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Talent Acquisition Manager - Pre-opening, Greater China

Shanghai, China
Human Resources


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Posting Date Feb 18, 2019
Job Number 19000HBU
Job Category Human Resources
Location Shanghai-Raffles City, Unit 2902, Raffles City, Shanghai, Shanghai, China VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed.  We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration.  So, we ask, where will your journey take you?



This position is responsible for leading and managing activities to source, screen, recruit, and close identified key open positions for identified business functions at pre-opening properties in Greater China. This position will occasionally travel to different locations to source talents and will partner and work closely with Hiring Managers and Discipline Leaders to build credible talent pools to better support the talent needs of the business. 


This position must be instrumental in recommending appropriate effective sourcing channels to ensure optimal use of resources and effective use technological applications in managing, driving entire selection process, screening and pre-qualifying applicants, interviewing and conducting reference checks and delivering required feedback to the hiring managers.





Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Business, Human Resources Management or other related field) required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in HR-related role (e.g., talent acquisition, recruitment, HR data analytics, HR consulting, change management).

  • Current with Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and business trends and best practices.

  • Experience providing solutions to or consulting with a multi-generational audience.

  • Experience with talent management systems a plus.

  • Experience in planning and coordinating small to mid-sized projects.

  • Prior consulting experience preferred.


Skills and Attributes

  • Strong analytical skills; can quickly analyze situations and clearly articulate what needs to be done.

  • Demonstrated experience interacting effectively as a team member of consultant with all levels of associates.

  • Skill in prioritizing work tasks in accordance with goals and to make effective use of time in an environment with multiple deadlines and goals. 

  • Ability to perform independently with limited supervision.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a broad group of stakeholders.

  • Collaborates, addresses conflict and resolves issues in a timely and effective manner.

  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity in dealing with sensitive information.

  • Maintains a positive attitude and professional demeanor even when faced with conflict or change of direction.

  • Analyzes and assesses situations to find effective solutions; creative problem solver; engages in fixing the problem; makes decisions using data.  Flexible and adaptable to change.

  • Actively seeks learning; enhances personal, professional and business growth through new learning and experiences.

  • Demonstrated technology skills in MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel, Tableau (or similar) and MS Project (or similar).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation development and delivery skills.

  • Strong organizational and project management skill

  • High language proficiency in English and Mandarin

  • Could accept certain frequency of travel/business trip.





Talent Acquisition & Management

  • Manage both internal and external staffing resources for identified business functions.

  • Support the identified Discipline Leader in talent acquisition for:

  • Business function Leader roles on Purple Band at hotel properties level, for pre-opening hotels.

  • Prequalification interviews to assess interest level and credentials. 

  • Manage and lead external recruitment sources inclusive of employment agencies contract negotiations and Third-Party Independent Contractors.



Workforce Planning

  • Leads and facilitates Workforce Planning Process for identified business functions. This scope may include monthly workforce planning meeting and periodic talent review sessions and annual human capital review and will be defined further in consultation with leadership.

  • Act as a subject expert to facilitate talent movement between properties, cluster or above-properties through Workforce Planning meeting.

  • This includes document generation and updating and meeting scheduling


Talent Pipeline Engagement & Management

  • Dedicated key focus in building “external” talent database and where needed “cold calling” and/or” headhunting” competitor candidates that usually require extensive market research i.e. prospect candidate name generation, pre-opening mapping, competitive intelligence in specific targeted audience market.

  • Nurture candidate relations via applicable channels such as social media and/or in-person events and/or e-mail or WeChat platforms - Design and launch target group recruitment marketing 

  • Maintain active database and surface external prospects to function leadership in talent review meetings.

  • Generate and maintain a pool of external ready talent and internal Hi-Potentials for building effective talent pipeline to support the future growth.

  • Collaborate with HR/TA Manager in other region to facilitate talent movement for identified business functions.



Talent Acquisition Systems and Deployment

  • Provide active support and participate in global system implementation for selection assessment tool, as needed. 

  • Work closely with Talent Acquisition COE on key initiative rollouts. 

  • Active user and expert in the use of GRS and Recruitment Candidate Relations Management System (CRM).  Support other users and maximize benefits from the system.


    Project Management

  • Leads and manages team projects as assigned by team leader.

  • Supports TAMS team projects.


  • Other TA responsibilities and programs as assigned.

  • Work closely with Talent Acquisition on the global initiatives and assist on deployment for identified business functions in the region





  • Adaptability - Maintains performance level under pressure or when experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.   

  • Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.

  • Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values. 


Managing Execution

  • Building and Contributing to Teams - Participates as a member of a team to move toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.

  • Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

  • Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.


Building Relationships

  • Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.   

  • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.

  • Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.


Generating Talent and Organizational Capability 

  • Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

  • Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.


Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

  • Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.

  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.

  • Technical Acumen - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges.

  • Talent Acquisition-Designs, develops and executes tools and processes associated with employee recruitment, hiring, and onboarding.  

  • Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities. 

  • Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).

  • Mathematical Reasoning - Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.

  • Oral Comprehension - Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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