Senior Manager/Head of Talent Acquisition – India & APAC

Senior Manager/Head of Talent Acquisition – India & APAC

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Senior Manager/Head of Talent Acquisition – India & APAC

Ready to lead India & APAC Talent Acquisition? Vanderlande seeks a dynamic Head of Talent Acquisition to shape our workforce strategy in India & APAC. Drive recruitment, collaborate with stakeholders, and innovate and integrate talent processes. Your leadership will shape Vanderlande's future. Join us on this exciting journey!

What you will be doing

Talent is, and will continue to be, a key enabler for Vanderlande’s strategy realization. We believe people do make the difference: ‘In a world of technology a belief in people’. If you are a seasoned, passionate, agile, and results-oriented Talent Acquisition leader looking to have high impact, this is the role for you. In this role, you will develop and implement a multi-year recruiting strategy to support Vanderlande’s diverse talent needs across India and APAC (Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan). You will lead a lean team and build a community with the regional Talent Acquisition leads and their team members and build strong partnerships with People Services colleagues, other Centers of Expertise and HR Business Partners and their Business Leaders to make them part of your strategy, ensuring the company continues improving how it sources, recruits, hires and on-boards top talent. You will deliver your strategy through a strong data driven approach and develop unified processes taking critical local requirements into account, all leading to a consistent candidate experience. In this position you will report to the Director of People Services APAC and will be part of the management team in which you will strongly cooperate towards a consistent integrated approach to talent.

Your responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning and Leadership: Formulate and execute comprehensive talent acquisition strategies aligned with Vanderlande business goals throughout India & APAC region.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and inspire a high-performing talent acquisition team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work culture.
  • End-to-End Ownership: Take complete ownership of the talent acquisition lifecycle, ensuring a seamless and effective process from sourcing to onboarding.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate closely with senior leadership and business stakeholders to understand organizational needs and align recruitment strategies accordingly.
  • Global Project Influence: Contribute to global talent acquisition projects, ensuring that India & APAC perspective is well-represented.
  • Recruitment Process Optimization: Partner closely with the Talent Acquisition Center of Expertise to continuously enhance and improve recruitment processes to streamline workflows and enhance the candidate experience.
  • Vendor Management: Develop and maintain partnerships with external vendors (Job Boards, Recruitment Agencies, Assessment tools) to effectively leverage their solutions and services to fulfil talent acquisition needs.
  • Executive Recruitment: Carry out and manage confidential recruitment efforts, research and talent identification for executive leadership roles in India & APAC.
  • Market Intelligence: Stay abreast of industry trends, talent mapping, and emerging technologies to maintain a competitive edge in talent acquisition.
  • Brand Ambassador: Position Vanderlande as an employer of choice through effective employer branding and candidate experience initiatives.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion: Drive initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion in our talent acquisition processes.
  • Metrics and Reporting: Establish and manage recruitment metrics, providing regular and insightful reports to senior management.
  • Budget Management: Oversee and optimize the talent acquisition budget, ensuring cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

What do we ask from you?

  • Over 15 years of extensive experience in Talent Acquisition within India & APAC region with a focus of hiring across all levels, preferably in multinational organizations.
  • Very good understanding of compliance related to India & APAC region i.e., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.
  • Proven leadership skills in complex international organizations with the ability to see the bigger picture.
  • Creative professional with a passion for finding great people and the ability to clearly articulate ideas and concepts.
  • Track record in effectively implementing and embedding these concepts, processes and policies within India & APAC.
  • Strong background in recruiting for technical and non-technical roles.
  • Data driven, systems thinker who can generate and execute ideas at strategic and tactical levels.
  • Master’s degree in human resources or a related field.

About the Company: Vanderlande


Vanderlande is a market-leading, global partner for future-proof logistic process automation in the warehousing, airports and parcel sectors. Its extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 9,000 employees, all committed to moving its Customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. It has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for future-proof logistic process automation.

Vanderlande was acquired in 2017 by Toyota Industries Corporation, which will help it to continue its sustainable profitable growth. The two companies have a strong strategic match, and the synergies include cross-selling, product innovations, and research and development.

Why should you join Vanderlande Global Capability Center (GCC)

  • We are certified as Great Place to Work by the prestigious Great Place to Work Institute.
  • Flexible and Hybrid Workplace.
  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.
  • Mediclaim benefit including parental coverage.
  • On-site company health centers with a gym, employee wellbeing sessions, in house doctor support.
  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.
  • Opportunity to collaborate globally.

Being you @Vanderlande (Diversity statement)

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.