Recruitment Manager

Location Wembley, Greater London, England
Discipline: Support Centre
Job type: Permanent
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We are regarded as the trusted decorating and DIY retail brand in London, selling paint, tools, plumbing, electrical & woodwork materials throughout our 30 stores (Soon to be 31!). As part of the Grafton Group we have the stability and support of a leader in the field of Building Materials & DIY Retail.

Our business is growing and we have an exciting opportunity for a Recruitment Manager to join us. You will play a key part in developing and implementing the recruitment and talent plan for Leyland SDM. You will also play a large part in developing the recruitment methods and tools to further attract excellent candidates as well as build the employer brand and support the improvement of the Leyland SDM reputation as being an employer of choice.

  • Continually oversee and develop the full recruitment lifecycle (including induction and onboarding) ensuring a positive and inclusive recruitment experience for all candidates.

  • Provide an efficient and effective recruitment service by developing and continually improving processes ensuring excellent quality of candidates hired.

  • Provide training, coaching and other development initiatives to empower team/hiring managers to identify and spot talent and be confident in their recruitment decisions.

  • Develop initiatives to raise external Company profile across all media channels, covering Recruitment Campaigns, Employer Brand Awareness and Value Proposition to raise awareness of Leyland SDM brand and to improve quality of candidate attraction.

  • Develop practices in seeking out candidates for key roles (e.g. Store Managers, Specialist Support Centre Roles), using all available methods to build a pipeline of talent.

  • Work with the operational management team to enhance the induction experience for all new joiners to enable them to be successful in their role and to improve retention rates.

  • Build excellent relationships and manage external support partners (agencies, systems providers etc) to ensure we are getting the best service and value.

  • Work with the Business Operational Managers to identify business resourcing needs, providing a continual pipeline of suitable talent, especially for key roles in the business.

  • Champion best practice and provide sound advice to operational managers on policies and procedures.

  • Develop, monitor and report on recruitment analytics, measuring key recruitment activities to support future business decisions and to develop areas of focus.

  • Working with local groups and organisations, develop and implement initiatives to support and promote early careers (e.g. Apprenticeships)

What Skills & Experience will you need to have?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organisation skills.

  • An experienced Recruitment Manager with exposure to high volume recruitment across all levels.

  • Direct Sourcing experience of using Professional external platforms and building Talent through professional networking.

  • Stakeholder relationship management with experience of engaging across all levels.

  • Knowledge of behavioural / competency-based interviewing techniques and psychometric testing.

  • Influencing and negotiation techniques.

  • Previous experience managing a team

  • Experience leading strategic recruitment decisions

  • Prior involvement with recruitment policies and procedures

  • Previously worked in high-volume and fast-paced environments

  • Possess a 'can-do' attitude and get stuck in with their responsibilities

  • Willingness to learn within their role

How will we reward you?

On top of an attractive salary we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer click here to find out more!