Raffaelle Brancatella

Raffaelle Brancatella

Specialisation: Technology & Digital
Company Position: Consultant - Brisbane
Email Address: raffaelle.brancatella@ambition.com.au
Phone Number: +61 7 3020 0343

My background:

Through work experiences early on in my career and having been around HR & Recruitment professionals growing up, I knew this was the career path I wanted to take.

I started with Ambition in Jan 2019 – being my first opportunity in the world of recruitment after graduating at the end of 2018 from a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Human Resources. I’m solely responsible for the end-to-end recruitment within Data Analytics & Business Intelligence for the Brisbane market. Having known absolutely zero about Data Analytics when I first started, I took it upon myself to educate myself in the field of Data Analytics (not easy). I read countless articles, watched hours of YouTube videos, attended multiple meetups, and had in depth discussions with senior professionals in this area to ensure I was better equipped to be a genuine and trusted adviser within the space of Data Analytics.

Through my learnings, I’ve naturally fallen in love with the area I recruit for (perhaps I was a BI Developer in my past life lol) and strongly believe this goes hand in hand with the success and genuine relationships I’ve been able to foster from both a client and candidate perspective. Recruiters have the platform and ability to change lives in a positive way – and that’s the key driver in what keeps me going every day!

I’m dedicated to providing value-add solutions to my clients regarding all thing’s employment and culture, whilst providing job opportunities for my candidates that align with their career aspirations and personal goals.

Outside of work, I love the simple things in life such as being able to simply spend time with my loved ones. I’m also extremely passionate about sport, personal growth and music production.

Roles I recruit:

All things Data & BI. Most recent roles have included:

  • Senior BI Developer – Government

  • Senior BI Analyst – Financial Services

  • Senior Data Analyst – Financial Services

  • Senior Data Architect – Higher Education

  • Senior Reporting Analyst – Retail

  • Senior DBA – Government

  • Information Analyst – Higher Education

  • Data Integration Specialist – Government

Recent projects:

I successfully supported a large financial services client who partnered with me for a multi-staffing solution as they were going through a data environment transition period.

A higher education client needed to onboard a senior data architect within an urgent timeframe, in which the client was certain it wouldn’t happen. However, being able to tap into the network that I continually build on, I was able to turn this role around extremely quickly with a great fit candidate. This then led to a great relationship and repetitive business between the client and I.

An engineering client of mine needed a data professional with a very specific skillset (almost rare in Brisbane) in which the client was under the impression that they had no choice but to hire interstate. Having left the role with me for a couple of days, I was able to successfully fill this role with a passive Brisbane based candidate, who had not looked at job boards for many months. A good example of the many benefits for a client when dealing with a recruitment specialist.

What my clients and candidates say about me:

“Raff first contacted me in early March 2019, seeking an experienced candidate for a role he had received. Although I didn't win that role, he helped me throughout my job search, keeping in regular contact even when there were no active roles that we were pursuing.

Always enthusiastic, ever encouraging - even in the face of rejection - Raff never gave up. It was always, "Well, we'll find something else to try for". He brought me in for a face-to-face, to see how I handled myself in an interview, and gave me both encouragement and guidance to make my future interviews more positive. He never made me feel like I was just another prospect, another body to place, but was genuinely interested in me as a person, and in finding a role that would suit me.

Raff continued to search for suitable roles for me and represented me to several clients. This led directly to my eventual success in landing a senior data architect role, in mid-June 2019.

I highly recommend Raff as an experienced recruiter who is genuinely concerned with you and representing you to prospective employers. If I find myself on the market again, he is the first person I will turn to for help.”

Senior Data Architect - Higher Education Organisation