Role Purpose

To work closely with Global Recruitment Managers, the Global Sourcing team and Regional Directors of Recruitment to deliver a first-class recruitment experience to all Business Professional candidates and Hiring Managers.  Supporting the execution of full life-cycle recruitment processes (internal and external) to fill role vacancies, whilst supporting the delivery and coordination of significant hiring numbers in a hands-on and direct sourcing capacity. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Global Recruitment Managers and Global sourcing team to efficiently support and coordinate all Business Professional recruitment related activities, with a focus on attracting and hiring diverse talent
  • With oversight and support from Global Recruitment Managers, support vacancies across all Business Professional functions globally, to include but not limited to sourcing (alongside sourcing team), effectively managing applications, candidate screening and shortlisting, pre-interviewing as required, market scanning/intelligence, offer administration (working alongside in-market Recruitment and Talent colleagues), due diligence, and pre-onboarding activities
  • Under the guidance of the Global Recruitment Managers, execute and support, as required, on agreed vacancies to ensure continued effective management of volumes, with a focus on outstanding client and candidate experience 
  • Partner with and ensure effective collaboration and communication with in-market Recruitment and Talent teams, Recruitment co-ordinators and administrators to drive best-in-class recruitment and functional cohesiveness
  • Facilitate the development, formatting, review, and/or recommendations on role profile content, working with the Role Process Manager and center based recruitment colleagues (E2E team)
  • Work with sourcing team, ensure roles and vacancies are updated across multiple internal and external channels and systems (including but not limited to posting on and maintaining the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), online advertising and sourcing channels, careers site) 
  • Working with Global Recruitment Managers and hiring managers to agree hiring processes and interview panel/s, in line with best practices.  Work seamlessly with the E2E team to ensure interviews are scheduled in a timely and efficient manner and hiring managers are regularly updated on vacancy status
  • Collect, track and maintain movement of applications in existing ATS, including applications received outside the ATS
  • Adhere to all workforce planning and hiring approvals / budgeting processes
  • Manage general recruitment queries in identified channels (e.g. general mailbox)
  • Ensure coordination with the E2E team across all service level requests to ensure support is seamless and provides high level candidate and hiring manager experience
  • Maintain a consistent high-quality pipeline of passive and interested inclusive and diverse talent
  • Work with the Global Recruitment Managers to continuously improve and implement effective recruitment processes to ensure sourcing/hiring best practices are implemented and followed 
  • Support Global Recruitment Managers to deliver timely and accurate reporting of all related recruitment activities to Recruitment Directors and other stakeholders and use data to drive recruitment performance and track FTE headcount
  • Execute recruitment strategies that drive creative sourcing methodologies and reduce dependency on agencies
  • Where vendors are used, adhere to preferred supplier strategy to ensure optimal vendor performance and appropriate pricing
  • Ensure that all recruitment processes support the Firm's brand and that the Firm provides a world-class candidate experience throughout the selection process

About The Team


The Firm's People function has responsibility for recruiting, supporting and developing all of the Firm's people, including our Partners, Lawyers and Professional & Business Services, working closely with the Firm's leadership to design and deliver the Firm's people strategy, building on the firm's core commitments to collaboration, excellence and inclusivity. The function includes:

  • Talent Management
  • Recruitment & Mobility
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership & Learning
  • Careers & Performance
  • Partner Services and
  • Total Rewards

This role will report to the Global Recruitment Manager/s - Business Professionals.

The key relationships of this role will be with the following:

  • Regional Recruitment Directors
  • Business Professional Functional Leaders/Hiring Managers
  • Global Business Professional Sourcing team
  • In-market HR/Recruitment colleagues
  • Center based recruitment teams (E2E)  
  • Recruitment co-ordinators and administrators

About The Candidate

Technical skills, qualifications and experience

  • Relevant experience of supporting recruiting processes and delivering operational excellence in a complex global organisation
  • Ideally, international recruitment experience as part of a wider recruiting function 
  • Knowledgeable in various recruitment principles particularly in candidate management
  • Extensive experience in supporting professional and business services recruitment (e.g. Finance, Operations, Human Resources, IT, Business Development, Marketing, Communications, and other support functions)
  • Strong track record in direct sourcing methodologies and delivery
  • Technologically capable with experience in working with and maintaining Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Strong collaborative working style 
  • Able to work at pace, problem solve and deliver solutions against tight timelines
  • Excellent communication skills with both team members and senior and executive stakeholders
  • Able to bring good judgement and empathy to sensitive situations 
  • Experience of working in a Professional Services organisation would be highly desirable

Personal qualities

These personal qualities represent the shared characteristics of high performers across Baker McKenzie, regardless of job level and location. 

Know how

  • Keeps across key developments in all relevant areas and demonstrates  the ability to develop substantive authority in relation to the Firm's specialist fields 
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the real issue, and to anticipate requirements and potential consequences; distils a range of possibilities by thinking in a considered, prudent manner
  • Able to move through a variety of tasks requiring different approaches, knowledge, and expertise, with agility of mind and capacity for analysis and synthesis 


  • Driven by a strong personal sense of integrity and upholds exemplary quality standards
  • Prepares thoroughly, takes responsibility, uses initiative and is self-reliant to ensure work progresses to the fullest extent possible
  • Hardworking and diligent with a keen understanding of client demands
  • Demonstrates composure when dealing with difficult situation

Personal Impact

  • Creates a positive impression at all times; develops relationships through collaboration and reciprocity 
  • Negotiates to achieve outcomes that are mutually satisfactory; shows good judgement on when to stand strong and when to compromise 
  • Invests in, nurtures and builds a network of productive relationships


  • Respectful to others, regardless of their position, and earns the respect of others by being transparent 
  • Has care and concern for others and a genuine interest in others as people
  • Treats delicate or confidential issues with grace and discretion

Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. This is an exciting time to join us as we invest in and further develop our Professional & Business Services organisation, providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities in all of our world-class business functions.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people -regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age - to fulfil their professional aspirations with us.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on either 020 7919 1000 or

For more information about this position or to discuss any adjustments you may require during the process please contact in confidence, Vanessa Renforth, Recruitment Manager, on 020 7072 5731 or


Please note Baker McKenzie does not accept unsolicited CVs. 

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

As the first truly global law firm, diversity and inclusion are foundational to our culture and strategic vision. We are a Firm of individuals from across the globe with different backgrounds, ideas, and points of view who collegially work together to solve complex problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple perspectives come from many sources, including the diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, parental status, education, social background and life experience of our people.

Our global strategy is focused on our people, our culture, our clients and the communities where we operate. In 2019 we enacted ambitious new targets related to gender, racial and ethnic diversity at the Firm. These targets are viewed as a floor, not a ceiling, to advancing underrepresented groups, and they are backed by a variety of strategic initiatives aimed at achieving our goals. Our strategic vision is supported in London by six active employee led networks which champion diversity, lead on a number of internal campaigns and deliver a range of activity to celebrate differences in identity, inclusion, and key dates throughout the year including: LGBT+ History Month, International Women's Day, International Trans Day of Visibility, Mental Health Awareness Week, Pride, Black History Month, Social Mobility Week, International Day of Disabled Persons and many more!