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Orbisk Utrecht

What is required?

  • Higher education or equivalent ability
  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience
  • Experience with LinkedIn recruitment, setting recruitment journey and negotiating salary
  • Able to advise and adjust hiring plan with hiring managers
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellend command of the English language, preferably Dutch as well
  • Goal oriented

What will you get?

  • €3.200 - €4.200 gross p/m
  • 32 - 40 hour working week depending on preferences
  • Pension scheme
  • 30 vacation days (based on fulltime)
  • €200 netto home office budget per year
  • Training opportunities and budget
  • Travel allowance and free lunch at the office
  • Working from home budget

What will you do?

  • 50% End to end recruitment
  • 10% Setting up and managing recruitment funnel
  • 10% Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • 10% Analyzing and using data to create, measure and scale recruiting tactics
  • 10% Providing strategic guidance to leadership team
  • 10% Researching innovative possibilities

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Recruiter at Orbisk, you are responsible for recruiting new employees for the Orbisk team. At the moment, the team is developing quickly: the plan is to hire about five people in 2022, twenty people in 2023 and also expand internationally. You are involved in the whole process from vacancy to onboarding. This means that you will manage the vacancies, have intakes with hiring managers and continuously think of ways to improve these processes. 

When a new position arises, you will make sure you meet up with the hiring manager to map out the wishes and needs. You write a job description and coordinate this process with external partners such as Spielwork and Recruitee. Once the vacancy has gone live, you start recruiting on LinkedIn and other platforms. When you have found an interesting match, you have a brief phone call to see if it actually matches. If this is the case, you will update the hiring manager and make sure that they all the information to take it from there. In agreement with the hiring manager, you will also send out proposals to candidates that you want to hire. Ideally, a vacancy is filled within four to six weeks. 

The actual onboarding of new employees is the responsibility of the Office Manager. However, since the team is still small, you can think about ideas to optimize these processes as well.

You are part of the Operations team, together with a Head of Operations, Office Manager and part time Finance Employee. You report to the Head of Operations, and work closely together with the Office Manager and the Management Team.

If you like to make people enthusiastic about a job and find sustainable matches for a rapidly growing company, then this is the job for you.

Working week


On an enjoyable day, two good candidates respond to a Developer vacancy. The Head of Sales has the last interview with a new Marketing Manager and you are looking forward to hearing her feedback.

On a less enjoyable day, you have done many outreaches but no one is responding. Besides this, a candidate cancels the last interview for a Data Scientist position.

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    • Lunch
    • Weekly team meeting
    • Analyzing and using data to create, measure and scale recruiting tactics
    • Providing strategic guidance to leadership team
    • Reaching out to interesting candidates
    • Reading and answering emails
    • Calling interested candidates - Developer role
    • Feedback session with Head of Sales
    • Setting up and managing the recruitment funnel
    • Meeting with hiring manager
    • Sourcing candidates
    • Lunch
    • One-on-one with CEO
    • Reading and answering emails
    • Meeting with hiring manager
    • Providing strategic guidance to leadership team
    • Working on onboarding process with Office Manager
    • Reaching out to interesting candidates
    • Lunch
    • Reaching out to interesting candidates
    • Calling with candidate
    • Setting up and managing the recruitment funnel
    • Researching innovative possibilities

Firsthand experience

You have been trying to fill a vacancy for two months, but you cannot find a suitable candidate. What do you do?

You set up a meeting with the hiring manager to tweak the vacancy. Together, you adjust the requested work experience and responsibilities and make sure another employee picks up those
responsibilities. After the vacancy has been adjusted, you come up with an idea to join a (digital) event, because you expect the target group will be there.


At Orbisk, there are several opportunities to grow as an employee. Various courses are offered, allowing you to develop yourself optimally. You work in a fresh and creative start-up, where everyone wants to learn from each other. Everyone has their own specialization. In the coming years, the organization will also focus on international growth, which means that more and more new positions will become available.


