Talent Manager

Portland, OR
Talent Manager
Job Description
52 Limited is a creative and technical resource staffing company that connects world-class talent with leading brands, marketing and development departments, design firms, ad and interactive agencies. The Talent Manager is responsible for sourcing and recruiting qualified professionals for contract assignments with a focus on 52 Limited’s VMS clients, as well as collaborating with the recruiting team to provide sourcing support and full cycle recruiting. Read on for the details!
Essential Functions:
  • Source for candidates using a variety of technologies and tools
  • Participate in regular sync meetings to strategize with the production team on prioritization of requisitions
  • Utilize VMS systems quickly and reliably to evaluate available requisitions, obtain job descriptions, submit candidates, and confirm interviews
  • Join client requisition kick off calls to represent 52 Limited and gather additional information
  • Provide high touch service in all interactions with talent and clients
  • Develop relationships with candidates through direct outreach using the company database, LinkedIn, sourcing tools, referral networks, and community events, keeping talent profiles updated
  • Initiate talent intake process, including but not limited to, sourcing talent, interviewing candidates, reviewing portfolios, establishing rate structure for assignments, and performing reference checks
  • Serve as a primary point-of-contact for talent during the full life cycle of employment with 52 Limited, making regular check-ins with placed talent and warm candidates. Provide overall guidance and support to talent
  • Record detailed, accurate notes from all client and talent interactions and assignments
  • Routinely seek out feedback from talent regarding their experience with 52 Limited and our clients
  • Develop plan to meet or exceed established individual goals
  • Represent 52 Limited at industry functions, company events and in the overall community
  • Proactively seek out and attend offsite networking events in order to nurture existing talent relationships and source new talent 
  • Provide shared office support, including answering phones, greeting visitors, and maintaining office organization (when our office reopens)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to demonstrate responsiveness in a fast-paced professional environment 
  • Ability to interact with talent and internal partners in a highly polished, customer-centric manner that emphasizes connection, excellence, professionalism, responsiveness, follow-through and attention to detail
  • Able to produce a high caliber of work consistently under pressure 
  • Strong critical thinking, judgment, and a solution-oriented mindset
  • Strong organizational skills, along with the ability to effectively multi-task and anticipate needs
  • Adaptable and flexible; able to flow with competing demands—as well as changes in the work environment, business demands, and client needs
  • Excellent attention to detail, including the ability to proofread written documents
  • Strong written skills, with the ability to express complex ideas clearly in writing
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen well and be present and professional in all interactions with fellow employees, clients, and talent
  • Coachability and an interest in self-improvement and growth, asks for and accepts feedback
  • Self-directed; a self-starter who, once fully trained, thrives in a largely autonomous (but supported) role
  • A team player who is committed to the success of the entire team and supports the ideas and needs of individuals while taking into context the needs of the whole
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, use time efficiently, and develop realistic action plans to meet business goals
  • Strong emotional intelligence and professional maturity; the ability to navigate complex and challenging situations with empathy, positivity, and professional maturity
  • Tech-savvy, with the ability to learn new systems and tools quickly (and assist others as needed)

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field is helpful OR equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years related experience managing full life cycle recruitment process
  • Experience recruiting for creative or marketing positions is especially helpful
  • Experience using CRM and VMS software platforms or the demonstrated ability to master new software quickly
Working Conditions:
These tasks are performed in an office environment. This requires working from home primarily due to the pandemic. Significant portions of the job require extended sedentary periods; constant work with computers, including extended periods of keyboarding; and repetitive motion of hands and wrists. The job requires the ability to communicate with teammates, talent, management team members, and external business contacts by phone and computer.
Business Assignment: Portland
Direct Reports:  None
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Schedule:  Full Time