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HR, Training, Recruitment

104983 - Head of Contracting Recruitment - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 22/10/2019
Job Reference: 104983
Contact Name: Michelle
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Job Description

Head of Contracting Recruitment - Galway - 104983
Head of Contracting Recruitment for HERO (Galway, Dublin or Cork)

Our Company
HERO Recruitment is a multi-award winning agency with our most recent accolades include winning "Agency of the Year 2017" & “Best in Technical Engineering, Science and Pharmaceuticals” for the last three years with the NRF.
Our business is about 'finding the best in people' by delivering exceptional talent to our valued clients.
We are a progressive agency with a down-to-earth approach and we’re all about finding the very best of talent to head up our very important role of Head of Contracting.

So what’s the job of Contracting Recruitment Manager about?
  • Our Contracting Manager is positioned for a high achiever within our industry who is eager and ready to take the helm as our Head of Division for HERO’s Contracting business.
  • This position can be based in our Galway, Cork or Dublin office.
  • Essential to this role will be a deep knowledge and understanding of the Irish contracting recruitment market. We would also value any experience supplying talent into Europe.
  • Our Head of Contracting will build out their team, employ the most leading edge tools and technologies to deliver a high quality service to our clients and contractors.
  • In this role you’ll have ownership of the full delivery from operations, P&L, sales and marketing, data and market analysis along with the all-important engagement of our HERO team and customers.
  • The person aligned with our culture will be a natural communicator who develops authentic and meaningful relationships will all people who touch upon our business. They will instinctively create trusting partnerships. They will be someone who can continue to rely on.
  • Our Head of Contracting will love taking the reins and enjoy the outcomes of seeing the division grow and profit under their leadership. They will have a network of established relationships with existing contracting clients and candidates and ensure positive synergy and prosperity in all our partnerships.
  • Attracting and delivering the very best of talent solutions for contracting will be something our Contracting Manager will have a wealth of experience in. Their deep knowledge of working within the gig economy will be evident in the way they work and in the continued growth of the division.
  • They will work with the MD to develop innovative strategy and manage implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives in reaching the big picture. They will continue review and measure the achievement of the milestones.
  • We’re looking for a true leader who seeks autonomy and enjoys the ownership and challenge of running the Contracting Recruitment division in HERO.
  • The person who leads our team will enjoy seeing the success of their team as they prosper and grow in experience. Developing their team will be key in their strategy for the business.
  • We’re looking for a person who is passionate about quality and committed to delivery wow to our clients, candidates and employees. Experience in leading a team and having a strong business acumen, being very commercially savvy in operations and the contracting market is essential for this role.
  • This is a role for someone who knows the contracting market exceptionally well. They will ideally have worked in the area of Engineering or IT contracting background but this is not essential, just preferred.

What we’re looking for in our Head of Contracting:
  • Exceptional Leader with a proven track record in leading a successful team within Contracting Talent Acquisitions.
  • An expert in the Gig Economy within Ireland and a forward thinking thought leader.
  • Minimum of +7 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry with +5 in the Contracting sector.
  • Excellent business acumen and extensive understanding of business and business operations from end to end.
  • Ability to create business plans and strategy for business growth and client delivery.
  • Exceptional written and communications skills and big picture thinker.
  • Experience in budget management along with full P&L responsibilities
  • Ideally Degree qualified but we appreciate experience is a great teacher so this is not essential

For further information on this Engineer role in Galway please contact Michelle Kilcar on 091730022 or 353868347871/

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Your Consultant:

Consultant: Michelle Kilcar
Mobile: 0868347871

“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

Fiachra Collins
Computer Vision Algorithm Team Manager

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources

“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 

Orla Keady-Giblin,
Human Resources Manager
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King

I am extremely grateful to Anne-Marie at HERO Recruitment for helping me land an opportunity in Ireland. She had a great deal of information regarding the job profile, was extremely prompt in arranging an interview and followed it up brilliantly. She was an excellent point of contact between the employer and me during the whole process. She has good knowledge about the process and was well aware of the timelines. I would recommend Anne-Marie, HERO Recruitment to anyone who is looking for opportunities in the country

Nikhil Pradeepkumar
Optical Engineer
Valeo Vision Systems

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