BIRKENSTOCK is a global brand which embraces all consumers regardless of geography, gender, age and income. The company is deeply footed on a family tradition of shoemaking that can be traced back to 1774. With around 6200 employees worldwide, BIRKENSTOCK is the largest employer in the German footwear industry. To ensure our quality standards, we produce over 95% of our products in Germany and source more than 90% of our materials and components from Europe. The BIRKENSTOCK Group is headquartered in Linz am Rhein and maintains several locations in Germany, as well as sales offices in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.


Join us in shaping the future at our location in Cologne as
Talent Acquisition Specialist Europe (m/f/d) - Focus Retail 



  • Own Talent Acquisition processes across Birkenstock Europe, mainly focused on Retail roles 
  • Conduct initial and follow-up interviews with store staff applicants, Assistant Store Managers and Store Managers either via video call, telephone or on site 
  • Contribute to our European store expansion strategy and meet high volume hiring targets for our summer peak
  • Manage and improve the whole Talent Acquisition process for your vacancies and ensure an excellent candidate journey
  • Be a sparring partner and point of contact regarding Talent Acquisition for Hiring Managers 
  • Support the Talent Acquisition team in operational tasks, like scheduling of interviews, when needed



  • You are enthusiastic about working with people and enjoy a dynamic and fast-paced environment 
  • 3 years of relevant professional experience in international Talent Acquisition within the Retail landscape, ideally of an international fashion or lifestyle brand
  • Confident and outgoing personality with an engaging and inspiring attitude
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Team player with a hands-on mentality and a proactive approach
  • Good knowledge in common MS-Office applications and a SAP Talent Acquisition Management-Tool
  • Excellent German and English language skills, knowledge of an additional European language is a plus


BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application.