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


Factory Manager

KZN North Coast

Engineering and Manufacturing

Our client on the KZN North Coast is seeking a self-motivated, systems orientated individual who drives for excellence, and who makes things happen through their strong interpersonal and leadership skills. The position calls for an experienced Factory Manager with the ability to work effectively as a senior member of the Management Team coupled with broad experience in sugar engineering and sugar production.

• BSc/BTech in Mechanical/Electrical / Chemical Engineering
• Broad experience in sugar engineering and sugar production.
• Min 10 years’ experience at a Senior Management Level in the Sugar Industry essential
• Government Certificate of Competency (Factories) would be highly advantageous.
• Extensive experience in managing modern plant reliability and LEAN manufacturing systems.
• Well-developed leadership and management skills to lead high-performance teams.
• Attention to detail and proven ability to work under pressure.
• Strong business acumen.

Sales Manager - Sub Saharan African Regions

Johannesburg

Sales and Marketing

The primary purpose of this role is to drive the growth of the company’s automotive business in SSA countries.  You will be required to accelerate distribution development in SSA countries and accelerate market conversion. Drive salesforce development and specialization and collaborate with emerging markets management, to align the divisions' strategy with the overall Group strategy.

• University degree in Economics or Business or related fields.
• Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in Sales Management with multiple brands and channels.
• Marketing concepts in the areas of brand positioning, pricing & promotions
• Financial principles and conventions
• Sales Management principles and CRM
• Automotive technical and systems
• Methods to manage, develop and motivate a large team
• Excellent English
• Strategic & Analytical Thinking
• Microsoft Applications.
• Automotive industry experience
• Technical background

Business Development Manager (FMCG)

Johannesburg

FMCG, Food & Beverages

You will be required to increase business capacity by effectively marketing the business and its products to current, new and potential customers. Lead and manage a team to achieve/exceed targets/budgets aimed at growing sustainable sales and profits of the business through the development of business partnerships, which provide a total communication solution to the client.

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