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APAC Executive Talent Attraction Consultant - Assistant Director 1

Location:  Adelaide
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 21, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1455983

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 


The Opportunity

The recruitment landscape is changing rapidly, to ensure we are equipped to capitalize on this evolution, EY is expanding our Executive Talent Attraction and Acquisition global team (GTA2S) to ensure we can continue to engage, attract and retain the world’s most exceptional and diverse talent.  This team collaborates with our Regional, Area and Global leadership teams in EMEIA and APAC to deliver an integrated, agile and insights driven approach to Partner Recruitment.   

The executive talent attraction (recruiting) team supports APAC Executive recruitment, designing and delivering sourcing strategies to connect with talent for niche and emerging skill sets.  Talent Attraction roles help shape the EY organisation of the future, facing the market and assisting through targeted search activity, market insights and team lifts. This role exists to respond to the increased targets for Direct Admit Partners (DAP) and Associate Partner hiring in APAC and will function to meet our DAP hiring objectives; driving down our vendor spend and playing a critical role in shaping the approach to market in many of our growing markets in APAC.

We seek individuals who can partner strategically with service lines (SL) in the business, delivering innovative talent acquisition for Executive hiring. These roles suit people with an innovation mindset combined with experience in delivering through tested methodologies; we need people who can collaborate within a global team but drive exceptional outcomes in their portfolio, building relationships of trust.  


About you:

Reporting to the APAC Executive Talent Attraction Leader – GTA2S, this role will be required to work independently to drive projects and create solutions and robust candidate pipeline to fulfill our growing DAP hiring needs at a service line level.  Responding to priorities, providing advice to partner hiring teams, and acting as an in-market resource for the SL, Talent, and Executive recruiting teams.



  • Core activities will be “in market” candidate engagement. Focused on prequalifying DAP candidates for both BAU and opportunistic hiring.  

  • The priority of activity should be where there is “urgency” to hire, or complexity of sourcing activity is present (Team lifts, team builds, multi-geography hiring or meeting our D&I hiring objectives)

  • Working in tight collaboration with the Executive Recruiter and Exec Talent Attraction Leadership to define a sourcing strategy for the service line, and executing this with the DAP Centre TA leader, driving innovation and working on projects to lead new ways of working for executive hiring

  • Form a tight collaboration with the DAP Centre resources to drive outcomes in a timely manner. Leveraging their research, pipelining and engagement activity to support the projects.  

  • Provide leadership of SL Insights activity, becoming a focal point of contact for this activity – freeing the time of our executive recruiters and advising the Hiring partners and SL and SSL leaders in the area

  • This role will be measured on candidates that are hired through their direct contact, market insights work delivered, and the quality of the candidate conversion rates as well as linked to overall vendor spend % targets

  • Champion the development of market brand campaigns for the service line – driving this activity with stakeholders – executing this through the DAP centre based teams.

  • This role will additionally be accountable for advancing our DE&I hiring agenda in APAC


With the expected expansion of Partner hiring for the foreseeable future, this specialist delivery role for executive hiring is critical for EY identifying and engaging with executive talent for EY to win in this market, while managing cost in a fiscally responsible way. 



  • You will be a seasoned professional, experienced in a search firm or in-house recruiting team (ideally both) delivering on complex, Executive Recruiting projects, ideally within professional services or consulting

  • Experience in managing complex client and stakeholder relationships

  • Experience in navigating a large matrix structure with a proven ability to resolve organizational conflicts

  • Expertise in a range of sourcing methodologies, both advertising and search led, team lifts, headhunting

  • High level of business acumen and professional gravitas

  • Demonstrated creativity and a personal drive to innovate

  • A high level of capability and versatility in communication, both written and verbal, to allow rapport building across a range of demographics

  • An ability to rapidly assimilate information and develop robust knowledge in a range of markets and technical functions to enable effective sourcing and assessment of required skills and capabilities

  • A global mindset, and the willingness and ability to team globally with dispersed and centralised teams.

  • Besides English, a second language such Chinese or Japanese is preferred.


What we can offer you 



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