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Talent Acquisition Business Partner EMEA

Erkrath, Germany Job ID 11266 Apply

About SC Johnson (

Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, S.C. Johnson is one of the world’s leading makers of household brands. The company has operations in more than 70 countries and sells products in virtually every country around the world. The organization enjoys an outstanding reputation and market presence and is divided into five regions around the globe. Its product portfolio includes global brands such as Pledge®, Duck®, Mr. Muscle®, Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade®, Raid®, OFF!®, Baygon® and Ziploc®.

The company has been making great products for more than 125 years and the same family that started the company still owns and runs it today. For over a century, spanning five generations, the Johnson family has led the company to become one of the preeminent global consumer packaged goods companies in the household products category.

Many of S.C. Johnson’s products have been, and remain, top sellers in their market categories.

Over the years, S.C. Johnson has established a long legacy of environmental responsibility, community leadership, innovation and has been consistently recognized around the globe as a great place to work. The company was named the fourth most innovative company in the consumer products category on Fast Company magazine’s annual Most Innovative Companies list. Additionally, the company was named in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” list.

More details about working for SCJ:

SC Johnson 5 Categories in the EMEA region:

  • Home Cleaning
  • Air Care
  • Pest Control
  • Shoe Care
  • Lifestyle Brands (New Category created in 2018)


Our EMEA region is separated into 3 distinct yet very close entities: 1) Commercial Europe; 2) Commercial ACT (Africa, CIS, Turkey); 3) Product Supply EMEA.

The global TA team was created in 2018 to bring strategic Talent Acquisition support to the business, a regional internal US Team was built earlier in 2018 and SCJ is looking at building the EMEA Team with four TA Partners located in the UK, Italy, France and Germany with shared geographic and functional responsibilities.

The TA Partner in Germany will have primary responsibility over the Commercial Europe region (central cluster) as well as responsibility for other EMEA regions and functions. While the majority of recruits will be Commercial/Sales and Marketing, the responsibility will expand occasionally to other functions such as HR or Finance.

Job Description:

The SCJ Talent Acquisition team is seeking a talented, customer-focused senior recruiter to join our global recruiting organization based in Erkrath, Germany. The person will work with a team of Recruiters, Sourcers and Recruiting Coordinators focusing in the areas of candidate search and placement, process improvement, and strategy development. The ideal candidate will act as client lead for supported groups. They will foster a collaborative team environment and a strong service oriented culture that ensures delivery of efficient, effective, quality driven service to internal customers.

The successful candidate will engage in full-cycle recruiting utilizing a wide array of recruiting means including cold calling, referrals, networking and developing a communication plan to prospective candidates. This is a very high profile position within our organization and demands superior performance as well as a strong work ethic to exceed our established goals. This role requires a high level of customer service in consulting with and guiding hiring managers in comprehensive recruitment issues, policies, and processes.


80% - Lead recruitment for the Commercial organization in the Central Cluster (Germany, Asutria, Poland, Hungary, CZ and ) + part of the Commercial ACT region

  • Execute recruitment plan by aggressively recruiting for well-qualified candidates from a variety of sources, managing selection process to include interviewing, assessing candidates, screening, and recommending finalists, and filling the recruiting needs within the defined service and performance criteria.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with hiring managers, key stakeholders, community organizations, and other team members to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility.
  • Partner with hiring managers to establish recruitment strategies.
  • Develop and maintain a network of passive contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates.
  • Leverage online recruiting resources to identify and recruit the very best candidates.
  • Create and foster relationships with industry organizations to attract and recruit candidates.
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements.
  • Provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position.
  • Create and present prescreening questions to hiring managers for collaboration and approval.
  • Interview candidates presented to hiring managers and participate in face-to-face behavioral-based interviewing methodologies.
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition Coordinator on the scheduling and logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring managers.
  • Prepare candidates for interviewing and specific hiring managers by providing detailed information on the company, our business strategy, department background, job descriptions, and expectation-setting.
  • Ensure compliance with employment laws and maintain necessary tracking, included all related compliance.
  • Organize, lead and document post-interview debrief and feedback with interview teams and candidates.
  • Make hiring recommendations for defined area(s).
  • Explain salary packages and benefits.
  • Build, negotiate and extend offers of employment to selected candidates under the direction of the hiring managers and within the guidelines of compensation policy.
  • Conduct follow-up calls and quality-improvement surveys with hiring managers and new hires.
  • Works cooperatively with all members of the Talent Acquisition team to develop and implement staffing strategies and activities.
  • Participate in the development of ongoing creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies.
  • Responsible for weekly, monthly and quarterly metrics reporting on the recruiting status and results of open positions.

20% - TA Project:

An important part of the role will be dedicated to specific local, regional or global Talent Acquisition projects than can include but not limited to:

  • Training: Support the HR organization in delivering relevant and consistent trainings in the area of recruitment, hiring, employer branding and social media utilization.
  • University relationship: Support presentation, employer branding and recruitment activities within the region with our key University partners.
  • Referral program: Leverage and enhance referral program through innovative communication and activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree and experience of corporate and/or search firm progressive recruiting experience including sourcing, full life cycle recruiting and due diligence.
  • Perfect level of English plus at least 1 European language.
  • Experience with an ATS (preferably Workday) sourcing, tracking and managing candidates.
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple searches, projects and client relationships.
  • Some overnight travel will be required across the region but not exceeding 10%.

Preferred Experience:

  • Industry experience in FMCG/consumer packaged goods (CPG)
  • Experience in Commercial/Marketing environment
  • Project management skills


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