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Title:  Talent Acquisition Partner


Hethel, GB

Department:  Resourcing
Date:  13-Jan-2022

Talent Acquisition Partner – Commercial focus

We now have an exciting requirement for a seasoned Talent Acquisition professional to lead a customer area within our busy recruitment team. Lotus are currently going through an exciting time of growth and are recruiting for a wide range of positions mainly UK based with increasing roles across Europe, America and China.  To find out more about the exciting journey we are on visit www.lotuscars.com

Main duties:
To develops, manage and deliver an effective and efficient annual recruitment plan for their allocated business area working closely with business leaders, hiring managers and applicants. 


  • Advises on best practice and business area trends and requirements to ensure attraction and retention of high quality talent.
  • Tracks delivery against agreed SLAs and time plans, highlighting areas of concern and process inefficiencies and developing cost effective solutions
  • Supports senior hiring up to and including Director level appointments
  • Manages talent acquisition specialist support as required to meet business needs.
  • Coaches and /or mentors other team members.
  • Ensures excellent customer service and candidate experience from identification of requirement through the entire recruitment process up to and including effective onboarding.    
  • Ensures effective use of internal and agency resources, media channels and systems, efficiently utilising the recruitment budget to balance cost and time to hire. 
  • Consistently demonstrates subject matter excellence in delivering a great talent acquisition service to their customers for both permanent and contingent hires
  • Plans and delivers appropriate recruitment events to generate and select the best candidates and provide a standardised approach for global roles
  • Plans and delivers all candidate attraction strategies focusing on direct sourcing.  This includes management of content for the recruitment landing pages and for online social media etc.
  • Builds future talent pipelines through extensive networking and maintains a high profile within their area of expertise community.  Ensures Lotus is seen as an attractive place to work and is the employer of choice in the business area.  
  • Negotiates commercial agreements and works with our 3rd party agency and other providers to ensure best hiring practices and that SLAs are adhered to
  • Scoping and delivering specific recruitment related projects.  Starting from root cause analysis through the project planning process to timely delivery, supporting continuous improvement of our recruitment service and candidate experience.   
    • Able to see blockers in a process and manage resolution of any problems promptly
    • Project Management of improvement initiatives in line with Group Lotus Talent Acquisition Strategy and priorities
  • Delivery of target headcount for our internal customers
  • End to end recruitment from job posting through to offer management and generating contracts
  • Direct sourcing candidates, recruitment advertising and where necessary liaising with agencies and proactively managing candidates.
  • Management of the companies ATS (Success Factors) and other recruitment portals
  • Determining best contingent resource model and assisting with the contractor extensions in line with IR35 
  • Preparing meaningful recruitment reports, metrics and dashboards to support the customer. 
  • Promoting and helping to manage best practice in all recruitment and selection processes

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of in-house full life cycle recruitment, both permanent and contingent.
  • Experience of managing and influencing challenging customer groups. 
  • Recognised as subject matter expert for the identified area
  • Experience of ATS systems, and proactive sourcing via LinkedIn and other direct sources and running recruitment events 
  • Proactively manages their social network to attract and support talent
  • Knowledge of all appropriate employment law including IR35, protected characteristics and UK GDPR
  • Good level of IT literacy including Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Attention to detail
  • Good written/verbal communication skills to all business levels
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent customer service focus 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience using SuccessFactors 
  • Project management experience / qualification
  • Significant experience in commercial / retail recruitment or operations recruitment
  • Supplier management and processing invoices
  • HR analytics, data and reporting skills using Power BI or other dashboards