APAC Executive Search & Intelligence Partner, Institutional Client Group
September 26, 2020
This role is part of the ongoing Talent Acquisition (TA) transformation and optimisation in Asia Pacific which includes the build out of an executive search recruitment function to more effectively facilitate the success of Citi's talent strategy.
You will be responsible for managing the identification, assessment and acquisition of executive talent for the Institutional Client Group (ICG) across Asia Pacific at Citi.
The ICG portfolio of businesses includes Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Advisory, Private Banking, Markets, Security Services, Commercial Banking and Treasury Services.
The successful candidate will help shape how this new team manages the identification, assessment and acquisition of internal and external executive talent across the Asia Pacific franchise.
The role is a combination of high touch senior stakeholder management, direct execution of executive recruitment mandates, and support for the development of a new in-house direct sourcing & intelligence team.
Based in Hong Kong the role reports to the Regional TA Lead for Specialist & Executive, Asia Pacific.
Tactically execute Director (C15) and Managing Director (C16) level searches for Citi's Institutional Client Group (ICG) businesses across Asia Pacific. The scope will include recruitment activity where candidate research and engagement is managed wholly internally, as well as directing and coordinating searches where an executive search partner is mandated to support candidate identification
Strategically partner with senior business leaders and the internal Talent function to understand future skill requirements in order to build and proactively maintain a network of qualified candidates in priority disciplines for future engagement on Citi executive talent opportunities
Conduct effective screening and assessment with prospective candidates and drive the recruitment process in line with company leadership standards, regulatory compliance requirements and HR process KPI's including cost per hire, time to offer, time to fill, diversity, channel effectiveness and customer experience
Champion Citi's Diversity and Inclusion aspirations by helping to educate internal stakeholders, external partners and prospective candidates on the focus and benefit of inclusive leadership and the hiring of diverse talent for Citi. Proactively ensuring that candidate selection slates and interview panels are appropriately diverse to meet or exceed company guidelines
Be proactively involved in market and industry forums relevant to the ICG, particularly those dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and uses these as an effective channel to build the Citi employer brand and identify executive talent
Oversee the provision of high quality market intelligence to provide insights on the competitor landscape that help to inform talent decisions by senior internal stakeholders (e.g.competitor organisational structures and executive role scopes, diversity maps, compensation and benefits data, market trends etc.)
Coach an executive intelligence analyst to provide market research and implement best in class innovative search practices to identify passive executive talent across international markets
Work closely with recruitment colleagues in Asia and other regions to prioritise and balance executive projects, share intelligence and align overall lateral recruiting strategy in key areas. These include increasing diversity of hires, improving customer experience, succession planning, reporting, data driven decision making and effective governance
Partner with HR colleagues including HR Advisors, Rewards, Mobility and TA Operations to ensure a great overall One HR customer service experience facilitated by a smooth hiring and onboarding process
Lead and participate in regional and global continuous improvement initiatives as required related to Executive and lateral recruitment to support the ongoing transformation of the TA function in Asia
Knowledge / Experience:
Circa 10 years + extensive direct delivery experience in executive level talent acquisition gained through the executive search industry and/or in-house executive TA roles in a complex highly matrixed multinational corporate environment with regulatory oversight. Prior financial services recruitment experience of investment banking, markets or treasury services executive talent will be required, as will a knowledge of the dynamic of Asian markets
An ability to consistently and proactively identify, approach, attract and manage passive executive level talent through an extensive assessment and interview process, manage complex compensation package negotiations and approvals, and international relocation coordination across multiple locations
Build credibility and confidence with executive candidates and business leaders through your interactions,possesses the gravitas to lead conversations, influence outcomes and challenge perceptions where appropriate to ensure the strongest talent in the internal and external market is considered and selected
Possess strong stakeholder influencing skills and the ability able to navigate through ambiguous scenarios to achieve the desired outcome. Demonstrated capability to manage complex end to end executive recruitment processes successfully while balancing multiple stakeholders with potentially competing priorities
Are known in the industry as a subject matter expert and a talent acquisition leader who can leverage an established network for market intelligence and candidate referrals for current and future talent pipeline needs
Is passionate about the need for greater diverse and inclusive leadership for business success and can articulate this effectively to a range of internal and external audiences.
Understands the criticality of adherence to internal and external compliance and regulatory requirements through the executive recruitment cycle. Has the experience to identify and escalate risk issues early enough for mitigation and the intelligence to educate stakeholders and colleagues about the importance of proactive risk management in the recruitment process
An executive recruitment subject matter expect, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to partner with a range of internal HR colleagues who support the recruitment process and show an understanding of the importance of collaboration as the key to your success
Preferably educated to degree level but not essential if balanced with relevant experience
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