This is an external staff position. Your employer will be a third-party supplier, in service for MicrosoftMicrosoft’s Global Talent Acquisition team exists to attract, engage, assess & hire the best talent globally.
Our EMEA team is recruiting for a senior Sourcer who will focus on external search activities across Europe. We have built a centralised (although geographically disparate) team of exceptionally talented recruiters who have pure passion for talent sourcing.
These stars are experts at finding the hardest to find passive talent and incredibly skilled at selling Microsoft career opportunities.
Simply put, we’ve created a team who are 100% focussed on external hiring. We are currently hiring an experienced Sourcer who has a passion for technology & sales hiring across Europe.
ResponsibilitiesWhat this role involves : As a member of our team, you will own engaging passive candidates for our core and pivotal roles.
This role is more than simple recruiting, you should be able to talk about the Microsoft strategy and articulate career opportunities that engage passive talent.
You must thrive in the hunt and be focused on networking closely within the industry to identify the right talent and companies to target.
You’ll cover the basics of recruiting, but more importantly, leverage your business knowledge to develop meaningful recruiting strategies which promote direct methods to source, evaluate, and pipeline exceptional candidates for Microsoft.
This is how you will spend most of your time : Be the driver of external hiring activity, subject expert for sourcing strategies within your target skillsetsDirectly partner with business leaders and internal recruiters in defining and maintaining core and pivotal pipelinesCraft custom outreach and meaningful candidate engagement with mostly passive talentWork with teams to engage the business early in the recruiting cycle, always promote diverse hires and candidates directly from our key competitorsYou will own candidate relationships all the way to the point of an in-
person interview, and will be tightly integrated into the feedback process during the interview processEffectively screen and assess talent ensuring we bring forward the best candidates including cultural & competency fit.
Research and gather market intelligence. Map our competitors, deliver data driven insight and help our hiring managers understand the external market and shape requirementsQualificationsThis is what we’re looking for in you : Knowledge and experience hiring across Europe.
People who are passionate about sourcing activity and can demonstrate innovation in sourcing, exceptional practice & people who are curious and creative in their approach.
Advanced research / sourcing skills. Including use of Boolean, social media and alternative search techniques.High level of influence, can change the mind of passive candidates, can impact hiring manager’s decisions.
Confidence and credibility that goes with that.Ability to have meaningful conversations with passive talent and persuasive enough to spark interestNaturally driven to deliver results with little supervision, and effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects and candidatesAbility to drive clarity in ambiguity, define requirements, advise / consult and push back when required.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to network within the industry to identify top performers.Result Oriented, focused on outcomes & KPI achievement, not only inputs.
Broad recruiting background, English language required. Other European languages a bonus.Why us?Microsoft enables you to do more and achieve more thorough technology.
Our talented Sourcers enable Microsoft to do more and achieve more through hunting & hiring the best. Successful Recruiters / Sourcers in this role come from a variety of backgrounds including pure researchers from search and selection, industry recruiters and classic talent sourcing / resourcing backgrounds.
This role is focussed on the external market and the pursuit of the best talent, if this sounds like you and you are up for an incredible challenge, please apply today.
We’re a team in growth, we’re on a mission and we’re having fun along the wayIn Microsoft the best Recruiters become Talent Sourcers.
This is a senior role for those who simply love the Recruiting part of being a Recruiter . We’re a dedicated team who has fun.
Equally happy buried deep doing research, pitching a market map to a GM or presenting a shortlist of candidates to hiring managers.
This role is unique outside the exec search world we carry low req loads and prioritise only the highest impact roles.If Sourcing is your thing and you are up for a challenge, please let us know!Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
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