Talent Acquisition Director - Berkshire

Talent Acquisition Director Jobs

The acquisition of employees with the right skill sets for a company’s needs should not be done on an ad-hoc basis. It’s a strategic task, and that requires a team overseen by a director at board level who can make informed plans and decisions based on corporate goals, forecasts and seasonal demands. This is the role of the talent acquisition director.

Talent acquisition directors may need to work across multiple businesses within a group, creating a talent pipeline that is key to satisfying the unique and diverse needs of each. That demands a very close working relationship with national, regional and site-level managers, as varied positions create a range of recruitment demands. Cultivating relationships with specialist recruiters, as well as internal managers is also an important part of the job as they will in many cases, be your eyes and ears on the ground and in the employment marketplace.

The skills required

A proven record of people management is a key asset for this job. The ideal candidate will be someone who has risen through the ranks of HR and talent acquisition and is looking for the next logical career step. Experience of managing businesses, branches, departments and budgets will also stand the applicant in good stead, as a deep appreciation of the way in which employees and managers interact within financial constraints is key to the role.

Because all sectors have differing demands when it comes to acquiring talent, it may be necessary for an applicant to have worked in the same sector as the role itself. Acquiring talent for hotels and hospitality is very different to acquiring it for the oil industry, for example. An ability to identify, predict and react to the differing needs of wide-ranging jurisdictions may also be required for multinational companies, where talent acquisition is not a local or national affair.

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Talent Acquisition Director Jobs in Berkshire

A ceremonial and historic county in England, Berkshire is often called the Royal County of Berkshire, due to it being the location of Windsor Castle. It shares a border with Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire and is counted among the Home Counties. It's also an excellent location for those seeking Talent Acquisition Director vacancies.

Berkshire is one of the oldest counties in England, with a history going back to at least the middle of the eighth century.

Eton College was established in the 15th century and is one of the most renowned public schools in England. It has educated 19 prime ministers, as well as notable scientists, authors and members of the royal family.

In 1810, the Kennet and Avon canal opened, making it possible to travel by boat from Reading to the Bristol Channel. The building of the railways also helped to further establish Berkshire as an important part of the British economy.

During the Industrial Revolution, the region was known for its large iron works, as well as brewing.

Today, Berkshire is home to a number of big businesses in sectors including confectionary, communications, technology, energy and pharmaceuticals.

Just some of the companies that can be found in the region include Amazon.co.uk, Honda, Panasonic, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Vodafone, Bayer, LG and Microsoft. There's also a Waitrose distribution centre and the headquarters of NTS Express Road Haulage.

What's more, Slough Trading Estate is one of the largest in Europe, boasting more than 400 companies including Mars, Fiat, Telefonica O2, Ferrari, Fullers Logistics and Black & Decker.

Cast UK - helping you search for new vacancies

If you're on the hunt for Talent Acquisition Director jobs in Berkshire, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can help.

Our team has extensive experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and we will provide you with professional advice to find the right role for your skills and long-term objectives.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Berkshire or source a new job in Berkshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.