Graduate Recruitment Manager

Working for a global high tech travel company based in London. Great, friendly and collaborative working environment at the UK's #1 Place to Work, as recognised by Glassdoor

Global Early Talent Team (University Recruiting) is seeking a Sr. Manager to fill a short-term assignment. This role will be responsible for leading the recruiting strategy and client partnerships across several brands. We are seeking a candidate who has leadership experience and ability to scale in a matrixed organization.  

• Define and drive the Talent Acquisition strategy for the business
• Drive headcount demand planning and optimize Recruiters to perform against that demand while ensuring productivity targets are being met
• Advise hiring managers on strategic staffing issues including industry talent trends, best tools to use or sources for the right talent pool
• Build strong trusted advisor relationship with hiring managers to drive recruiting success 
• Manage and lead a team of 6 direct reports, including commitment setting and performance management
• Drive operational excellence within the team, championing the use and process practices with all Recruiting related systems and tools such as Workday ATS
• Ensure that a positive candidate experience is maintained by leading a high quality recruitment, feedback and communication process 
• Partner effectively with Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) to foster supportive and effective client relationships

Key Competencies & Skills:
• Proven impact and influence skills and track record of successfully engaging with senior leaders to drive talent acquisition strategy
• Ability to assess and translate business strategies and workforce implications with demonstrated stakeholder management skills
• Project management skills, ability to deal with ambiguity & demonstrated collaboration skills
• Proven critical thinking, problem solving, cross group collaboration, and oral/written/persuasive communication skills
• Demonstrate a flexible and adaptable style to successfully navigate competing priorities
• Strong communication and collaboration skills, including experience in working effectively in a global context 

• BA/BS degree in business, human resources, or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience
• 7+ years’ experience of deep understanding of talent acquisition within a campus recruitment / graduate recruitment setting 
• Strong managerial experience; experience leading a global team would be an advantage
• Familiarity with a highly matrixed/start up culture in a fast paced, collaborative environment
• Experience using Workday ATS systems preferred, MS Suite and Outlook