Talent Acquisition Manager

Alvarez & Marsal

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Company: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Alvarez & Marsal has, over recent years, become one of Europe’s most vibrant and dynamic provider of Operations, Performance Improvement and Value Creation advisory services to a multitude of clients across the region. As a result of several high profile and headline worthy acquisitions of senior staff, new clients and leadership mandates recently, A&M is now considered a market leading and highly sought after professional services firm. Therefore, a role now exists to join the Talent Acquisition team based in London, to be responsible for devising and executing the sourcing strategy and subsequent recruitment process across several core pan-European business units – ultimately being a prime influencer and contributor to the ambitious growth plans in this region. Acting as a trusted adviser to the business and providing input and guidance at Senior Stakeholder level, you will be absolutely central to the identification and attraction of talent into Alvarez & Marsal across Europe.

Scope of job

  • To work closely in partnership with the business units to identify skills gaps and assess against utilisation levels and general client pipeline outlook to agree the resulting recruiting priorities.
  • To then deploy candidate sourcing strategies using your own skills and experience as well as the sourcing tools available to the business and TA team across Europe. This will include, but not be limited to, direct approach, advertisement response, campus recruiting and networking.
  • Your role will also be to champion and manage rigorous screening process to include interviewing as well as any appropriate skills testing and referencing.
  • You will also be reporting back to the business with accurate and timely status updates as well as organizing thorough briefing and preparation sessions to ensure the hiring managers are clear as to candidate/process status.
  • To manage and support all aspects of the offer stages of the process and to be an effective conduit between HR, Legal and the wider Talent Acquisition team based in Frankfurt.
  • You will work closely with the hiring partners on their talent requirements, collating and sharing market intelligence on the competition, promoting employee branding and managing the relationships and terms and conditions of external search firms and contingent agencies. 

Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience of retained search or proactive sourcing engagements with an Executive Search firm or contingent recruitment agency;
  • Demonstrable  experience of effective communications within complex organizations with geographically dispersed staff;
  • Experience of successfully influencing staff and hiring managers at all levels within an organization;
  • A combination of external and in-house recruiting experience would be highly valuable;
  • An established network and track record in the UK and ideally some wider European territories;
  • Proven experience recruiting at all levels up to Managing Director/CEO/Partner;
  • Ability to identify, attract and approach job seekers through networking, referrals and direct sourcing methods required;
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of selection process and successfully manage challenging assignments;  
  • Experience of using LinkedIn and other best practice sourcing tools and technologies required as well as developing new creative sources of candidates;
  • Strong customer focus, business acumen, process management, communication and negotiation skills;   
  • Ability to absorb and assimilate information quickly, getting to grips with new roles and business areas;
  • Tenacious and thorough with an organized and structured approach to work;
  • Experience managing talent acquisition across multiple business disciplines;
  • Demonstrated success with using best practice recruiting methods

Knowledge and skills

  • Fluent English to a native level is essential;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrable organization skills and responsiveness is also essential;
  • Experience of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Able to work on own initiative;
  • Strong diplomacy skills;
  • Experience of using web-based applicant tracking systems; (Workday experience a huge advantage)
  • Proficiency using MS Office with advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to think laterally and strategically;
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills

Highly Desirable Candidate Requirements

  • Previous experience recruiting for professional services;
  • Additional European language fluency (Dutch, German, French or a Scandinavian language) a distinct advantage)

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Company: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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