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Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary/rate: Negotiable, Bonus + Benefits
  • Date posted: 31/01/19
  • Job reference: 6915
  • Permanent

Talent Acquisition Manager – Sumo Digital Ltd are working exclusively with amiqus to help find their talent manager.

The Role:

Reporting to the Group Director of HR, the Talent Acquisition Manager has ownership of the recruitment function across the Sumo Group and is responsible for the development and execution of innovative talent acquisition strategies and methods to deliver the brightest talent into the business. Responsible for managing all internal and external relationships throughout the talent acquisition process to ensure consistency and best practice while maintaining focus on quality of hire. The Talent Acquisition Manager is the public face of Sumo Group’s recruitment activities with a significant social media presence, and a speaking/representation schedule at conferences and university recruitment events. 

Responsibilities: Day to Day

Ownership of the Group’s talent acquisition function with responsibility to continuously research, develop and implement new and innovative ways to attract talent in line with Sumo Group’s medium and long-term strategic plans
Line Management, coaching, support and mentorship of the team of 4 Recruitment Coordinators responsible for the day-to-day recruitment processes and administration for the Sumo Group
Consult with and support the Executive team / Studio and Senior management with succession planning and forecasting of staff
Responsibility for Executive and Senior hires within the Group utilising proactive sourcing and selection of passive candidates
Responsibility to for the continuous development and evaluation of recruitment processes to ensure a timely, efficient service that is fit for purpose with a positive candidate and hiring manager experience
Responsibility for Sumo’s applicant tracking system: Ongoing configuration and development of system functionality for improved internal and external processes and reporting
Employer brand development and recruitment marketing: working closely with the Marketing department to develop and communicate Sumo’s recruitment message.  Increase Sumo’s global profile and promotion of Sumo Group as an employer of choice via social media, advertising campaigns, Glassdoor, events and university activities
Talent development and university liaison: Promote Sumo’s sponsorship of student competitions and lead Sumo’s university liaison. Partake in wider education liaison, exploring opportunities to collaborate locally and across the games industry to promote careers in games and the creative digital industries
Attending various national and international recruitment events and conferences; networking at industry events, often with speaking and presentation opportunities
Advising on international hires requiring relocation and liaising with immigration solicitors on complex visa and immigration matters
Keeping up to date with changing legislation that will affect recruitment; researching and advising on proposed changes to accommodate the recruitment process and approach
Regular analysis and reporting of various recruitment and retention data to drive and evaluate recruitment activities 
Production and analysis of weekly, monthly and annual recruitment reports to support headcount forecasting and report against budget
Agency relationship and PSL management: Building, monitoring and evaluating agency relationships; negotiation of terms
Working with the Recruitment Coordinators and Hiring Managers to ensure all candidates have a positive experience at all stages of the recruitment process, despite time pressures
Development of onboarding resources for new hires and often offering direct assistance in candidate relocations
Involvement in ad-hoc HR/recruitment projects



Experience owning and developing an in-house recruitment function within a highly skilled, technical or creative industry
Experience managing and mentoring junior team members 
A history of successful direct sourcing and headhunting campaigns for Senior and other difficult to fill roles
Hiring from overseas: Experience dealing with complex immigration and visa issues and international relocations
Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and implement new processes 
Ability to solve problems creatively
Good copywriting skills and an enthusiasm for engaging on social media 
Confident presentation skills
Ability to communicate confidently, build relationships, influence and challenge when necessary
Ability to operate with diplomacy, tenacity and patience when dealing with multiple stakeholders
High levels of energy and enthusiasm with a ‘can do’ attitude
Educated to degree level


Knowledge of the video game industry

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