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Executive Researcher / Talent Consultant, AMEA - 12 month FTC

Job Name

Executive Researcher AMEA - Talent Search - 12 month FTC


South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


Johannesburg, London


Human Resources

Reporting Line:

Bacardi Executive Search Team

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

As a Researcher for Asia Middle East & Africa (AMEA) you will need to constantly push boundaries and find new and innovative ways to find and attract the very best talent in the market, those who are not only technically strong but also feel strongly engaged in the values, culture and aspirations of Bacardi.

You role will have two main elements:

  • Research; To proactively search, map gather intelligence and build pipelines of high caliber talent.
  • Succession; Work closely with business leaders, Talent Development and HR partners to determine current and future needs of the business; actively deploying resourcing strategies to engage, assess and acquire the very best talent externally without the use of agencies, ensuring succession is in place and talent gaps identified and filled.  You will manage multiple projects at any one time. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for a tenacious, results oriented Search professional to join a thriving BEST team and bring fresh thinking and an innovative approach to finding talent in a largely untapped market.


  • Support AMEA region, ensuring search efforts are aligned with the needs of the organisation.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, across multiple functions, to ensure on-going and future organisational talent demands are met.
  • Solve talent challenges by finding creative and innovative ways to attract and select potential candidates (e.g. employee referrals, networks, sources).
  • Conduct research for specific search assignments, for example; high level name generation, organisation chart creation, target lists etc.
  • Map, reference and build pipelines of exceptional talent with global mindsets.
  • Approach potential Primos and gather intelligence.
  • Support Director level searches & campaigns
  • Constantly seek to find hidden talent. Create lists of potential target companies and keep ahead of the game with regards to trends in the marketplace.
  • Present high-quality shortlist candidates to hiring managers and provide consultative narrative to back up reasoning.
  • Go the extra mile to ensure candidates experience is exceptional.
  • Keep abreast of new initiatives e.g. the use of social media, job boards, social media channels, internet sourcing and other means to source candidates for open roles

Skills and Experience

  • Experience working as a Senior Associate/ Senior Researcher in a leading Search firm combined or in-house experience in a progressive Talent Acquisition function handling senior mandates from start to finish is highly desirable.
  • Proven success leading recruitment searches and meeting/exceeding client and candidate expectations.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Positive and helpful - willing to roll sleeves up and take on administrative tasks as well as consultative work.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Proactive, determined to succeed, desire to be the very best.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.