Recruitment Team Lead
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
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We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading.

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Do you want to help build the organization of tomorrow? Do you know how to attract and hire the best possible talent? Are you looking to join an entrepreneurial and vibrant culture? Then we may have your ideal job here!


ACT is growing at a rapid rate, so is the recruitment team at ACT in Amsterdam. To support our growth we are looking for a team leader in our Front Office recruitment team.


Within our team we offer you room for initiative; you are going to run your own show. You manage the entire recruitment process from beginning to end: you seek candidates, interview them and enthuse them to work for us. Are you able to make the perfect match? Then you make the job offer and conduct the negotiations. ACT grew quickly the past couple of years from start up to scale up but we never make concessions on quality. You get that and only go for the very best people. You are our powerhouse for when the going get tough.

You will have three direct reports; three motivated and enthusiastic recruiters. Next to the obvious managerial tasks (approval expenses, holiday, performance reviews etc.), we expect you to offer your team members the support they need to be able to achieve their goals. As recruiters they all have their own specialties and drivers, as a recruiter yourself you can see those. You know how to make good people shine through.


The front office recruitment team currently consists of a recruitment coordinator, a recruitment manager, a sourcer, three recruiters, and an intern. Next to open vacancies, there is a large variety of different recruitment-related ongoing projects, such as campus activities, job marketing, recruitment events, or process optimizations.


Your responsibilities:

  • Sourcing impossible to find candidates on LinkedIn like a boss;
  • Checking usage of our Applicant Tracking Software (Greenhouse) and running reports;
  • Working with hiring managers and recruiters throughout the recruitment lifecycle, from approvals and intakes to job postings, or pre screenings;
  • Delivering on and reducing our time to hire;
  • Motivating and supporting your team;
  • Participating in different recruitment projects;
  • Thinking of fun things to do in- and outside the office.


Your profile:

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in Recruitment, at a senior level, preferably with a focus on very difficult to find positions;
  • Experience in corporate recruitment preferred;
  • Experience making employment agreements and familiar with most visa regulations;
  • A degree in Human Resources, Psychology, or any other related field;
  • You are a well-spoken and professional multitasker;
  • Open minded individual, ready to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are both a team player as well as a reliable individual;
  • Fluent in English and another language, Dutch is a plus.


Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.

Seeing a flawless sequence of trades makes me smile

I love efficiency. Helping my colleagues in trading deliver on their promises to clients. That’s what I call shared satisfaction.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.



Esmée Trimbos
ACT goes the extra mile to give me the tools to become successful.

ACT’s growth strategy in physical environmental commodities is a perfect fit with my Logistics and Operations experience and my passion for renewable energy. What I really like about my work is the continuously changing environment and working with customers to create solutions so that they can keep their plants running.


ACT cares about training their employees and ensuring that they are reaching their potential. They go the extra mile to give me the tools I need to be successful. And when we are successful, everybody is part of the celebration. I can’t think of a better place to work hard and play hard. Last but not least, I get to experience NY with a group of coworkers who are also good friends.

Kirsten McLaughlin
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 


You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
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