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Taleo Product Specialist

  • Job reference: CS-001860
  • Sector: Information Communications, Support Services
  • Location: Epsom
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas

Atkins has recently defined a “One Atkins 2020” Organisational strategy. To support this strategy, GIS has defined an operating model for 2020 to revolutionise the way GIS is provided to the organisation, moving from a BAU focus to a Business Value driven organisation.


Key concepts include: moving to digital products, adopting agile across the organisation, leveraging cloud technologies and focus on supporting bid and delivery.


The People and Business Operations agenda includes a unique opportunity to introduce innovative digital products.  In order for Atkins to stay ahead of its competitors we need a suite of digital products and services that will meet the ONE Atkins 2020 vision.  Working collaboratively with the People and Business Operations community you will be bring the creativity, technical knowledge and commercial acumen to create and manage new products and improve products which are key to our overall strategy.

Key Deliverables/Responsibilities


• Manage Backlog and Roadmap items for Taleo Product.

• Work collaboratively with Recruitment business process leads to drive change.

• Be a trusted advisor on future Product and business strategies and developments.

• Configure Products in collaboration with the Product Managers and Specialists

• Work with Global Services to equip them for 1st and some 2nd level support, and to ensure seamless handover of higher levels of support

• Keep customers informed on status and progress of incidents and requests

• Act as a central point of contact for Atkins users reporting Product incidents

• Record all incidents within the Incident Management system

• Access and categorise incidents according to urgency and impact model in collaboration with Product managers and specialists

• Proactively recommend Product improvements

• Ensure fixes are fed back to Global Services and incorporated into their knowledgebase

• Achieve team and individual targets (SLAs and KPIs


• Excellent functional knowledge of the Oracle Taleo Product, including Recruitment and Transitions/Onboarding and Systems Administration modules

• Understanding of Taleo Connect Client and Server

• Excellent customer service skills (Strong business focus and stakeholder engagement skills)

• Strong analytical skills with a precise problem solving approach to work

• Experience of working in a high pressure environment

• Excellent communication skills (both face to face and telephone based)

• Solid written and verbal communications skills (including report writing

• Ability to build relationships and communicate at all levels

• Exceptional customer focus

• Ability to build and maintain efficient working relationships in a team based environment

• Proven ability to deliver continual service improvement

• Ability to share technical knowledge and support colleagues

• Organised with meticulous attention to detail

• Professional and target driven

• Autonomous with an ability to make decisions

• Experience of working to and exceeding targets (SLAs and KPIs)

• Approachable



• Knowledge of other People Products including Oracle e-business suite and CornerStone OnDemand

• Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment

• Experience of working in a fast moving and changing large enterprise IT environment



Behavioural Competencies

We’re bold…

• We use our curiosity, innovation and creativity to solve problems in cool ways

• We’re confident in our knowledge and technical expertise


We’re proactive…

• We seek out opportunities, and really listen to our customers’ problems

• We work together in a dynamic and agile way to make change happen quickly


We’re experimenters …

• We’re not afraid to try different ways of doing things

• We’re champions for new ideas and tools


We're trusted…

• Building close, trusted partnerships really matters to us

• We solve problems together with the business, working openly and honestly 

• We share our knowledge and work in a collaborative ways, joining together for the best results

Our people