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Global Sourcing Specialist

Global Sourcing Specialist, Talent Acquisition
12 month FTC


Our Talent teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Talent specialists in the industry, you’ll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our colleagues as part of a forward-thinking team.

The Sourcing Specialist at Primark is a crucial part of the teams responsible for talent acquisition, business partnering, and creative sourcing strategies. They proactively engage with key talent, build pipelines for the future, and maintain relationships with silver medallists, senior hires, and internal talent. By reducing reliance on recruitment agencies and enhancing direct sourcing efforts, this role strengthens Primark’s presence in competitive markets and optimizes recruitment processes across Global Central Functions.

What You’ll Get
The world is changing and it’s important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it’s essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That’s why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks – Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

What You’ll Do:
In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across a range of skillsets. Here’s a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Talent Acquisition: Ensure efficient and effective recruitment processes, ensuring a top-notch experience for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Direct Sourcing Model: Collaborate with TA Specialists and hiring managers to deliver strategic sourcing for each role, providing proactive search, discovery, and engagement of new key talent for Primark.
  • Strategic Candidate Evaluation: Assess candidates beyond qualifications, aligning with Primark’s values and culture to enhance quality of hire and reduce attrition.
  • Skill Gap Identification: Collaborate with TA Specialists and hiring managers to identify current skill gaps and proactively pipeline future skills.
  • Employer Brand Enhancement: Collaborate with the Employer Brand team to enhance recruitment marketing campaigns.
  • Data-Driven Approach: Utilize industry best practices, applicant tracking systems, and data analysis to support our direct sourcing model and improve hiring outcomes.

What You’ll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued – so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Recruitment Process Management: Demonstrated experience in delivering core recruitment elements, including sourcing, advertising, assessing, and conducting competency-based interviews.
  • Proactive Sourcing: Proven ability to proactively source candidates within an in-house recruitment team.
  • KPI-Focused Approach: Ability to work to key performance indicators (KPIs) for efficient and effective hiring across all levels.
  • Stakeholder Management: Enhanced relationship-building skills with a proven history of handling multiple senior stakeholder groups.
  • Market Mapping and Engagement: Experience creating market and talent heat maps and engaging senior-level candidates.
  • Digital and Social Media Sourcing: Proficiency in utilizing digital and social media channels beyond traditional job boards to build candidate pipelines.

Ready? Good - because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, enthusiastic, and creative professionals where you’ll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you’re excited about this role but don’t meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we’ll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns, please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

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