Lead Recruiter

Talent & Culture | Montréal, Québec, Canada



Lead Recruiter

Reports to: HR Operations Director


Permanent - Full-time




  • Define and implement the talent attraction strategy of the different Square Enix West entities located in Canada: Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montreal, Eidos-Sherbrooke, IT Global and Square Enix QA;
  • Understand the needs of the organization and the industry context;
  • Monitor HR practices and recruitment of industry professionals to ensure the competitiveness of talent attraction;
  • Increase the visibility of our studios by participating in job fairs, video game industry events or any other event deemed relevant;



Manage the Talent Acquisition Team:

  • Supervise, coach and participate in the evaluation performance of the recruitment team members;
  • Contribute to the workforce planning process, integrate recruitment needs and ensure that the work capacity of the recruitment team is in line with the ambitions of production teams;
  • Ensure the smooth completion of the recruitment process and provide superior candidate experience;
  • Build and maintain a solid bank of candidates in order to proactively meet business needs;
  • Plan recruitment interviews and ensure that the values of the entities are respected throughout the recruitment process;
  • Collaborate in the HR consulting department as well as in the administration of company policies.



Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management / Industrial Relations or equivalent experience;
  • + 8 years of experience in recruitment;
  • Experience in recruiting technical or artistic profiles is highly preferred;
  • Experience in the video game or animation industry is highly preferred;
  • Bilingual french/English.



Technical skills:

  • Ability to manage several clients at the same time;
  • In-depth knowledge of French and English, spoken and written;
  • Ability to work methodically and logically;
  • Knowledge of Windows, the Web and the MS Office suite;
  • Ability to work under pressure when the situation requires.



Interpersonal qualities:

  • Leadership;
  • Ability to organize and manage the work of other recruiters;
  • Spirit / Team player;
  • Strong listening skills;
  • Discretion;
  • Empathy;
  • Ability to build and maintain business relationships with potential candidates.

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