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Talent Acquisition Manager (Creative)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We’re looking for a Talent Acquisition Manager (Recruitment) to join us and help build the Dentsu brand both nationally and internationally. However you know it, talent acquisition, attraction or recruitment, it’s essentially about attracting, sourcing and delivering the best talent in the market to your business area, whether it be mcgarrybown, The Story Lab or 360i.

You’ll be joining an expanding team (currently 21 people) whose skills cover the entirety of the digital media industry, from our out of home specialists, to creative designers, analysts or econometricians and we pride ourselves on being one of the most talented teams in the advertising and digital market.

Our Recruitment Managers are moving away from being seen as transactional to a more rounded, holistic model of recruitment. Identifying and sourcing candidates is just the start for us, we want you to lead on recruitment marketing for your brand, discuss assessment methodologies with hiring managers, conduct full interviews with hiring managers and upskill them where needed and identify new untapped talent pools.

Above all, you need to remember that we work in a fun industry and the ability to showcase both your own and the company’s personalities are paramount to being successful in this role. If you’re the type of person who needs structure and loves process then maybe this role isn’t right for you, however if you are resilient, keen to create your own ways of working and want to join an informal, ever changing industry then read on.

Role Responsibility

What you'll know:

You’ll be responsible for the delivery of recruitment strategy across some of our creative brands, which will fit into the wider Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) talent acquisition strategy. You’ll need to use your recruitment knowledge, commercial awareness and gravitas to build credibility and confidence in the recruitment approach.

As a Recruitment Manager here at DAN we’d expect you to work with your brand and the wider recruitment team to identify and engage with the best talent in the industry before coming up with innovative ways of doing both (and we don’t just mean what to say in an Inmail either). You’ll look at which platforms they’re most active on, whether they have been shortlisted for any awards and what events are they attending among other things to build up a more rounded view of them to help identify the correct approach. It’s not all about filling the next role but meeting with and pipelining the best talent so we’re front of mind when that person’s ready to make the move.

We want you to be autonomous in the role and work with your client group to help define the role everyone plays in the recruitment process, educate hiring managers on the importance of candidate experience and pull on their personal networks to help identify candidates.

We’re big advocates of utilising new platforms/ channels to promote our brands externally be it the more traditional ones like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or other social channels such as Snapchat, Pinterest or even Tinder (yes we’ve used it in the recruitment process for Fetch in the U.S https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAD6QNc34vg).

The Ideal Candidate

How you’ll behave:

So as Recruitment Manager we’ve told you some of the things you’ll do, but just as important to us is how you do things. You’ll be a natural team player, we’re a large team and if one brand is struggling we pull on each other to improve things – we’re not an agency so your motivations won’t be financial, it’s about building a good reputation for yourself, the recruitment team and in turn the wider HR team through doing what’s best for Dentsu and the creative brands.

Your role won’t begin and end at certain points, it’s for you to take ownership and grow it in the direction that interests you – we’re not micro managers and the onus is therefore on you to tell us what you need. 

Be curious, question things and think outside the box, reverse engineer things and come up with new ways to promote our brands or engage with candidates – we pay you to have an opinion and we’d like to hear it.

About the Company

About Dentsu


Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Dentsu Aegis Network consists of a number of market leading brands including; Carat, Dentsu Media, Isobar, iProspect, mcgarrybowen, 360i, The Story Lab, Posterscope, Vizeum, Amplifi, D2D and PSLive

So, how do you apply?

If you feel this role could be what you are looking for – please send a copy of your C.V to gaby.dutton-williams@dentsuaegis.com.

Dentsu Aegis Network

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