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Talent Acquisition Team Lead

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Date: 08-May-2021

Location: Kuala Lumpur, 10, MY

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 24563 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-CO1 
Posting Type LI 


Kerry Global Business Services (GBS) is an integral enabler of Kerry’s vision to be our Customer’s most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition.
There are five key elements of our success:
•    We are a key enabler for Kerry’s vision – we enable the business, by making it easier for everyone to deliver, to allow a focus on commercial excellence.
•    We focus on continuous excellence – we apply continuous excellence to everything we do, eliminating waste and optimising our services across functions.
•    We purposefully manage and develop talent – we attract and nurture talent to deliver innovative, digital business solutions and services.
•    We are anchored in our operating model – through our scalable platform, we support Kerry’s strategic growth objectives.
•    We win together as true partners – we unlock value by providing best in class solutions and services across all of Kerry.

About the role

As a Talent Acquisition Team Lead in the Global Business Centre, you will be seen as a true expert in your field, be able to consistently deliver quality and diverse talent for the organisation that builds and strengthens our future talent pipeline in order to position Kerry as the first choice for top talent. As well as working within a defined regional capacity, you will lead a team of Specialists and Senior Specialists and you will be a key interface into the Business, that will position Kerry as the first choice for top talent.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for recruitment delivery activity, managing volume and salaried hiring throughout the full recruitment process – nurturing close working relationships with hiring managers through the vacancy lifecycle including thorough briefing calls and weekly updates
  • Liaise and partner with external agencies / partners as and when required
  • Working collaboratively with wider GBS teams to ensure an aligned approach from first candidate / hiring manager contact to offer, preboarding and onboarding. 
  • Responsible for candidate experience, championing diversity, inclusion, purpose and culture in all aspects of the recruitment process, from job descriptions, training for hiring managers, formulation of interview panels as well as managing a the candidate experience leading to measurable improvement in the attraction, selection and engagement of high-potential, diverse candidates for Kerry
  • Driving Talent Acquisition SLAs, data integrity, pipeline flow, requisition management, and candidate management for specialist/standard roles for the geographies supported
  • Become ‘expert’ user of our applicant tracking system, Success Factors, ensuring compliance in Talent Acquisition activity across the ATS to ensure full compliance.  
  • Work collaboratively with the wider GBS teams, all relevant COEs  and Business Partners to find and execute solutions to business challenges
  • Implement and execute talent-sourcing strategies to support and build out pipelines for current and future hiring demands for locality
  • Implement and execute recruitment marketing for just in time recruitment
  • To supervise, coach and guide the talent acquisition team. Upskill team members, rotate roles for development purposes and support the career development aspirations of team members.
  • Create and maintain a culture of Continuous Excellence across your team by enabling an environment of continued growth and development, implementing continuous excellence tools and routines and ensuring representation of the Tier 2 section in Continuous Excellence Pillar groups

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Human Resources, Pyschology or related
  • 8+ year’s Talent Acquisition experience - must have previous, direct people leadership / management experience in an in-house capacity
  • Advanced market mapping skills, project management
  • High level of English language proficiency as this is Kerry's most widely spoken language
  • Confidently able to successfully deliver services and have high quality interactions with Business Partners and Customer groups
  • Able to select the most appropriate method of communication to any given situation and tailor approach accordingly to ensure the most receptive audience and the best likelihood of influence and success