Senior Talent Acquisition Associate

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Overview

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration - through conceptualization - to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we've led with vision, contributing to many of the world's most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is recognized by ENR as one of the Top 225 International Design Firms and one of the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms. We are also ranked by World Architecture as the 57th largest global architecture firm and the #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2023 WA100 Survey.

Our newest opportunity is for a dynamic Senior Talent Acquisition Assistant to join our award-winning team based in Riyadh, KSA. This position is responsible for leading KEO's talent acquisition operations and programs throughout the Gulf Region and Europe. This role acts as a pivotal support across all business lines in their pursuit of excellence through attracting and acquiring exceptional and diverse talent to meet strategic objectives.

Responsibilities

We envisage success in this role to include;

- Creating an inspiring vision and framework that aligns with our business objectives and key metrics, including employer branding, sourcing, diversity hiring, and candidate experience.
- Fostering a collaborative and development-focused environment for our team of specialized talent acquisition professionals to meet individual and collective goals.
- Developing and refining performance metrics to provide insight for continuous program and process improvement.
- Building strong partnerships with senior management and the KEO HR Division to deliver exceptional customer service and talent acquisition programs.
- Embracing diverse sourcing approaches to support our direct hire model and leveraging technology for recruitment and staffing initiatives.
- Serving as an ambassador for the KEO Employer Brand and overseeing talent acquisition marketing and advertising.
- Managing the talent acquisition budget and acting as the primary contact for 3rd party vendors.
- Leading specialized talent acquisition campaigns utilizing various hiring approaches.
- Familiarity with relevant psychometric assessment tools and techniques to identify exceptional talent.

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date may include;

- Bachelor's degree partnered with a minimum of 10 years of related experience with the most recent 2-3 years in a leadership role.
- Previous experience with volume hiring of professional staff including minimum 400-500 hires per annum, 1000 proposal roles per annum etc.
- Familiarity with enterprise level Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resources software.
- Demonstrable track record in direct sourcing models, ie. minimum 98%+ direct hires per annum.
- Knowledge of GCC employment law and legislative requirements.
- Proven experience managing and prioritizing multiple campaigns, projects and client relationships.
- Experience managing or active involvement in diversity and inclusion initiatives as they relate to talent acquisition.
- Master level qualification in Human Resource Management, Psychology, Business or equivalent preferred.
- CIPD, SHRM, REC or equivalent highly regarded.

KEO's performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its' contribution to client success wherever we work.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.

We invite you to join us.

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