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Sam Woolley

Recruitment Business Partner

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Recruitment Business Partner

March 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom

Recruitment Business Partner

March 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom

YouView TV Limited

Resourcing & Talent Manager

November 2014 to March 2015

London, United Kingdom

Sam Woolley's Education

De Montfort University

2.1 Marketing with Business

1999 to 2002

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Hired as the first ever in-house UK Recruiter at the PhotoBox Group. I'm tasked with building the recruitment capability across the Group which includes the PhotoBox, Moonpig and Sticky9 brands. • Employer Branding • EVP Development • Recruiting all professional roles in the UK across both PhotoBox, Moonpig and Sticky9 brands - Tech, eCom, Marketing, Finance, HR,...

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Seasoned Recruitment Business Partner, Boolean expert and Direct Sourcing aficionado. I go to great lengths to unearth the best talent in the UK and Internationally through both above and below the line Marcomms methods taking into account technical expertise, motivations and cultural fit. Currently working in the PhotoBox Group which includes both PhotoBox, Sticky9 and Moonpig brands. As the sole in-house Recruitment representative I manage the entire 360 Recruitment and Resourcing process for the entire UK business, c.300 experienced hires pa. - ecommerce roles - UX / UI Designers, Web Analysts, Online / Offline Marketing, BA, Product Manager and many more. - Tech roles - Engineers / Developers (Java, .Net, HTML5, Ruby, Perl, Android, iOS), QA Automation Engineer, IT infrastructure (MSFT & Linux), Software Architect, Development Manager. - Other - Finance, Production, Buying, Merchandising, Contact Centre and other Head Office functions.Recruitment Business Partner @ Hired as the first ever in-house UK Recruiter at the PhotoBox Group. I'm tasked with building the recruitment capability across the Group which includes the PhotoBox, Moonpig and Sticky9 brands. • Employer Branding • EVP Development • Recruiting all professional roles in the UK across both PhotoBox, Moonpig and Sticky9 brands - Tech, eCom, Marketing, Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Logistics, Commercial and more • Implemented new Employee Referral Scheme across UK business • Other projects include Direct Sourcing programmes, Glassdoor profile build, Recruitment ATS system implementation, formalised Recruitment Process, Interview Guides, Resourcing Planning, PSL management, SMT Management Information and more • Accountable for hiring 200+ hires per annum • Objectives to increase brand exposure, reduce cost-per-hire and improve direct hire % From March 2015 to Present (10 months) London, United KingdomRecruitment Business Partner @ Moonpig is an operating company within the PhotoBox Group. My role as Resourcing Business Partner incorporates both the PhotoBox and Moonpig brands, together with Sticky9. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) London, United KingdomResourcing & Talent Manager @ Responsible for heading up the Recruitment and Talent function together with hands-on Technical Recruitment. From November 2014 to March 2015 (5 months) London, United KingdomResourcing Manager (interim) @ Employed by Eurostar to assume day to day management of the Resourcing team delivering key business SLA's and fulfil senior operational recruitment. This position also incorporates Continuous Improvement initiatives within the Resourcing team to assist the business achieve it's mission to become 'Europe's most loved travel experience'. • Introduce direct sourcing initiatives to Eurostar across HQ, Engineering and IT functions • Implement social recruiting initiatives to increase direct hires • Manage team of 2 x Resourcing Advisors and ongoing workloads • Stakeholder management across the business to ensure a seamless service • Resourcing consulting with Senior Managers to meet business goals • Manage third party recruitment agency delivery • Manage selection activities and competency-based interviews From July 2014 to November 2014 (5 months) . @ On sabbatical visiting India and S.E. Asia. From January 2014 to July 2014 (7 months) Resourcing Business Partner @ • Accountable for recruiting 450+ hires pa ranging from blue collar to leadership roles (c.95% direct hire rate) • Managed UK Groupwide PSL implementation • Developed and managed resourcing & recruitment strategy based on 12mth - 3yr business plan • Developed Redeployment framework across UK Group • Worked closely with Directors and workforce / resource planning teams to create annual resourcing plans • Built new recruitment process for all UK blue collar workers • Worked with Directors to recruit all leadership roles during re-structure in the Power business • Managed the selection process for 3rd party 'overflow' recruitment service • Developed candidate sourcing framework to increase direct hire ratios and build talent pipelines across UK business • Managed redundancy selection interviews and re-deployment process that affected c.200 employees • Developed global talent pool framework for niche, critical Engineering roles • Partnered the business to enhance BB Power business' resourcing capability • Managed phased intakes and assessment events for volume roles as part of annual recruitment plan • Interview training to upskill Hiring Managers across the business • Engaged with external partners to increase diversity and inclusion e.g. Young Offenders programme, A4e, JC+, TUCA, MoD etc • Produced MI reports to drive progress against KPI's incl. CPH, Time to