Talent Acquisition Lead

In this role you will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team as well as sourcing, attracting, and hiring top candidates for our open positions.

The company

BBD is an international software firm that solves real-world problems with innovative solutions and modern technology stacks. Our experience spans the education, financial services, gaming, insurance, telecoms and public sectors. We maintain our track record by using our vast business domain knowledge and world-class skills to successfully deliver digital solutions into client organisations. 

Our relaxed yet professional work environment extends to our flat management structure. Being a part of BBD means working on dynamic project teams, while pursuing your own career growth through our Continuous Learning Programme.

The role

We are looking for an experienced and professional Talent Acquisition Lead to join our team! In this role you will be responsible for Leading and Mentoring a Team as well as sourcing, attracting, and hiring top candidates for our open positions. Your goal will be to understand and report on the global recruitment lifecycle while meeting internal requirements by finding candidates that match not only our current demand, but our ubiquitous company culture.

What will you do?

You will work closely with the Talent team to manage sourcing, interviewing and employment processes while understanding the full global recruitment lifecycle and maintaining contact with the business to talk to immediate needs and future goals. To be successful in this role, you should be a natural leader, who is able to deal with a variety of personalities, be confident in reporting on metrics in line with the current strategy, as well as be able to make effective decisions quickly.

Ultimately, you will oversee day-to-day recruitment activities to ensure we hire qualified employees and meet our company’s current and future objectives.


  • BCom in Human Resources Management or Organisational Psychology
  • Proven work experience as a Talent Acquisition Lead / Recruitment Manager, with experience leading a team
  • Excellent understanding of talent acquisitions and selection processes
  • Proficiency in using applicant tracking systems (ATS) – TalentLink experience highly advantageous
  • Sound understanding of employer branding strategies and social recruiting
  • Solid experience utilising and implementing various sourcing strategies / methods to support future and current talent acquisition needs
  • Experience in talent / recruitment data metrics
  • Must have IT industry experience
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and team management skills
  • Strong decision-making capabilities
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills


  • Mentoring and supervising the Talent team
  • Managing full recruitment cycle
  • Work jointly with the Talent team and be involved in the sourcing, interviewing, and hiring process of potential employees
  • Understand recruitment demands, principals and processes in all of BBD’s locations
  • Ensure recruitment strategies are up to date and in line with company growth strategy
  • Update current and where necessary, design new recruiting procedures
  • Keep track of recruiting metrics
  • Identify staffing needs and co-ordinate with unit heads on hiring requirements
  • Coordinate with hiring managers to forecast future hiring needs and find projects for internal supply
  • Define job description and document specifications
  • Advise hiring managers on interviewing techniques and other relevant Talent insights from the market
  • Advise the business on best recruiting practices
  • Build long-term relationships with Internal and external stakeholders
  • Review recruitment software and suggest the best option for company needs
  • Identify and implement new sourcing methods and strategies to identify prospective candidates across a variety of channels
  • Develop and implement a sustainable Talent pipeline
  • Recommend ways to improve our employer brand
  • Research into maintaining competitive advantage (competitors & marketplace)
  • Work closely with Marketing in the implementation of new as well as proven recruitment marketing strategies
  • Build the company’s professional network through relationships with professionals, universities, colleges, and other partners
  • Participate in job fairs and career events
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