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Talent Acquisition Specialist



People & HR
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

About Us

Vow is a food company - a very different one. We’re creating real meat products from animal cells instead of the animal itself.

We’re bringing together cutting edge innovations in science, engineering, culinary and design to make sustainable food that’s both irresistible and available to billions of people worldwide.

The Role

Earlier this month, Vow launched our first brand Forged in Singapore, and unveiled our flagship product, Forged Parfait: a new frontier in food innovation combining a rich, umami flavour with a weightless, melt-in-your-mouth quality. It’s unlike anything anyone has ever tasted before. Now that we’ve launched, our team is eager to grow, and that’s where you come in.

As Talent Acquisition Specialist you will partner with Vow’s leaders to find amazing talent enabling our science, manufacturing, engineering, operations and marketing teams to achieve their ambitious growth goals. You’ll identify any opportunities for improvement in Talent Operations and roll out world-class talent strategies helping Vow level up. You’ll develop and own Vow’s employer branding strategy, source using creative channels, and build and manage an engaged talent pool. This is an opportunity to have a profound impact on a business solving one of the most exciting challenges in the world.

The experience/skills you will bring:

  • Internal Talent Acquisition experience at a high-growth company with some experience recruiting for technical (e.g., engineering, science) roles.
  • Using data to inform your decisions and priorities.
  • Build a high level of trust with your hiring managers through exceptional communication, understanding their needs, and coaching them on how to be effective partners throughout the recruitment process.
  • Solid project management skills enabling you to manage projects from end to end that improve the talent acquisition experience.
  • Providing a delightful and memorable candidate experience.
  • You’ve built and managed high performing, creative employer branding strategies.
  • Experience making improvements to processes and systems that had a measurable impact on the candidate and hiring manager experience.
  • Incredible storytelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to source candidates using multiple, creative solutions.

You will:

  • Identify and hire the best talent in the world for Vow managing the end-to-end recruitment process.
  • Find ways to perfect and scale the way we tell the Vow story; sharing the most compelling things about Vow, to amazing candidates, in the most exciting way, at the right time.
  • Delight candidates every chance you get by providing speedy, valuable feedback, and always keeping them in the loop.
  • Build and manage Vow’s employer branding strategy in partnership with our brilliant Marketing team who can help you bring our employer brand to life.
  • Get creative with our talent acquisition funnels using unique sourcing strategies. Experiment with different channels to find which ones yield the best results.
  • Coach Hiring Managers on the best way to interview, provide feedback, get the most out of their interviews, and provide an unforgettable candidate experience.
  • Manage programs and initiatives that improve Vow’s talent operations, systems, processes, and candidate and hiring manager experience.
  • Partner with the People team on programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Vow.

What success looks like:

  • In the first few months, you’ll be working on some exciting roles, developing relationships with hiring managers, and getting your head around how to position Vow in the market. You will begin to understand which opportunities for improvement are a priority and build plans to start tackling them.
  • By the six-month mark, you’ll have hired multiple Vowzers, have had a measurable improvement on Vow’s talent operations, and are executing an exciting employer branding strategy.
  • After a year, you’ve introduced powerful sourcing strategies, proactively managing a highly engaged talent pool. In addition to hiring amazing talent for Vow, you’re helping strategise about and prepare for the next phase of growth.


Who we are and why join:

  • We are building a diverse, mission-led dream team of “Vowzers.” Our mission is to make food products for everyone. To do that well we need a workforce that’s representative of the people we serve. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view - so we’re building a culture to match. Be yourself and come as you are.
  • Work on cutting-edge technology. We’re bringing together cutting-edge innovations in science, engineering, and food, to recreate the world’s most tantalising and unique culinary experiences. All without compromising on ethics or our planet along the way. Since our inception in 2019, we have held the title of being the first startup to cultivate meat from the cells of an undomesticated animal, and have served up our exotic meats ranging from kangaroo dumplings to alpaca sliders in tastings with world-renowned chefs.
  • Work with and learn from the best. Our team includes some of the world’s top scientists, innovators, operators, and creatives with decades of industry experience. Despite our experiences though, we all strive to build, break, learn, and repeat. We see the impossible as temporary and strive to learn and support our company and fellow Vowzers' growth as much as possible.
  • We’re fully funded and ready to go. We are a growing Aussie biotech start-up backed by Blackbird Ventures, Square Peg Capital, Grok Ventures, Tenacious Ventures, P7 Ventures, Toyota Ventures, and PeakBridge VC.

Vow perks and benefits:

  • Everyone is an owner. In addition to competitive base salaries, each and every ‘Vowzer’ owns equity in the company so we can all benefit from our hard work and future success.
  • Generous paid parental leave. We offer 8 weeks of paid caregiver leave and an additional 8 weeks paid leave for the birth giver.
  • Generous relocation budget & support. Support for interstate or overseas team members and their families (including pets!)
  • Flexible working hours and location. We value work-life balance. While we’re mostly back in the office, you’re free to choose the best way for you to work.
  • Unlimited personal leave. At Vow we recognise that sometimes you need time off to recuperate, look after your mental health, or simply deal with an emergency. We put unlimited personal leave in place to empower you to truly bring your best self to work every single day and you are always paid for days taken off as personal leave.
  • Heaps of tasty samples from our culinary centre. Our fantastic "food inventors" on the Vow team are always cooking up new product prototypes, and all Vowzers are given the opportunity to taste, give feedback, and learn from their culinary prowess.
  • An awesome converted warehouse “campus” in Alexandria. Complete with a glass-walled lab, manufacturing line, free snacks, a culinary centre, and professional-grade coffee machine in our cafe, as well as a DIY workshop for all hands-on projects.
  • Human and dog friendly office! An inclusive community and culture, in a welcoming office, complete with friendly “Vowzer” dogs!

A variety of social clubs. We encourage all our Vowzers to build the culture with us and share what you love by creating social clubs across the business. From book clubs to hiking groups, we’re always looking for ways to learn and engage with our team.