Executive Recruiter

Posted date:  Jul 21, 2022

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

About this opportunity!


We are currently hiring for an Executive Recruiter who will actively lead our senior-level hiring across Middle East & Africa (MMEA). You will translate business plans into our hiring strategy. You will work with our senior leadership team on open requirements, whilst crafting and delivering the talent strategy fostering into the MMEA Talent Acquisition strategy and agenda. This role supports multiple countries and business units across the MMEA market area and is part of a team working across 70 countries in the Middle East and Africa.


Are you an expert in-house senior recruiter and want to work in a multidimensional work environment with outstanding colleagues, using the latest technology, and help us craft our future? Then apply today!


What you will do


  • Execution of recruitment process as per work instruction, independently conduct consultative intake meetings or calibrations with the executive leaders; act as a point of contact and subject matter authority for the business function supported
  • Manage the full life cycle recruiting process for both internal as well as external recruitment, focusing on senior hires
  • Use external market data to craft the sourcing strategy and optimize for time to fill
  • Conduct recruiting strategy kickoff meetings with a high degree of influence and partner with internal cross-functional teams to enable effective decision making through the hiring process
  • Own conducting pre-brief and debrief meetings with stakeholders and play a key role in decision making by demonstrating abilities to make appropriate tradeoffs
  • Proactively source for senior leaders internal and external
  • Partner with the business to drive various initiatives/events in alignment with the talent priorities
  • Lead by example and provide recruitment support to business leaders.
  • Drive technology, process, and collaboration efforts to improve the recruitment process
  • Compensation design and value proposition with talent by adhering to the salary setting guidelines as well as offer/contract drafting and coordination


You will bring!


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or comparable
  • Experience: 10+ years of inhouse recruitment in multinational environments
  • Experience working for an international search firm is a plus
  • Expertise in sourcing active/passive niche talent through traditional and non-traditional methods using platforms like LinkedIn, active headhunting, and more
  • Expertise in hiring great people with technical (preferably ICT & Telecom technologies)/sales & leadership skills
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Experience in hiring local and international talent
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, high attention to detail
  • High focus on stakeholder management
  • Experience in data analytics a plus


The role is a multi-geography hire and open to be hired within Ericsson Benin, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa or Turkey.


Ericsson South Africa recruits in line with its Employment Equity plan and will therefore give preference to suitably qualified candidates who are members of designated groups.


Why join Ericsson?


At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.


What happens once you apply?


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Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.

Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more.

Primary country and city:  South Africa (ZA)   ||  South Africa : Gauteng : Johannesburg || Benin : Porto Novo : Cotonou || Egypt : Cairo : Cairo || Egypt : Cairo : Smart Village || Kenya : Nairobi : Nairobi || Lebanon : Beirut : Beirut || Morocco : Center : Casablanca || Morocco : North-West : Rabat || Nigeria : Abuja : Abuja || Nigeria : Lagos : Lagos || Senegal : Dakar : Dakar || Turkey : Ankara : Ankara || Turkey : Istanbul : Istanbul || Turkey : Izmir : Izmir  
Req ID: 685586  

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