IDB3146 - Talent Acquisition Specialist

Business Unit: Administration Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Not Applicable
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 04-Oct-2023

Job Purpose:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for executing the overall IsDB recruitment activities as per the approved recruitment plans, in line with the established procedures, in order to satisfy IsDB talent needs. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will closely partner with the different business units via the concerned HR business partner to recruit candidates and build a talent pipeline.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is mandated to;

(i) Execute the entire cycle of the Recruitment Process (Requisition-to-Joining) by proactively searching and sourcing most suitable candidates, Issuing job offers, and carrying out the entire

(ii) Pre-Joining On-Boarding and Post-Joining On-Boarding activities, with an aim to hire the best fit talents to meet the business requirements of IsDB.

Key Accountabilities & Activities:

Talent Acquisition Operations :

  •  Effectively implement the Talent Acquisition strategy and associated programs (including the development and execution of candidates sourcing channels, employer branding activities and communication) in line with IsDB's and the HR's short, medium, and long-term objectives to attract, motivate and retain the best talent.
  • Participate in the management of recruitment and outreach channels (website, search and recruitment firms, social networks, etc.) and the sourcing of candidates, and execute recruitment plans to ensure attraction of the best talent that can enable IsDB achieve its strategic objectives.
  •  Participate in the selection and deployment of modern personnel selection and recruitment tools (e.g. psychometric tests, behavioral fitness, business cases, technical and competencies-based interviews etc.)
  • Support the business units in the pre-selection processes like screening of CV's and arranging interview calls
  •  Consolidate interview results from the different interview rounds and present the final selection outcomes.
  •  Prepare offers, discuss and negotiate with the selected candidates, follow up with the candidates for necessary confirmation of the offer made as well as to agree on the joining date.
  •  Carrying out the 4 types of the On-Boarding processes of the new joiners (International Joiners to HQ, International Joiners to Regional Hubs, National Joiners to HQ and Internal Joiners) and ensure smooth execution of the different Pre-Joining On-Boarding and Post-Joining On-Boarding activities including Onboarding guidelines and general requirements, reference checks, government relations requirements, work visa issuance and endorsement process, medical checkups and employment fitness, travel and logistics, and provide needed guidance for the candidates in every onboarding step.
  •  Manage the internal communications and relationships between internal business units involved in the new hires' joining process (government
    relations, Medical unit, Admin services, IMDT and travel unit) for all pre and post joining requirements.
  •  Prepare periodical reports highlighting the latest status of recruitment progress and future plans and share with the relevant HRBP.
  •  Identify and recommend external service providers, like recruitment firms, assessment consultants and background checkers etc.
  •  Work with the IMDT to identify and recommend Talent Acquisition software / portals to improve efficiency and transparency in the sourcing and recruitment process.

Policies and Procedures :

  •  Participate in drafting policies and procedures as per management instructions under the supervision of the Lead Talent Acquisition.
  •  Continuously conduct improvement by identifying more efficient/creative ways and means to achieve the sourcing strategies and objectives in line with the best practices.
  • Participate in the development and review of the recruitment SLAs

Knowledge Sharing :

  • Keep abreast with the best practices in the areas of Talent Acquisition and recommend improvements / adoption in IsDB.
  •  Educate relevant staff in the business units and within HRMD on the matters pertaining to Talent Acquisition, trends and IsDB policies.

Reporting and Communication:

  •   Provide timely and accurate reports pertaining to Talent Acquisition status and recruitment SLAs (regularly/ad-hoc) to provide the Lead Talent Acquisition and the concerned business units of the latest updates regarding the active recruitment portfolio.
  •  Supports the internal and external communications (including IsDB Group various entities) to ensure effective coordination and cooperation related to the Talent Acquisition area.

Education, Experience & Certification:

Academic and professional qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Talent Management, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Occupational Psychology, Industrial Psychology or in similar field.

• 5+ years of experience in Talent Management, Career Management, Competency Management and Assessments and Talent Management Systems.

Skills & Necessary Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the Local, Regional and Global recruitment trends.
  •  Knowledge of Job Analysis, Job Designing and Job Descriptions development.
  •  Able to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  •  Advanced presentation skills.
  •  Advanced Interviewing Skills.
  •  Advanced data-analysis.
  •  Advanced MS Office skills.
  •  Hands-on experience in HR Module and Recruitment Software.


  • English    Required
  • Arabic     Preferred
  • French    Preferred