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Lead Consultant

MARIUS VAN STADEN

Lead Consultant

Working Experience

Head of Talent Acquisition / Training Development / Recruitment Management
Certified SHL Assessor

PERSON PROFILE

I am a Qualified and experience Professional Talent Acquisition Manager / Recruitment Manager with more than 16 years’ experience in South Africa and Middle East. Resided in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and currently in Riyadh.

I have hands-on experienced in dealing with Large International Companies from all business sectors in end-toend talent acquisition and recruitment across a broad range of technical and professional disciplines including operational. I have knowledge of industries specializing in Construction, Engineering, EPMC, Finance, Retails, and Motor Industry etc.

Full talent acquisition life cycle * Social Media * Search & Selection * Head-hunting * Recruitment * International compliance & legislation (Saudi / Qatar / Middle East as well as International Laws) * Competency/behavioral based interview (CBI) * Record & Database management * Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) * Talent referral programmes * Employer branding * Employee value proposition * Supplier management * Selection training * Internal billing * Project management * internal recruitment * in-house recruitment * Staff Retention & Succession Planning.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND SKILLS TO DATE

  • Developed and managed large to mega client contracts in all sectors (Construction, Oil & Gas, Financial, and Hospitality.)
  • Recruitment of staff - this includes developing job descriptions, preparing advertisements, developing application forms, short-listing, and interviewing and selecting candidates.

Biggest Achievements at ACC (Saudi Arabia).

  • Developed. Structured and implemented one of the most successful Saudization Drives for ACC.
  • Successfully recruited a number of Saudi Nationals into various roles within our company in 60 days.
  • Implemented brilliant training and development program for Saudi Nationals to stay and grow with ACC.
  • Selected to Chair steering committee for all airport development, recruitment and manpower.

CAREER BACKGROUND

ABDUL LATIF JAMEEL (TOYOTA) SAUDI ARABIA – JEDDAH SNR GM – RECRUITMENT
MARCH 2014 – TO DATE

  • Main responsibility is to design and implement success factors to development a smooth recruitment operation system for both SAP / Oracle.
  • Managing & training a team of 1 Recruitment GM, 4 Recruitment Managers, 10 recruitment specialists and Hiring managers for all recruitment and hiring request throughout the Kingdom.
  • Dealing directly with all stake holders, HR Business Partners, Recruitment Head (Regional)
  • Busy designing and implementing talent management & database development components for smooth (centralized) recruitment operation
  • Currently responsible for Writing of new recruitment policies, procedures, SOP, process documents, and SLA’s
  • Involved in Training and Development for all recruitment staff
  • Managing all contracts and dealings with Recruitment / Manpower agencies
  • Organizational Development and streamlining relationship
  • Responsible for interviews and dealing with all Middle – Senior Management Candidates
  • Success factor implementation into SAP.

NB!. The position was intended for 6 months only, transferring of skills to Saudi National.

ACC (AL ARRAB CONTRACTING COMPANY)
Construction & Engineering,15 000 employees + Saudi Arabia
April 2012 – Dec 2013
HEAD OF TALENT ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  1. Managed the full Talent Acquisition management responsibilities within the whole ACC Group
    1. Talent Acquisition (Mid to Senior)
    2. Recruitment Team – Manpower & Professional
    3. Outsourcing Team – Manpower Outsourcing service to Projects & JV
    4. Training & Development Team
    5. Assessment & Development Centers
  2. Managed a Team of 6 Internal talent Acquisition Specialists (Head Office), 2 Contract Administrators, 1 Departmental Head (VISA & Mobilization), & dotted line to HR Site Recruiters (Projects Based)
  3. Managed Training & Development Team (Assessment & Development Center).
  4. Overseeing the full recruitment life cycle, manpower and work force plans for 20+
  5. Selected as HR Steering Committee Member for 2 of ACC’s Largest Airport Projects with Joint Ventures worth USD$ 10 billion +.
  6. Part of the HR Team to develop and Implement new HRMS / ATS System for the Group.
  7. Designed and implemented recruitment systems and reporting system for smooth recruitment operations
  8. Structured and Implementing Metrics for Talent Acquisition & HR Team to drive quality deliverables.
  9. Implemented and managing daily/weekly and monthly TQM (Total Quality Management) meetings with Teams.
  10. Reported directly to Organizational Development Director, CEO, and COO.
  11. Managed all recruitment and manpower agencies and controlling preferred suppliers agreements.
  12. Part of Organization Development Team to structure, implement and manage Saudization Training & Development Program.

ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Creating and expanding personal networking structures, through the use of tools such as LinkedIn and online blogs, in order to understand, map market and to create future talent pipeline, attracting TOP talent and super branding of ACC.
  • Designing appropriate selection methodologies to obtain solid, measurable evidence of candidate suitability, based on competency framework and technical specifications
  • Continuously reviewing selection methodology to ensure best practice is being followed at all times ensure quality applicants provided by HR, fast effective and efficiently.
  • Ensuring all vacancies are entered into the Recruitment Management System, monitoring key metrics and striving for continuous improvement
  • Acting as key contact for new employees/transfers and managing the on boarding process from souring of candidate right to mobilization.
  • Responsible for full Talent Acquisition Budget, review and reporting.
  • Part of Development Team to Implement HAYS Salary structures in the group.
  • Handle the recruitment & selection process for different departments. Work closely with the recruiting managers on assessing their direct needs.
  • Make recommendations when necessary to the head of departments and management related to the assigned positions i.e.: Job Description, Title, Job analysis, Organizational Chart, offers withdrawals, duplication of positions across the company etc…
  • Engage in headhunting for key positions.
  • Handle the face to face interview process for expatriates and oversee travel arrangements for expatriates.
  • Perform reference and background check on applicants. Negotiating and discussing the final offers with the candidates. Coordinate with candidates till their joining date in all aspects. Prepare the new appointments.
  • Coordinate with available recruitment agencies to identify/headhunt candidates.
  • Identify and suggest new ways to attract potential candidates for different positions.
  • In charge for senior and executive positions placement from initial sourcing, organizing the communication with the management, arranging and attending interviews and negotiating the offers.
  • Participate in overseas recruitment campaigns, and participate in Job Fairs when required.
  • Prepare monthly reports related to daily recruitment activities identifying the status of manpower and housing.

