Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Talent, HR, People & Culture New York, New York


Position at GroupM North America

Talent Acquisition Business Partner 

Human Resources New York, New York 


This role is based in our amazing real estate at 3 World Trade Center. We are a flexible employer and support homeworking, so you don't need to be in the office every day #lifeworks. 

[This is a Freelance role] 

Are you a people person with a knack for conversations? Do you have a 6th sense for determining another person’s best qualities and soft skills? Are you interested in joining a diverse talent acquisition team and recruiting for multiple departments within the media industry? If you answered YES (or even YAS) - you might be our next Recruiter! 

The overall objective for our Central Talent Acquisition hub is to identify and attract remarkable talent for the GroupM agencies in North America and you'll be a part of that team.  

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 are looking to target the best talent for our business and want them to see the impeccable value in a career at GroupM. 


This role reports to the Talent Practice Lead with a dotted line into the Director, Talent Acquisition. Our Practices include Search and Social Media, Analytics, Programmatic/Ad-Tech, and Core. 

3 best things about the job 

  • A fun environment that combines the best of being entrepreneurial whilst at the same time being part of the business transformation of the largest global marketing services group 
  • We're a high velocity team who collaborate well, give regular feedback to each other, and celebrate the big as well as the #smallwins. 
  • Partner with the leadership team to play a meaningful role in the success of the organization. 

Measures of success 

3 Months 

Study company and industry information to be appropriately prepared to execute and pitch opportunities to potential hires: 

  • Identify and target companies, universities, individuals and 'nodes' through reference materials and online services.  
  • Start to anticipate needs in the business through regular, consultative dialogue with internal clients. Participate actively in TA/HR huddles and our online communities in Microsoft Teams. 
  • Ensure our Talent TA Team always has a pipeline of top talent in their business area/discipline. 



6 Months 

You will have participated in at least 1 TA program. Showing initiatives and driving our key pillars of Accountability, Community, Velocity, Content and Competition. 

  • Build your industry knowledge expert by staying ahead of trends and developments in business and the talent market through seminars, conferences and events information. 
  • Achieve benchmark or above scores from your clients in Talent Acquisition.   
  • Owning positions from a variety of agencies within the network and being the hiring manager’s right hand when it comes to talent and best practices #besties4life 

12 Months 

At this time, you've established a deep understanding of the digital and offline communications landscape in the North America region. 

  • Mastered and develop subject matter expertise on Jobvite™ our social recruiting platform. This is an enterprise-strength, mobile-ready ATS with referral, video and CRM modules. 
  • Own, manage and bring to bear specialty projects in relation to online social channels and job boards for employer branding. Assist with content concepts and execution for rich media assets [e.g. Video] to ensure we are discoverable in these channels 

Responsibilities of the role 

  • Implement the talent acquisition strategy. This will involve lots of getting to know your audience and what drives their career decisions. 
  • You will provide effective recruitment advice, guidance and solutions to managers, group-wide 
  • Own projects in the areas of talent mapping, academic program research/search, reporting and analysis and high-volume, high-octane recruiting 
  • Ensure everyone has a positive experience at every touch-point in the recruiting cycle. 
  • Co-create, organize and oversee the production of quality, rich media content assets 

What you will need 

2-4 years of work experience in one or more of the following jobs: 

Investigative Journalist (finance, tech or advertising) 

Recruitment (plus if you have handled high volume recruitment) 

  • You’ll have a high level of comfort with, and interest in technology 
  • You’ll showcase a natural gift for grasping concepts quickly and making good judgments 
  • Ability to work on own initiative; pre-emptive and proactive; constantly thinking ahead; demonstrating a hands-on and highly organized approach to all tasks 
  • Collaborative and astute - able to build trust and respect within our network 

We are an equal opportunity employer 

GroupM and all of its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity.We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.