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HR Recruitment Manager

Job Title: Manager, Recruitment            Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh             Reports To: VP of HR

Organization Summary: SKS Microfinance Pvt.Ltd. is an award-winning microfinance organization that aims to eradicate poverty by providing financial services to the poor in a sustainable manner. It has the fastest growth rates of any microfinance entity in the world, with investments from world-class equity partners such as Vinod Khosla. SKS has recently been featured on CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world. SKS currently has over a Rs.100 crores portfolio and 230,000 clients spread across 85 branches with more than 1,000 staff in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh and will be launching operations in 5 more states of India this year in pursuit of its goal to reach 700,000 clients by March 2007.

Job Summary: The Manager, Recruitment builds and manages a small recruiting team to provide support for SKS�s recruitment processes. (S)he partners with internal clients (managers) to build, refine, and standardize recruitment processes across the organization. This individual provides recruitment tools, training, and support to managers as necessary. Additionally, (s)he is heavily involved in recruiting key positions in the Head Office.


  • Work with management to define talent/staffing needs
  • Collaborate with HR and business managers to develop recruitment strategies to achieve required staffing objectives. Conceptualize, develop, promote and implement recruitment and staffing processes and tools
  • Provide recruitment training to managers
  • Manage end-to-end recruitment process for key head office positions. Ensure that candidates for are appropriately screened and that qualified applicants are referred to hiring managers for interviews. Ensure appropriate communications / follow-up with applicants. Manage internal applicant process
  • Ensure consistent recruitment processes for all positions.
  • Actively recruit for job candidates from a wide range of sources to include web sites, universities and colleges, specialized organizations, newspapers and technical publications, personal contacts in a related field, competitors, and non-profit organizations. Make cold calls and outreach to entice potential candidates to apply for key positions at SKS. Cultivate positive relationships to help maintain network pool of interested/potential employees
  • Manage SKS�s on-campus recruitment process
  • Provide support in implementing new staff orientation as needed
  • Maintain careful tracking logs of candidate data, contacts, documents and accurate records on recruiting / staffing activities
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Passionate commitment to SKS�s mission
  • Good analytic skills, judgment and ability to make independent decisions informed by both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to work with minimal direction. Self-starter.
  • Strong work ethic and a professional image combined with high standards of excellence. Tenacity, creativity, initiative, and drive balanced with flexibility and adaptability.
  • Good interpersonal, relationship management, customer service, and rapport building skills
  • Strong communication, organizational, evaluation, and negotiation skills. Solid business and human resource acumen. Ability to influence and build credibility and confidence at all levels
  • Ability to manage people effectively
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, delegate, and proactively resolve problems
  • Demonstrated potential to take initiative in helping the business build a growing organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Internet
  • Proficiency or ability to quickly gain proficiency in SKS software applications
  • Recruiting experience with strong Internet sourcing skills required. Experience in behavioral interviewing strongly preferred
  • Skilled at developing and implementing creative recruiting solutions. Ability to understand and articulate a hiring manager's resource requirements, culture and other compatibility issues that are critical to making a successful hire
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain candidate relationships
  • Thorough knowledge of the entire recruiting life cycle coupled with high candidate presentation to offer acceptance ratios. Ability to keep good recruiting statistics
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Hindi required. Good knowledge of regional languages is strongly preferred
  • Able and willing to travel extensively, including to remote rural areas
Required Education and Experience:
  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent experience required, specialization in Human Resources is strongly preferred
  • One year of experience required, experience managing recruitment strongly preferred
Application Process:

Email your resume with a cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, addressed to Chandana Gadwala at [email protected]. Please title the email �VP of HR.� To learn more about SKS, please visit


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