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Talent Acquisition Manager

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Job level:Senior

Job description

We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Manager to develop short-term and long-term hiring plans, advertising our open positions and source candidates both online and offline (for example during career days, through our placement partners and via hackathons).

The Talent Acquisition Manager will be responsible for the full recruitment cycle which includes creating quarterly and annual hiring plans, reviewing recruitment-related documents like job descriptions and interview questions and tracking hiring metrics. You will also manage the process of sourcing, attracting, evaluating and recruiting qualified candidates for various positions and seniority levels. You will ensure we offer a positive candidate experience and meet our hiring needs.

To be successful in this role, you should have full-cycle recruiting experience and good knowledge of sourcing tools and techniques. Ultimately, you will ensure we hire qualified people who help us achieve our business objectives.

  • Liaise with hiring managers to forecast staffing needs
  • Designing the recruitment strategy for all departments
  • Ensuring hiring policies and processes are in place
  • Setting new recruitment goals based on business needs
  • Execute the strategic recruitment plan
  • Design and customize hiring stages based on each position’s requirements
  • Craft job descriptions and interview question kits
  • Organise candidate data and all communication in one platform
  • Analyse recruitment metrics, like time-to-hire and source of hire
  • Set hiring goals including time-frames and deliverables
  • Organise recruitment events (job fairs, career days, in-house recruitment events)
  • Oversee all hiring stages from sourcing to onboarding
  • Source candidates online and offline
  • Advertise open roles on various channels including job boards, professional social networks and our careers page
  • Coordinate our internal hiring process
  • Screen resumes and application forms based on essential criteria
  • Interview candidates via phone, video and in-person
  • Reach out to potential candidates and build relationships for future job opportunities (for example via LinkedIn or email)
  • Send job offer letters and negotiate terms
  • Process employment documentation
  • Promote our company as a great place to work
  • Ensure communication with candidates is prompt and professional at all stages (from the moment they apply until they are on board or turned down)
  • Review HR practices and make sure they are applied through the entire recruiting process
  • Establish assessment methods to test candidates on job-related skills (e.g. computer skills test, role-playing activities)
  • Form strong relationships with past applicants and passive candidates for future opportunities
  • Manage relationships with recruitment partners


  • Work experience as a Hiring Specialist, Recruiter or similar role
  • Experience in managing the full recruitment cycle
  • Experience with Human Resources Management Software and Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Familiarity using social networks to post job ads and source candidates
  • Knowledge of labor legislation, including POPI
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management skills with the ability to juggle various open positions
  • Relevant supporting certificate or diploma
  • Valid South African Drivers Licence and own vehicle
  • Experience in an SMME or startup environment
  • Passionate about technology

Posted on 24 Jun 11:14

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