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Talent Acquisition Team Lead at Hotelbeds

Hotelbeds are global leaders in the TravelTech space, connecting and empowering businesses by facilitating bridges in the ever-changing and expanding travel ecosystem. Our cloud-based technology platforms offer fast and simple access to a global network of travel products, from accommodation to ancillaries and payments, while rich data and intelligence helps to generate demand. By operating exclusively in the B2B arena, we are uniquely placed to drive growth for our partners without competing for the end customer. Our teams of 3000+ experts on the ground provide local expertise and support to boost trading even further, even in the most hard-to-reach spaces. Our unique blend of technology, data and passionate people serves as a catalyst for B2B travel players aiming to unlock their full potential.

Talent Acquisition Team Lead at Hotelbeds

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About the job

We’re at the early stages of an exciting multi-year global program to transform the way we bring talented people into our organization and we’re looking to hire a Talent Acquisition Team Lead, remotely based within the European region to join us. You’ll operate in a player-coach capacity, with accountability for day-to-day operational delivery - firmly focused on delivering against your own requisition workload, whilst also supporting and enabling our team of 6 global Talent Acquisition advisors to deliver on theirs. Working with the Global Head of Talent Acquisition, you’ll also help drive operational improvements as well as develop our team.

Some of the key things you will do each day include

  • Own the full life cycle recruitment process for vacancies assigned to you across specified business areas – from hiring manager intake through to candidate onboarding

  • Provide day to day operational team leader support to a global team of Talent Acquisition Advisors, ensuring consistency in recruitment practices, and driving accountability for delivery

  • Ensure day to day operational delivery meets internal targets, monitor recruiting outcomes and recruiter capacity. Act as first point of escalation for recruiting delivery challenges.

  • Build partnerships as a strategic talent advisor with business leaders and hiring managers

  • Provide full recruitment cycle & candidate relationship management activities focused on providing an outstanding candidate experience at each step

  • Support the effective implementation / delivery of talent acquisition projects & initiatives

What you will bring with you

You’ll have an excellent grasp of recruitment operations across the full hiring lifecycle and bring experience of working within a recruiting environment where day to day delivery has been optimized for consistency, experience, and outcomes – we really value this experience and the ideas you can bring as we move forward with our own transformation. You don’t need full global experience but an appreciation of regional variations, cultural awareness with a passion for creating a best practice approach for all is essential.

You’ll have had some previous accountability for a small number of recruiters (we have a global team of 6), and most importantly you’ll need to be comfortable with a player-coach role where you will spend up to 70% of your time handling your own requisition workload. You’ll be someone who naturally leads by example – setting the standard in how roles are managed from start to finish, and who holds others accountable for matching these standards.

You’ll be a strong relationship builder, collaborating across our business and with the function to create a clear understanding of and commitment to excellence in day-to-day recruiting, and able to leverage these relationships to quickly unblock operational issues that impact our ability to recruit the most talented people.

What we can offer you

The security of working for a large global employer, a leader in our field, at a time of significant global growth. You’ll also get to work in a fun Global Talent team who support and collaborate strongly each day and who believe in the importance of having fun at work. You’ll also can really help shape how we recruit and gain new recruiting skills and experience along the way.

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