Available for Coaching

Anaïs Neumann

About me...

Hello, I'm a recruiter, career coach and productivity nerd!

The professional me

My 10+ years' career has taken me across France, Luxembourg, Israel and Germany, where I've done all sorts of recruiting for businesses of different sizes and stages.

I enjoy building, scaling and fine-tuning operational processes — as much as solving tough problems through analysis and data. But I get most of my energy from coaching and enabling others so they can be the most efficient and productive version of themselves.

The more personal me

When I'm not working, I can be found blogging or podcasting about my favorite topics (recruiting, hiring and the future of work) on The Curious Recruiter.

I am also passionate about all things related to tech, design, and creativity. Go check out my Instagram account full of sarcastic illustrations.

Eating (out), cooking great foods, and hosting boardgame nights with friends are things I enjoy doing with my husband and two dogs. Needless to say: 15k steps daily and strength-training help compensate the calories.

When nobody's looking, I can also be found playing zombie video-games or doing my nails. I'm pretty eclectic, I guess…

Professional Experience

Head of Global Executive Recruiting

2023 - present

HelloFresh (Berlin, Germany)

As Head of Global Executive Talent Acquisition, I lead a high-performing team responsible for hiring Senior Director to C-Level roles across our global Tech, Operations and Commercial businesses.

Head of Talent Acquisition & Remote

2021 - 2022

Pitch (Berlin, Germany)

Pitch is a collaborative presentation software made for modern teams. As the Head of Talent Acquisition, I was laying out the recruiting foundation for a fast-scaling business: setting up and growth-proofing relevant processes, best practices, tools, and metrics - along with building out and nurturing a small, but highly driven team of recruiting experts.
I also partnered closely with C-Level on strategic topics such as company culture & values, employee lifecycle, compensation, benefits, leveling, performance, remote work and geographical expansion.

Senior Business Recruiter, EMEA

2018 - 2021

Facebook (Tel Aviv, Israel)

After 5 years of recruiting for the world's largest online-retailer, I couldn't resist the temptation of joining a company whose mission is to bring people closer together. I first joined Facebook as a Senior Technical Recruiter, where I was responsible for the recruitment of Senior Software Engineers, Architects and Machine Learning Engineers for a newly created  ML Engineering hub.

I then pivoted back into a business role as Senior G&A Recruiter (ie. non-tech positions in HR, Recruiting, Finance, Public Policy, Legal, Data Protection, Communications, etc.) across all of Facebook’s EMEA offices, including but not limited to London, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. I was also leading recruiting for R4R Hiring roles in Tel Aviv, Israel (which covered HR, Sourcing, Recruiting and Recruitment Projects).

Lead Technical Recruiter, Core AI & ML, EMEA

2017 - 2018

Amazon (Tel Aviv, Israel)

After years of hiring top executives into Amazon, I decided to join the innovative and fast-moving technical side of the company. For this role, I relocated to Israel to spearhead the complete build-out of two development centers in Tel Aviv and Haifa.

My remit then expanded to the full ownership of Amazon's Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence hiring across 5 locations: Berlin & Tübingen (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), and Tel Aviv & Haifa (Israel)

My team was responsible for end-to-end recruitment of Software Development Engineers, Technical Product Managers, Applied Scientists and Technical Team Leads or Managers for all of our EU ML and AI efforts.

Executive Recruiter

2013 - 2017

Amazon (Luxembourg)

As an Executive Recruiter at Amazon, I was responsible for end-to-end execution of Director, Vice President and Country Head searches across Europe and Middle-East (Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Israel and UAE).

My focus was on identifying and engaging with senior-level candidates across a multitude of Amazon businesses: Retail, Marketplace, Kindle, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Instant Video (AIV), Tech (Liquavista/Lab126/Alexa), and corporate functions.

I also very much enjoyed my role as a certified Amazon trainer and "Bar Raiser" - the keeper of Amazon's high hiring bar.

Recruitment Consultant

2011 -2013

Adecco (Luxembourg)

Acted as a regular recruitment partner to major companies such as Amazon, PayPal, Vodafone, European Investment Bank, KPMG, Deloitte, Loyens & Loeff, Anglo American, Arcelor Mittal and ExxonMobil.

Assignments included temporary and permanent placements for functional roles: secretarial workforce, marketing & sales, customer service, human resources and logistics.

Personal Projects

Podcaster & Career Coach

2020 - present

The Curious Recruiter

Coaching and mentoring has always been one of my favorite "extracurricular" things to do, so I've decided to launch my very own podcast and career coaching platform to share insights and learnings more broadly.

The Curious Recruiter is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) recruiting, interviewing, career development and excelling in your corporate day-to-day.

If you're looking for advice on career development, increasing your productivity or navigating the corporate world, you're more than welcome to get in touch

Find out more on TheCuriousRecruiter.com or head straight to the Podcast !


Executive Leadership Programme


Saïd business school - university of oxford

Grade: 97.2%

MSc. in Business Administration


IAE/ESM - Ecole Supérieure de Management, Metz (France)

Majored in Human Resources, Graduated with Honours

BSc. in Foreign Languages Applied to Business


Université de Lorraine, Metz (France)

Majored in Human Resources, Graduated with Honours



Passive and active candidate sourcing through various channels, opportunity selling, behavioural interviewing and offer negotiation.

HR Consulting

HR & organizational consulting services based on strong business partnership and a thorough needs analysis (threats, opportunities and prospects). 

Career Coaching & Training

Recruiting training, HR training, Soft/Hard Skills training and Cultural Training, fully tailored to specific audiences.

Web Design

Functional and fully customized Wordpress-based blogs, websites, online-resumes/portfolios or online-stores.

Graphic Design

Graphic design for print or digital use, ranging from company logos to fully designed marketing material (banners, flyers etc.)

Brand Design

Creation of fully customized brand identity traits, including logo, typography, color schemes etc.

Language Skills