Talent Acquisition Partner

Cash is old school. Out-of-pocket expenses suck. Workplaces need to be more trusting, progressive, and – that’s right, we’re gonna say it – fun. We believe everyone should feel valued at work, in fact, it’s our mission!

And so that’s what we’re here to do. But we need your help.

Pleo is looking for a Talent Acquisition Partner to join our team.

About the role

As a Commercial Talent Partner, you will manage day-to-day recruitment to both our Sales and Customer Experience teams. This means you are both the guardian of our values and the first filter for all job applications.

You need to care deeply about giving the best possible experience to potential Pleo’ers.  Every candidate that is in our process should leave with a huge smile on their face, even if they don’t end up working at Pleo.

We’ve got really interesting problems for you to solve, so be prepared to be creative. For example: How does Pleo give a truly human interview experience, that gives everyone the opportunity to shine and be themselves, but is fair, consistent, tests what matters AND can be repeated efficiently in multiple offices as we grow rapidly.

All we want is to hire happy people that will love working at Pleo and have successful careers here. Not much to ask is it 😉

You will develop excellent working relationships with the VPs of Sales and Customer Experience, Regional Sales Directors, and Team Leads and work closely with our People Partners.

Do you want to join us to help more people join us and ensure everyone who joins us is delighted when they do join us?

The keys to success in this role is hyper organisation and real customer focus. Experience is everything for our candidates. You are also comfortable working with data and can spot inefficiencies . You are probably curious about tools, recruitment technology, systems and processes.

As a Talent Partner you will need to influence Managers and Team Leads around Pleo in multiple locations. You may have to chase and cajole, push and poke – previous experience as a cat herder would certainly prove useful 🐈


  • Own the headcount growth of Pleo’s Sales team
    • Day to day management of our Sales and Customer Experience recruitment processes
    • Screening and meeting candidates, you’ll become an expert in spotting the magic that makes a Pleo person successful
    • You’ll be intimately familiar with Pleo’s headcount plan and recruiting data be able to adjust pipelines or capacity in different offices to make sure we have the people we need, when we need them
    • You’ll be passionate and creative about how forward thinking companies assess candidates suitability
    • You’ll lead on initiatives to improve Diversity and Inclusion in our hiring processes, to ensure they are fair and everyone has an equal opportunity
  • Recruitment Pipeline and Sourcing
  • Advertising, sourcing, events, marketing, agencies even wearing a sandwich board in the street.  You’ll leave no stone unturned to ensure that the best people from diverse backgrounds know about the opportunities to work at Pleo
    • You can communicate really clearly and with great passion, but also honestly and transparently why Pleo is a great place to work, but also what challenges and opportunities you will experience if you join
    • You’ll be comfortable working with external suppliers in multiple locations and be able to give clear and useful feedback to agency partners
  • Lead on delivering the best recruitment process and candidate experience
    • Coach Team Leaders and Managers on how to do recruitment really well
    • You’ll be the go-to interview and feedback expert, and care about doing it really well
    • Highly emotionally intelligent you will shepherd candidates through our recruitment process and take the time to understand what is really important to them
  • Continuous improvement of Pleo’s recruitment processes
  • As a recruitment tech geek you’ll have ideas about to automate and streamline processes without compromising on quality
  • Build new templates, systems and processes to ensure our managers can focus on making great hiring decisions without getting bogged down recruitment administration
    • Contribute to our team growth by creating new content, playbooks, and processes for your teammates to use

What we need from you on the first day:

  • This is not an entry-level position, so we would like to see previous sales recruitment experience
  • Previous experience of designing interview experiences or assessments would be very valuable, particularly in early careers or assessment centres
  • It would be very helpful if you have seen a company grow or develop from having very few recruitment processes.  You need to be comfortable in an environment that moves very quickly.
  • Great at understanding people you can ask great questions to get to the important information quickly
  • Comfortable rolling your sleeves up in recruiting, you enjoy holding candidates’ hands through their interview experiences
  • Understand what makes great salespeople, but not forgetting that finding values fit is non-negotiable
  • You enjoy the juggling of very busy diaries and you can communicate positively with managers around Pleo’s offices and take pride in making things happen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience building strong internal and external relationships
  • Bonus if you have used Greenhouse, but other ATS experience is also fine

Your colleagues say you:

  • Unbelievably organised: No candidate is left behind :)
  • Leave no stone unturned in finding the best talent for Pleo
  • Are a team player – we have no room for sharp elbows, politics, or egos in Pleo.
  • Share knowledge
  • Ask for feedback all the time
  • Are a person they would also enjoy having a coffee with (virtual or not)

Show me the benefits!

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending)
  • Flexible working remote options for those onsite (just speak to your team)
  • Quarterly trips to somewhere for team camps (both company-wide ones and team-specific ones). The last one we had was in Northern Ireland! 🏰
  • Continual learning & development opportunities
  • 25 days holidays (annual)
  • Sponsored lunch

And here are some other nice gestures that we do

  • Loads of weird and wonderful niche communities to join in the company (we’re talking Friday bar, holiday parties, that type of thing)
  • Wild enthusiasm and encouragement from us if you want to host MeetUps, events, etc – we’ll help (venue, food etc)

Working at Pleo means you’re working on something very exciting: the future of work. Through fintech we’ve seen a way to impact how people work; we think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Based on some pretty amazing Series C-round investment in 2021 we think we’re onto something big.

So, in a nutshell, that’s Pleo. Today we are a 320+ team, from over 46 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, or Montreal offices – and quite a few full-time remotes in 16 other countries! Being HQ’d out of Copenhagen means we’re inspired by sensible things like a good work-life balance. If you don’t work in the office with us we’ll help you get up the best remote setup possible, and will fly you in once a quarter for team camps.