GroupM | Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

GroupM | Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

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Position at GroupM
GroupM is the world's largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for aSenior Manager, Talent Acquisition to join us.
At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.
The overall objective for the roleis to identify and attract the best and brightest talent for the GroupM agencies in Vietnam. You will be leveraging on technology and data to make smart business decisions and be the subject of hiring for all levels in the business.
In Talent Acquisition, we firmly believe in delivering exceptional candidate experiences. Our approach to Talent Acquisition brings a mindset and a toolset which is more akin to how a consumer goods company markets to customers and prospects. We need a chameleon, a person who can lean into change and really adapt to different and demanding situations.
Reporting of the role
This role reports to the HR Director, Vietnam
3 best things about the job:
  1. You will be recruiting for the world's leading media agency group working with 6 different operating companies - all strong brand in their own right.
  2. Be recognized for innovation in Talent Acquisition because we do things differently and we are always seeking out new ideas to help us deliver more.
  3. Work in a demanding and fast-paced industry at the heart of digital, data, analytics, content and technology where change is a constant.

Measures of success
In three months, you would have:
  • Built up a solid understanding of our agencies, their structure and talent requirements
  • Developed relationships with relevant business partners
  • Become familiar with the recruitment tools and systems used at GroupM

In six months, you would have:
  • Delivered quality talent pipeline for our hiring manager stakeholders
  • Independently led the recruitment for a number of roles and had a number of successful placements across the agencies
  • Ensured high quality candidate experiences
  • Led and delivered on local Management Trainee, Intern and Graduate hiring programs

In twelve months, you would have:
  • Become an expert in using our in-house technology and tools
  • Began to own the recruitment for an area of the business independently

Responsibilities of the role:
  • Work with the Head of Talent Acquisition APAC to implement the talent acquisition strategy (in line with the business strategy and any regional talent acquisition strategy) across the group
  • Provide effective recruitment advice, guidance and solutions to managers across the group always working within the necessary legal parameters
  • Ensure all relevant Compliance procedures and processes are followed, adhered to and evidenced at all times
  • Provide constant feedback to the team on any aspect which may affect the success of the HR & People team - always retaining an awareness of the bigger picture
  • Be an effective, committed and participative team member in order to provide a first-class service to the group contributing to the continuing development of the HR & People team
  • Drive campus recruitment and graduate program with the local universities and polytechnics.

Searches & Strategy:
  • Work directly with managers to develop appropriate and reasonable job descriptions for each role
  • Establish the search process, including the interview process, for each brief, as well as the compensation target for the search
  • Execute and manage the search strategy and provide regular and timely information to the recruiting managers to ensure they are up to date on progress
  • Communicate as needed with other members of the HR & People team throughout the process.

Talent Development:
  • Telephone screening of potential prospects and sources to determine appropriateness as a candidate or reliable source
  • Communicate with agency leaders as sources and for general market and company feedback
  • Conduct interviews with interested candidates, when required
  • Write profiles and presentations on candidates and the market on a quarterly basis
  • Reference check candidates
  • Ensure WPP policies with regards to recruitment, specifically the WPP Poaching Policy, are well understood and adhered to by all employees

  • Study company and industry information to be appropriately prepared to execute and pitch the opportunity to potential candidates
  • Use GroupM's proprietary database to retrieve information on prospects, sources, target companies and related search work. Update and maintain the database with relevant information, executives, etc ensuring all records are up to date and accurate
  • Identify and target companies, candidates and sources through reference materials and online services, as well as calling target companies to identify prospects. Become the industry knowledge expert by keeping abreast of trends and developments in business and the talent market through seminars, conferences and reading pertinent information
  • Maintain a knowledge and understanding of competitive compensation in the media industry and relevant professional areas

Reporting and Database Management:
  • Ensure regular reporting on all key searches, including the candidate short list for each search using Jobvite
  • Oversee appropriate maintenance of data and candidate assessments in the our CRM
  • Community management of talent pipleine via Social Media, EDM and monitoring of communication impact
  • Management of QOH (quality of hire) assessment using Chequed Impact
  • Regular reporting on candidate experience, new hire experiences

  • Develop effective relationships throughout all levels of the organisation
  • Ensure the local HR leader and agency CEO's are kept informed of all talent acquisition issues
  • Consistently demonstrates situation sensitivity and confidentiality to ensure that the HR & Talent team is seen as a trusted and valued team within the organisation

What you will need:
  • Experience working in a recruitment agency, RPO, executive search firm or an in-house recruiting role.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, experience managing clients or internal stakeholders at all levels
  • Be highly diligent, ethical, reliable and accountable
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritise and multitask in a high pressure environment

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About GroupM

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $50B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM’s portfolio includes Data & Technology (Choreograph), Investment and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business.

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