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Group Recruitment Manager - Expat opportunity to relocate to the Middle East

Human Resources

Location: Kuwait
Date Posted: August 15th 2018

The Company

The organisation is a high profile and reputable Family group with business units across B2B and B2C markets. With over 15,000 employees across Middle East, Asia and Africa, the company is in a strong position financially with continued growth and entry into new markets planned.

The Role

The Group Recruitment Manager is the overall process owner for Recruitment and On-boarding across diversified businesses.  The successful candidate will review current resourcing activity, providing ideas, support and development for local recruitment teams to optimize recruiting and on-boarding activity.

This role includes a element of transformation and change management. The successful candidate will need to have the drive and motivation to make changes within the overall Talent Management strategy, including communicating change at a senior level.

The role reports to the Director, Talent Management and will allow for autonomy and ownership.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a small team to deliver outstanding recruitment and on-boarding service to corporate stakeholders.
  • Build strong relationships with business and HR leaders, understand businesses strategic talent requirements, recruitment processes and ability to attract and hire talent.
  • Reduce recruitment cycle time with a specific focus on the time it takes to attract, select, hire and onboard talent into strategic positions across the company.
  • Drive consistency in recruiting and onboarding process and embed SuccessFactors use for all activity to ensure accurate and up-to-date management reporting.
  • Develop and embed SuccessFactors standardized recruitment and onboarding metrics consistent across all businesses. Review, analyze and share on a monthly basis with HR and business stakeholders.
  • Accountable for the relationship with LinkedIn, including use and distribution of Recruiter licenses and LinkedIn marketing budget. Increase professional use of LinkedIn through the company maximizing ROI from LinkedIn contract.
  • Maintain a centralized approach to strategic sourcing via agency partnerships, develop agency evaluation metrics to establish clear view of which agency suppliers provide the most value.
  • Coordinate campus hiring including strategic partnerships with local and overseas universities
  • Create clear compelling EVP supported by employer brand management

The Person

Candidates with the following skills are encouraged to apply. The client is interested in candidates outside of the region who would like a true expatriate experience:

  • Substantial experience managing recruitment teams and processes with exposure to both volume and specialist recruitment.
  • An in-depth understanding of recruitment and selection tools and techniques
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Well-developed analytical skills, able to work with data to unlock people insight and drive improvement
  • Degree educated ideally in a business related subject

Kuwait offers a safe and exciting place to live for both singles and families. All visa costs will be covered by the organisation with some relocation support.



KWD 2,500 per month tax free

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