Senior Recruiter

Established in 2007, Sumo Video Games is one of India’s leading video game developers. We work hand in hand with Sumo Digital’s UK studios to build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

Effectively manage all Recruitment for your area(s) of responsibility.  Ensure an efficient support in terms of recruitment is delivered to the business whilst delivering against key initiatives to support the achievement of the overall HR strategy.   
Work with your Manager & Studio Management teams to identify, scope and implement commercial and pragmatic HR recruitment solutions in response to business needs. Provide HR expertise, advice and management information to Line Management as required.  


  • Working closely with Recruitment Managers to support and manage our recruitment needs and support for entire recruitment process.
  • Work with Studio Management to understand, monitor and deliver great hires to meet our headcount targets.
  • Manage full recruitment process from scoping of new roles, advertising, sourcing profiles reviewing CV’s, arranging Interviews to making offers.
  • Fully utilize Sumo’s Applicant Tracking System (Lever) to ensure effective reporting of data and process compliance.
  • Recruitment Marketing – proactively identify job boards, events and networking opportunities for recruitment, and be active on social media to promote Sumo opportunities.
  • Agency relationships: Building, monitoring and evaluating agency relationships; negotiation of terms.
  • Development Of onboarding resources for new hires and often offering direct assistance in candidate relocations.
  • Involvement in ad-hoc HR/recruitment projects

  • A great recruiter with a track record to demonstrate success, ideally from within the gaming or visual effects industry.
  • Super-organized and able to prioritize workloads effectively.
  • Proactive in their work – always asking questions and providing solutions rather than waiting to be told.
  • A great copywriter with cool ideas and an enthusiasm for social media.
  • Able to communicate confidently, build relationships, influence & challenge when necessary.
  • Able to operate with diplomacy, tenacity and patience when dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  • High energy and enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Technically minded with the ability to pick up new software and technology.

  • Expertise 
  • -        Minimum Level _Master of Business Management or any equivalent course
    -        Minimum 4-5 years HR recruitment experience at a Senior level from within a fast-paced environment.
    -        Strong knowledge of HR Recruitment Process and its wider application.
    -        MS Office Experience – Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook. And eager to learn or has any previous experience with Applicant Tracking System (ATS) would be stellar.
    -        Have some experience in HR/Recruitment would be an added advantage.
    -        VFX & Games industry interest/knowledge/experience an advantage.
  • Problem solving 
  •  Uses a factual approach to decision-making, focuses on the real problem and the outcome needed.  Is able to think on ones’ feet, spot issues pro-actively and react appropriately to issues.  Considers all stakeholder perspectives whilst calculating business risk.  Makes necessary and good quality decisions even when they are difficult and/or with limited information and/or under time pressure. Unflappable, a cool and calm character, as you will be required to prioritize workload effectively.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills 
  • Displays strong verbal and written communication skills, has the ability to confidently question & challenge the business where necessary, equally able to show diplomacy and empathy.  Able to listen well and actively demonstrate understanding.  Able to effectively explain and justify reasonings. A strong communicator, who can easily adapt the fast-paced nature of Sumo.
    Treats people with respect.  Is friendly and approachable, professional and patient.  Works as part of a strong team.  Supports team decisions.  Able to act confidentially and with integrity at all times.
  • Influence & Impact
  • Has the ability to effectively champion HR across the business, whilst also understanding business needs.  Is passionate about supporting Managers to be their best. Technically minded with the ability to pick up software and technology, whilst being able to be submerged in our techie environment.
    Is highly organized and has the ability to handle a demanding workload yet equally able to handle rapidly changing priorities.  Remains calm and self-motivated when working under pressure.
  • Accountability
  • Assumes overall accountability for the HR recruitment, strategy, and compliance team. Acknowledges and actions areas for improvement. Is passionate about making a difference to the business. Obsessive about smashing targets out the window.
    Takes pride in own work, looks for better ways of getting results.  Seeks feedback on how to improve performance.  Takes new opportunities for personal learning.  Goes ‘above and beyond’ expectations and encourages others to do so. 
  • Approaches issues with a positive, ‘can-do’ mentality.  Takes responsibility for mistakes and learns from them.  Meets commitments.  Is able to work independently but has a collaborative approach, is pro-active/takes the initiative and works tenaciously to deliver solutions to problems.
    We are happy to employ a remote Senior Recruiter as long as you’re comfortable to travel travel to Studios for which you are responsible from time to time.

    What we offer:

    Our Studio is unique in India, giving our staff the opportunity to work directly on all leading gaming platforms, at every stage of game development.

    Being part of Sumo's Pune studio is a rewarding experience, one that requires dedication, a strong sense of ownership over your work and an overwhelming enthusiasm for the games you work on.

    In return we offer competitive salary, flexi-time & benefits, and excellent working environment and most importantly we will give you the room to be yourself and live your passion.

    Additionally, we provide relocation reimbursement from other cities, a performance-linked bonus in addition to the fixed salary, opportunities to attend industry conferences and a complete and all-encompassing medical insurance package for our employees and their children.

    Come join the team.

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