Talent Acquisition Partner


Talent Acquisition Partner

this is itsu

itsu is a healthy eating, Asian inspired food brand with over 70 shops in the UK, a US market entry and a thriving grocery wholesale business, stocked in all UK major supermarkets. We’re renowned for our [eat beautiful] food which is made fresh in every shop, every day. We’re one of the UK’s coolest brands with over 1,300 employees. Each week we have over 300,000 fans visiting our shops. We’re officially ‘One to watch’!

this is the people team

we are a team that put people at the heart of everything we do. We attract, develop, engage and reward our teams whilst always championing our itsu Qualities (IQs) and encouraging individuality.

this is the job

Own and manage the Shop, Shop Management and Academy recruitment activity including advertisement, interviews, discovery days, offers, references and onboarding
Responsible for data reporting on weekly resourcing KPIs
Identify opportunities to ensure attraction is at an optimum for web-based and drop in candidates
Identify opportunities for improvement in our resourcing process to ensure that applicants have a positive experience with the itsu recruitment process.
Monitor and review the retention rate of new joiners and identify retention opportunities
Keep up to date with recruitment trends
Ensure the itsu resourcing process is always compliant with employment law
Proactively seek the best talent in the industry through constant networking and connecting
Work closely with the People Partners and Operations Managers to manage recruitment needs
Ad hoc recruitment projects
Proactively promote our Employer Brand (LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Events)
Use LinkedIn Recruiter Tool to search and reach out to prospective candidates
Find new cost effective advertising opportunities
Collaborate with hiring managers on their active academy vacancies
Lead agency briefings for key roles/challenging vacancies
Manage speculative applications in a professional way that maintains the reputation of the company and builds a talent pipeline

this is you

You have minimum 2 years of in house recruitment experience, ideally having worked with full process from advertising the role to onboarding
You are flexible, proactive and have the ability to build great relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally
You generate new ideas and always look for better ways of doing things
You are used to work with an Applicant Tracking System, LinkedIn Recruiter and other job boards
You engage and encourage your colleagues and act as an ambassador for the People function
You are proactive and creative, but you balance this with great commercial acumen and knowledge of the competitive external market
You are resourceful and purposeful, with initiative, drive and a strong desire to deliver exceptional results
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong influencing skills with the ability to influence, encourage and persuade
Clear and demonstrable achievements in the recruitment industry, preferably in retail or hospitality
Experience of developing and nurturing candidate relationships, advocating and promoting the company and brand
You will champion our itsu Qualities (values)

You put people at the heart of everything you do by displaying the 4 itsu qualities:

I take pride [in what I do]
I genuinely care [for people]
I want to grow [myself & others]
I build trust [around me]

things we like

Listeners, empathisers, commercial thinkers, challenging minds, critical friends, team players, creatives, those who have people at the forefront of their mind, those who think shop first, those who are themselves

apply now
  • free itsu
  • 50% discount at itsu any time
  • 31 days holiday
  • company pension scheme
  • private medical insurance
  • commuter club
  • health cash plan
  • support 24/7 for your wellbeing
  • critical illness scheme
  • legendary parties
  • discounts at major retailers
  • life assurance