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Assistant Manager - Human Resources (Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding)

John Keells Information Technology (Pvt) Ltd (JKIT) is the consulting and professional IT services arm of John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerate. JKIT focuses on Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations to large multinational companies’ worldwide.  JKIT has delivered many award-winning solutions to some of the biggest names in Europe, Middle East and Asia. 


We invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Assistant Manager – Human Resources to develop and implement effective recruitment practices, policies, and procedures aligned to global processes and guidelines for the support and development of high performing teams. The selected candidate will report to the Head of Human Resources.


The selected candidate will be responsible for:


  • Developing and reviewing strategies with the managers on regular basis in terms of hiring and business projections
  • Identifying talent pool and market availability and build a strong mechanism to support business requirements
  • Interacting with the Hiring Managers to understand the requirement and source best professionals for various requirements within the verticals using professional networking platforms
  • Establishing scalable network and strong selection process ensuring the right talent is getting into the organization
  • Designing metrics to measure and improve recruitment efficiency
  • Devising an appropriate channel mix to ensure a market competitive cost per hire
  • High sense of ownership and accountability to deliver the hiring numbers and adhere to process compliance
  • Designing and executing employer branding strategy and activities to be the preferred employer
  • Representing John Keells IT at external events and create awareness of EVP
  • Encouraging and advocating employees to be brand ambassadors to strengthen the John Keells ITs EVP internally and externally
  • Promoting the employee referral program within John Keells IT
  • Establishing relations with universities and act as a POC for fresh hires


The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a minimum of 3 years work experience in a similar job role together with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Business Management or a similar qualification. An MBA would be a definite advantage.
  • Have the ability to thrive in a very fast paced and agile environment.
John Keells Information Technology (PVT)