Recruiter - Head Office

Salary: competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 20/03/2019


Recruiter - Head Office

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity within our Head Office recruitment team in Welwyn Garden City for an individual looking to join a big brand and who has experience recruiting into a Head Office environment.  The Head Office resourcing team are responsible for recruiting great talent into specialist departments including Finance, HR, Marketing, Supply Chain, Distribution, Change, Property, Legal, Procurement, etc.  We are ideally looking for someone who has experience of recruiting within one or more of these disciplines although we will consider other backgrounds.

Here in the Tesco recruitment team, we play a significant role in the development and success of our business - our world is fast paced and demanding, but hugely rewarding.  We are also one of the largest in-house recruitment teams in the UK, so if you love recruitment and are passionate about your career, there are endless opportunities to develop and progress here.

You will be responsible for

  • Attract and hire great talent for Tesco Head Office through full end to end recruitment, with a focus on direct sourcing.
  • Successfully deliver large scale recruitment activity within tight timeframes.
  • Build excellent relationships with our hiring manager and HR community, to fully understand requirements, keep them up to date on progress and provide a first class end to end service.
  • Apply expertise and insight to inform recruitment plans and hiring decisions, providing a consultative approach and guiding hiring managers throughout.
  • Define and promote a positive Employer Brand through networking, Social Media, events and other means.
  • Use social and professional media platforms to attract passive and active candidates, build talent pools and candidate pipelines to service future hiring needs of the business.
  • Help define and implement candidate assessment frameworks to ensure we’re hiring are the right fit both technically and culturally.
  • Understand the benefits of having a diverse, multicultural business and be a representative of our diversity policies at all times.

You will need

  • Strong expertise in the 360 recruitment delivery cycle, with the ability to influence and consult at all stages of the process.
  • Substantial recruitment experience ideally covering one or more Head Office discipline i.e. Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Legal etc.
  • Excellent professional media skills and proficient in using platforms such as LinkedIn and Indeed to identify great talent.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, ensuring all stakeholders and hiring managers are kept well informed of project progress.
  • Niche talent “mining” skills, the ability to use boolean and x-ray search strings to find prospective candidates in less than obvious places.
  • Very comfortable using Excel and cloud based Applicant Tracking Systems and using the systems to deliver insight and analytics to the business.
  • In house experience would be preferable, however a passionate recruiter within the agency environment who demonstrates pro-activity to move in house would also be considered.

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.

If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 20 days rising to 22 after one year's service, plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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