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Talent Acquisition Manager

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

12 Month FTC
***Locations - Watford, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol***
Full Time

Role Overview


The Talent Acquisition (TA) teams in KPMG are responsible for leading and delivering the Firm’s recruitment strategy, attracting and hiring high calibre diverse talent into the firm on permanent or FTC basis. Our aim is to ensure that KPMG is a “magnet for talent”.

The TA Operations Team is a team of highly specialist recruiters and recruitment managers, sitting within the firms Operational Excellence Hub (OEH), who are responsible for recruiting diverse talent into KPMG.

The core purpose of this role is to manage the end to end recruitment process for Executive level Director vacancies within our Consulting Capability to facilitate exceptional client and candidate experience. The position reports to the Head of Talent Acquisition Operations.

Deliverables and Accountability:

Work closely with TA Business Partners to understand current and predicted demand and business recruitment needs
Develop sourcing strategies and delivery plans to fulfil open vacancies and create talent pipelines for future needs
Work closely with Brand and Attraction counterparts to understand the EVP in order to be an ambassador for KPMG in the market
Add value to the business by building and sharing a thorough knowledge of the external market, trends and innovation and competitor activity in their functional area
Acts as a trusted advisor are provides guidance to hiring managers at each stage of the recruitment process to ensure positive hiring manager experience, robust and compliant assessment, alignment with KPMG policies and focus on Inclusion and Diversity
Manage the end to end recruitment process including business briefing, candidate sourcing, candidate screening and facilitation of selection & assessment process and offer management
Work in close partnership with associated teams (e.g. Employment Law, Recruitment Operations, HR BPs) to ensure a smooth and efficient service to candidates and hiring managers
Deliver an exceptional candidate experience at each stage of a candidate’s journey


Essential skills

Previous in-house recruitment management experience – with knowledge of professional services context and markets
Experience of recruiting at senior level professionals on a permanent basis
Able to support a diverse group of senior stakeholders - effective and persuasive communicator who seeks insight into the business and acts as an expert advisor
Champions the importance of policy and process compliance, data integrity, timely and accurate reporting and ensures they and others meet all required compliance standards
Demonstrates innovation in approach to problem solving and delivering service
Collaborative team player, who also seeks continuous self-improvement
Adapts well to an ever-changing landscape, demonstrates resilience, flexibility and urgency
Pro-active in sourcing suitable applicants leveraging technology/ networks / social media e.g. Linkedin sourcing.


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