine fit

We are looking for people who have:

  • Deep sourcing experience with a search firm or in-house recruiting team, ideally experience sourcing from markets such as DACH,UK/Ireland, Nordics, France...etc.
  • Creative sourcing experience above and beyond common recruiting platforms
  • Excellent research/sourcing skills with ability to dive deep into searches for hard-to-fill requisitions
  • Ability to multi-task work between volume and specific niche roles
  • Define and execute on effective candidate engagement approaches with the ability to activate passive candidates
  • Hyper-organization and possess a strong ability to manage your time effectively and prioritize multiple workstreams
  • Adaptable and able to shift focus based on business priorities
  • Expertise with LinkedIn, X-Ray searches, Boolean searches, etc and comfortable building boolean search strings and enjoy learning new systems
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems (Greenhouse/ICIMS/Lever...etc)
  • Willingness to pull data and present to stakeholders on sourcing trends or results...etc.

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Generous time-off policy that rivals the best companies in tech
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, ARD Broadcaster, The British Museum, Xoom and Lenovo use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed locations around the world.


“Everyone is welcome here” — it's a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We look forward to your application!

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