Group Chief Talent Officer

Job Description

Purpose of the job:

The Group Chief Talent officer is directly responsible for making talent a competitive advantage for the Financial Services Group. This requires designing and executing a holistic talent strategy that finds, deploys and inspires the best talent to succeed in creating maximum value for the Group.  He/She shall be responsible for continuously refining the overall employee value proposition and ensuring that all talent-related practices (including compensation, culture, professional development, recruitment and retention, and performance management) support achievement of the Group’s strategic goals.


Key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for talent in the Group, with direct responsibility for managing top-talent (acquisition, development, deployment and succession.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the Group CEO and Board on executive succession
  • Develop and monitor implementation of strategies, policies and frameworks to ensure talent management practices support the Group’s value creation agenda, including but not limited to mobility guidelines, succession planning framework, performance management, training and development, recruitment, compensation and benefits framework and culture.
  • Provide oversight of HR functions in the subsidiaries, through development of policies and guidelines and exchange of best practices

Personal Specification

  • 10+ years in Senior HR management roles
  • Must have deep experience and business acumen in talent management with demonstrated ability to build a vision for a talent function, recruit a team, and launch HR programs, preferably in a large organization
  • Track-record in driving large scale cultural transformation
  • Senior management experience in a line role (e.g. Sales, Operations, etc.) and/or experience managing large scale complex projects (cross-functional, multi-country, etc.) preferred
  • Collaborative leader, with an ability to align stakeholders towards specific goals and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to skillfully navigate existing political structures/systems and work with a culturally diverse set of stakeholders
  • High energy levels and open minded, with a track record of thinking differently and comfortable exploring perspectives outside traditional norms and conventions
  • Ability to build credibility with Senior executives, Board members and HR teams
  • Hands-on with a bias for action


Skills and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a university (concentration in Human Resources Management is desirable)
  • Strong and wide ranging breadth of human capital and talent management expertise
  • Successfully demonstrated strategic thinking skills, with the ability to develop and execute specific, tangible plans
  • Understanding of Future of work trends and implications
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry is a plus



Banking & Finance




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