Talent Acquisition Specialist - Wholesale Banking in Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates

at Standard Chartered Bank

Banking / Financial Services
Human Resources
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Responsible for developing appropriate talent acquisition strategies and managing the end-to-end talent acquisition process to deliver agreed targets for roles within Wholesale Banking areas, ensuring that the right candidates are recruited, at the right time, at the right price. Partnering with the business, the role holder will provide both consultative and transactional talent acquisition support to deliver a comprehensive and value added service, covering the all employed worker (internal and external) local and cross border hires and transfers, ensuring all talent acquisition activity is aligned to and effectively communicates the employer brand.


Targets, budgets & governance

Needs Definition





End of Assignment

Employer Brand and Employer Value Proposition

Relationship Management

Reporting & System Management


•In-depth experience and a successful track record in Talent Acquisition: commercial experience (in-house or search firm) of retained search and selection, or contingency and multi channel recruitment, with a successful track record in management level job filling within a complex recruitment model / environment
•Experience of Wholesale Banking business areas: Corporate Banking, Financial Markets, Investment Banking or Front Office experience.
•Able to deal with high recruitment volumes as well as more specialist vacancies, managing multiple vacancies at any time across a variety of disciplines
•Understanding and experience of developing sourcing strategies and managing multiple recruitment channels to deliver recruitment targets within budget. Experience managing / working with PSLs and non-PSLs and good knowledge of the market place, competitors and best practice
•Strong consulting skills and experience in translating business objectives into Talent Acquisition solutions / requirements through diagnostics and needs analysis (e.g. probing to identify underlying needs, effective questioning to provoke broader thinking about resource requirements, capability gaps etc)
•Sound communication and influencing skills, enabling the role holder to network effectively, establish credibility quickly, build sustainable relationships, relate to candidates and hiring managers, effectively push back on hiring managers / agencies and effectively sell Standard Chartered Bank to individuals
•Gravitas to deal with senior hiring managers and junior to middle management level candidates
•Ability to deal assertively with conflict, and remain positive when under pressure
•Innovative, pragmatic, commercial, and customer-focused approach
•Capacity to think creatively and laterally
•Excellent reasoning skills and the ability to screen and interview applicants while making sound judgments on suitability for the role / organization
•Track record of working in a very organized way, multi-tasking, prioritising, managing data, and setting and achieving deadlines (both short and long term)
•Experience of analysing recruitment management information and using this to identify and initiate improvements
•Knowledge of / exposure to relevant employment legislation (e.g. data protection)


•Knowledge of HR databases (e.g. PeopleSoft)
•In-depth experience of in house recruitment at a strategic level
•Proven experience in working in a complex matrix, with a broad base of cultures, dealing with demanding and fast-paced client groups

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