Global Director of Talent Acquisition - Early Careers

  • Oxford, UK
  • Full-time

Job Description

Global Director of Talent Acquisition - Early Careers

Location:  Flexible in Europe, ideally near a large NielsenIQ office

There’s never been a better time to be a part of the excitement at NielsenIQ.  The world leading global measurement and data analytics company, we provide the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We equip consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The Global Director of Talent Acquisition - Early Careers (EC) is a high-impact, innovative and passionate leader responsible for designing and implementing the EC vision and strategy of NielsenIQ, in line with overall business needs and the evolving market environment.  In this role, you will work with our HR and Talent Acquisition Leadership to define our global EC strategy, lead innovation and creative global EC initiatives, and work with our Employer Branding lead to develop engaging campaigns that build the brand awareness and followership needed to fulfil our current and future EC needs. You’ll also engage our alumni to build a community of NIQ advocates, and a potential boomerang talent pipeline. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with stakeholders to identify the volume of early career hiring required each year, and advise local recruiting teams on university partner selection based on the skills and qualifications required.

  • An experienced influencer, you will engage and drive the recruiters around the world who hire our early career talent. 

  • Select and maintain strong partnerships with required vendors to ensure delivery of all necessary activities such as job boards, grad fairs, career fair platforms etc. 

  • Leverage innovative and creative ideas and strategies to create and execute an annualised EC hiring plan for NIQ.

  • Design and implement clear and effective processes to plan and coordinate EC activity.  

  • Own the design and implementation of early careers assessment workflows and processes. Leverage the appropriate vendors, within budget, to support the right assessment process for applicants. 

  • Develop and grow the NIQ Alumni program to engage with, and build a community of, NIQ advocates. Create referral of opportunities as a talent pipeline, as well as driving awareness among the Alumni community of current vacancies in the event they can be attracted back to NIQ. 

  • Drive metrics and processes to better measure achievements and learn for future EC campaigns.

  • Clearly communicate all efforts to key stakeholders throughout the company, as necessary.

  • Forge strong, strategic relationships with key internal stakeholders. Maintain a current, relevant and effective external network of EC industry experts and vendors.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

You are motivated and energized by a team and love collaborating and learning from other clever, dedicated people.  Passionate about early careers?  Absolutely! You enjoy working with stakeholders and executive leaders and understand their world and business needs.  You've led a global function or project, understand the unique challenges of engaging virtually, and can connect the dots of a matrixed organization.  You think outside the box and are on a continuous mission to improve and enhance.  A blank slate is exciting - new ideas, shaping a vision, executing with a team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years EC experience. 

  • Experience managing a budget.

  • Strong understanding of planning and organising EC campaigns across multiple countries and regions is a must.

  • 3-5 years experience influencing, developing, and motivating a global team of recruiters and EC volunteers (e.g. presenters, interviewers, grad fair volunteers).

  • Partner with the Diversity, Talent & Culture team on diversity hiring and leverage benefits of tools and programs already in place to attract diverse applications. 

  • Experience designing assessment and interviewing toolkits for early careers hiring. Understanding where expert advice is required and identifying the right vendors to support the business needs. 

  • Excellent vendor management, relationship-building, and collaboration skills; a collaborative business partner with a proven ability to engage stakeholders at all levels.

  • Own NIQ UR awards submissions to further brand awareness and recognition. 

  • Strong written communication skills including presentation of management reports and ability to articulate data/metrics in a meaningful way.

  • Able to manage and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously; adhere to deadlines.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.

Additional Information

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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