Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots environmental groups around the world.
We are in business to save our home planet. You’ll be helping us achieve this by managing the end-to-end recruitment process for our offices and stores across Europe, as well as developing and driving recruitment initiatives related to process improvement, employer branding and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. This role will sit as part of the EMEA People/HR Leadership Team.
• Manage the end-to-end recruitment cycle in Europe, being the main point of contact for hiring managers, candidates, partners and agencies.
• Lead, develop and manage 2 direct reports.
• Ensure an equitable, diverse and inclusive end-to-end recruitment process.
• Together with the HR Manager and HR Director, lead the design and implementation of recruitment initiatives aimed at improving overall recruitment processes and systems, increasing the visibility of the brand for potential candidates and ensuring that the hiring team follows best recruitment practices.
• Together with the HR Director, design the overall EMEA recruitment strategy and support the People & Culture/HR team in setting the broader HR strategy in EMEA.
• Work with the HR Manager, HR Director and Legal team to ensure that all our recruitment processes are compliant with local regulation.
• Hire the most suitable candidates for our vacancies, which includes reviewing applications, sourcing candidates, job posting, conducting interviews, following up with candidates and working closely with hiring managers.
• Support the HR team EMEA on other HR initiatives as needed and where time allows.
What we’re looking for:
• A love of the outdoors
• A passion for saving our home planet and making a positive impact through your work
• Extensive experience in an in-house recruitment role within Europe: end-to-end recruitment process experience, working with external agencies and internal stakeholders.
• Passion for recruitment, staying up-to-date on innovation, tools, trends and best practices in the field
• Experience managing and developing a team.
• Project management experience.
• Proven ability to build strong partnerships and work collaboratively with hiring managers and colleagues.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and a great HR mindset.
• Understanding of European legislation on such topics as visas, immigration and contracts.
• Proactive, dynamic, with great attention to details.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, including the ability to organize, plan, and prioritize tasks.
• Hands-on attitude, with the ability to think strategically.
• Flexible, able to adapt to change quickly and handling ambiguity.
• Fluency in English, other languages are a plus
Other important details:
• This is a full time position, based in Amsterdam
• We have a hybrid work model, working from home for maximum 3 days per week.
• We strive to make unbiased decisions and to offer a great experience to every person who applies for a role at Patagonia. Our interviews include standardised questions that focus on the aspects that are important for success in the role. For some roles there will also be a practical assignment, where you can showcase your skills
• This is a shorter version of the job description. You can read the full outline of the job here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Bw7KCFX66hqDGzJrlBF2Vn-z7Ty0HWs/view?usp=sharing
Note: Below is only an indicative list and may change at the time an offer of employment is made.
• Events and workshops with environmentalists, change-makers, educators and sports ambassadors
• Taking part in employee-lead groups such as Sports, Internal Communications, Footprint, Pride, Pata Parents and Events, or create your own!
• Ongoing unique learning and development opportunities such as our own programme Earth University and workshops in anti-racism, core sports, among others.
• Possibility to apply for an Environmental Internship (spending time away from your regular job to work for an environmental group, while being paid your regular salary) after one year of employment
• Option to participate in our 1% for the Planet grants council, being trained and empowered to review and make funding decisions on the grant applications from environmental groups.
• We have dog-friendly offices where employees can bring their furry friend to work
• We are an activist company and have policies in place to support employees that want to engage in activism.
• All employees interns and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, designed to provide third party, confidential support on a wide range of topics relating to emotional, behavioral and social challenges.
• All employees and interns have access to Unmind, our workplace mental health platform.
• Possibility to schedule your work hours flexibly (compensating missed hours during the week) to do volunteer work, care for loved ones, enjoy the outdoors, or spend more time to pursue your passions.
• After 1 month of employment, it’s possible to work remotely from another location in EU/EEA, UK or Switzerland for up to 12 weeks per year (pro-rated for less than 1 year).
• Fully paid maternity leave (duration varies by country). After nine months of employment, we offer 12 weeks of partner leave and 12 weeks of adoptive leave. Pro-rated for part-time employees.
• Access to Patagonia discounts and sample sales, as well as discounts at other outdoor and value-aligned companies
• Plus other benefits specific to each region
At Patagonia, we commit to becoming an anti-racist company that leads by example. This means doing the work to be inclusive and equitable, across all aspects of our business.
Every person who applies to join Patagonia receives equal employment opportunities, and we value a welcoming environment where each member of our EMEA team feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age.
At Patagonia, we strive to have inclusive representation within our organisation and embrace a diverse mix of talent to contribute to our culture. We actively seek applications from Black and People of Colour (BPOC) and other underrepresented groups.
As we are in business to save our home planet, we can only do this together.
Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English.
Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:
Thanks for your interest in supporting us for this role, but we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies