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Executive Recruiter (Asset Management) - Associate Director/Director
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HKG, HongKong HK
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Full Time
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About Manulife Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife and its subsidiaries were approximately C$ 888 billion (US$663 billion) as at September 30, 2015. Our group of companies operates as Manulife in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at


As a result of internal mobility, an opportunity currently exists for an experienced financial services recruitment professional to join the executive talent acquisition team at Manulife in Hong Kong. In this role you will be responsible for managing the search and selection process for all executive level positions in Manulife’s Asset Management Division across 10 counties in Asia.  You will create positive and consistent hiring manager partnerships and candidate experiences designed to attract diverse talent and acquire the best of that talent to achieve Manulife Asset Management’s strategic goals.

Your individual accountabilities

  • Identify and source executive candidates through advanced research techniques and practices
  • Leverage Manulife’s internal candidate research function to perform proactive desktop research, data mining and market mapping
  • Own the outreach and engagement of executive candidates including direct contact approaches and meetings to help build executive candidate pipelines
  • Effectively manage the interview, assessment and offer processes for executive management hiring while interacting and building successful relationships with senior leaders
  • Develop and maintain a strong external network at the executive level by being the face of executive recruitment across Asia
  • Partner with the Manulife’s Global Talent function to identify internal high performing talent to hire into executive management positions
  • Actively support global mobility and diversity targets by ensuring that candidate slates are representative of gender diverse and internal talent
  • When appropriate partner with external search firms to educate them on the requirements of the search and advise and guide them through Manulife’s recruitment protocols


Your current skills and experience

  • 7+ years full lifecycle recruiting experience with at least 2 years recruiting at the executive level
  • Deep knowledge of the Asset Management industry in Asia
  • Exceptional networking and relationship building skills. Must be credible and adept at building relationships and maintaining a strong external network at the executive level
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and capable of influencing and challenging the views of senior leaders
  • High level of comfort selling passive executive level candidates Manulife careers
  • Experience with sophisticated compensation negotiations including long term incentive plans (equity in RSU/PSU/Options)
  • Ability to identify innovative and creative solutions for difficult to fill mandates
  • Strong hands-on experience in direct sourcing methods
  • Strategic thinker who understands the importance of collaboration and risk management in the recruitment process, as well as the importance of detail and accuracy when providing information to stakeholders
  • Honest and open communication style who is comfortable in giving and receiving constructive feedback

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