Job Title

Recruitment Manager

South Africa, Gauteng
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Area: South Africa, Gauteng
Sector: Recruitment
Posted: 28 February 2024

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A dynamic, innovative and inspiring company providing fintech solutions across multiple sectors is looking for a Recruitment Manager.

The Recruitment Manager will serve as a key figure in sourcing, attracting, and managing top talent for the group. With a focus solely on talent attraction, management, and recruitment, this individual will oversee the entire recruitment process, ensuring the acquisition of high-caliber candidates to meet organisational needs. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the South African job market, particularly within the financial technology sector, coupled with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

The ideal Recruitment Manager is an indispensable asset, characterised by a blend of exceptional qualities that drive success in talent acquisition. Their robust work ethic, keen attention to detail, and intrinsic self-motivation set the foundation for their achievements.

With a critical mindset and a penchant for thoroughness, they navigate the intricacies of recruitment with precision, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed. Their attentive nature fosters meaningful connections with hiring managers and candidates alike, facilitating a seamless and enriching recruitment experience for all involved. Despite their proficiency, they remain approachable and kind-hearted, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. Ever willing to go above and beyond, they readily immerse themselves in tasks, undeterred by challenges. While not tasked with direct personnel management, their adeptness at project oversight is undeniable, orchestrating large-scale initiatives with finesse and ensuring timely, exceptional outcomes. Their mastery of relationship-building cultivates trust and respect, as their consistent delivery of outstanding work cements their reputation as a reliable and valued team member.

Location: Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa


  • Collaborate with department heads and hiring managers to determine staffing requirements and develop comprehensive job descriptions.
  • Employ various recruitment strategies and channels to attract qualified candidates, including but not limited to job boards, social media platforms, professional networks, and recruitment agencies.
  • Headhunt top talent through proactive sourcing methods to ensure acquisition of high-caliber candidates.
  • Conduct thorough screening of resumes and applications to evaluate candidates’ qualifications and alignment with job specifications.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the entire interview process, including scheduling interviews, arranging panel interviews, and managing candidate feedback.
  • Provide timely feedback to candidates throughout the recruitment process, enhancing candidate experience and employer branding.
  • Participate in final stage interviews to conduct culture assessments and ensure alignment of candidates with organisational values and principles.
  • Conduct reference checks, background screenings, and any necessary assessments for selected candidates.
  • Extend employment offers and negotiate terms of employment with successful candidates.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date recruitment records, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in recruitment and talent acquisition, implementing innovative strategies to enhance recruitment outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the CFO and department executives to secure budget approval for recruitment-related expenses.
  • Prepare and present weekly recruitment reports to department executives and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), providing insights into recruitment metrics and progress.
  • Utilise project management tools like Asana to track recruitment progress, monitor candidate pipelines, and ensure timely follow-up.
  • Maintain open communication with all stakeholders, keeping them informed of recruitment progress and status updates.
  • Oversee employee file management and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Facilitate the onboarding process for new hires, ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed and employees are seamlessly integrated into the organisation.
  • Negotiate favorable agency placement fees and identify cost-saving opportunities to optimise the overall cost to company (CTC) for new hires.
  • Collaborate closely with the Cape Town HR Business Partner (HRBP) on recruitment and onboarding projects, fostering strong internal stakeholder relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working as a recruitment specialist, talent acquisition professional, or in a similar capacity.
  • FinTech experience advantageous.
  • Profound knowledge of recruitment methodologies, including sourcing, screening, and interviewing techniques.
  • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other recruitment software.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to build rapport with candidates and hiring managers.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of South African labor laws and regulations related to recruitment and employment.