Talent Partner

Major Partners is an onsite talent solutions business in the creative, digital and tech space.

We pride ourselves on building brands and champion the talent that makes them great. Be it for large, renowned agencies or smaller trailblazing start-ups, we help elevate their talent acquisition and people strategy.

As part of our Major Partner solution, we place dedicated Talent Partners internally with our clients to manage every aspect of their recruitment. The service is tailored to each individual client meaning it can be scaled up or down accordingly. Ultimately, it ensures we’re sourcing the very best talent for a lower, overall cost. 

We’re now looking for enthusiastic and driven team members to join us in the exciting, next phase of our journey.

The Opportunity

Day-to-day, you will split your week, spending time onsite with clients and within the Major Players, Covent Garden office.

On-Site

  • You will become immersed within a company’s culture and ethos to gain a really in-depth view of how they work and the candidates that would be the right fit for them long term.
  • Day to day liaison with key stakeholders
  • Dissecting client briefs with specific line managers
  • Candidate sourcing; producing and placing job ads in relevant media and strategic use of social media tools e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, MP website
  • Screening of candidate CVs and face-to-face interviewing
  • Providing candidates with in-depth insights into the company, their progression and interview process
  • Acting as a brand ambassador for the clients you’re actively engaged with
  •  Providing any additional services such as on-boarding process development, recruitment training, writing of job descriptions, management of external agencies, talent strategy and talent pipeline development
  • Where necessary, liaising with the wider Major Players teams to obtain recommendations for specific roles
  • Monthly reporting

In the MP office/out of contract

  • Following up sales leads and qualifying potential business opportunities
  • Pitching and negotiating terms for Major Partners contracts
  • Working collaboratively with other divisions and generating leads/referrals for the business
  • Represent the team at regular industry and networking events
  • Continue to develop and expand specialist market knowledge

Key Competencies

Commercial

  • Identifying and encouraging contract extensions
  • Tenacious in pursuing all relevant business opportunities
  • Quick to gain insight into the dynamics of the market to evaluate the business potential
  • Pro-active in maintaining database to capture business knowledge
  • Utilising data to ensure long term pipeline of contracts 

Client Focus

  • Has a solid knowledge of their client and candidate database to enable an effective match
  • Builds and maintains long-term relationships with clients and candidates

Impact

  • Has presence, gains credibility and inspires trust with clients and candidates
  • Consistently uses effective questioning and listening skills
  • Able to negotiate at all levels and resolve issues at first line level
  • Clear and concise in all forms of communication and able to adapt style and tone accordingly

Team working

  • Shares business information and knowledge
  • Achieves a good balance between individual and team objectives
  • Gives and receives positive and negative feedback but not afraid to address potential problems, including those of a sensitive nature
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Takes an active lead in cross divisional lead generation and referrals

Resilience

  • Keeps cool in challenging situations by identifying key priorities, making appropriate decisions and/or asking for support when under pressure
  • Copes with frustration and disappointment, and keeps issues in perspective
  • Receptive to continuous change, and communicates it in a constructive and positive manner
  • Can be relied upon to deal with change in a professional and competent manner
  • Able to remain positive and professional at all times, especially when engaged in an on-site contract with clients

Passion for Results

  • Always has a clear mindset and the drive and energy to achieve targets
  • Regards obstacles as challenges and has the necessary determination to overcome these
  • Diligent in performing operational activities and is always willing to go the extra mile
  • Always aims to exceed targets whenever possible and is constantly searching for areas of improvement to support this
  • Continuously reflects on their own actions and the reactions of others 
  • Is able to evaluate the consequences of these, in an objective manner, in order to achieve and/or exceed target

Planning & organising

  • Puts together an activity plan, prioritises key actions, executes and follows up within agreed timeframes
  • Is able to work autonomously to drive their business performance

Promoting core values

  • Always acts in a manner that represents the brand and what it means to be market leader 
  • Protects the image and promotes awareness of the brand in the market at all times

The Perks

A competitive starting salary, an achievable and regular bonus scheme and a flexible benefits package - along with a clear roadmap for performance related progression within the company.

We also offer:

  • A collaborative and supportive company culture
  • Ongoing training and mentoring  throughout your career
  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited holiday
  • Opportunity to attend and take part in our many industry events throughout the year, including The Majors
  • Great rewards for hard work such as trips abroad, 5 star dining experiences and other team incentives and prizes
  • Regular social and sports events
  • A benefits package that can be tailored to you
  • Fresh fruit and breakfast everyday
  • Drinks at The Major, our office bar, on Fridays

If you believe the Talent Partner role is something that you want to be a considered for then please apply directly or get in touch with our Internal Talent Manager – abi.street@majorplayers.co.uk