Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Employment: Full Time

Job Summary
The Talent Acquisition Specialist leads the recruitment activities in a timely manner, cost-effectively, and at high quality as per corporate policies and procedures. The job holder manages the talent acquisition life cycle for recruits including placement of postings, sourcing, screening, and interviewing the most qualified applicants, guidance on the selection of the best candidate, and offer negotiation. The job holder will also promote the company brand, drive labor marketing initiatives, and partner with preferred universities, as needed.

Key Responsibilities
• Source qualified candidates through a variety of channels including direct sourcing, job boards, referrals, networking, social media, etc. Deliver exceptional candidate slates by using well-proven, passive candidate recruiting methodologies
• Develop innovative attraction strategies including the identification of new sourcing channels. Share best practices, industry, and market intelligence data to support the Talent Acquisition (TA) team
• Develop and implement a Saudization Strategy for the organization in partnership with the business leaders to achieve the required Saudization target assigned to each business unit
• Establish and publish critical talent acquisition metrics that measure the quality, efficiency, and overall cost of recruitment
• Develop strong relationships with appropriate organizations for purposes of sourcing, networking, and leveraging alumni networks and other channels, as appropriate
• Attend career fairs and recruitment events that support the firm’s branding efforts, including speaking on panels, special interest groups, and opportunities to increase brand recognition in the recruitment marketplace
• Conduct interviews with candidates and guide the preparation of offer letters and standard employment contracts
• Develop induction programs and conduct orientation sessions on policies, procedures, job duties, working conditions, employee benefits, and career paths for recruits
• Support Human Resources teams with the development of staffing plans based on identified talent needs and gaps
• Develop, maintain, and manage a strong pipeline of talent (internal and external) for future firm needs
• Develop HR management reports and statistics, as needed
• Build capabilities within Talent Acquisition, develop leadership skills of direct reports, and ensure that training plans are in place to develop the Section’s staff


Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required to Execute this Role
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Human Resources or equivalent
• Professional Human Resources certification or Recruitment qualifications are an advantage (i.e CIPD, SHRM)
• 5+ years of experience in a recruiting function
• Experience in the Engineering and Construction Industries is an advantage
• Experienced in developing and implementing the Saudization Strategy
• Experienced in managing the end-to-end selection process of multiple diverse roles, bulk recruitment, and building talent pools through online networks
• User competency in SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, etc.. systems
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Strong attention to details
• Strong communication skills
• Strong customer service orientation
• Proficiency in spoken and written Arabic and English


Khatib & Alami, a multidisciplinary urban regional planning, architectural and engineering consulting company, offers clients an integrated approach toward the ever-increasing need for reliable project delivery systems. In-house expertise and the continuous recruitment of bright and innovative professionals enable us to meet the challenges of development with due consideration to environmental protection, social and economic characteristics of society. In close concert with clients, we have been able to consolidate factors that make the resultant project coincide with the client's vision within the time frame and budget set out for implementation.

K&A started its consulting services in Lebanon and extended the areas of its professional activities in accordance with the growth of its experience, and its human and financial resources. The company operates in various countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Gabon and USA. K&A employs around 4,000 professionals and technicians. Since 1984, K&A has continuously ranked among the top 100 International Design firms as published by Engineering News Record (ENR). K&A has also obtained the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS).

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