Jake Alexander

Recruitment Advisor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Passionate Talent Acquisition Specialist with close to 5 years experience specialising in Digital, Technology and Marketing recruitment. Started career agency-side, completing permanent assignments across Europe for FTSE 100 companies, tier one agencies, and London start-ups. Currently leading the in-house recruitment and talent acquisition function for Communisis Design and UK Deploy business arms, working across specialist agency brands including PSONA Group, Editions Financial, Data Intelligence, and more. Extensive experience using direct methods to attract the best talent across a range of disciplines and levels, via Social Media, referrals, head hunting and global mobility. Full 360° role, regularly working with senior leadership to anticipate future hiring needs, identifying the skill-sets required, developing job descriptions right through to talent pooling and driving recruitment processes through to offer negotiation and on-boarding. Additional responsibilities include contributing to graduate recruitment, as well as driving technology procurement and ad-hoc agency/supplier management. Fluent Hispanophone, having previously lived in Madrid, Spain, for close to three years. Confident working on international projects having undertaken work and assignments across Europe. Specialties: The recruitment of UK, European and International professionals in the following spaces: Marketing, Digital, Planning, Creative / Studio, Media / Social Media, POS, Print, DM, Email Marketing, eCRM, Client Services, Sales, Software/SaaS, SEO, SEM, PPC, Affiliate, Advertising and Ad Ops, Content and Content Management, Publishing, Professional Services, PR, Broadcasting, RSS, Reporting etc.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Management
  • Talent Management
  • Communications
  • Office
  • Interviewing
  • Social Media
  • Talent Aquisition Development
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Recruitment Advice
  • Talent Mapping
  • Recruiment

Work history

Currently

Recruitment Advisor

PSONA

Nov 2014
  • My job is but a humble and merry dance through the halls of Advertising, Digital and Creative; constantly on the look out for the best talent in our industry. It's true - they pay me to talk, primarily about PSONA (which I've happily done so below), but I like to think I spend much more time listening to others. I'm fortunate and grateful to be constantly learning from our experts, as well as the new candidates I speak to, and that's what gets me up in the morning. (Well, that and my neighbours are renovating next door and they literally have no concept of time.) PSONA is an exciting, new customer engagement agency, launched in November 2014 as part of Communisis Plc Group. With a strong platform of over 100 employees based out of Little Portland Street in Central London, we offer a broad range of integrated disciplines that encompass social, brand response, digital, brand activation, B2B, relationship marketing, data and film. So, who are we looking for? Well, if you want to join an established agency where your job will be defined to the letter by a myriad of previous incumbents; where you'll be assigned a number and strict instructions on "what we do and what we don't", then we're not the right place for you. Of course, if you're looking for a start-up, and all of the challenges that brings; an agency with MASSIVE ambitions, coupled with a first class client portfolio and truly expert teams; all with the job security that can only come with the financial backing of a large plc., then we should be talking... right now... (well, I'll be listening - but get in touch!).

Currently

Recruitment Advisor

Communisis

Feb 2014
  • Communisis has over 200 years of industry experience in marketing, transactional and regulatory customer communications. Expanding and diversifying our skills in response to rapid industry changes, we've built a service platform of unique strength and depth to become a tier one player in our sector, employing around 2,500 experts throughout Europe and beyond. We offer over 100 individual customer communication disciplines from creative services, web production and social network marketing to data intelligence, transactional digital printing and digital asset management. Our business is organised in line with the customer communication journey, which we divide into three stages: 1. Design Where we develop communication strategy, audience insights, creative concepts and content marketing to captivate customers. 2. Produce Multichannel manufacturing operations including volume digital printing and specialist web, mobile and social media production studios. 3. Deploy Teams specialising in the efficient management and distribution of customer communications through marketing technology and supply chain optimisation. It's the broad scope of our business model, and the diverse range of skills we unite to realise it, that defines us as a company. What distinguishes Communisis is our ability to take a consultative approach to multichannel customer communication. We start at the objective, developing bespoke solutions in co-operation with our clients to solve the frontline commercial challenges they face. Solutions that aren't dictated by what we can do, but by what our clients are trying to achieve.

2014

Digital Specialist Recruiter

Euro London Appointments

Mar 2011 - Feb 2014

Education

2010

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

University of Manchester

Aug 2006 - Jun 2010