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


Senior Software Developer

Isando, JHB

Information Technology & Telecommunications

The opportunity to work from home will be considered on an individual and/or project basis. 

Reporting to the Executive Information Officer, you should be able to work well in coordination with cross-functional team members to design, develop, and maintain bespoke solutions for the company. Essential that you are comfortable working as part of a team while taking the initiative to take lead on innovations and projects as the company is currently migrating the legacy systems across to more current technology.

Essential Education, Experience and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree (or equivalent type diploma) in computer programming, computer science, or information technology.
• Minimum 6 years’ experience working in C#, .NET & .NET Core.
• Full proficiency in both front end and back-end development (Blazer and DevExpress experience will be beneficial). 
• Advanced Proficiency in Web APIs, Queues and File Processing. 
• Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server & SQL queries/stored procedures.
• Good communication skills. 
• Good analytical, software design and problem-solving skills

FD- Southern and Eastern Africa (CA)SA

Sandton

Accounting and Finance

Reporting to the Head of Finance EMEA. You will be required to drive the financial function across compliance, tax and treasury, internal control, reporting and partnering to support the business in South Africa. Due to our client's equity plan, preference will be given to African males.  South African citizens essential.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
• CA (SA)
• 10 years of experience in industry
• Multinational experience essential
• Operating in an FD role for a minimum of 3 years essential
• Must have been part of MANCO / EXCO
• Must understand Business Partnering
• Management of Team experience- Essential
• Cross Function roles- Essential
• Proficiency in Tax and Transformation- Essential

Application Specialist

Isando, JHB

Information Technology & Telecommunications

This is a multifaceted role, the purpose of which is to lead or be responsible for the implementation and management of an Integration Platform and its integration with multiple business systems. The role also includes the development and implementation of new Business Process and Robotic Automation projects as and when required by the business and continuous monitoring and coordination improvement of applications/systems utilized by the company.

Essential Education, Experience and Skills:
• IT-related degree or Diploma (Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science)
• Certification and working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies (TOGAF, COBIT, ITIL) advantageous
• Relevant vendor and industry certifications, ie Microsoft, advantageous
• Sound general IT knowledge and systems background
• High-level architecture design skills
• Proven track record of implementing IT systems.
• 3-5 years MS SQL queries/reporting
• Extensive experience with MS SQL Databases
• Solid understanding of Workflow Design Principles
• Experience developing Business Process Automation applications like Nintex or K2.
• Experience developing with Robotic Process Automation software like Automation Anywhere.
• SAP experience

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