Talent Acquisition Specialist
Our client is a large, local sporting goods company looking to add a Talent Acquisition Specialist to the team. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will establish and maintain pipeline of qualified candidates to deliver against both immediate and future priorities with specific emphasis on critical pipelines; Brand, Commercial, Merchandising, Design, Retail etc. Cultivate relationships with key candidates and talent pools, defined according to long-term initiatives and direction of the organization. Play a key role in the on-line presence of Employment Brand, manage virtual candidate pools with external databases and maintain accurate data for own CRM models. Enhance team capability to convert passive prospects to active candidates and hires across for the organization. Implement innovative candidate generation techniques, strategies, and programs with specific emphasis on diverse talent acquisition. Build strong external partnerships with affinity-organizations, vendors and supplier/partners with the purpose of engaging broader talent communities. Build a substantial competitive intelligence knowledge base and create methods of sharing this information with Recruiters, Talent Management and senior leaders in the organization. Deliver on key performance indicators including phone-time metrics, diversity of candidate pools and volume based candidate generation. Successful independent and collaborative Project Management abilities, delivering upon work streams within high priority projects with both short and long-term deliverables. Demonstrated success managing Talent Acquisition processes either within consultancy / agency environment or in-house corporate. Passion for and experience identifying, screening, interviewing and closing diverse, talented profiles. Demonstrated success of translating sourcing theory to real-world practice including emphasis on delivering diverse talent acquisition results. Deep understanding of talent acquisition and its relationship to talent management internally. Excellent oral, written and presentation skills are a must, including finely-tuned people acumen and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated collaborative orientation in team environment and a very high level of personal efficiency. Ability to effectively interface and develop internal partnerships with strong emphasis placed on leading without authority and peer-to-peer coaching. Ability to deal with ambiguity, to interpret business needs and manage candidate engagement within challenging recruitment process. Ability to deliver results with little supervision, and to effectively manage multiple projects and candidates. Ability to meet standard measurements of success for staffing such as, annual hiring plan and cost/time to hire standards.