GroupM | Talent Acquisition Partner

Human Resources Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Position at GroupM

Overview of job

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 a Talent Acquisition Partner to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for attracting the best and brightest talent to the GroupM agencies, delivering a diverse range of candidates to ensure we are constantly ahead of our competition.  This role champions and trains across GroupM appointed recruitment tools, including Jobvite and Chequed, manages the hands-on recruitment for Specialist roles across all levels and leads internal mobility in GroupM Malaysia.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to: Talent Acquisition Lead.

3 best things about the job:

  • We are a young and fun working place, with different nationalities and 60% of our talents are below the age of 30. Diversity is our way of working, and we embrace strategic business partnering across all our agencies and specialist team
  • You will work with a diverse range of talent across our businesses to understand their roles and requirements, constantly building your knowledge about the media and digital industry
  • You will have the ability to bring in new thinking and demonstrate top notch best practise through Talent Acquisition initiatives

In this role, your goals will be:

In three months:

  • Developed strong and influential relationships with all relevant decision makers: Talent, Business Leads, MDs, CEO, etc
  • A thorough understanding of the GroupM agencies and specialist business units’ recent developments and what talent they seek
  • Partner closely with the HR & Talent Director and MDs to strengthen talent acquisition strategy to reduce recruitment turnover time and recruiting quality talents
  • Up to speed with GroupM recruitment tools and channels by accessing the advantage, opportunities and effectiveness

In six months:

  • Understood the exact requirements in order to push forwards with the ‘change management’ around hiring manager responsibilities
  • Ensured the businesses all understand and support the #recruitmentisateamsport structure
  • Proven capabilities in managing key stakeholders across all-levels

In 12 months:

  • Significantly increased talent pipeline and better way of incorporating tool to attract talent from diverse backgrounds
  • Audited Talent Acquisition process and precedents against market trends and strategize new and effective approaches

What your day job looks like at GroupM:

  • Build the strongest and deepest agency relationships - not just with hiring managers and talent leads, but across all departments at all levels
  • Actively recruit across various positions for GroupM Specialist Unit and Operations Support
  • Work closely with the Director of HR & Talent on the vision and strategy for Talent Acquisition across Malaysia
  • Implement the talent acquisition strategy (in line with the business strategy and any regional talent acquisition strategy) across the group
  • Get under the skin of our agencies to understand their needs, wants, expectations
  • Be an effective, committed and participative team member in order to provide a first class service to the Group; Own projects in the areas of talent mapping/CI, executive research/search, regional reporting and analysis and high-volume, high-octane recruiting
  • Continue ensuring that hiring managers understand their role in recruitment, can use the systems and tools themselves and that the agencies live and breathe the #recruitmentisateamsport mantra
  • Develop relationships with candidates brought in by GroupM Talent once they have started, ensuring all candidates are met within their probation periods
  • Consistently careful and methodical, ensuring all public advertisements, and communications with candidates are to the high quality expected from GroupM
  • Contribute to the community management of our social channel (LinkedIn)
  • Build and maintain the recruitment marketing and the partnership with external parties such as universities and other relevant parties for branding initiatives
  • Be the guardian of the internal mobility process in Malaysia
  • Manage and administer the ERP (Employee Referral Program)

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience recruiting within media, digital, marketing and advertising
  • Experience of working in a complex matrix structure
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proven senior stakeholder management experience
  • Concern for quality and pride in all work produced
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Experience working in a high pressure environment, meeting and exceeding KPI’s with limited resource
  • Strong presentation skills
  • High level of comfort with, and interest in technology, in particular CRM tools, analytics dashboards and content creation tools [Eg Videoscribe, Piktochart, Prezi]

More about GroupM

GroupM - GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology. Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development. We are not limited by teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients lets us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent the space, support and tools to innovate and grow.

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About Malaysia

GroupM Malaysia is situated in the prime location of Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.  Malaysia is a multi-racial and multicultural country, there is a strong “Muhibbah” culture and the office environment is full of “Semangat” as half of our talent are below the age of 30. 

You can expect diversity, strong collaboration and a fun yet dynamic environment here! With endless growth opportunities for marketing, media and branding professionals,  we provide the support to enable ambitions to come to life. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career in media, there is no better place to be in than Malaysia.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.