Talent Acquisition Specialist

Essity UK Ltd
WN8 9PD, Skelmersdale, near Wigan
Competitve salary, plus bonus, pension, PMI
30 Apr 2018
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Would you like to take on a role that allows you to take ownership of your work, be creative in your approach and get rewarded for your contribution and commitment?

In your new role as a Talent Acquisition Specialist working with us, you can expect to be challenged, and in return you will have responsibility for particular business areas in regards to working with hiring managers to fulfil their recruitment and selection requirements.

We're looking for a confident and talented individual who has recruitment experience and a digital marketing focus.   You will bring your unique set of skills and experience to Essity, and where you can reach your true potential.

Reporting to the Talent Acquisition Country Manager you will provide a comprehensive recruitment service to the UK Essity business by giving accurate and timely advice, guidance, and support, ensuring the business has the right people in the right place at the right time.

You would be joining a dedicated and supportive talent acquisition team and an organisation that embraces change, that are positive, curious and respect each other, which we believe enables and empowers individual success in people like you.

This is a part time fixed term contract role for 12 months working 18 hours per week.

Main Tasks

  • As a key member of the acquisition team in the UK, you will contribute to the implementation of the Talent Acquisition strategy
  • Partner with the HR team and the hiring managers, taking the lead on external recruitment campaigns allocated to you based on geography and business departments
  • Leading on all external and internal advertising for positions in own business area
  • Screen and present  viable resumes and/or qualified candidates to hiring managers
  • Run phone interviews/on line interviews with identified candidates and debrief hiring manager accordingly
  • Providing a first class recruitment support and guidance service that is both pragmatic and business focused
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the recruitment activity, including key metrics, candidate calibre and attrition
  • Engage and manage candidates with appropriate follow-up and feedback to emphasise the Essity employment brand and maintain integrity in the candidate process
  • Maintain the applicant tracking system, generating data as required
  • Develop cost efficient resourcing methods, utilising online recruitment tools and social media
  • Develop effective relationships with managers and become an integral part of the business department you support
  • Support managers to efficiently handle recruitment needs, ensuring the business is protected from risk and the fair treatment of employees
  • Help coach and develop managers to equip them with the appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively resource their teams
  • Engage and manage candidates with appropriate follow-up and feedback to emphasise the Essity employment brand and maintain integrity in the candidate process

Key Competencies


  • Previous work in recruitment either in an agency or in-house setting
  • Excellent telephone interview and assessment skills
  • Planning and organising recruitment activity
  • Strong stakeholder relationships and management
  • Has strong analytical skills
  • Generalist knowledge within a similar or related health and hygiene or manufacturing industry.
  • Relationship management – external & internal
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • Sound knowledge of employment law
  • Self-disciplined and motivated


  • Co-ordinated recruitment and selection processes in a manufacturing or FMCG environment
  • University degree level in related discipline such as (but not limited to) Business, Marketing, English, Psychology
  • CIPD qualified or working towards

Additional Information

Location of this position is flexible for either Skelmersdale (near Wigan), Willerby (near Hull)

Essity at a glance

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately SEK 101bn (EUR 10.7bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at essity.com