Head of Talent Acquisition

Location: Capetown, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: TAC Recruitment
Job Ref: PTA000869/MC
Date posted: Friday, October 4, 2019
Summary: Leading international finance company (Cape Town) is seeking an experienced Talent Acquisition Manager who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast growing company. Be part of a product which makes a very real difference around the world!

 

 

Job Description

What you will do in the role:

  • Manage the TA team (locally based in Cape Town)
  • Partner with leadership to understand our business objectives and talent needs
  • Take responsibility for the recruitment process across the business
  • Partner with C-Suite / Senior Leaders on critical senior roles including identifying requirements, sourcing a diverse portfolio of candidates and facilitating the offer process across multiple jurisdictions
  • Provide direction, consultation and training to the management team on recruiting trends, market insight and world class recruitment practices
  • Work with the Head of People to to ensure alignment on budget and forecasting
  • Partner with the broader People Team and Marketing teams to maximise the employer brand
  • Track and analyse talent acquisition metrics to monitor and improve performance
  • Ensure compliance with audit, regulatory and legal requirements across multiple jurisdictions
  • Manage a team of 2-3 Recruiters, ensuring metrics are met and the team is performing in line with our high standards, processes and best practises
  • Partner with external agencies/search firms as needed including evaluating, negotiating contracts and managing their partnership

What you need to be great at:

  • Strong business acumen with a proven ability to understand the business and its challenges
  • Excellent communication, influence and relationship building skills
  • Establishing yourself as a thinking partner/trusted advisor to stakeholders
  • Prioritising in a fast paced, high growth environment
  • Reading people/EQ (i.e. excellent listening skills, asks great questions, motivation to understand the needs and wants of others)
  • Startup DNA; resilient, gets things done, 80/20, adaptable to change, huge capacity for hard work in a relentlessly fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work autonomously, in a rapidly changing and often ambiguous environment; possess the self-motivation and inner drive to set and deliver against tight deadlines
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail
  • You care about inclusiveness and diversity in hiring
  • Output driven, you strive for results and excellence

Must haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent
  • Minimum 8+ years recruitment experience
  • Global hiring experience, ideally within London and New York
  • Proven track record in building a world-class recruitment function in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, demonstrated through working with senior hiring managers on hard-to-fill hires
  • Demonstrable experience across online and offline recruitment initiatives and campaigns with an ability to lead candidate engagement and hiring across a range of audiences
  • Used to working in a fast-paced environment and dealing with shifting priorities

 

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