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Talent Acquisition Specialist (m/f/x) Recruitment & Active Sourcing

Date: 09-Jan-2022

Location: Düsseldorf / Wetter (Ruhr) / D, DE

Company: Konecranes

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.




As a social media and digital professional, you make a decisive contribution to ensuring that Konecranes is perceived by candidates as an attractive employer – and that we can inspire the best applicants for us! Strengthen our newly established Talent Acquisition Team for the EMEA Region in Düsseldorf, Wetter (Ruhr) or Dreieich nearby Frankfurt am Main as a Talent Acquisition Specialist (m/f/x) and provide important impulses for successful personnel recruitment. Your focus is on the German market.


Your tasks:

  • You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the needs and requirements of our departments in terms of personnel requirements and long-term talent planning and gradually build up a talent network from which we can recruit qualified service technicians, engineers, project managers and sales staff. 
  • At the same time, you will support the HR managers on an operational level: For example, you will conduct targeted marketing for the respective area, place job advertisements, make the pre-selection of candidates and pay attention to our key figures when hiring, which includes the promotion of diversity. 
  • As an expert in digital marketing and social media, you will make our employer brand visible on all important channels on which our target groups are on the move: whether it is professional networks such as XING or LinkedIn, rating platforms such as kununu or social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
  • You use your target group knowledge to identify suitable candidates via online media and recruiting events, actively address them and take over the applicant communication or contact maintenance in an appreciative manner. 
  • Of course, you will also be involved in projects and recruitment initiatives that we carry out at universities and vocational training institutions – always with the aim of strengthening our employer brand and bringing us into the conversation as an attractive employer for promising talents.


Your Profile:

  • Completed vocational training, supplemented further professional training, alternatively a bachelor's degree at university in economics or social sciences with a focus on Human Resources
  • Several years of professional experience in the recruitment of junior staff, preferably in a company in the field of mechanical and plant engineering, as well as experience in the development of talent pools and pipelines through marketing and active sourcing of applicants 
  • Specialist know-how in the field of social media, e.g. Instagram, YouTube, Twitter as well as online platforms for professional networks, such as XING and LinkedIn 
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English 
  • You are a communicative and contact-strong, socially competent personality who masters the high art of storytelling, is open to digital trends and new media and likes to achieve excellent results together with others.


What we offer:

  • "Lifting People" - we want you to be successful with us. Provided you are committed, we give you the space and opportunities to realize your professional and personal plans. This is on the basis of a 12-month fixed term contract in a dynamic, innovative company internationally oriented towards sustainable growth.
  • The position can be filled both full-time (35 hours) or part-time (at least 20 hours) (e.g. 5 half or 3 full days per week and alternating between Konecranes office and home office. We are flexible – tell us how it suits you best! 
  • In this role you will be working in a truly global environment and benefit from the advantages of a major company. As a member of our newly established talent acquisition team for the EMEA region, you will be part of an ambitious and growth-oriented corporate culture. In one of our most important markets, you will work with different teams and business units across the EMEA region. In your new position, you will make a decisive contribution to the further development of our company. We offer you an attractive overall service package including further training opportunities. In addition, you benefit from all our local benefits. Learn more here: www.konecranes.de/karriere


Inspired? We’d love to meet you!

Whether you have any questions or are already determined to apply: Ilkka Lagerström, Talent Acquisition Manager–EMEA is looking forward to hearing from you! Please reach out via phone at +358 50 431 4694. Alternatively, via email Ilkka.lagerström at konecranes.com or via LinkedIn. Please send your application (in English and including your salary expectations and earliest possible date you can join us) via the “Apply now” -link below.

Learn more about Konecranes as an employer konecranes.de/karriere and get to know your future colleagues! On YouTube "Our people - The key to Konecranes' success" or on our website www.konecranes.de/karriere in the section "Get to know us".

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.