Area of expertise:

Human Resources

Job Description

Avanade has a big Ambition. Ambition 2025 is a five-year strategy to drive our growth rate to a level that enables us to achieve - and sustain market leadership - in each of our chosen markets. A key driver of this is achieving a Future Ready Workforce.

With more than 400 employees from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets – Malaysia and Singapore are the two regions that make up SEA.  As part of the growth of the Southeast Asia business, Avanade recently opened a Digital Innovation Studio.  To help companies get started, the studio will create physical and digital spaces where companies can find inspiration, co-create new ideas, and test latest technologies from proof-of-concept and prototype to market launch and scale.


You know how to partner with senior business leaders to build and support the growth of the SEA  (Singapore and Malaysia) business.  People are drawn to you because you lead with a clear vision of what – and who – a business needs for success. You use both your imagination and business insight to design innovative and effective recruitment and candidate experiences. You’re collaborative, develop trusted business relationships and enjoy investing your time in developing and strengthening your team and professional relationships. 


As a Talent Acquisition Lead - SEA, you are responsible for daily operation activities in your assigned function or territory. You will be responsible for managing complex daily operations, defining appropriate programs, planning and sourcing to meet current and future business needs. Your responsibilities will likely span multiple concurrent projects.  Additionally, you will also serve as a Career Advisor and lead teams working on medium size projects. 

We’re looking to you to win hearts and minds, as you launch careers at Avanade. With local influence and supported by your TA Area Lead, you will translate high-level strategy into something our team is inspired to deliver. You’ll also play an essential role in guiding HR leaders to advance their recruiting and integration practice and improve performance.

Responsibilities include

·       Oversee recruitment operations for one or more assigned groups 

·       Create and implement innovative recruiting strategies, programs, and initiatives to meet our growth objectives and business strategies

·       Provide thought leadership to design and development of talent acquisition programs, operations and drives continued improvement 

·       Apply best practices of the industry to help build and support Avanade's talent acquisition function 

·       Work with leaders and HR to understand the business needs across the Company and implement appropriate talent acquisition plans. 

·       Collaborate with global, regional recruitment and HR leaders to understand business needs and implement key programs that drive group success 

·       As the functional lead, build and establish a strategic partnership and alignment with the respective group leaders. 

·       Refine our recruiting processes to ensure our candidate experience is always outstanding

·       Ensure Avanade is known across the region as an employer of choice

·       Mentor and coach your team

·       Manage budgets and analyse recruitment metrics to identify ways to enhance performance

·       Design innovative, scalable sourcing and recruiting strategies that enable Avanade’s future growth, hiring for potential and Diversity targets.

·       Advise Global and local Leadership, TA /HR Leadership, Diversity Councils and Employee Networks on best practice via market insights, trends and leveraging knowledge, data, and competitive intelligence

·       Participate in HR regional and/or HR global leadership strategic initiatives as needed and be a project lead or a driver for Talent related initiatives. 

·       Provide monthly and quarterly recruitment metrics and scorecards to respective regional leadership as well as to HR global leadership. 


You probably have a bachelor's degree in HR, Business or Psychology, although we’ll also consider equivalent work experience. You also have more than ten years in recruiting with five years' experience leading people and teams and working in an operations-related capacity.

What you might bring with you to this role includes:

  • Experience working within a global company and influencing senior key decision makers
  • Expert knowledge of general recruiting principles, practices; demonstrated experience in developing strategic recruiting plans 
  • Developing and implementing strategic recruiting methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of TA technologies and tools
  • Leading and mentoring an awesome recruitment team
  • Managing partnerships with Recruitment Agencies and other key suppliers
  • Experience in identifying challenges and navigating your way through this to overcome it.
  • Ability to see the “bigger” picture from a business perspective and how TA can be involved
  • Demonstrated results in improving the end-to-end recruitment process – driving efficiency, impact and hiring experience.
  • Excellent communicator, facilitator, and presenter
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges
  • Works at pace, under pressure and can join dots quickly to solve complex problems
  • Multi-National and/or multi-cultural experience

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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