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 Manager Europe (m/f/d) 



  • Own Talent Acquisition for both Office and Retail roles across Europe
  • Conduct initial and follow-up interviews with applicants via video call, telephone, or on-site
  • For Office roles, manage all active sourcing measures, including identification, selection, and active approach of candidates
  • Contribute to the European-wide store expansion strategy and meet high-volume hiring targets for the summer peak within the Retail function
  • Manage and improve the whole Talent Acquisition process for your vacancies, ensuring an excellent candidate journey
  • Ensure reporting and analysis of the success of Talent Acquisition measures
  • Be a sparring partner and point of contact regarding Talent Acquisition for Hiring Managers 
  • Drive Employer Branding and Communication related projects 



  • Passion for people - It fascinates you to work with people and you enjoy a dynamic and rapidly developing environment
  • Passion for our products and a strong identification with our brand
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in international Talent Acquisition, ideally with a 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 of common MS-Office applications and a SAP TA 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.