Willis Towers Watson Lead Recruiter: Investment, Risk and Reinsurance in London, United Kingdom

Lead Recruiter: Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Date Posted: June 11, 2018


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Job Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced recruiter to join the Willis Towers Watson Talent Acquisition team as the Lead Recruiter for the Investment, Risk and Reinsurance business segment (IRR), managing a team of two. The TA team provides state of the art, full life-cycle recruiting services, partnering with business leaders to define recruiting needs and develop a clear and comprehensive plan for achieving them.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Talent Acquisition in Great Britain the IRR Segment Lead Recruiter will be responsible for the following:

  • Stakeholder management across the IRR business segment, including senior management liaison.

  • Working with business leadership to develop comprehensive Talent Acquisition strategies and manage the recruitment process and life-cycle.

  • Manage executive level hiring for the segment, working collaboratively with the Executive Recruiter.

  • People management responsibilities for the other IRR Recruiters. Performance Objectives: Excellence

  • Effectively manage the entire life cycle of the recruiting process and ensure this process is being consistently applied across the Segment.

  • Identify and build relationships with top talent in the marketplace to create a pipeline for current and future hiring needs.

  • Record, update and analyse all recruitment related data for the segment.

  • Champion, support and embed Willis Towers Watson recruitment approaches and tools People

  • Manage the Segment Recruiters, monitor their work performance against recruitment goals and support with general stakeholder management.

  • Share employment value propositions, tools, profiles, etc. with recruiters across the region as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with the Inclusion & Diversity team and Regional I&D Council in order to meet diversity and other specific recruiting goals. Clients

  • By providing high quality client relationship management establish a trusted advisor role with the regional business leaders on all recruitment related aspects.

  • Support the TA Director to establish recruiting goals and projections; provide regular reporting to the business on overall progress against goals.

  • Partner with relevant HR Leaders to complete workforce planning for the IRR Segment

  • Support the broader HR team with information requests and advice

  • Partner with hiring managers to identify top talent in the marketplace and establish relationships with them

  • Partner with interview teams and hiring managers to appropriately evaluate and manage candidates through the interview process

  • Communicate progress to hiring managers concerning status of one’s own searches and articulate plans to adjust activity where necessary Financial

  • Meet or exceed recruiting metrics including number of hires, cost per hire, etc.

  • Consistently explore new and innovative approaches that reduce recruiting costs while maintaining high quality support

  • Close management of vendors to ensure lowest possible fee structures negotiated.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Talent Acquisition function

The Requirements

  • Exceptional client relationship and stakeholder management skills; ability to develop strong relationships quickly and maximize resources effectively to achieve goals

  • A good knowledge of the Re-insurance / Insurance market will be a distinct advantage

  • Strong organizational abilities and flexibility to work in a performance driven environment managing multiple deliverables

  • Previous experience conducting mid and senior level recruiting in-house (preferably gained within a professional services environment), with focus on direct sourcing

  • Strong business acumen and ability to grasp new concepts quickly

  • Proven success effectively working in a fast paced, high pressure environment

  • Experience collaborating with internal legal, compensation and benefits teams to determine competitive packages and manage the offer negotiation process efficiently

  • Previous people management experience, providing leadership and direction to a small team of recruiters is essential

  • Excellent candidate management and assessment skills, preferably holding a formal qualification in assessment or interviewing techniques

  • Although this is a regional role, the IRR Segment is global in nature so some knowledge of recruitment processes and issues across multiple countries will be preferred

  • Strong business acumen and ability to grasp new concepts quickly

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues

  • Proficiency in office software/systems (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with HR/ATS systems

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, business or related field

  • Please note that some travel around the UK may be required

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Equal Employment Opportunity: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson.


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  • Location:London, England, GB

  • Date Posted:June 11, 2018