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Talent Acquisition Manager - Gdańsk

Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk


Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands, including Arla Apetina®, Castello®, Lurpak® and many, many more.


As a Talent Acquisition Manager, you become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. Here, you won’t find factory machines or farmers. Instead, you will join almost 500 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla with IT, HR, Financial and Procurement operations. Joining us, you will take part in our mission to make a real difference for colleagues near and far.


With over 10 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a lot of knowledge and the opportunity to partake in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture. We are all on first name terms with each other, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.


About the job


As a TA Manager you will head up the group of TA Specialists and will be responsible for providing highly effective and efficient recruitment service through a robust resourcing process introducing quality candidates into the business, providing an amazing candidate experience as well as providing high standard of service to hiring managers. Reporting directly to Head of HR Operations, you will define the resourcing strategy and develop the external brand position. The strategy element is critical to the continued success of the business.  


Your tasks would include:


  • Leading and developing the whole Talent Acquisition team, ensuring the optimal composition and motivation of the team, setting priorities for the team, managing day- to- day objectives and project.
  • Overseeing and being responsible for full-cycle recruitment process (source, screen and select candidates) for a wide range of positions in Poland and other core countries
  • Providing best in class service to hiring managers, reviewing feedback from candidates and hiring managers, creating improvement plans to the recruitment strategy
  • Providing post recruitment analysis, recommendations for improved talent attraction methods and presenting stats/ facts.
  • Developing and implementing recruiting plans and activities to support recruiting needs in the SSC.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with hiring managers, HRBPs to fully understand and fulfil their recruitment requirements, ensuring that they are updated throughout the entire process.
  • Developing and implementing the local recruitment strategy and align it with global recruitment and broader SSC strategies.
  • Providing insights on new ways to attract candidates and ensure we provide candidate satisfaction.
  • Ensuring that all candidates receive a positive candidate experience throughout the hiring process, ensuring candidates are well informed  and looked after at each stage of the recruitment process.
  • Participating in relevant onboarding activities in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders
  • Developing innovative and cost effective attraction and sourcing solutions. 
  • Designing, managing and optimising social media recruitment campaigns.
  • Developing and implementing the local employer branding strategy and ensuring it fits within the global standards as well as broader SSC strategies.
  • Maximising Arla brand awareness and attraction and creating a robust recruitment strategy for the whole business.
  • Working with key internal stakeholders to ensure our employer brand is relevant and promoted both internally and externally at every opportunity in recruitment (careers fairs and other identified recruitment fairs).
  • Managing budget for own area of responsibility.
  • Managing the Preferred Supplier List, building positive relationship with agencies and media suppliers.


What we are looking for:


  • At least 5 years’ of recruiting experience, ideally delivering end- to end recruitment cycle including the attraction, search and selection process within SSC or consulting business.
  • Preferably 2 years’ of leadership experience
  • Experience of specialist resourcing including attraction design, delivery  and employer brand positioning
  • Proven record of taking initiative to continually improve and develop innovative recruitment solutions
  • Excellent verbal/ written communication skills with a good telephone manner
  • Fluency in English – written and verbal
  • Strong listening and questioning skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills and high commitment
  • Multitasking
  • Excellent attention to details and accuracy
  • Customer service skills
  • Professional personal presentation
  • Ability to work on own initiative and take responsibility where necessary and to work as part of the team


What do we offer? 


  • International operating environment   
  • Scandinavian working style & no dress code  
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working time
  • Relocation package
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position  
  • Support for your healthy lifestyle (fruit day, facility for sportsmen, sport challenges and activities, Arla active teams / sport groups)  
  • Fully paid 30 min. break   
  • Modern office space with beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks)  
  • Spacious canteen, delicious coffee and tea available on every floor in special designed spots  
  • Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing 


Application and contact 


If you are interested in this role, please apply via below link as soon as possible and no later than 6 October 2021. We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.


Read more about Arla Global Shared Services 


Global Shared Services consists of multiple functions that are all placed in the Neptun building in Gdansk – with colourful offices and a beautiful sea view.  


As of now, we have an IT Operations and an IT Solutions division dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development  and  implementation projects. Our procurement and finance functions support a wide array of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales globally.  We also have a dedicated HR operations division to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best of talent around the world.  


Together, we are all dedicated to one collective mission: ensuring an optimal global supply of fresh Arla products – every single day.  


We have a purpose for Good


At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?





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