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Senior Talent Partner

  • Cookpad Ltd
  • Full time
  • United Kingdom
  • 14/07/2021

The Talent team at Cookpad is dedicated to attracting and hiring exceptional talent from across the world. It’s not an easy job - we have a thorough qualification process with a considerably high bar and have multiple roles available throughout the business. Acquiring the right talent for our team is critical so we can speed up achieving our mission. We are expecting a fully-fledged SeniorTalent Partner who can strategically engage with senior members of the company, source diverse talent, and own the end-to-end processes we use to create a first class candidate experience.

We actively hire top talent from locations around the globe and do this mainly through direct channels. To reach the talent we are looking for, you will need to be an unconventional, out-of-the box and solution-driven problem solver.

Joining us is not for everyone. Cookpad is a truly mission driven organisation - we won’t compromise on this, ever.

We offer relocation to the Bristol area and for the right person we can accommodate remote working.

About Cookpad

Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost 70 countries. How we got started.

Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun. We believe we can build a better world through encouraging even more people to cook. Everyday, home cooking has a profound impact on ourselves and the world around us: it makes us healthier and connects us with our friends and family. Through solving the problems related to everyday cooking, we help people live happier and healthier lives in an environment that is more sustainable. That’s how we want to impact the world. You can read this article to learn more about Cookpad and our Medium blog to see what it is like to work with us.

Cookpad is one of Japan's best known tech companies, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and was already highly successful before launching globally in 2013. With strong backing we have spent the last few years building the global platform and we are now in our commercialisation phase of the business.


Acting as a partner to our senior leadership in the engineering, design, and product teams, you will be instrumental in ensuring the recruitment process runs like a dream.

You will help develop and deliver smart hiring strategies and provide realistic insights using data and analytics. You will get to know what makes a great candidate for Cookpad, and will manage the candidate pipeline effectively at all stages, presenting our vision/culture/values. You will also actively generate candidates via referrals, direct sourcing, online channels, events etc.

Being part of the talent team at Cookpad is a career choice with considerable development potential. You will be helping to build a world-leading team that other tech companies will aspire to.


  • Strong tertiary education background
  • Proven track record in the technology talent space, attracting talent for top tech companies
  • Experience of talent acquisition within a fast-paced tech or start-up environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal English - confident in communicating concisely and clearly with anyone and everyone
  • Excellent problem-solving skills - pre-empting issues and ready with quick solutions
  • Expert in the emerging tools and technologies to fuel the recruitment process
  • Accountable and results-focused - proactive in planning and delivery, setting and keeping to deadlines
  • Stakeholder engagement - we always look forward to receiving applications from people who want to join the Cookpad team.
  • Strong research and analytical capability - with an attention to detail and obsession with accuracy
  • Collaborative and supportive - focused on delivering the best possible outcome for the team

You’ll flourish in a fast-growth, ever-changing cross-cultural setting. Cookpad teams are geographically dispersed with a common purpose and we are proud that our UK team comprises over 30 different nationalities.

Also essential is a passion for Cookpad’s mission and scaling up an international tech business.


Why join Cookpad?

People join Cookpad to be part of something bigger - to make a difference.

We offer competitive salaries and all the benefits you’d expect, including a generous 7% employer pension contribution, private medical insurance + cycle to work,, and workplace nursery schemes.

We started working from home in the very early stage of the pandemic to keep our members safe. Along with relaxed restrictions, our office is operated with limited capacity at the moment but expecting to recover. Before the pandemic, we did a few things you might not expect. From breakfast to team lunches, from pilates to cooking lessons, from time off for voluntary work to company socials.

We believe that the space we work in is important. We’ve created beautiful, innovative workspaces that reflect our culture and values, and are confident that we will once again have a very vibrant work environment when we return to some level of normality.

What happens next?

We’re building a global company with a global team that’s full of world-class talent. Our hiring process is designed to let your talent shine and for us to get to know each other so we know we’re the right fit.

Please apply using the link below. As well as your CV, we’d like to hear why you’re interested in the role and how your skills and experience will help you contribute to the team.

During Covid restrictions all interviews will be via video calls.

Equal Opportunity

The Cookpad team is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

Your Privacy

When applying for a job with Cookpad, we will collect personal data about you. We use that personal data for recruitment and hiring related activities, including analysis of those activities. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of the General EU Data Protection Regulation and UK GDPR as necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment.

You can read more about how we use your personal data in our privacy policy, as well as your data protection rights. If you are an applicant from Europe, you can read our privacy policy here. If you are an applicant from a country other than Europe, you can read our privacy policy here.

About Cookpad Ltd

ABOUT COOKPAD Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost...

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