Senior Recruitment Consultant / Business Development




eCommerce, Fin-Tech, Payments





Contract Type:

Full Time

We're looking for experienced recruiters to join our canalside office in Amsterdam! Do you have a passion and innate ability to develop strategic business partnerships? Are you excited by the Payments & FinTech industry? Do you have a background in sales or recruitment?

At the Payments & Cards Network, we are very proud of our people and love being able to provide exciting development opportunities to employees. Here are some of our recent successes: 

Rookie Consultant to Managing Director, USA 
Consultant to Chief Commerical Officer 
Intern to Head of Marketing

2018 is a year of expansion for the Payments & Cards Network, we have ambitious growth plans in the Netherlands and America which means we are looking for new talent to join us on our mission. We believe in bringing out the best in our people, this means working at PCN you're given full flexibility to build or grow your own vertical & structure the way you work through flexible working arrangements. There are always opportunities to attend major events across Europe, incentive trips to beautiful locations and you'll be working alongside some of the finest payments and recruitment professionals in Europe.

The Role:

We are looking for an independent and highly commercially motivated person to build and develop their own vertical. This is an opportunity where entrepreneurial minds and driven sales people can truly succeed! The key functions of this role include:

  • Head up and take enthusiastic responsibility for your own vertical with the intention to grow a team
  • Build and nurture a diversified client base
  • Identify & communicate continuous improvement opportunities and strategies for the business
  • Establish trusting and productive relationships with industry leaders, candidates and clients
  • Focus on outbound client sales activities including cold calling, emailing, meetings, events
  • Negotiate terms & conditions of service
  • Conduct role briefing with clients and set expectations for recruitment process
  • Process management and sourcing
  • Headhunt, source, screen, develop and introduce candidates
  • Focus on candidate relationship management
  • Effectively communicate position opportunity and client value proposition
  • Proactively recommend rationalisations of your client’s recruitment processes, upselling and embedding yourself in their hiring strategy


About you

  • 2-5 years' recruitment or sales/business development experience (Contract or Permanent)
  • Innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and positive personality
  • Proficient in English (additional languages are a big plus, preferably Dutch, German or French)
  • Grit - an ability to bounce back from disappointment
  • Brilliant communication skills, verbal and written
  • Fun to be around both professionally and personally
  • Already living in, or near, Amsterdam or showing real willingness to move to Amsterdam


The Good Stuff: You'll be working alongside an awesome international team, with a culture or positivity, respect, success, ownership and most importantly, fun! Offering a range of incentives, including:

  • Training & Development opportunities galore
  • Opportunity to attend industry events and functions throughout Europe
  • Clear career progression with exciting incentives (team trips to unique locations, monthly lunch clubs at Amsterdam's best restaurants & Macbook)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Located in the heart of Amsterdam, just off the Leidseplein
  • A competitive salary + uncapped commission scheme
  • 25 days annual leaveFriday breakfast + after work drinks
  • Office dogs, company boat and regular team outings!

About us

The Payments & Cards Network is a niche recruitment agency specializing in executive search across the FinTech & Cybersecurity markets. We have the largest Payments & Cards focused Network in the world with a global network of over 40,000 professionals contributing to daily discussions and industry-specific news and a global database of over 75,000 professionals. Our mission is to provide expert consultancy and advice throughout the entire search process and give our clients access to the best Payment & Cyber people and opportunities in the world

We are headquartered in the central Amsterdam, have an office in Hong Kong & most recently Atlanta, Georgia. We are an ambitious and inclusive company where everyone is empowered to contribute and deliver results. 

*Only people with an EU work permit will be considered at this time. Please do not apply unless you are already able to work/live in the EU. We will not be able to reply to any applications submitted by persons unable to work in EU*