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


Maintenance Foreman

Durban North

Engineering and Manufacturing

This position is based in the power generation department reporting to the Manager of the department.

The position calls for an experienced maintenance foreman with the ability to work effectively and meet the following requirements:
  Minimum N6 in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
• Trade Test Certificate in Mechanical fitting.
• Minimum 10 years heavy industrial experience in heavy engineering as supervisor/foreman.
• Sound experience in maintenance management, planning and budgeting.
• Agri industry experience within the power generation section will be advantageous.
• In-depth knowledge and experience in reliability, preventive & predictive maintenance.
• Maintenance and operating knowledge of boiler equipment will be advantageous.
• Sound experience in maintenance management, planning and budgeting.
• Good interpersonal skills and good labour relations practices.
• Computer literate and conversant with planned maintenance systems.

Plant Engineer

Durban North

Engineering and Manufacturing

Our client is seeking a dynamic individual with strong leadership skills and a sound heavy industry engineering background. This person must be energetic, with a passion for continuous improvement, quality workmanship and safety. 

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the successful applicant will be required to meeting the following minimum requirements:
• National Diploma / Mechanical /Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
• Government Certificate of Competency (GCC Factories).
• Minimum 10 years in a heavy engineering environment.
• Proven ability to effectively manage capital projects and plant modifications.
• Asset management and condition-based monitoring experience.
• Good understanding of milling and diffuser operations and maintenance.
• Knowledge and experience on food safety standards (ISO 22000) will be an added advantage
• Knowledge and experience in planned maintenance systems.
• Good technical fault-finding / problem-solving skills.
• Ability to lead and motivate the Maintenance and operations teams.
• Knowledge and extensive experience Microsoft Office
• Excellent people management /leadership skills and communication skills.

Production Planner

Durban

Engineering and Manufacturing

Reporting to the Operations Manager in production. Essential that you meet or exceed the following minimum requirements:

• Recognised qualification in Production Planning/ Operations/ Production Management 
• Grade 12 with Mathematics would be advantageous 
• Previous experience working on Syspro or related system
• 5 years working experience in manufacturing and planning department essential with a full understanding of manufacturing processes
• Proficient in English. (read, write and speak)

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