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Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: EG

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim Global Solutions invites you to join us in our quest to create great moments for everyone, everyday! We are the leading shopping mall, residential communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, serving over 560 million visitors a year. For the past two decades, we have shaped the consumer landscape across the region, transforming the way people shop, live and play, while maintaining a strong sustainability track record and the largest mall in the world to attain LEED Gold EBOM Certification. We have over 40,000 team members in 15 international markets representing over 100 nationalities – all keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do. If you enjoy being BOLD, PASSIONATE and TOGETHER, then Majid Al Futtaim is the destination for you.

Role Purpose:

The Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist will provide professional-level services to achieve strategic business outcomes. This role will be responsible for researching, developing, and implementing effective recruiting strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization as a whole, and ensure consistency as part of Global Solutions – Talent Acquisition - Shared Service Delivery.


Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Apply the Talent Acquisition process and ensure adherence to Majid Al Futtaim policies and procedures, from all involved parties.
  • Build a pipeline of diverse candidates that can be shared across Talent Acquisition team, especially for frequently filled positions at many levels.
  • Learn process and work with managers to insure adherence to financial/budgetary plan (regarding hires).
  • Maintain best practices in recruitment compliance and identify alternative recruitment methods to target, attract and maintain a highly skilled and diversified applicant pool.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relations with Talent Acquisition - Business Partners and guarantee alignment and support throughout the recruitment process.
  • Responsible for sourcing, assessing, and supporting the onboarding process for both, external and internal talent.
  • Creatively source candidates from various channels inclusive of research, social media, and networking.
  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment process, including identifying the selection criteria, developing competency-based questions, sourcing & screening applicants, interviewing candidates in conjunction with hiring managers, and verifying references.
  • Identify issues which impact the acquisition activities and recommend action plans to meet staffing requirements.
  • Provide consultation and guidance to hiring manager on candidate selection and offers of employment.
  • Explore overseas and local markets for suitable talent and recommend reputed agents to assist in searching and selecting for hard-to-fill roles or projects.
  • Streamline the screening processes to ensure the selection of top talent is completed within agreed SLAs.
  • Ensure the selection of top talent in the market through the assessment of capabilities, experience, and potential for growth within the business.
  • Guarantee a positive candidate experience through the interview and pre-employment process by responding to and resolving questions that may arise.
  • Manage offer process to ensure Approval-to-Hire, offer letter creation, and pre-onboarding requirements are met
  • Work closely with Associates to maintain accurate and up-to-date requisition and applicant files on SuccessFactors (ATS)
  • Manage relationships with third party suppliers, ensuring cost effective terms of business are agreed, and MAF procurement framework and SLA’s are adhered to

Functional/Technical Competencies:


  • Excellent time management and ability to plan ahead, taking account of priorities and the impact on business continuity
  • Client/stakeholder management & consulting skills
  • Exposure to relevant sourcing channels including direct sourcing techniques
  • Experience in using recruitment processes and systems, with an understanding of operating KPI’s


  • Previous experience recruiting in regional talent markets, specifically the GCC
  • Familiarity using SAP’s - SuccessFactors - recruitment module
  • Proven ability in driving large recruitment initiatives in difficult locations

Personal Characteristics and Required Background:


Skillset (job specific technical skills and behavioral competencies needed)

  • Excellent communication skills:  verbal and written in English
  • Excellent analytical capabilities
  • Excellent teamwork and willingness to co-create
  • Strong and pragmatic problem-solving skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excited by both, operational delivery as well as continuous improvement

Essential experience

  • 3-5 years of experience working in a recruiting capacity
  • Demonstrated networking skills and ability to enable effective partnerships
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems

Essential Qualifications/education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or any other related field is preferred.
  • CIPD certification preferred.