Talent Acquisition Specialist


  • Westport, Co Mayo
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
HR · Westport, Mayo, Connaught

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Department HR

Employment Type Full-Time

Minimum Experience Experienced

PORTWEST, a leading global manufacturer of safety wear, workwear and PPE is currently seeking applications for the position of Talent Acquisition Specialist based at our headquarters in Westport, Co. Mayo. Portwest is one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world currently employing over 4,500 staff worldwide, with customer service staff in over 130 countries. We design, manufacture and distribute market leading workwear, safety wear and PPE in fully owned production facilities. We have an ambitious global recruitment programme to support our organisational growth plan and the Talent Acquisition team will form a key part of supporting this expansion.


As the Talent Acquisition Specialist you will use best in class talent acquisition strategies to attract top talent globally in Portwest. You will manage the 360 degree recruitment lifecycle globally across a number of business functions in line with our company growth plans. You will also develop our employer brand strategy and implement it across our online platforms. Among the key responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with hiring managers both nationally and internationally to understand their hiring needs and put in place an appropriate recruitment plan
  • Utilise a range of sourcing strategies including referrals, Linkedin Recruiter, local and national advertising, relationships with 3rd party institutions and career fairs
  • Develop Portwest's employer brand strategy incorporating industry best practice and ensure our value proposition is clearly communicated via online platforms and at all stages of the recruitment lifecycle
  • Market map talent pools and approach relevant candidates about our job opportunities demonstrating our value proposition
  • Use Linkedin Recruiter and other emerging online platforms to identify and interact with high calibre candidates globally including approaching profiles that are written in languages other than English
  • Conduct thorough interviews with candidates and present candidate shortlists to hiring managers
  • Arrange interviews to take place onsite and via video conferencing platforms
  • Complete thorough reference and background checks on candidates and escalate any issues arising as appropriate
  • Bring forward process and continuous improvement initiatives for the Talent Acquisition division

To become the Talent Acquisition Specialist you will need:
  • 3-5 years full recruitment lifecycle experience is ideal, however, recruitment coordinating experience may also be considered
  • Degree qualified in Business Studies or a related discipline is desirable
  • Experience recruiting for highly skilled positions nationally and internationally
  • Excellent LinkedIn Recruiter and Boolean search skills
  • Ability to liaise professionally with hiring managers and candidates globally

We offer a competitive salary, pension, health insurance and other benefits commensurate with experience.


Please apply today with an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining your experience relating to this position.

  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
  • International and Overall Winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
  • Ibec KeepWell Mark 2019-2021
  • Great Place to Work 2019-2020
  • Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2016-2019
  • Exporter of the Year 2018
  • Private Irish Business of the Year Export Industry Awards 2019
  • Safety Awards Customer Service Winner 2016
  • All Stars Export Business of the Year 2017


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