Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Are you looking for a meaningful opportunity in the field of Talent Acquisition? Would you like to use your expertise to help drive a sustainable future while working in an inspiring community at the cutting edge of science and technology? Do you want to be part of a top-notch Talent Acquisition & Employer branding team making VTT achieve its goals by strategically partnering with business leaders? VTT might be the place for you. 


VTT is one of the leading research organizations in Europe. What unites us at VTT are curiosity, a passion of learning and a devotion to finding solutions to global challenges and answers to our customers’ needs. We invest in our talent acquisition and employer branding activities as we are constantly seeking for new innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers as well as research talents.  


We are now looking for two goal-oriented, innovative and business-minded Senior Talent Acquisition Specialists to join our team! 


Our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist ensures that VTT attracts and selects the best professionals to help us create a better tomorrow. Our team identifies and understands the recruitment needs and plans relevant Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding actions to meet the recruitment targets. We connect with managers and business stakeholders and support them in creating a holistic talent strategy & implementing it with a coaching approach. You will have ownership of your own recruitments from the first planning & sparring discussions until making the offer and signing the contract. Our recruitments focus heavily on Talent Attraction and recruitment marketing with a strong hiring manager sparring focus. 

We are heavily development focused and have high ambitions on taking our Talent Acquisition function to the next level -we want to benchmark the world’s best Talent Acquisition practices. Our vision is to move towards Infinity Loop-model in our key growth areas. However we are still on a journey and it's good to keep in mind that we have also a lot of basic hands on recruitment work.

While working in VTT talent acquisition team, you will get to learn about diverse interesting topics from quantum computing and biotechnology to renewable, smart energy solutions and work in an organization with a meaningful mission to solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation.

The position is based in Otaniemi in our brand new FutureHub office,  we work in a hybrid model, typically coming to the office 2-3 times a week, depending on individual preferences. 


Your key responsibilities include: 

  • Carry out the recruitment processes, coach managers in recruitment activities and provide recruitment services such as aptitude assessments and recruitment marketing campaigns. 

  • Proactively identify and understand recruitment needs by connecting with business stakeholders and following recruitment data. 

  • Plan and implement relevant recruitment and employer branding actions to support successful talent acquisition and VTT’s employer image.  

  • You take ownership of a development area (or two), these might be some of the following; Process development, Recruitment technology, Employer branding content development (eg. videos or stories), candidate screening, D&I, Global Talent Sourcing, candidate & hiring manager experience, contracts and recruitment administration or hiring manager training. In these areas you will develop our Talent Acquisition & mentor your team members in best practices as well as facilitate co-development workshops in your own development areas. 

  • Participate actively in diverse development projects carried out by your team and HR team.   

  • You benchmark actively the best practices and new topics the field of talent acquisition and employer brand.   

  • You ensure the best possible candidate and manager experience with customer service mindset in VTT recruitments. 

  • In addition, you participate actively in developing talent acquisition strategies and enhancing the employer brand further together with your colleagues and in collaboration with relevant business stakeholders. 



Who we are looking for: 

  • A few years of experience as an in house Talent Acquisition specialist recruiting expert roles 

  • Experience from developing at least one of the following: recruitment processes, recruitment technology, employer branding content (eg. videos or stories), candidate screening, D&I, Global Talent Sourcing, candidate & hiring manager experience, contracts and recruitment administration

  • Direct Search experience is preferrable.


As a person, we hope you are:  

You are enthusiastic about developing candidate attraction methods with global reach. Our Talent Acquisition environment is dynamic and fast pace. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist role is a good fit for an ambitious professional who is excited to raise the bar for quality Talent Acquisition. 


Our team: 

We are a team of Talent Acquisition professionals with passion (and hardcore experience) in topics like targeted recruitment marketing & Employer branding, Personality assessments (Yes, we have a licensed Psychologist in our team😀),  Direct Search, and complex work contract & relocation assistance. 



With VTT, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solving systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your own professional skills. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.    

  • An inspiring community. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation from quantum technology to synthetic biology under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll get to witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens.  

  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development, and support our people in reaching their full potential. People tend to stay at VTT for more than 10 years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level. 

  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work–life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.  


Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!  

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by June 5th, 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate. 


Interested and want to hear more?  

For further information please contact Anna Schoonover (Team Leader for Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding +358 451762650, or via Linkedin message. 

We look forward to hearing from you!  

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo


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