Recruitment & Talent Development Lead

On behalf of our client, multinational food-products company DANONE, we are now looking for

Regional Recruitment & Talent Development Lead

Are you a passionate and ambitious Recruitment Leader looking for the next step in your career? Do you want to grow and develop within a world-leading FMCG company? Then we have the right opportunity for you



In your role, you will oversee the recruitment, talent development and learning portfolio for the assigned region. You will lead the team of recruitment professionals, providing support to the employees in all departments. You will use your creativity to find solutions fit for employees’ needs without losing the business perspective. With a broad scope and many internal stakeholders, you will be working both strategically and hands-on to achieve results.

You will work in close collaboration with the Regional HR team and be a part of the Regional HR Leadership team to co-drive the overall HR agenda for the region and to provide updates, insights and expertise in your areas of responsibility.

The role is permanent and based in Riga, with the possibility of working from home a couple of days/week. You will report directly to the HR Director.

Your area of responsibilities:

  • Recruitment, Talent Development & Employer Brand Strategy for all markets and departments as well as implementing action plans with support from the rest of the team.
  • Lead recruitment processes from start to finish with candidate centricity and quality of talent in focus.
  • Provide the organization with insights from a labour market perspective, supporting the company in attracting and retaining the best talents.
  • Be a Talent Development Partner towards business leaders, including developing the right capabilities for the organisation and leadership competence.
  • Create and execute competency development plans and regional Learning Roadmap based on business needs and priorities.
  • Create, prepare, and facilitate training and workshops for employees tailored to the team’s specific needs.
  • Continuously look to create and develop efficient processes within the recruitment and learning area.
  • Collaborate with Global and European Talent and Learning teams in the activation of global and regional initiatives at the local level.
  • Work closely with the HR Business Partner team and Business Leaders on talent development initiatives and processes.
  • Lead and coach the Talent & Learning team members.
  • Budget management.

About You

As a person, you are committed and driven with an ability to collaborate with and lead others. You find it easy to adapt to new situations while being humble and listening to the needs of others. Furthermore, you are confident and experienced in your knowledge and can, through an analytical approach, find solutions to problems and contribute to development. You thrive in a social role with many contact surfaces both externally and internally and have a service-oriented attitude.

Your competencies and skills

  • University degree in Human Resources or Business-related
  • 5+ years’ experience of working in recruitment or talent learning practice and managing the team within an international environment
  • Solid recruitment skills, including search, advertising, competency-based interview techniques and candidate presentation.
  • Human-centric personality with a true passion for driving the HR agenda and delivering best-in-class candidate experience and support to internal business stakeholders.
  • Thrives in a fast-changing environment, able to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines, structure, and simplify where needed.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to drive things forward.
  • Great communication skills in English and Latvian both written and spoken.
  • A team-player mentality and hands-on attitude.


  • Remuneration: €3000.00 – €3500 gross (max salary level will be discussed with company representatives individually)
  • Benefits: Performance-based annual bonus; a company car (and paid parking); Health and Accidence Insurance; Sports and wellness program; Learning opportunities for your professional development; Organization & Team events.


DANONE is a world leading food company built on 4 business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition.

At DANONE, they aim to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with its vision – Danone, One Planet. One Health – which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Company deliberately concentrates on high-growth and health-focused categories and commits to operating in an efficient, sustainable, and responsible manner.

With products being present in over 130 markets, Danone’s brand portfolio includes such international brands as Activia, Actimel, Alpro, Danette, Danonino, Danio, evian, Volvic, Nutrilon/Aptamil, and Nutricia.

Danone mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

If you are ready to become part of a team of values-based, purpose-driven professionals – apply now!

Apply for the vacancy "Regional Recruitment & Talent Development Lead"

Recruitment Latvia, SIA. Address: Rīga, K.Valdemāra 33-35. Reg.No 40003955719. Licence issued by the State Employment Agency No 56 (18.04.2008). Ph. 67356120.

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