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Senior Specialist Recruiter

Irwin & Dow

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP447-1319

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Forming part of the senior Middle East Recruitment team and based in the Riyadh offices, this position requires those with an extensive recruitment background and a highly engaging and proactive approach to sourcing senior candidates from Consultant up to Associate Partner level. Directly targeting both passive and active individuals on a global scale in line with the overall strategic recruitment objectives and diversity targets (such as GCC nationals as per government mandates), this global top tier management consultancy is seeking the highest caliber of recruitment specialist with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, able to work in a fast paced and highly pressured environment to produce strong results and promote the employer brand across the entire region.

You will act as a management consultancy industry specialist and provide direct and headhunting techniques via LinkedIn and digital avenues to map and attract high caliber candidates into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider region. Constantly tracking data and the status of candidates you will analyse this information to encourage best practices and improvements for the future, sharing this with the team to develop strong working relationships and encourage a collaborative approach. As you will be screening applicants and utilizing psychometric testing to provide personality traits and insights, you will constantly review these processes and keep up with recruitment and industry trends in this area. Working collaboratively with European, African and Global teams in addition to the Middle East region to ensure consistency and brand conformity with regards to careers and candidate industry event execution, this is a highly collaborative recruitment position across all levels of seniority. Additionally, you will manage all Preferred Supplier Lists (PSL) with the relevant recruitment agencies to ensure consistency and a strong brand position in the employment market.

Working alongside those at Partner level to discuss suitable candidates and developing a team of Junior Recruitment Executives you should possess a high level of emotional intelligence and a great deal of relevant industry knowledge to foster an environment of continuous improvement and development of relationships with subordinates, peers, senior individuals and of course candidates on a constant basis. Building a quality pipeline of talent and seeing these individuals through to official offer, you will be a highly visible and interactive individual with all concerned to promote the company’s brand to the highest position possible.


Excellent communication and a high level of tenacity is required in this senior role and it is expected that you will have a minimum of 4- 5 years of recruitment experience in order to be selected for this position. Degree educated and a consistent recruitment career history where you are engaging with internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis is essential in this role to achieve a high level of success. Those who are already based in Riyadh are exceptionally advantageous, but those residing in the UAE who have ease of travel into Saudi Arabia, or indeed wish to relocate permanently will also be considered.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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Recruitment Specialist salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 10,500

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