Pollock & Associates

About us


Our Business Philosophy

Pollock & Associates, executive talent acquisition specialists, are experts in connecting South Africa’s brightest middle and executive management talent with the country’s most prominent employers.

With over 116 years of combined recruitment expertise, our comprehensive knowledge of recruitment and the industries in which we operate, combined with our exclusive candidate network allows us to engage our clients by adding value where it counts most - through people.

Our success to date lies in our ability to fully immerse ourselves in our clients businesses in order that we may provide appropriate counsel and right-fit talent based on our client’s individual and operational needs. Unlike many larger corporate recruitment agencies, we do not offer product-based solutions; instead we provide a creative, personal and customised service.

Distinctive

What makes us distinctively different?


Unique Approach

We understand your business goals

As a supplier, finding exceptional management talent and support staff for your organisation would be near impossible without a thorough understanding of your operational and strategic requirements. We fully immerse ourselves in the culture and practises of your organisation in order to adequately understand your business goals. We are then able to leverage off this knowledge in order to provide you with intelligent, experienced staffing counsel as well as unique, right-fit talent.



Exclusive Service

Exclusivity

At Pollock & Associates, we believe that exceptional service is synonymous with sound personal relationships with our clients and, is something that has set us apart from larger corporates since inception. We understand the value of mutual trust and encourage it by engaging in one-on-one consultation.



BBBEEE

Value adding enterprise

Pollock & Associates has been rated a Level 4 BBBEE Contributor, as well as, a value adding enterprise resulting in total procurement recognition Level of 100% for the calculation of the weighted BBBEE procurement spend.



Cost Management

Efficient operations

Pollock & Associates understand that reducing costs in your organisation remains a priority and that the pressure is on to run lean, efficient operations. As a result, we seriously undertake to guard your budget against the cost of employing the wrong permanent staff. With this in mind, we continuously work at using the most effective recruitment methodologies in order that you get right-fit talent for your business that will drive down attrition and, that will ultimately see a return on your people investment.



Prime Talent

Credible network

Our unique talent acquisition methodology is built on a foundation of sound relationships with a longstanding, credible network. As such our database of prime talent is made up of ‘best of breed’ leaders. Furthermore these candidates are exceptional thinkers and strategists that are guaranteed to move your company forward, regardless of the department they are hired to lead. And, if we do not have an applicable candidate straight ‘off-the-cuff’, we will then hunt, pursue and seize the country’s best talent accordingly.



Talent Acquisition Methodology

Targeted sourcing strategy for each assignment

Pollock & Associates adopt international best practise and are particularly stringent when it comes to complying with all the standards set by local industry bodies. We only employ Talent Acquisition Specialists who are experts in the disciplines we operate in.

At Pollock & Associates, we develop a thorough, targeted sourcing strategy for each assignment, ensuring the best candidates for each position. In addition, we adopt a multi-faceted approach when acquiring candidates by making use of the following channels:

  • Executive Search
  • Talent Search
  • Ad Response Handling
  • Contract Staffing Solutions


Service Offering

Pollock & Associates’ Talent Acquisition Specialists have the experience and expertise to rapidly respond to your needs without wasting unnecessary time and ultimately, money. In particular we offer:

Executive Search

Talent Search

Ad Response Handling

Contract Staffing Solutions

Specialist

Specialist Positions

We are able to provide top talent to the following specialist positions:


  • Executive and General Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Accounts and Financial
  • Human Resources
  • Engineering and Technical Professionals
  • IT Specialists
  • Support Staff
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
Industry

Industry Sectors

We have a team of Talent Acquisition Specialiststhat are able to source talent across all industry sectors including:


  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Chemical/Petrochemical
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceutical/Health Care
  • Mining/Construction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Financial Services/Insurance
People

The Team


Pollock & Associates – Executive Team

Caz Pollock
Caz Pollock
Chief Executive Officer – Executive Recruitment and Search
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Mike Pollock
Managing Executive
 

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Latest vacancies


Plant Manager

Cape Town

Engineering and Manufacturing

Our client, a leader in the manufacturing industry seeks an experienced Plant Manager to assume responsibility for Materials, Production and Maintenance activities. This role offers invaluable scope for growth within the company and is looking for someone ambitious enough to make this role their own. Offering expansive career growth, this opportunity is for those looking to build a long-term, lasting career with our client. 

For the position you would be required to have:  
• BSc/BTech Mechanical Engineering degree essential
• 4 years plus Manufacturing/Maintenance/Production Management experience essential
• Ideally, experience gained within a small to medium-size enterprise
• Ideally, 2 years of manufacturing experience gained internationally
• Packaging or FMCG industry experience would be preferable 
• Experience in Extrusion, Printing, Lamination, Conversion or slitting would be ideal.
• A proven track record of managing a team of Artisans and/or Engineers

Key Behavioural Competencies
• Hands-on individual – happy spending time on the factory floor
• Treats the business as if it is their own
• A strong sense of urgency and likes to get things done quickly
• High attention to detail
• The ability to handle complexity with ease (multiple challenges simultaneously)
• Strong technical and problem-solving aptitude
• Excellent people skills and a passion for helping people achieve their potential
• Customer-focused
• Identifying and delivering “quicker, lighter, faster” product solutions.


Project Manager – Manufacturing

East Rand, Johannesburg

Engineering and Manufacturing

The position requires you to take charge of projects and assets.
Our client is seeking a candidate with sound engineering knowledge, experience in project management, has a good understanding of SHEQ management.
You will present a strong technical background in both mechanical and electrical fields.
Ideally, you will have studied towards a GCC and headed up an Engineering department. 

This is a senior-level position.

Head of Legal

Pretoria

Legal

You will be required to proactively manage the company’s legal environment by developing and driving the implementation of a legal strategy and framework. Manage, oversee, regulate and minimise the risk and impact of applicable laws, rules and standards on the business activities of the Group. Render a comprehensive legal advisory service with an emphasis on contract drafting, negotiating and vetting of commercial contracts, governance, regulation and compliance. Responsible for the updating and management of the Company's legal documentation.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
• Law degree (BA Law/LLB/BCom law)
• Admitted as an Attorney or Advocate in South Africa
• Approx. 10 years post articles experience, working in corporate commercial and/or REIT environment and/or property law environment, from a law firm or legal department
• Exposure to and experience in the Property Industry and Listed environment advantageous
• Experience in vetting and drafting commercial agreements a prerequisite
• Knowledge of structured lending transactions
• Knowledge of JSE listed requirements and experience in the sector
• Retail Lease experience
• Property law experience
• Commercial litigation
• Experience in the financial sector

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