Agoda is hiring a


Tokyo, Japan

The role of Recruiter acts as a talent acquisition specialist contributing to Agoda’s success by developing and implementing staffing strategies to identify high-quality, diverse candidates for positions throughout the Company globally. You will concentrate on active and passive candidate generation for positions across multiple functional groups or business units across Asia and globally and acts as a staffing subject matter expert, creating robust talent externally and promoting Agoda as employer of choice.


Ensure a consistent pan-Asian/European approach to recruitment and selection and proactively partner with business units to ensure the talent acquisition strategy delivers the right candidate at the right time to meet current and future business needs.


Support the business by providing a quality driven, cost effective and timely end to end recruitment solutions to the designated Asian and global business units, drawing insights from analytics to make the hiring process smarter and more efficient.


Deliver a full range of recruitment services providing a positive and professional experience to both candidates and hiring managers. Establish processes, a multitude of sourcing channels and collaborate on recruitment process improvement projects and initiatives.


Ensuring the recruitment process meets legal and quality requirements, that use of recruitment tools and processes is optimized, and that the business has relevant data on recruitment activity and costs.


In addition, you will be accountable for building our brand as an Employer of Choice through external marketing activity (including social media) and the candidate experience.  


Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Talent Acquisition Strategy:

  • Works with HR Managers/Generalists and business unit and department Hiring Managers to understand strategic business objectives and organizational design to proactively develop and implement effective sourcing strategies.
  • Gain a full understanding of the businesses by spending time with their teams, attending team meetings and field visits.
  • In consultation with key stakeholders formulate and recommend recruitment and selection objectives, methods, processes and policies.



  • Manages the full-cycle recruiting process across the Asian and global organization: identifies focused recruitment campaigns for active and passive candidates to ensure that Agoda attracts and retains high-quality diverse talent, conducts post interview debrief meetings to select finalists, makes job offers, negotiates with candidates and closes offers.
  • Partner with hiring managers and local HR to determine future recruitment requirements and guiding hiring managers through the recruitment process to include requisition approval, best attraction methods, candidate screening and selection.
  • Managing a variety of roles across various functions and levels from briefing to offer acceptance and beyond. 
  • Provide value-adding, confident and credible recruitment advice to hiring managers and other key internal stakeholders
  • Maintain up to date and relevant knowledge and understanding of the various global employment market(s)
  • Understand the talent needs and the knowledge, skills and abilities required by hiring managers and agree sourcing and selection approach
  • Understand open recruitment requirements and create appropriate job descriptions and attractive adverts
  • Demonstrate creativity in using the right channels and messages to find targeted sources of high quality candidates,     
  • Create an effective candidate network leveraging social media and technology to locate, engage, and attract prospective candidates
  • Develop a pool of qualified active and passive candidates and maintain contact with possible future candidates
  • Build effective relationships with European employment agencies/networking partners
  • Fosters relationships with high potential candidates for future opportunities. Ensures that candidates have a highly positive experience during the Agoda recruitment and selection process.
  • Drive proactive sourcing plans to attract external talents using direct channels in line with business needs; position specific sourcing strategies, initiatives and programmes including networking/relationship building, internet job boards, social network search, database mining, professional outreach and advanced direct searching techniques.
  • Maintain and build relationships with the already established PSLs for various business units, using expertise to judge when to involve these in order to maximize quality and timeliness of the hire.
  • Manage external supplier relationships and monitor their effectiveness
  • Overseeing any graduate, trainee and other talent attraction programs
  • Improve our employer brand in partnership with the HR team  


  • Review CVs, conduct pre-screening interviews and face to face interviews as required
  • Partner with hiring managers in the selection process, where appropriate, attending interviews to support hiring managers
  • Conducting interview debriefs at all stages with both hiring managers and candidates to uncover any potential issues, handle objections and pre-close both parties.
  • Develop a pool of tools for use; exercises, interview questions, psychometrics… and advise managers on which tools to use for which position
  • Responsible for organizing interviews at all stages of the process including diary coordination for interviewers, including assessment center organization/coordination/facilitation.
  • Be able to advise on appropriate assessment design using best practice techniques where it is required to deviate from existing practices.
  • Liaise with recruitment coordinators on Psychometric Testing administration and report interpretation to provide insight into the selection decision
  • Submitting appropriate candidates to the hiring managers outlining relevant experience.  Handling any queries the hiring manager may have in relation to the candidate.
  • Ensure interview feedback is gathered from hiring managers and recorded in a timely manner, as well as communicated to candidates
  • Assess applicant/candidate quality, skills, and fit to identify the best candidate for a position


  • Partnering with the HR Service Delivery team to ensure quality of all related recruitment correspondence including all offers of employment
  • External networking to understand benchmarking and best practice
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders across Agoda including with hiring managers; HR and the business.
  • Provide hiring managers with regular updates on their open positions
  • Engages in timely and appropriate communications with all candidates, hiring managers, vendors, generalists and other stakeholders
  • Managing customer and candidate expectations appropriately throughout the recruitment process. 
  • Keeping knowledge current – (market conditions, regulation, etc…) and maintain ongoing and effective communication and alignment of these with HR and the business.  

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong computer skills: Social Media, Linked In, Twitter, Job Boards, applicant tracking systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent English both spoken and written.. Asian languages required preferably Japanese and/or Mandarin. 
  • Experience of  direct sourcing for talent, including interviewing, negotiating and closing offers as well as the ability to support the team in development of these skills
  • Demonstrable experience recruiting at all executive levels including senior level recruitment on a global basis
  • Recruitment experience within a high volume environment
  • A strong understanding of best practice recruitment processes and practices with a demonstrable track record of handling multiple vacancies across a variety of locations and disciplines
  • Knowledge and experience in a wide range of current recruiting policies, practices, and trends and the ability to grasp new technologies.
  • Self-directed and highly motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Strong orientation to quality, continuous improvement and customer service
  • Proven related experience in sourcing across Europe over a variety of media, for a variety of functions and at all levels
  • Significant experience in social media, technology, internet sourcing and online recruitment tools
  • Ability to make quality decisions in the face of ambiguity
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the business
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) and consultative skills including the ability to present to internal and external groups,
  • Ability to assess talent for the job now and for the future needs of the business.
  • Ability to source both active and passive candidates via a multitude of sourcing channels and collaborate on recruitment process improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to influence, consult and negotiate at all levels both internal clients and external suppliers
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills; strong time management; attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage competing demands.
  • Process focused, methodical, well-organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Confident communicator with ability to cope within a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Results orientated - demonstrate initiative, a strong commitment to achieving meaningful results, and act on opportunities to create value
  • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Proven direct candidate sourcing and relationship building skills
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, stressful and/or confidential situations with ease and professionalism.
  • High energy, enthusiasm, passion for recruitment



  • Vendor management and cost saving initiatives experience
  • Experience of employment branding strategies
  • Experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment; experience recruiting within a large matrix environment 
  • Project management experience and skills. 

We welcome both local and international applications for this role. Full visa sponsorship and relocation assistance available for eligible candidates. 

About Agoda: is Asia’s leading online travel agency and we are always looking for the best talent available. By joining Agoda, you will become part of a truly international team, with leading experts of different backgrounds (consultants, media agencies and recent graduates) coming from 70+ countries around the world.


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