Pearson Senior Talent Acquisition Analyst in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Talent Acquisition Analyst


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible.

Pearson Lanka are seeking a dynamic and customer focused Senior Technical Recruiter to be accountable for the delivery of recruitment services to the Pearson Technology and Operations business.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the technical recruiting function. You will use your outstanding relationship building skills to form strong partnerships with stakeholders. In addition to this, you will use your knowledge of the technology industry to develop and implement an effective sourcing, screening and selection process.

Initially, this position will report to the Leader, Talent Acquisition for Technology.


  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop recruitment strategies for critical IT roles

  • Deliver consultative talent acquisition services for a range of technical roles

  • Deliver continuous improvements to increase hiring process efficiency

  • Develop and execute effective strategies in employer branding, recruitment marketing and innovative sourcing in order to attract strong technical talent

  • Use feedback from candidates and Hiring Managers to improve processes

  • Guide and educate Hiring Managers on process, policies and programs

  • Administer technology applications (ATS, on boarding etc.) to improve process efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery

  • Support, plan and actively advocate Pearson’s diversity goals and initiatives

  • Manage relationships with vendors and partners.


  • Proven success in a technical recruitment role

  • Extensive experience recruiting a variety of technical positions

  • Outstanding communication skills including the ability to influence business partners and key decision makers across the organisation

  • Understand the importance of candidate experience and is able to operate with a customer focused mindset at all times

  • Able to think creatively and design innovative sourcing campaigns

  • Strong business acumen, analytical and planning skills with a genuine desire to understand the way digital technology is impacting education

  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to drive and deliver results

  • Strong proficiency with all technologies – ATS, MS Office, Social, Web

  • Prior experience working in a Asia-Pac regional or multinational company with matrix environment outside of Sri Lanka (advantageous)

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are able to embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, career development, training programs and other benefits. Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter and please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1719840

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled