Talent Acquisition Specialist (f/m/d)


At PALFINGER, we have been lifting people and goods to a new level for over 90 years - with a pioneering and passionate spirit. As a global technology and engineering company, we are the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative crane and lifting solutions. Our success is based on the tireless efforts of our approximately 12,700 employees, who contribute their ideas and energy to our vision. With us, you can expect a dynamic working environment full of opportunities for personal and professional development. Become part of our team and start your career at PALFINGER.



To strengthen our newly established Talent Acquisition department, we are seeking a passionate and proactive Talent Acquisition Specialist (f/m/d). In this role, you will play a crucial part in building and implementing innovative recruitment processes from the ground up. Your expertise and enthusiasm for establishing new procedures will be instrumental in attracting recruiting and retaining top talents. You see candidates and employees as customers, and it is important to you to deliver added value for these stakeholders.


  • Publish attractive and professional job postings
  • Fill expert/manager positions for all businesses and functions 
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting
  • Close cooperation with our Recruiters from GBS Bulgaria to source candidates 
  • Implement internal candidate pools, support organizing internal “career lounges” to promote internal job offers and career options
  • Implement recruitment / employer branding campaigns offline (events, offline advertisements and social media postings) in close alignment with marketing
  • Participating at internal events, college career days, job fairs and special events at colleges and universities  
  • Reporting and follow up of Recruiting and HR KPIs 


  • Bachelor degree or proven experience and interest in Talent Acquisition
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in HR or recruitment
  • Excellent English and German skills, further languages are an asset
  • Ability to manage a wide range of relationships with a variety of stakeholders across and outside the company
  • Excellent communication and advertising abilities in specific with social media
  • Outstanding interviewing and diagnostic skills
  • Structured thinking, ability to create new concepts / strategies and highly efficient in organizing him/herself
  • International mindset & intercultural skills
  • Open to change


  • New Work: flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home on a regular basis
  • Individual promotion of your strengths and goals
  • Voluntary social benefits through our company health program PALfit
  • Job ticket: to and from PALFINGER by public transport
  • Relocation package in case of relocation
  • Last but not least: performance-oriented and fair salary

Minimum yearly gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 44.908,22 based on full-time employment. According to experience and qualification, we offer a market-conform overpayment. 


Are you interested in the position and still have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Armin Eisenmann

HR Business Partner
Palfinger Europe GmbH
Moosmühlstraße 1 | 5203 Köstendorf | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Location benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Mobile working (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Job Ticket