GroupM | Talent Acquisition Manager / TA Consultant

Human Resources Jakarta, Indonesia


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 Manager to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for leveraging on recruitment technology and using creative talent attraction techniques to bring in the best and brightest talents across the globe to GroupM Indonesia.

You will partner with the leadership team to provide TA Market strategic solution in managing and developing talents to contribute the business success and growth of the business in Indonesia.

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 the HR & Talent Director, Indonesia

3 best things about the job:

  1. You will recruit best talents for the world’s leading media agency group where you will partner strategically with all our agencies’ business leaders, MDs, CEOs etc.
  2. Work in a fun and fast-paced industry at the heart of digital, data, analytics, content and technology, and we value new ideas and thinking to bring in the next wave of best talents for our business
  3. Demonstrate your talent vision and leadership, collaborate closely with the Regional Talent Acquisition team to become a stronger strategic partner for the business and group

In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:

  • Build up a solid understanding of the media and digital industry, agencies’ business structure and talent requirements
  • Establish a strong business relationship with our agencies’ stakeholders and understand their needs and desired expectations.
  • Lead and motivate your team with a clear vision and strategy to deliver high-quality work, and cultivate a strong solution driven & growth mindset
  • Be familiar with internal practices, process and policies, and technology available, and partner with the Regional Talent Acquisition Manager, APAC to review & strengthen the talent acquisition strategy.

In six months:

  • Deliver a clear and concise strategy to build a talent pipeline and ensure positive candidate experience from application to placement
  • Understand clearly the complexity of the business requirements and structure, and able to successfully manage expectations and influence stakeholders to support the talent acquisition processes and policies
  • Review and recommend smart and effective recruitment tools/technology to attract best talents in shortest time
  • Use quantitative/qualitative data to provide a regular predictive analysis for business leaders, Talent and HR leaders in anticipation of future requirements
  • Be an advocate on employer branding, tracking and delivering measurable results

In 12 months:

  • Identify as the expert and trusted talent acquisition partner for our agencies and group
  • Evaluate full year recruitment and team gaps/performance, and envision future strategy to achieve best in class hires
  • Increase the % of hires through internal program (e.g referral program)

What your day job looks like at GroupM:

Our industry is changing at a rapid pace, and we always need to be sourcing talent ahead of the curve so we have an established audience we can tap and engage. We compete for the best talents with multinational organizations, renowned listed internet firms and start-ups, so you should be inventive and creative in your sourcing approach.

  • Build an open, collaborative and authentic agency relationship across all levels that will support and manage the agencies’ requirements and desired expectations
  • Work closely with the Head of Talent Acquisition APAC, Regional Talent Acquisition Manager and HR & Talent Director to implement the talent acquisition strategy (in line with the business strategy and any regional talent acquisition strategy) across the group
  • Partner effectively with the commercial heads and agency leads on hire requests and approval from regional HQ in ensuring on time hire requests submitted
  • Research and implement new strategies and technologies to build relevant talent pipeline, and always encouraging the talent acquisition team to be proactively searching, connecting and identifying top talents in the market
  • Cultivate an open and nurturing culture with the mindset to train and coach, helping the team to overcome work challenges and contribute effectively
  • Provide effective recruitment advice, guidance and solutions to all hiring managers across the group, including statutory obligations
  • Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of competitive compensation in the media and digital industry
  • Ensure all relevant Sarbanes Oxley Compliance procedures and processes are followed, adhered to and evidenced at all times
  • Actively search and drive all recruitment initiatives/programs that promote both foreign and local hiring
  • Mentor, provide direction and guidance to Talent & HR Executive

What you’ll bring:

  • Extensive experience working as a senior contributor or Manager or an in-house talent acquisition/recruitment or sourcing function.
  • Strong language proficiency in both Bahasa and English are mandatory (written and spoken fluency in both languages required)
  • Proven track record of high volume of roles in media, marketing, digital positions
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with ambiguity in a highly complex matrix structure
  • Highly solution-driven, adaptable, and possess a strong growth mindset
  • Proven senior stakeholder management experience
  • Loves speed and accuracy, and collaborative relationships at all time!
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills

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 Indonesia

With a population of 260 million, Indonesia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic markets in the world. With an increase in consumer disposable income, Indonesia is now firmly on the radar for multi-national companies seeking to invest in emerging markets.

Whilst the Indonesian media landscape is still dominated by terrestrial TV with 65% of all advertising spend, digital media is now poised to go through a period of exponential growth.  There are around 170 million internet users in Indonesia and more than 70% of them are accessing the web via mobile. The opportunity to transform a media landscape on such a scale is unprecedented in the APAC region.

We're looking for creative and diligent people to join us on this exciting journey of transformation. We're ready to create impactful solutions for media challenges, shaping the next era of media with our diverse and passionate team.

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.