Working at Orbisk

Orbisk is a start-up with a clear mission: to make the global food system more sustainable. The start-up provides complete insights into the food flows of hospitality organizations. Orbisk does this by offering a smart camera and scale that uses image recognition to register which food is thrown away, when, and in what quantity. The customer can view this data in the dashboard, which provides insight into food wastage and can be used to reduce it.

  • Main office in Utrecht
  • 40% / 60%
  • Average age is 30 years
  • 40 employees
  • Working from home options


Sharon Reijmers - Head of Sales and Marketing

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I really wanted to work for a company 'doing good for the world'. In a role where I can use my commercial talents to increase the positive impact.

What was your previous job?
Sales Leader Chains at Unilever Food Solutions

What do you do in your spare time?
I am a real foodie: I love good food and drinks

Olaf van der Veen - Cofounder & CEO

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Because I wanted (and want) to use the abilities I have to solve for real and big world problems! As one of the founders, I never had to apply. Still, I apply a little bit every time I recruit new team members, because it has to be a mutual match, so we have just as much of a duty to tell our story well to you!

What was your previous job?
Data Consultant at AholdDelhaize.

What do you do in your spare time?
Listening to (live) music, going out with our home and office dog 'Koffie' and adrenaline sports (wakeboard, snowboard, kitesurf).

Pieter Marsman - AI engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
It is important to me to have a positive impact on society and the global environment. In my daily life and during working hours. Orbisk allows me to use my knowledge and apply my skills to the biggest challenge of our time.

What was your previous job?
ML Engineer - Dutch National Police 6

What do you do in your spare time?

Lola Slager - Business Development Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I worked in the retail and out-of-home segment for soft drinks. Here I discovered that I liked the out-of-home channel the most, but I missed not being able to deliver a positive impact for a better future. Then Orbisk came my way where I found sales, out-of-home and sustainability, the perfect combination for me.

What was your previous job?
Brand Manager

What do you do in your spare time?
Meeting up with family and friends and going out with my boyfriend

Alessandro Lombardo - Hardware and Operations Technician

Why did you decide to work for this company?
As a socially and environmentally conscious person Orbisk aligns well with my personal values.<br /> Before working here I didn't think that my job could impact sustainability and help contribute to a great cause, knowing that I am making a difference, not only locally but globally, doesn't just put a smile on my face but makes me proud to say "I'm working at Orbisk.

What was your previous job?
Technical Writer

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to do sports, program, cook and listen to music

Hannah Nesmith-Beck - Talent Acquisition Specialist

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I wanted to work at a company where I knew I could contribute to making a tangible positive impact on our planet. At Orbisk, no matter what role you have, you truly feel as though you are working together for this common goal. The mission combined with the amazing culture and great people makes it a real standout company!

What was your previous job?
Researcher at an Executive Search firm in the nonprofit sector

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to read, practice yoga, spend time in nature with my dog, and enjoy an evening out with great food and drinks!

Dominique Vogelzang - Customer Success Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At Orbisk I can make an impact in many ways. Not only by saving delicious food but we have a tangible positive environmental impact. Being a start-up, the responsibility I get allows me to really add value to the company on a strategic level. And of course the informal working environment allows me to happily go to work every day!

What was your previous job?
A junior employee specialized in health and nutrition at the FNLI (The Federation of the Dutch Food Industry)

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy travelling, running, cooking and especially being in nature.

Robbie Valkenburg - Software Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At Orbisk you can work in a fun, motivated and creative environment together with other people to fight against food waste by making innovative solutions.

What was your previous job?
I joined Orbisk after I finished my studies. During my bachelor's I worked in a sushi restaurant for delivery and I also did some volunteering work for a youth center.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to go out and see places, read books, listen to podcasts, do sports, have drinks with friends, enjoy a party and play a game once a while. Currently I am trying to teach myself some piano and taking lessons for driving motorbikes.

Application process

Phone call with recruiter
± 1 week
Interview with hiring manager
± 1 week
Assessment + interview with team
± 1 week
Terms of employment interview
± 1 week

Interesting job?