hire, applicant conversion rates etc • Worked with wider HR team to develop 5 yr recruitment / HR strategy • Planned and managed School Leaver / Graduate assessment events for Engineering roles • Managed recruitment and onboarding of international candidates incl. Asia, EMEA and Americas • Introduced and utilised social media recruitment within the UK BB Services business (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook etc) • Utilised SHL Psychometric testing as part of the leadership recruitment process • Developed copy / page content for corporate website revamp From April 2012 to January 2014 (1 year 10 months) Talent Sourcer @ Pioneered the use of social media and authored first ever Microsoft UK recruitment blog to attract high value talent to the UK Consulting business. Secured highest monthly direct hire fill rates with record-breaking time to hire, utilising innovative sourcing techniques. Subsequently awarded 'Staffing Consultant' of the quarter within first half year with the business. Specialised in sourcing for Microsoft IT Infrastructure roles including Microsoft:- Enterprise Architect, Solution Architect, Technical Consultant & Developer (Sharepoint, Exchange, Desktop, Office 365 etc)... From August 2011 to April 2012 (9 months) Reading, United KingdomSenior IT Recruitment Consultant @ • End to end recruitment process management (brief, copywriting, advertising, competency interviews, offer management and compliance / referencing) • Client relationship management to director level • Recruiting via social media channels (Linkedin / Twitter / Blog) From December 2010 to June 2011 (7 months) Melbourne, AustraliaRecruitment Account Manager @ Working within the managed services division of Hays, I was recruited into this role to manage senior level client relationships for key RPO accounts and provide a senior level recruiting capability. During my time in this role I worked as the sole Recruiter in the UK for JDSU across all business units on a global RPO account, and also for Siemens Mobility among others. • JDSU – Senior Account Manager in the UK, working at HR Director / HR Manager level • Sole UK Recruiter for JDSU for all live external positions (technical, support & central functions) upto £180k salary • Siemens Mobility – Senior recruitment stakeholder management upto HRM / HRD level • Exclusive recruiter for variety of Siemens Mobility roles in the Engineering sector incl. Central functions • End to end recruitment process management, facing off against Business Unit Heads / VP’s globally • Duties incl. Vacancy briefing, salary benchmarking, advertising, sourcing, interviews, offer management, referencing & compliance • Trained hiring managers on recruitment systems and processes • 100% direct fill rate for JDSU for all live roles filled externally From November 2009 to October 2010 (1 year) Leicester, United KingdomBid Manager @ • Worked with clients to design recruitment strategies for their business • Solutions covered Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, RPO and managed-PSL platforms • Managed, authored and delivered large-scale RPO bids and tenders to c. £10m ACV • 100% success rate at PQQ / RFI / RFP stage of bids & tender process From December 2007 to November 2009 (2 years) Team Leader - Talent Sourcing @ Brought in by Hays to jointly manage a 15-strong candidate attraction team, responsible for recruiting c.8,000 permanent hires pa throughout the UK as part of an RPO deal between Hays and Santander. This was the largest agreement of its type in Europe and Hays’ largest perm RPO deal. From a standing start we met all key SLA's, mentoring a newly formed team to be successful in their role and enjoy future career progression. • Managed 15 FTE candidate attraction team • Delivery Management for c.8,000 hires pa • Resource planning and capacity management in line with key SLA’s • Managed performance reviews and regular 1-2-1 / weekly staff meetings • Achieved key SLA’s incl. 65 day time-to-hire and 85% direct fill rate • Coached and mentored team members of varying experience levels • Recruitment process management and re-engineering • Manage escalations from the business From October 2006 to December 2007 (1 year 3 months) Leicester, United KingdomAdvertising Account Manager @ • Recruitment Advertising account management • Stakeholder management at Recruitment / HR Manager and Director level • Proposals / tenders / media planning & buying / client briefings and production management • Online and offline advertising campaign management • Transformed under-achieving accounts into ‘top performers’ From November 2005 to October 2006 (1 year) Birmingham, United KingdomDirector of Media Services @ • Advertising account management, media planning & buying • Client stakeholder management at Marketing Manager & Director level • Account Director for £600k advertising account (De Montfort Univeristy) • Managed advertising campaigns across TV, radio, press, online, ambient, outdoor and international media • Role also involved annual campaign planning, briefing, production management, copywriting, design & print management • Personally managed cumulative c.£1m annual advertising campaign spend From April 2003 to October 2005 (2 years 7 months) Leicester, United Kingdom2.1, Marketing with Business @ De Montfort University From 1999 to 2002 Sam Woolley is skilled in: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruitment Advertising, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Technical Recruiting, CRM, Management, Project Management, Interviews, Account Management, Social Media, Resource Management, Employer Branding, IT Recruitment

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

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