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Recruiter - Technology, Digital & Data

Location(s) London
Job ID 24489 Contract Full time Hours 40 hours Contract Type Regular Salary and Benefits Competitive

Recruiter – Technology

About us

Our people make us who we are. That’s why we have an outstanding HR function to make sure they’re well managed, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We employ around 70,000 people worldwide. Looking after them all is the challenge our HR team rises to every day.

About the role

As a Recruiter at M&S you will be responsible for sourcing the very brightest talent, utilizing direct sourcing techniques (LinkedIn searching, Boolean, cv sites and modern hiring techniques. You will be recruiting for our Technology/Dotcom/Digital & Data divisions, so experience recruiting across these verticals is a must

You can expect a fast-paced and stimulating environment, with colleagues who deliver a recruitment partnership that has a real, tangible impact – both on the business and the people that work here.

Accountabilities include:


  • Taking role briefs and implementing appropriate and cost-effective candidate sourcing methods
  • Delivering quality candidate shortlists to hiring managers through an efficient screening process
  • Develop talent pipelines, proactively using social media and networking to ensure a continuous flow of qualified, high quality candidates
  • Managing candidates effectively through the process and ensuring a great candidate experience, from application through to offer negotiation and onboarding.

Stakeholder Management

  • Relationship management to increase employer brand and improve candidate engagement
  • Support and training on recruitment practices for Hiring Managers, including the avoidance of bias in selection


  • Exploitation of all available systems to deliver a modern candidate experience; a simple & efficient hiring manager journey and cost savings through direct sourcing techniques

Data & Insight

  • As a professional partner, provide the business area with management information and key metrics on time, cost and quality of hiring
  • Bring up to date industry knowledge to the business area to support manpower planning and sourcing of the best talent

Talent Acquisition strategy

  • Bring customer insight and metrics into the Centre of Excellence to influence the overall Talent/Resourcing strategy development

Key Skills:

  • Previous experience of working within both agency and a fast-paced internal recruitment role
  • Technology/Digital recruitment background is a must and ideally within Ecommerce or a tech start up
  • Experience of working with external suppliers/Agency’s
  • Relationship Management – establishing, sustaining and leveraging strong, on-going customer relationships
  • Communication – effective internal and external communication, negotiation and supportive feedback skills
  • Ability to step up into Recruitment Manager’s role during their absence
  • Business savvy – understand the commercial imperative and being able to turn it into action
  • Resilient in approach and able to influence across business area to deliver the most effective solution
  • Experience and knowledge of e-recruitment practices and recruitment technology including Applicant Tracking Systems, CRM & Social channels
  • Knowledge of business and external recruitment policies and practices


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