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Assistant Manager - Global Recruitment

Human Resources
JR-2483 Requisition #


As a member of the global Recruitment team, the Assistant Manager-Sourcing will build an effective, efficient and successful candidate sourcing service for the firm. Working with HR teams around the network, the Assistant Manager-Sourcing is responsible for proactive sourcing against agreed role/vacancy profiles, including developing market intelligence. They will source candidates via social media, networking, LinkedIn, Revael, candidate portals and CV databases. They will be responsible for initial candidate qualification and screening, before providing a longlist or shortlist as directed.

They will work within tight and specified timeframes.

The Assistant Manager-Sourcing will be expected to work flexibility, allowing candidate contact across various time zones, and to make themselves available for briefings with colleagues in overseas offices.

The Assistant Manager-Sourcing will spend at least half of their time on desk based research and candidate sourcing and candidate approach. They will spend a quarter of their time presenting candidate shortlists and working with HR/Recruitment contacts around the network, and the remaining quarter of their time building pipelines for future recruitment and working on recruitment/HR related projects. 

The main clients for the Assistant Manager-Sourcing are HR/Recruitment teams across the network.

‎From time to time, the Assistant Manager-Sourcing will also act as the candidate contact during the selection process.


Key responsibilities will be split into the following:


Following a methodical process you will be:

  • Responsible for proactive sourcing against agreed role profiles when approached by local HR teams for requisitions that are live
  • Responsible for pipeline identification of profiles for requisitions that are not yet live or confirmed, but where there is a business need for future growth
  • Source matching candidate profiles via social media, Revael, networking, LinkedIn, application tracking system and CV databases and other sources
  • Maintain clear records of  reviewed, approached and qualified profiles within a secure environment, and longlisted, and shortlisted candidates within Taleo
  • Measure effectiveness and success of profiles submitted to local teams, following up on approaches, interviews and offers made
  •  Where required, conducting telephone interviews and review of skills and experience as part of the qualification process before submitting a candidate to the HR/Recruitment team
  • Closing the candidates on salary/ rata expectations and ensure all aspects of the qualification process has been covered, including notice period, interviews, holidays etc
  • Ensure that the candidate fully understands the selection process, the next steps and the timeframe for the recruitment
  • Contact and interview prospective candidates and retain audit trail of contact
  •  Be comfortable managing and reacting efficiently to fast paced recruitment
  • Where possible, retain contact with candidates placed via direct recruitment
  • Maintaining and refining networks through ongoing candidate relationship management
  •  Ensuring that all candidate contact promotes the Clifford Chance as an Employer of choice
  •  Building direct talent pools for key volume roles or high volume recruiting teams,  utilising knowledge from the HR/Recruitment contacts, using CRM tools as appropriate
  • Providing regular weekly updates to the Global Recruitment team, and to certain HR/Recruitment contacts throughout the network on the strength of direct talent pools and sourcing progress against specific roles
  • Provide regular reporting on direct recruitment activity
  • Working with the Global Head of Recruitment to develop innovative sourcing techniques


  • Responsible for maintaining the prospective candidate database and the applicant tracking system
  • Responsible for submitting as agreed, either longlist candidates (partially qualified) or shortlist candidates (fully qualified) to the Recruitment/HR contact managing the vacancy
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Recruitment team, to manage high volume of activity, in a timely fashion, using processes effectively
  • Understand your key deliverables and metrics, to ensure that details of the process and outputs can be measured and reported on as necessary
  • Respond to a range of queries and carry out more complex procedures
  • Continually monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the team's processes and suggest/implement improvements
  • Every week check for new requisitions and proactively contact the relevant local office to offer to assist with sourcing
  • Weekly check of jobs rotation on sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed to ensure a fair distribution of job postings
  • Regular check of job postings on social sourcing


  • Develop and manage strong relations with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide HR contacts with professional direction and guidance enabling them to manage recruitment and process of direct sourced candidates
  • Share information, advice and expert knowledge with other team members
  • Engage with potential, passive and active candidates on a daily basis
  • Telephone / video interview candidates and prospective candidates for live roles and for pipeline generation
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the firm's employer brand and key stakeholders


Work on a number of global recruitment and sourcing projects, relating but not limited to the sourcing of candidates.


You will:

  • Be an expert user direct sourcing methods, such as organic searching, social media, Linkedin and other direct sourcing online sources
  • Be tenacious and determined to find the right candidate
  • Be motivated and methodical in your approach to research
  • Be an accurate worker with high attention to detail and have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Have excellent interviewing and candidate qualification skills
  • Be highly client focused with strong influencing, communication and team working skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  •  Prioritising effectively is an essential skill
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines is an essential skill
  • Have very strong time management skills
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Be organised and methodical
  • Be able to provide an effective, professional and timely response to the client and candidate
  • Be highly responsive with excellent ability to absorb information quickly
  • Be confident with the ability to work well in a demanding environment


  • You will have had considerable experience of sourcing candidates directly through social media and relevant job boards
  • Experience of working in fast paced environment and to targets and deadlines essential
  • You will have had experience of interviewing candidates and managing candidate through the selection process
  • You will have had experience in using your judgement to provide solutions to complex problems


  • You will have significant knowledge of Recruitment sourcing and the varying methods available
  • You will ideally have a good understanding of a professional services environment


  • You will be results driven, and self -motivated
  • You will be happy to work alone
  • You will be tenacious and organisational determined to find the right candidate
  • Overall 5+ years of experience with at least 3 years of experience in global sourcing and recruitment
  • Experience of recruitment research within a recruitment agency or search firm would be desirable

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