Job Openings Talent Acquisition Lead / Manager - Riyadh

About the job Talent Acquisition Lead / Manager - Riyadh

Position Overview:

As the Talent Acquisition Lead for KSA, you will be responsible for overseeing the Talent Acquisition team, working closely with the Regional TA Lead to drive talent acquisition strategy in the Saudi Arabian market. Your role involves interfacing with KSA stakeholders to provide robust recruitment services, ensuring the acquisition of top-tier talent to meet business objectives.

General Description of Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor the Talent Acquisition team in KSA, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Work closely with the Regional TA Lead to align talent acquisition strategies with organisational goals.
  • Interface with KSA stakeholders, understanding their recruitment needs and providing strategic support.
  • Oversee end-to-end recruitment processes, ensuring the acquisition of high-quality candidates.
  • Market Insights: Stay abreast of market trends and industry benchmarks to inform talent acquisition strategies.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to enhance employer branding in the KSA market.
  • Help to develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of talent acquisition efforts.
  • Ensure all recruitment activities adhere to local labour laws and compliance requirements.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement solutions to enhance recruitment efficiency.
  • Sourcing technical and specialized skill sets through innovative tools, continually proposing new solutions to attract top talents.
  • Evaluating candidate competencies against strict requirements and providing feedback to stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the use of the applicant tracking system, ensuring accurate and timely data entry.
  • Developing and maintaining talent pools for assigned positions/projects.
  • Collaborating with mobilisation/visa and HR teams to ensure successful candidate onboarding.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required/assigned.


  • Market Knowledge: Understand PMCM industry dynamics, competitor pay rates, and recruitment trends.
  • Teamwork: Collaborate across departments to identify the right hires.
  • Creativity: Develop innovative sourcing, outreach, and interviewing strategies.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyze open positions, gather information, and make logical hiring decisions.
  • Multitasking: Manage multiple tasks simultaneously and handle diverse assignments.
  • Social Media Recruiting: Efficiently use social media to enhance recruitment branding.
  • Inquisitiveness: Ask questions at all business levels, internally and externally.
  • Strong Communication: Demonstrate influential communication with decision-makers at all levels.
  • Confidence: Challenge deviations from the recruitment process as needed.
  • Relationship-Building: Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 12 years of Recruitment experience, preferably in the PMCM industry.
  • Proven experience in talent acquisition, with a focus on leading recruitment teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of the KSA labour market and recruitment trends.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, and personal accountability.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement abilities.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to align talent acquisition with business objectives.
  • Familiarity with HR technology, applicant tracking systems (ATS), and recruitment tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive employer branding initiatives.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead recruitment efforts in a challenging and dynamic environment. If you meet the qualifications and are ready for this rewarding challenge, we invite you to apply.