Cafe Recruiter

Blue Bottle Coffee, Oakland, CA

Coffee Roaster - Brewers, Subscriptions & Brewing Guides

Blue Bottle is writing a new chapter to the story and traditions of coffee and hospitality, and the Cafe Recruiter ensures each of our cafes and production facilities have the amazing team members to play their part. You will partner with our retail and coffee/culinary production teams to attract and hire baristas, pastry bakers, roasters, production crew members, and more to build their careers at one of the most exciting and fastest-growing coffee and consumer companies in the world.

Take this opportunity to make your mark in one of Blue Bottle’s most important business functions, as we build on what we’ve learned from our first 30 cafes and strive for even greater heights as we open our next 30.

This position is based in Oakland, CA and reports to our Director of Recruiting.

You will:

  • Manage the entire recruiting life-cycle by actively participating in all recruiting related activities and programs for both the retail and production (coffee and culinary) teams
  • Deploy innovative and effective tactics in candidate sourcing including community partnerships, referrals, networks, social channels, events, competitor analysis and more
  • Meet weekly recruiting targets and partner with training teams to ensure a warm handover of all new hires
  • Partner with our business leaders in retail and production and at headquarters to develop and iterate on hiring plans that accelerate us toward our growth and business goals
  • Create and keep improving upon a hospitable recruiting journey that every one of our candidates (even the turndowns!) and our hiring teams raves about and that shows the best of Blue Bottle
  • Maintain high quality standards for our hiring based on role-specific competencies, and help us evolve our interview and assessment processes to meet them with every hire
  • Collaborate with team members on a variety of cross-cutting initiatives including employee orientation/on-boarding, talent planning, group interviewing programs, compliance, technology implementation, etc

You are:

  • Collaborative and build trust-based relationships with employees at all levels
  • A leader who is both a great role model as well as a fantastic partner, who gives and receives feedback and brings the best out of team members and motivate them to always stretch further
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, rapidly changing environments, and building from scratch
  • Creative, scrappy, and resourceful with an infectious enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude
  • A brand-builder who shapes and communicates powerfully effective recruiting messages
  • Analytical and metric-oriented, always seeking internal and external data to validate our approach
  • Willing to travel up to 30% of the time to markets within the US

You have:

  • 3+ years of experience driving recruiting efforts in high volume, high hiring bar environments in retail
  • Experience in competency-based, behavioral interviewing techniques
  • Exceptional presentation skills and the ability to facilitate and conduct group interviews
  • Last but not least, a deep love for great coffee, food, and exceptional guest experiences

A few benefits we offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for eligible employees starting on your first day
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off
  • Free drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each week
  • Discounts on any Blue Bottle food items and merchandise

About Blue Bottle Coffee

About us Blue Bottle Coffee is a passionate team of hundreds around the world, united by the simple purpose of getting great coffee to everyone who asks for it whether that be in our cafes or at home. Blue Bottle is headquartered in Oakland, CA and have retail and business operations in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo. We roast on three coasts using vintage gear, put it in compostable bags, and get it to our customers within 48 hours. We are baristas, managers, roasters & production specialists, chefs, engineers, designers, analysts, technicians, and more. We craft delicious drinks, treat our guests with the utmost care and respect, bake cookies, clean up after ourselves, get change at the bank, and say please and thank you. We offer the less able our seats on the bus and brush and floss daily. And we want you to join our team, who we believe to be the most talented, kindest, and hardest-working in the business.

Want to learn more about Blue Bottle Coffee? Visit Blue Bottle Coffee's website.