General information

Agency: Mediabrands

Function: Human Resources

Location: Toronto, Canada

Job Ref#: 14974

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Manager, Talent Acquisition provides proactive, professional, and client-focused talent acquisition across all agencies in the Mediabrands Canada network, and multiple provinces. Reporting to the Director, Talent Acquisition, this role will assist in all recruitment activities. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, engaging, and entrepreneurial talent acquisition professional with a passion for finding and placing the best and brightest talent. You possess an energetic personality, a ‘roll up the sleeves and dig in’ mentality, flair for creative solutions, passion for continuous learning, and desire to be a part of our growth as we continue to expand the Talent function in Canada. You’re buttoned down when it comes to organization, but you can easily flex to changing demands and you love a good challenge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides end-to-end talent acquisition management – from sourcing to interviewing to offer 
  • Proactively builds and maintains a consistent pipeline of strong potential candidates for key roles 
  • Coaches hiring managers on the acquisition process and recruitment and selection best practices 
  • Plays a lead role in our robust internship program (The Residency) and builds positive relationships with relevant post-secondary programs 
  • Ensures that hiring processes comply with legal requirements and Company guidelines 
  • Provides advice and assistance to managers in the development of job descriptions and provide guidance on appropriate salary ranges 
  • Counsels employees on various career opportunities within the Mediabrands Canada network 
  • Assists in maintaining the internal referral reward program 
  • Assists with training on recruitment practices and legal framework for hiring managers on an ongoing basis 
  • Attends relevant industry networking/social and/or campus recruitment events to promote Mediabrands’ profile as an employer of choice 
  • Supports various special projects

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management, or equivalent education and work experience 
  • 6+ years relevant talent acquisition experience 
  • Experience and familiarity in hiring for programmatic, paid search/search engine marketing, SEO and paid social experts. 
  • Previous experience in the advertising/media, communication, digital/technology or related industries strongly preferred 
  • Social media savvy, with experience using various social media applications (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn Recruiter) to communicate with and source potential candidates 
  • Strong technical skills, including the use of applicant-tracking systems and MS Office 
  • Demonstrated influencing and negotiation skills 
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Knowledge and understanding of current talent acquisition “best practices” 
  • Strong project management and organizational skills 
  • Expert relationship building and communication skills, both verbal and written, is an asset

Employment Transparency

IPG Mediabrands is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from all interested parties, regardless of their preferred official language. Accommodations are available, upon request, for individuals with disabilities or medical needs at any stage of the recruitment process. We thank all applicants for their interest in IPG Mediabrands. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Us

IPG Mediabrands is the global media arm of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Today, the network manages $39 billion in marketing investment on behalf of its clients, employing over 10,000 marketing communication specialists in more than 130 countries.

A proven entity in helping clients maximize business results through integrated, intelligence-driven marketing strategies, IPG Mediabrands is committed to driving automated buying, pay-for-performance and digital innovation solutions through its network of media agencies which in Canada includes UM, Initiative and Media Experts. Its roster of specialty service agencies including MAGNA, Matterkind, Reprise Digital, Orion and Kinesso, offer technologies and industry moving partnerships that are recognized for delivering unprecedented bottom line results for clients.