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Talent Acquisition Manager



People & HR
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

To solve one of the largest problems of our generation we need to get the world’s best talent.

We are on a mission to enable the global food system to become sustainable. Our technology is enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently already today. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?

For us, it is always team-first. Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?

We are looking for the hungry underdogs that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.

Our mission requires us to be fast. We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.

Fun plays an important role. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.

We have no small plans, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.

See what we’ve been up to: bit.ly/3BX0kYj

What You Will Do

As a Talent Acquisition Manager, you will play a pivotal role in hiring the people who will drive Choco's mission forward.

Your hands-on recruiting activities will include:

  • Full-Cycle Recruiting: Manage the full recruitment cycle for several leadership, tech, and operations roles, from sourcing to offer.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Act as a partner to hiring managers, delivering a great experience to both candidates and hiring managers.

  • Sourcing and Attracting Talent: Proactively source, pipeline, attract, interview, and close candidates

  • Market Understanding: Develop a strong understanding of the talent market, industry trends, technology, product processes, and the competition.

  • Recruitment Strategy: Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies to attract top talent, adjusting as needed to achieve hiring goals.

  • Reporting and Analytics: Track and report on recruitment metrics, providing regular updates and insights to senior management.

What You Will Need to Be Successful in This Role

  • 1-2 years experience hiring at scale in a SaaS environment

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.

  • Proficiency in using ATS and other recruitment software.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.

Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.

We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.

We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.

Choco is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.