Senior IT Recruiter (1 year fixed term contract)

Category: Information Technology

Location: Budapest, Hungary


Senior IT Recruiter (1 year fixed term contract)

Budapest, Hungary

Company Description

As one of the world’s largest retailers and the largest private employer in the United Kingdom, Tesco serves millions of customers a week in our stores and online.

In Europe we operate in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, offering great value to our customers every day. Our Operations in Hungary has been serving shoppers since 1995.

To standardize processes, reduce cost to serve, enable agility in the business and empower colleagues to do even more for our customers, we have set up a dedicated team called Tesco Business Services across our markets. In 2004 we established our first centre in Bengaluru, India.

The Budapest centre provides dedicated support for colleagues and customers in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia markets.

Based in our Vaci út office this multi-functional and specialist team will drive operational excellence of services, improve scale for our systems and processes globally and create business leading capabilities.

Additional Information

What's in it for you

Tesco is a diverse and exciting employer, dedicated to being #aplacetogeton, providing career-defining opportunities to all of our colleagues. If you chose to join our business, we will provide you with:

  • Permanent contract from the go – as a sign of our trust in your abilities
  • Yearly salary bonus – based on both individual and business performance
  • Minimum 25 days of paid holiday/year for everyone
  • Extensive private healthcare - complex care package including a wide range of specialists, medical services, and free flu vaccination
  • Cafeteria 
  • Relocation Help - professional service to secure relevant working permits and other necessary documents
  • Learning opportunities - certified technical training and learning platforms like Udemy, Pluralsight, and O'Reilly
  • Referral Bonus
  • A learning culture and excellent opportunities to develop your career within your chosen field or something altogether new
  • Varied and exciting projects to play a part in – there is always something new and exciting in the pipeline

Tesco is committed to celebrating diversity and everyone is welcome at Tesco. As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, allowing candidates the opportunity to thrive and inform us of any reasonable adjustments they may require.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you!

Job Description

We are currently expanding our Technology department resulting in launching a new Technology Hub in our modern office in Budapest, Hungary- which is easily accessible by metro.

As we are starting from scratch, you can be part of our new IT recruitment team, experience a mix of well-established corporate company and tech start up, having real impact on the recruitment processes and contribute to the success of the company.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our stakeholders and customers, passionate and confident people who are willing to take the initiative and drive us forward. In return we offer exciting, multinational environment and a great team as well as development opportunities.

The Role

The role offers someone the chance to do 360 recruitment cycle. As the IT Recruiter, you can develop your knowledge to be a subject matter expert in recruiting software talent, be aware of the challenges of working in this environment and how to overcome them.

What will you do?

  • You will be responsible to do end-to-end recruitment on different open positions.
  • As a senior recruiter you are using your knowledge and experience to meet robust hiring targets.
  • Build strong stakeholder relationship with the Tech Team, understand their needs and provide candidates that are the right fit for Tesco.
  • Deliver a data driven recruitment, research and utilize market data to ensure Tesco remains competitive in a demanding recruitment environment.
  • Understand the benefits of having a diverse, multicultural business and be a representative of our diversity policies at all times.


  • Proven recruitment experience (minimum of 3 years) in the IT field with a strong track record of meeting ambitious targets;
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in using platforms such as LinkedIn, Stack Overflow and GitHub to identify great talent;
  • You are self-motivated and enjoy working in a dynamic environment;
  • You experience obstacles as creative inspiration;
  • You like to brainstorm on new solutions to improve our processes;
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, ensuring all stakeholders are kept well informed of project progress;
  • You are a team player who likes to collaborate with colleagues from the wider department, sharing knowledge and experience;
  • Excellent Hungarian and English language skills.
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