Talent Acquisition Specialist



The role As the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will play a crucial role in identifying outstanding retail talent to join our corporate functions across David Jones & the Country Road Group. With a key focus on partnering with our Buying & Merchandise, Marketing and VM functions, this role is vital as we evolve our organization to suit future needs. Along with BAU TA activities, there are number of strategic projects that you will be a part of.

Reporting into the Talent Acquisition Manager, this role has a succession plan opportunity towards a leadership role within the wider team. Key responsibilities As a more senior member of the TA function, you will provide mentorship across the function identify and assess key talent as per agreed competency and values Develop strong relationships with team leads and support functions to deliver outstanding candidate experiences and meet commercial objectives Be the subject matter expert when it comes to acquiring talent for the organisation Identify and action on any opportunities to improve recruitment/attraction processes Innovate how we present our employment profile out in the market Identify ways to source key talent in both proactive and reactive ways as required Collaborate with partners across the People function to deliver initiatives focused on driving positive employee engagement The Ideal Candidate will have: Experience working within in high paced and energized environments Dedicated recruitment experience in either and in house or agency organisation Understanding of retail and specifically Buying/Marketing recruitment is ideal Ability to work in a volume based recruitment environment with competing priorities Ability to coach, guide and influence line managers on TA processes and initiatives Commitment to innovate how they engage with external candidates Customer focus and outstanding relationship management skills Experience mentoring teams and/or aspirations to do so in the future would be highly regarded Why work for us? A competitive remuneration package, including an annual bonus incentive Generous employee discounts across David Jones and Country Road Group An additional day of leave for your birthday Access to or Employee Assistance Program for all employees The opportunity to support community partnerships through our Corporate Social Responsibility program Be a member of a company committed to sustainable practices Ongoing training and development to pursue individual ambitions About Us David Jones and the Country Road Group is Australasia’s largest department store and fashion retail group comprising of iconic brands such as David Jones, Country Road, POLITIX, Trenery, Witchery and MIMCO. Our Values include being Customer Obsessed, Collaborative, Inspirational, Responsible and Dedicated to Quality.

We are looking for highly motivated and passionate individuals to be part of the Group’s evolution and support each brand to realise their full potential..

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23 Oct 2019


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