Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions, and a global 500 company. Canon Europe contributes around one third of Canon’s global sales revenue ($46B) and employs in the region of 11,500 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Recruitment Project

Responsible for all end-to-end recruitment activities regarding 100 critical ICT positions for One Canon, a high-profile international transformation programme (see below). Used targeted sourcing techniques, especially LinkedIn, as key resource for finding and attracting the right candidates. Took the initiative to launch a Non-Employee Referral Programme.

We were hiring (Principal) Solution Architects, Technical Architects, Contract Manager, Release Manager, ICT Delivery Manager, Salesforce Effectiveness Managers, Business IT Consultants, Integration & Data Consultants in The Netherlands and UK.


  • Significantly improved quality of hires by focusing on targeted sourcing and referral recruitment
  • Reduced time to hire with 32%
  • Kept recruiting costs low. Only 3% of vacancies were filled by Recruitment Agencies (= one Executive Search firm).

About  the One Canon Programme

The One Canon Programme is the transformation Engine driving the evolution of a more customer focused sales and services organisation. The program provides an inspiring environment where innovative ideas, solutions and technologies are applied in challenging and complex business projects. As a member of the One Canon Programme, you will work with the business to create ‘a One Canon Customer Experience’ for the EMEA region, supported by the most appropriate technology and optimised cost model.

We challenge our current business practices and behaviour, enabling all Canon employees to become more productive and efficient when engaging with our customers. We create sales and operational visibility and work with a transparent, flexible and cost effective IT model by e.g. partnering with strategic A-players in the IT arena.

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For more information feel free to contact Jacco Valkenburg, by telephone +31 6 2825 7098 or by e-mail