Talent Specialist - Early Careers & Employer Branding

New Zealand, Auckland /
ZURU Group – People & Culture /
/ On-site
ZURU is one of the fastest-growing and most disruptive companies in the world. A Kiwi grassroots start-up turned global, founded in 2003 by New Zealand EY Entrepreneur of the Year and World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame brothers Nick and Mat Mowbray after they left high school. ZURU has quickly grown to over 5000 + team members in over 30 locations. The company started in toys and quickly became one of the largest in the world, competing with comparatively historic household names by disrupting through automation and innovation. Award-winning brands include Bunch O Balloons,  Mini Brands, XSHOT, Rainbocorns and Smashers. After so much success, the brothers took that model and applied it to consumer goods, creating their second division, ZURU Edge, and redefining the meaning of FMCG, becoming the fastest-growing consumer goods company in the world with new-age brands including MONDAY Haircare, Rascal + Friends, Dose &  Co, NOOD and Bonkers. ZURU Tech, the newest division, is the company's moon shoot project where they endeavour to truly change the world by disrupting the construction industry. With 600 engineers working across 7 locations ZURU Tech towards the ultimate goal of disrupting how the world builds.

The company’s success is driven by the complete embodiment of the ZURU DNA, the very values that ZURU was founded on. These principles have pioneered an A-player team that is committed to winning through a continuous improvement mindset.
Don’t just take our word for it - to see behind the scenes of ZURU check out life@zuru on Instagram or ZURU.com.

Are you passionate about developing and nurturing young talent? Do you want to make a significant impact on an organisation's early careers strategy? Then this opportunity may be perfect for you! ZURU are currently looking for a super talented, confident and ambitious Early Careers and Employer Branding Specialist to lead and own the end-to-end attraction, selection, and recruitment of talent that will ‘create our future’.

You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on ZURU's early careers strategy by;
✨Leading and building out our current internship program into a world-class initiative
✨Developing and maintaining strong university relationships by visiting and actively participating in events to promote ZURU as an employer of choice for early career professionals.
✨Promoting ZURU’s employer brand both internally and externally.
✨Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, to design and execute recruitment marketing campaigns to attract the top and most ambitious talent to ZURU.

This role has huge internal visibility and scope for growth, and you’ll have the opportunity to shape this role alongside a world-class team.


    • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in talent acquisition, preferably with a focus on internships and employer branding.
    • A genuine passion for intern/graduate recruitment  
    • Strong organisational skills, the ability to self-start and persistence to overcome roadblocks 
    • Strong stakeholder and project management skills 
    • The ability to be creative and generate new ideas  
    • Familiarity with social media platforms and digital marketing techniques. 
    • A passion for people and creating a positive candidate experience. 
    • A results-driven mindset and a passion for continuous improvement. 
    • Available and happy to travel frequently to national universities across NZ 
    • Confidence speaking in front of groups of students/grads.
At ZURU, we have cultivated a high-performing culture that encourages excellence. Our team works towards ambitious goals, learning, performing, and improving together, all while having fun. We empower talented individuals to do their best work every day.

At ZURU, you get out what you put in. You are responsible for driving your own career and we provide the platform to achieve it. As ZURU is on such a fast growth trajectory, there are opportunities here that you won’t find anywhere else.
We recognise that ZURU’s success stems from our people and you can only be at your best when you are looking after yourself. ZURU encourages all our team members to invest in their wellbeing by providing an array of benefits and tools.
🌱 Culture for Growth
🧘 Health & Well Being Benefits (including an onsite 24/7 gym)
🌎 Global Opportunities
💡 Surrounded by an A Player Team
💰 Competitive Remuneration
🐶 Furry Office Friends
🍓 Lots of fresh fruit, coffee, pals fridge and more

ZURU – Reimagining tomorrow 🚀