Talent Acquisition & Projects Specialist

Date: 24 May 2023

Location: Antwerpen, BE

Company: Zespri Group Limited

About Zespri


Zespri is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit with over 800  people in New Zealand and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We  help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We sit at the heart of an interconnected industry working with 2,800 growers in New Zealand and 1,500 growers in Italy, France, Greece, South Korea and Japan. We supply the world’s healthiest little superfruits to people in more than 50 countries. We are fruit on a mission.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We commit to guardianship; putting people, the community, and the environment first. We are results-driven, challenging ourselves to grow and deliver better value. We cultivate personal connections, listening and acting with empathy and humility – and treating each other better for it.

We are growing quickly, driven by our success in engaging more and more consumers and by offering the world’s best kiwifruit 12 months of the year. We have bold ambitions and aim to grow sales from approximately $3 billion in 2018 to $4.5 billion by 2025.

To achieve our goals, we’re empowering our people to achieve their goals, designing our work for wellbeing, through flexible work practices and self-leadership.

We have bold ambitions for the future and we want all of our people to live and perform at their best.

About The Role


An amazing opportunity has arisen to join our Global Talent Acquisition Team as a Talent Acquisition & Projects Specialist. Leading recruitment across the Europe and North America region, this role is responsible for identifying, attracting and hiring individuals who are aligned with our culture and values as well as driving recruitment projects and initiatives. 

Reporting to the Global Talent Acquisition Lead, your wider responsibilities will see you building and retaining stakeholder relationships through excellence in our recruitment process delivery including sourcing, screening, assessing, and marketing candidates to Hiring Managers. You will also ensure we deliver an outstanding candidate experience, a strong local recruitment strategy as well as strengthening Zespri’s EVP  and DE&I initiatives.



  • Support full-cycle recruitment which includes: job description development, job posting, sourcing, interviewing, reference checks and offer negotiation 
  • Build and maintain a network of potential candidates through pro-active market research, sourcing and on-going relationship management 
  • Drive and participate in special projects/recruiting initiatives including assessment of best practices in interviewing techniques, leveraging of internal sources of talent and build a robust talent pipeline 
  • Establish strong partnerships with hiring teams to quickly assess business needs, determine candidate profile and launch a thorough hiring strategy 
  • Interview candidates within the framework of the position specification. Possess strong ability to screen, interview and prepare an ideal candidate slate within an appropriate and consistent timeline 
  • Proficiency in Competency Based Interview techniques and selection tools as part of the recruitment process.   
  • Working closely with People team colleagues to continuously deliver top notch recruitment service to our stakeholders.  
  • Flexibility to work different time zone as requested
  • Any other accountabilities as required or assigned from time to time aligned to competence, development plan and/or business needs.
  • Supporting the delivery of People team initiatives (broader than Talent Acquisition) within the ENA region
  • Collaboratively partnering with the Regional People Business Partner – ENA to ensure people services within the ENA region are delivered to a high standard, enhancing employee and people leader experiences 

Qualifications & Experience


We are looking for a highly motivated recruitment professional who ideally has experience in an in-house or RPO setting. Ideally you will also have:   

  • Prior experience in managing full-cycle recruitment assignments 
  • Strong analytical skills in data reporting and ability to connect talent and data landscape/ dynamics
  • Past experience using an ATS - SuccessFactors preferred. 
  • The ability to drive & respond to change and deal with ambiguity across geographical time zones
  • An open-mind and be energetic 
  • Self-motivation, be proactive and result driven 
  • Effective communication skills in both Dutch and English 
  • A relevant Bachelors degree

What's In It For You


  • Competitive overall remuneration package, including a Short-Term Incentive scheme opportunity
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos
  • Additional paid annual leave day per year (Zespri Day)
  • Additional paid volunteer day to volunteer within your community (Volunteer Time)
  • Global Life and Permanent Disability Insurance
  • Group Medical Insurance benefits



Zespri will not accept applications or contact from any temporary staffing agency, placement service or professional recruiter for this vacancy (“Agency”). Where Zespri requires the support of an agency to fulfil a vacancy, we will proactively seek this support from our network of Agencies.  We respectfully ask that you do not contact Zespri or any of its affiliates/employees regarding vacancies, and reserve the right not to reply. Zespri will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments related to such unsolicited resumes.