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Associate Director, Head of Talent Acquisition

Posting Date: 09-Aug-2019

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 15483
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dept. / Bus. Group Human Resources
Business Unit Talent Acquisition
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 26/08/2019 


Purpose of Job


This role is responsible for delivering the Bank’s Talent Acquisition Strategy and initiatives within a varied geographic remit. In addition to leading the operational recruitment team and the end-to-end resourcing process, the role also undertakes executive recruitment activities for senior clients, effectively manages the central budget and delivers process improvements within the wider Department change programme. The role supports the Director, Talent & Performance Management as part of the Centre of Expertise.       


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


  • Responsible for developing and implementing the Talent Acquisition Strategy for the Bank, including working closely with senior stakeholders to understand business objectives and identify talent opportunities.
  • Responsible for the Bank’s end-to-end resourcing process.
  • Responsible for rolling out service management within Talent Acquisition
  • Creates and utilises new processes, systems and tools as part of the Talent Centre of Expertise to attract top calibre candidates from a variety of sectors via a strong employer brand and a compelling employee value proposition.
  • Drives continuous improvement in Talent Acquisition including reviewing and implementing talent acquisition directives, procedures and practices to ensure continuous improvement and knowledge management. Provides expert Talent Acquisition advice to HR colleagues and the wider Bank, as well as inputs into shared HR processes and practices.
  • Proactively contributes to projects and process redesign across the Department, including leading the implementation of change within the Talent Acquisition team.
  • Develops resourcing analytics to support senior leadership, HR Management Team and other key stakeholders in decision making and to measure the performance of the Bank’s talent acquisition strategy (e.g. reduce time-to-fill and cost-per-hire and increasing quality of hire).
  • Proactively partners with business leaders and HR colleagues to support the delivery of the wider Talent Management Strategy.
  • Advises, oversees and influences senior clients on recruitment – particularly executive recruitment - to secure the best possible talent for the EBRD in all geographic locations. 
  • Selects, appoints and manages third party vendors, manages the supplier relationships and ensures vendor performance attains service level agreements and value for money.
  • Responsible for country recruitment missions and other strategies aimed at increasing under-represented member countries.
  • Uses external network and market knowledge to keep up to date with best practice and shares knowledge and insights with HR colleagues (e.g. HR Business Partnering and Reward) to inform and influence talent and compensation approaches.
  • Leads the development and implementation of outreach programmes to include targeted job fairs, networking events and other activities to source active and passive diverse candidates for the Bank.
  • Manages the aligned recruitment budget to secure the best talent for the Bank via the most cost effective means. Develops and communicates clear guidance around budget use and reporting.
  • Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of staff including recruitment, compensation (as agreed with the Head of Department, if applicable), performance management, coaching and development.
  • Champion and role model the Bank’s Behavioural Competencies and Corporate Behaviours, ensuring adherence within the team(s) so that the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct are exhibited at all times


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business, Organisational Psychology or Human Resources or related area) or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive talent acquisition experience on an international scale. Executive recruitment exposure is an advantage. 
  • Experience developing and implementing targeted talent strategies across varying geographic locations to support business objectives.  
  • Demonstrated experience leading operational recruitment teams within a demanding client environment.
  • Proven senior stakeholder engagement skills  
  • Experience in recruitment process redesign and implementation. Project change management experience preferred.
  • Skilled communicator with strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • High service standards and strong vendor contract management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of talent acquisition practices and commitment to continuous improvement. 



Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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