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Kent Recruitment

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Vienna, Austria
Human resources
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About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Kent is hiring a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist to support European projects, initially in Germany and Austria. They will be required to contribute to the Talent Acquisition strategy for employees and contingent workforce to provide technical and professional resources to our customers in a highly responsive way. The role reports to the Recruitment Manager and is a hands-on position and will be responsible for sourcing, scheduling, interviewing and the employment processes to deliver the right resources at the required time.

The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist will work closely with the Recruitment Manager on any process changes and make sure that we provide a seamless service to the Director of Operations and candidates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with strategic hiring, understanding the European market and core business requirements from workforce planning to improving recruitment performance measures.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations to deliver their current and future recruitment needs.
  • Applying best practice assessment, interview and selection methods including, but not limited to, accountability for legal compliance, minimising risks and striving for achievement of diversity aspirations.
  • Understand KPIs and contribute to the recruitment team’s performance metrics such as time to fill, source of hire and other recruitment related KPIs.
  • Produce weekly and ad hoc reports.
  • Identify and create attraction strategies for current requirements, expand the pool of potential candidates and prepare candidate pipelines for future requirements.
  • Utilise and manage third parties (manpower agencies) as appropriate. Leverages what is already in place and introduces enhancements as appropriate.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with recruitment agencies, the energy sector community, organisations, HR and other team members to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility.
  • Ensure that recruitment best practices are compliant with relevant legislation and following the Kent process and procedures.
  • Actively look for opportunities that will maximise diversity of new hires joining the division.
  • Manage delivery of service line with business priority and budgets.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities with cost-effective solutions that deliver effective recruitment services and value for money to Kent.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Studies.
  • Proven recruitment experience in the Energy and Construction industry is essential.
  • Strong candidate network within Europe, particularly in Germany and Austria.
  • Proficient in LinkedIn sourcing.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, ATS Systems and developing reports.
  • Fluent in German and English.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in managing recruitment campaigns.
  • Strong at building relationships both within the organisation and externally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hands on experience with sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, evaluating, and hiring staff and contingent workers.
  • Experienced in developing recruitment reports.
  • A focus and dedicated approach to providing effective customer service.
  • Ability to always maintain confidentiality with a strong understanding and adherence to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies.
  • The demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume Environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

We’re a disability-friendly employer and can make adjustments to support you to perform at your best during the recruitment process. Please contact us confidentially at [email protected] to find out how we can support you.

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