Talent Manager - Pharma

West London, England
£60000 - £65000 per annum
24 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
Sam Watson
Contract Type
Full Time

The Talent Manager works in close partnership with the Business Units translating demands into Talent solutions. The team also works in close partnership with the Regional/Central teams adapting solutions to our reality.

Client Details

A leading FMCG firm based in West London


Business Strategy

  • Understand and rolls out Group sourcing and Talent strategies
  • Defines talent acquisition, influences on-boarding, performance and development strategy in line with HR Strategic vision/targets, and cluster business strategy and needs
  • Brings expertise to the category to create breakthrough thinking on talent attraction / retention / development
  • Support BU business transformation with talent strategy
  • Builds internal / external talent pool for cluster with engaging CRM PlanInnovation
  • For the category - know the latest developments, best practices and trends to bring leading edge expertise to the cluster and Danone
  • Implement 2.0 strategies: leverage and promote use of digital tools/resources, community management
  • Implement market mapping strategies for the categoryConsumers, Customers & Stakeholders

  • Demonstrate empathy and respect for people. Develop authentic relationships, through generous listening & straight talk
        • Employer branding local management
          • Identify category needs
          • Optimize visibility in all strategic sourcing channels for the category
        • Job posting & sourcing
          • With HRBP / recruiting line manager / challenge and build job requisition and talent profile. Post on sHaRe
          • Search internal candidates database and talent pool
          • Co build recruitment process and approach with Business Unit HRBP and team leaders
          • Select and Manage Agencies / Headhunters
          • Pre-select candidates
          • Screen CVs and Interview candidates to build a shortlist
            • Debrief on candidates with Business Unit HRBP and Functional leads
          • Lead on candidate offer and feedback. Develop Internal Talent agenda:
            • Prepare and lead cluster category Talent Review meetings
            • Define action and development plan in conjunction with Business Unit HRBP's / HRD's
            • With HRBP's anticipate category talent needs and actively manage internal talent pools to provide solutions. Know key talent in the category
            • Manage External Talent Pool
            • Build external Talent pools and define CRM strategy with Business Unit's (using market knowledge and 2.0 sourcing tools and strategyProcess & Projects - Talent Development
          • Strategies & policies
            • Ensure application of Talent group guidelines
            • Provide insights on capability development for category to learning managers and insight ion organizational planning to HRD's
            • Provide insights on talent needs to regional Talent team
            • Contribute to regional managers development programs
            • Consolidate Succession Plan for the category, prepare action plan and integrate insights
            • Animate & consolidate cluster Talent review for Managers
            • Manage career plans (Managers)- In close relationship with Business Units HRBPs
            • Consolidate and manage succession plan (Managers)
            • Foster cross-category/functional mobility inside the clusters


  • Has strong previous experience in sourcing and talent management (in particular succession planning) in any field/function
  • Able to think long term whilst having focus on short term requirements
  • Able to establish effective and trusted relationships / partnership whilst providing a challenging perspective
  • Strong commercial acumen and influencing skills
  • Able to translate business strategy into a category talent strategy, monitor Budget and create business cases to support needs for more/different investments
  • Capable and previously demonstrated breakthrough thinking


  • Strong Leadership Skills (someone who drives the talent expertise across the function)
  • Strong passion and excitement for the Talent Agenda
  • Entrepreneur (willing to try different approaches and take risks), very curious about trends and strong growth mindset.
  • Good balance between emotional and intellectual agility
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

Job Offer

Up to 60k plus 6k car allowance plus other benefits.