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  • Posted: Aug 21, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 2, 2019

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    Team Lead, Talent Acquisition and Manpower Planning

    Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
    Department: Human Resources

    Job Summary & Purpose

    • The Team Lead of Talent Acquisition and Manpower Planning is in charge of planning, managing and overseeing talent acquisition and recruitment processes and strategies for the HR Team
    • This position is responsible for designing and implementing initiatives to attract, assess, develop and retain talent in the organisation
    • You will be expected to develop a recruitment philosophy and the start identify the key elements of a structured and robust recruitment process from manpower planning to on-boarding of new hires
    • The role will focus on recruiting the right talent and partner with HR business partners and stakeholders in the business to identify their manning gaps and develop a process to ensure a continuous pipeline of hireable names to key roles in the organisation
    • To be successful in this role you should be able to develop long term recruiting strategies to create a strong talent pipeline for the organisation’s current and future hiring needs.
    • Reports to: HR Manager
    • Direct reports from: HR Business Partners, CEO’s and Heads of Business Learning and Development Recruitment
    • Internal Relationship: Business Units heads/Finance / Admin HR
    • External Relationship: Recruitment Agencies Industry Associations


    • Diagnose and determine employee needs by engaging the strategic business units (SBUs) to determine their talent needs and the required time to fill vacancies.
    • Conduct analysis of hiring needs and prepare annual manpower plan Develop a sustainable and efficient talent acquisition and hiring plan and strategy.
    • Implement the talent acquisition strategy to improve recruitment and business performance
    • Undertake workforce planning and resource forecasting by working with the resourcing team to feed into recruitment timelines.
    • Communicate with external sources e.g. peer organisations to ascertain trends in recruitment and markets that may impact the business
    • Develop and implement a strong and robust internal recruitment process
    • Anticipate the organisation’s future needs and work with stakeholders to advice on recruiting tactics that will help sustain the organisation’s success.
    • Develop and retain a diverse talent acquisition team.
    • Manage and deliver reports and data when required.
    • Drive end to end talent recruitment exercises, advert placements, sourcing, screening, scheduling, testing (for entry level recruits), interviewing, offer and benefits negotiation and culture questions.
    • Specify skills, knowledge, and attitude that inform job profiles.
    • Lead, supervise and oversee recruitment panel members.
    • Design, plan and execute selection processes (conduct interviews and screening calls, administer psychological tests etc.)
    • Create and maintain a robust end-to-end on-boarding process and deliver day-one readiness
    • Review employment applications and background check reports.
    • Identify and remedy gaps in the recruitment process.
    • Perform candidate and employee satisfaction evaluations.
    • Plan and implement procedures for improving employee experience.
    • Suggest measures for improving employee retention.

    Key Performance Metrics

    • No. of qualified candidates in the pipeline.
    • No of qualified candidates per opening.
    • Pipeline growth.


    • Cost per hire
    • No. of vacancies positions filled
    • No. of hires to goal(how well hires are able to meet organisational objectives)
    • Diversity of talent pool/distribution.
    • Early attrition rate.
    • Top performer retention.


    • No. of candidates with relevant experience.
    • No. of offers made.
    • Percentage of offers accepted.

    People Development:

    • Time to full productivity following on-boarding (measuring effectiveness)
    • Training spend.
    • Career path ratio.

    Customer Service:

    • Internal satisfaction survey minimum of 85%
    • Culture fit survey
    • Job satisfaction survey minimum score of Customer satisfaction survey(Hiring manager satisfaction)


    • Employee engagement rate.
    • Internal satisfaction survey.

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required. Master's Degree in MBA, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior will be an advantage

    Professional Qualification:

    • CIPM,CIPD, SPHR, SHRM Certifications and/or experience in learning management systems and talent management assessments preferred.


    • 6-8 years experience as an HR Generalist or Talent Acquisition and/or other HR related experience preferred.
    • 2 years of partnering with HR and business leaders to develop pragmatic solutions.
    • Management Experience: 5 Years of experience in managing HR Teams

    Key Skills and Competencies:

    • The Team Lead of Talent Acquisition and Manpower Planning must have commercial and analytical know how with strong communication and supervisory skills
    • This person must be strategic and confident in building relationships with employees at all levels.

    Must be proficient in the following:

    • Above average verbal (public speaking) and written communication skills e.g. report writing.
    • Experience in managing an HR team with a strong understanding of talent acquisition.
    • Pushing talent acquisition change initiatives from both a strategic and operative level.
    • Ability to be strategic and tactical when making decisions.
    • Interpersonal and motivational skills; you should be capable of building relationships across the organisation.
    • Increasing talent sourcing within an organisation by improving direct hiring.
    • Strong planning and problem solving skills.
    • Analytical and capable of collecting and interpreting data and reports to assess complex information.
    • Communication and Influencing employees at all levels to support your decisions and proposed plans.
    • MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Outlook.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their tailored CV to: using the "Job Title" as subject of the email.

    Note: Any application received after the above time will be automatically rejected.

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