Talent Acquisition Partner – NBA Africa & BAL


REQ ID:  8281


Johannesburg, Johannesburg, ZA, 2196

Position Summary:

We’re hiring a Recruiter to join our NBA Africa and BAL HR team! This role will be critical in the delivery of end-to-end recruitment, strengthening the overall talent pipeline of best-in-class, exciting and diverse talent at the NBA. The Recruiter will report to the HR Business Partner – NBA Africa & BAL and contribute to the building and execution of the recruiting strategy, while also working on recruiting-related projects. The successful candidate will focus on the areas of candidate talent sourcing and engagement. You will play a meaningful role in providing full resourcing services, leading and driving talent resourcing initiatives, and positioning the Company Employer Brand. Collaborate with respective business stakeholders to understand their talent needs and align resourcing strategies to meet recruitment plans. Adopt the best recruitment approaches to drive a seamless candidate experience. ensuring that we meet the needs of a rapidly scaling business in NBA Africa and the Basketball Africa League. Responsibilities include building talent attraction strategies, defining interview processes, and handling offer negotiations. You must be able to successfully lead talent searches and have experience setting benchmarks and metrics and understand how to prioritize in a fast-paced environment, with tight deadlines. The successful individual thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment, and can successfully communicate with internal and external partners. You will draw on extensive knowledge of recruiting and forge dynamic relationships with hiring managers and the broader HR team. It would help if you had strong skills and techniques in candidate generation, negotiation, organization, creative sourcing, and verbal, and written communication skills. The successful candidate will also have the ability to prioritize their time, navigate competing priorities and operate with a sense of urgency. This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to demonstrate their recruiting experience in a unique, high-performance organization with a high standard of excellence. Our team culture is goal-oriented, fast-paced, and fun! We are motivated by identifying and hiring the best talent to help grow the NBA enterprise|Major Responsibility:

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead full life-cycle recruiting for NBA Africa and the Basketball Africa League (BAL), and other assigned business groups
  • Build and cultivate strong relationships with Senior Leadership Teams, Client Groups and Hiring Managers by thoroughly understanding strategic objectives and providing solutions to talent needs/gaps
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and champion streamlined practices, workflows, and metrics
  • Collaborate with recruiting peers and the extended HR/People team to contribute to the overall recruiting strategy of the organization
  • Lead and implement standardized recruitment processes, including the identification of best- practices to be used across the NBA enterprise
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to reinforce and improve the recruitment process; provide ongoing coaching and development
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with internal and external partners to ensure achievement of recruiting objectives
  • Build a sustainable talent pipeline for the Basketball Africa League (BAL) and NBA Africa with strategic recruiting initiatives and other ad-hoc talent projects

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge of the recruiting function, talent market, best practices, and talent attraction strategies & tactics with the ability to proactively network and establish effective working relationships
  • Passionate and interested in seeking new sourcing options and developing creative approaches to delivering candidates to the customer C
  • Client-centric mentality with the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and exercise sound judgment
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational and negotiation skills, with a keen focus on delivering business results
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, heavily matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as a team member
  • Results-oriented, dedicated, and driven to achieve results
  • Solid knowledge of HR systems and applicant tracking systems (SAP, PeopleSoft, Workday, Taleo, Greenhouse, Peoplefluent, ICIMS, etc.)
  • Self-sufficient and able to work with little direct supervision
  • Strong business curiosity High level of proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Basketball or sports knowledge, a plus but not required Ability to travel to other NBA offices (Dakar, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, London,  NYC), as needed

Experience Needed

  • A minimum of 10 years of full life-cycle recruiting experience and a track record of hiring extraordinarily talented people
  • Minimum 5 years of In-house/corporate recruitment experience is a must
  • Comfortable rolling up your sleeves to get things done in tandem with participating in deeply complex strategy discussions
  • Demonstrated success implementing innovative ways to attract and retain candidates
  • Experiencing leading and prioritizing multiple searches, projects, and client relationships
  • Expertise in building and executing a recruiting strategy, including candidate, diversity sourcing, and interview processes
  • Experience working with recruiting and people-related tools and, including applicant-tracking resume databases, internet sourcing tools and CRM candidate management tools
  • Comfortable on writing documents and utilizing and interpreting data
  • Education:Educational Background Required Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, or related field

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