• Talent Recruitment Leader at GE - General Electric

  • Posted on: 20 April, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Role Summary/Purpose:

    The GTR CoE Leader is responsible for the recruitment strategy and execution within Sub Saharan Africa. Specific responsibilities include the go-to-market strategy to attract talents, EVP development, and compliance across all GE businesses. He/she will help align to global recruitment standards, drive simplification and efficiency, provides leadership and coaching to the team and acts as a senior liaison between regional / global management, TR leaders and external stakeholders.

    Countries Covered: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, and 9 others with smaller volumes
    Position Location: Any GE office in the Region, with a strong preference for Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda or Nairobi
    Travel: Up to 30% of the time (Leverage technology where possible)

    Talent Recruitment Leader


    Essential Responsibilities:


    • Set the recruitment strategy for the region
    • Provide guidance, operational standards and leadership to the Talent Recruitment Team
    • Partner with business leaders or main stakeholders to define and understand recruitment/ hiring needs
    • Align Talent Recruitment goals and objectives with business initiatives and priorities
    • Lead, coach and develop Talent Recruitment Business Leaders and Consultants
    • Responsible for the quarterly operational reporting and the ongoing collection of VOC from the business
    • Represent Talent Recruitment at a senior management level for the region
    • Drive the execution all HR and business related initiatives in accordance with GE timetables and requirements – including people and financial reviews and processes


    • Monitor service level agreements that cover key deliverables to clients; drive closure and delivery on current vacancies according to target cycle times and CoE metrics
    • Participate in Headcount and Strategic Workforce Planning activities to ensure GE has the appropriate information to deliver an annual strategy for delivering projected headcount numbers for the Region
    • Set effective work mechanism to ensure the right Talent Recruitment resources are assigned to support the business recruitment needs
    • Ensure GE recruitment suppliers are appropriately engaged with approved terms and efficient work practices
    • Oversee the education and coaching of Line & HR Managers on staffing process; developing in-house skill sets - interviewing skills, selection techniques etc.; ensuring all employees involved in selection have been trained
    • Working with the global TR structure in defining, implementing and communicating staffing metrics—driving change in mindset
    • Develop and execute an appropriate channel strategy for the local region maximizing the use of direct sourcing techniques; minimizing the reliance on third party agencies
    • Identifying and managing movement of internal talent
    • Recruiting for the future - improving the image of GE to be an 'Employer of Choice'


    • Talent Recruitment Team development and turnover
    • GE Opinion Survey results for TR Team
    • Regional Leadership Team satisfaction with TR Team performance and feedback
    • Management of recruitment cost and budget
    • Productivity and efficiency of TR operation (e.g. TR ratio, span of control, layers)
    • Achievement of and contribution to Global TR Metrics; including but not limited to:
      • # of hires
      • Cycle time
      • Agency usage
      • Quality of hire
      • Compliance



    • Extensive direct team management and leadership experience in a Recruitment role
    • Previous management of significant in-house recruitment team or RPO solution and associated people responsibilities
    • Proven experience in building recruitment team/function and driving process improvement and projects from inception to completion
    • Deep understanding of and active involvement in recruitment practices from volume to executive hiring including proactive sourcing and talent management
    • Metrics and reporting experience to track and assess performance and productivity the team

    Education and Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in business, Human Resources or related discipline or equivalent experience
    • Technical/Systems Knowledge
    • Advanced knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) tools and their application for recruitment – e.g. Social Source, LinkedIn Talent Pipeline, Taleo, Kenexa
    • Strong knowledge of social media and its application as a recruitment tool, specifically LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook
    • Have excellent data processing and IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


    • Change management skills – ability to drive change and implement process in an organization
    • Communication skills – ability to manage outcomes through influencing and persuading others
    • Organization skill - work under pressure and deliver multiple tasks against competing and tight deadlines
    • Demonstrated leadership experience
    • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and negotiation skills (must have fluent / business level English language skills)
    • Advanced coaching and problem solving skills
    • Ability to interpret and communicate policies related to employment and compensation practices
    • Clear thinker and skilled problem solver
    • Ability to manage a highly matrixed environment and dealing with ambiguity

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications:    

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Deep experience and knowledge of working in the region
    • Experience in one or more of GE’s business sectors
    • Additional language skills relevant to the region

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