Talent Acquisition Partner

Job Title: Talent Acquisition Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
Start Date: 2019-05-22 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/108055/45767/ZD
Contact Name: Zoe Donnelly
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2019 14:26

Job Description

As Talent Acquisition Partner (Resourcing Partner),  you will  provide excellence in the end-to-end resourcing and recruitment process - from developing brand and attraction campaigns including compelling copy writing, through effective talent pipelining and succession planning, to sourcing and selection.  

An excellent opportunity for you to showcase your passion, drive and commitment to service delivery utilising your proven 360 degree expertise, ensuring that the candidate has a positive experience and that you delight your stakeholders.

The great news is, this is not quite a traditional 360 role, as you have the luxury of our administration support team who will arrange your interviews, send confirmations and process the offer paperwork - what more could you ask for...

Main responsibilities

Branding & Attraction Strategies

Accountable for developing and delivering brand and attraction interventions for the relevant job families, ensuring that those job families have a compelling presence in the market,

Operational Delivery

Accountable for delivery against KPIs of quality, time, cost, sourcing mix and candidate/line manager experience etc, each reported against.

Workforce Planning

Wherever possible to use historical and qualitative data (primarily gained through engagement with the HR and Line communities) to forecast demand and prioritise resourcing activity accordingly

Campaign Planning

Ensure that for every hire (or cluster of hires) there is a robust up-front planning process which captures the need, the sourcing plan, the selection approach, clarifies roles and decision-makers, blocks time in diaries and points the hiring manager to useful sources of guidance

Sourcing Excellence

Strive to directly source candidates for roles using a range of creative practices. Utilise the ATS candidate database as a source to engage registered candidates and the online tools to attract the passive candidate, thus creating a mix of sourcing methods to develop a rich pipeline of talented individuals for the given job roles.  'Tier' the approach to direct sourcing vs. soliciting 3rd party support as appropriate. Accountable for briefing 3rd parties and assuring Sodexo receives a high quality service from them.

Administrative Excellence

Ensure that for all resourcing activity, roles and candidates are effectively logged and tracked on the ATS, that all core processes are constantly followed, that required documentation is produced and processed and that both candidates and hiring managers are effectively briefed and fed back to throughout the process

Continued Development of Hiring Capability

Engage hiring managers at every turn to build their capability in promoting Sodexo as a great place to work, and in particular building capability in selecting candidates and effectively managing the offer and on-boarding elements of the process.

Ideal candidate
  • Experienced recruiter either agency or in-house.
  • Effective sourcing understanding and capability; experience of fully utilising ATS system(s), proven track record in utilising creative and effective ways to source and engage the calibre of candidates we wish to attract directly
  • Sound knowledge and experience with different effective selection and assessment techniques
  • Confidence, organisation and interpersonal skills to be able to approach passive candidates 
  • Strong Influencing facilitation and coaching skills with exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Customer focused with a collaborative approach 
  • Natural sales and marketing flair 
  • Highly organised with effective time management 
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.