Senior Technical Recruiter

Cape Town, Amsterdam, EMEA (Remote)

We believe in a world where independent endeavour thrives and there is no end to opportunity. A world where everyone can pursue business, participate and connect. That is why we strive to create unique products and experiences that delight people and increase wealth locally, making the world better through Open Commerce. If this excites you and you want to be part of something bigger than yourself, solving challenging problems that could make an actual difference in South Africa, then Yoco is the company for you.  


The People and Culture team is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Recruiter to partner closely with Technical Business Leaders in order to meet the requirements of the annual hiring plan, whilst ensuring an efficient recruitment process and an unforgettable candidate experience. The ideal candidate will be well versed in full life cycle recruitment with an expertise in sourcing for scarce skills, be adept at using recruitment systems, building great relationships and have a solid track record in technical recruitment service delivery.    


Yoco is a remote-first company, and will accept applications from anywhere within the EMEA Region. 

Key responsibilities:
  • Partner with technical leadership to deliver on the global acquisition strategy for technical talent.
  • Manage the full recruitment life cycle for senior technical roles in the business, deploying proactive sourcing strategies and leveraging off your own professional network.
  • Take ownership of the sourcing strategy for technical skill sets across the business, collaborating with the sourcing team and technical recruiters to attract the best available talent globally
  • Optimise the use of our hiring toolkit (ATS, recruitment platforms and job boards) to ensure that our recruiting processes are effective and scalable.
  • Play an active role in building Yoco’s Employee Value Proposition for Tech Talent and collaborate with the Brand Marketing team to get this message out to the talent market effectively.
  • Use data, insights and your own technical talent network to build relevant and sustainable technical talent pipelines and contribute to talent planning.
  • Coach and mentor Tech Recruiters and Sourcers in the Recruitment Team
  • Train and coach hiring managers on writing technical job specs and conducting interviews. 
  • Act as a thought partner when it comes to team design. 
  • Consciously curate a differentiated and unforgettable candidate experience from first contact to on-boarding.
  • Collaborate with all members of the recruiting team to ensure optimal delivery of technical recruitment objectives into the business.
Key requirements to perform responsibilities successfully:
  • 7+ years of working experience in full life cycle recruitment with a proven track record as a senior technical recruiter is essential. 
  • Experience recruiting technical talent from across the EMEA Region with a working knowledge of Africa, European and UK markets specifically.
  • Experience in fintech and/or startup would be advantageous. 
  • Extensive use of recruiting platforms (Greenhouse ideally) and innovative sourcing channels.
  • Experience building and driving social media and online recruiting campaigns.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Thought leader that can drive talent decisions supported by data
  • Self-directed, willing to experiment and not afraid to fail.
The Yoco Formula:
The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.
Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow
  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
Core Behaviours - How we show up, engage & treat each other
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think 
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way
To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, subscribe to Exposure Gallery.
You will also be working closely with various leaders across the business, a diverse and passionate group of people.
Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!
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