CA GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL
Recruitment Specialist 50 Employees Cape Town / Middle East
November 2011 – April 2012
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS RECRUITER (MIDDLE EAST)


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Responsible for Oil & Gas Recruitment /staffing services to companies in the Middle East for upstream/downstream for both onshore and offshore.
  • Business Development ( SA and International)
  • Global souring of Oil & Gas professionals
  • Successfully setting up an international networking blog to attract Top candidates for Middle to Senior Management roles.
  • Client Visits to local and international clients & Database Development (clients and applicants)
  • Sales and Marketing (All possible advertising mediums)
  • Advert Response Handling
  • Responsible for full life cycle recruitment
  • Daily TQM Meeting with individual SBU and structuring of daily activities
  • Training of staff and recruitment systems
  • Responsible for setting and monitoring of daily activities, desk operations, business development and client relationship development
  • Network partnership building
  • Branding of CA Global Oil & Gas Middle East using LinkedIn, blogs and internet marketing.

Reason for leaving: Opportunity came up to join one of the Large Construction companies in Saudi.


ARIBIA GROUP
Recruitment & Management Consultants SA & International
August 2010 – November 2011
TALENT ACQUISITION / RECRUITMENT MANAGER


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Full Life cycle recruitment for various clients in the Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Banking, construction & Engineering / Mining Industries.
  • Training and development of recruitment staff.
  • Head Hunting / Executive Search
  • Networking with clients and other recruiting partner to deliver best possible candidate for available client roles.
  • Workforce Planning and recruitment system Implementation.
  • Recruitment division structuring for clients for in-house recruitment.
  • Advert response handling for client (advert design and newspaper allocation)
  • Managing Team of 4 recruiters who handled different sectors / industries.

EMIRATES TOWERS - TECHNICAL & SPECIALIZED SERVICES
ABU DHABI MIDDLE EAST
April 2008 – February 2010
MANAGER (HR RECRUITMENT/TALENT ACQUISITION / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the branch and Business Development Division
  • Responsible for a large number of scopes (Business Development, Staff retention, Assessments, Staff Development, Long Term & Short Term Goal Planning, Staff Career Planning, Training, System Planning, Company Growth
  • Managing and Developed business in financial, accounting, construction, IT, banking etc.
  • Dealing with Governmental Departments and managing over 40 of the top Construction Companies and Property Developers in the UAE, South Africa and other GCC Countries.
  • Managing 3 consultants, 1 finance manager, 1 admin. (Branches in UAE, UK and South Africa) reporting to MD
  • Responsible for staff training on recruitment techniques, industry developments, “the right” recruitment methods, motivation, positive thinking etc.
  • Responsible for all Head Hunting (Executive Search) for client (interviews, selection, shorlisting and placement, mobilization and demobilization)
  • Implementing new systems (files, applicants, JD’s, consultative selling techniques and more.)
  • Attending Business Networking Groups for networking and capacity building.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Increased motivation and personal drive of staff – doing recruitment the right way!
  • Training staff on recruitment processes, motivation, agency methods and business ethics.
  • Changing attitudes of client HR and recruitment agencies. Stronger collaborations and integration.
  • Mind shift of working together as a team ----- team development.

PANCELTICA – QATAR
BARWA PROJECT – CONSTRUCTION , 20 000 EMPLOYEES , UK / MIDDLE EAST / QATAR / DUBAI
Oct 2007 – April 2008
RECRUITMENT ADVISER


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • IMPLEMENTING SAFETY STANDARDS, INSPECTION & MONITORING
  • TOOLBOX MEETINGS AND CONDUCTING TRAINING FOR OVER 4000 NEW EMPLOYEES
  • STAFF INSPECTION, CONFORMANCE & COMPLIANCE
  • COORDINATING WITH CONTRACTORS REGARDING RECRUITMENT & SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION.
  • PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IMPLEMENTATION, INCIDENT TRENDS, SAFETY VIOLATIONS & NON CONFORMANCES
  • RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION OF VARIOUS POSITIONS AND RECRUITMENT OF STAFF FROM SOUTH AFRICA
  • MANPOWER PLANNING AND RECRUITMENT ADVISORY TO QATARI RECRUITMENT TEAMS.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR SA WORKERS & MANAGED WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS.

HOELIMO HR SOLUTIONS
HR CONSULTANTS / RECRUITMENT, CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA
April 2003 – October 2007
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / RECRUITMENT MANAGER


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Supply of temp, contract and perm staff to various organizations from hospitality, construction, road freight, banking etc.
  • Developing and securing business by taking over and managing full outsourced HR capacity from clients with large head counts and labour force.
  • Pro-actively developed new business throughout South Africa through cold calling, leads, client presentations, proposals/tenders and consultative selling.
  • Sole responsibility for the recruitment and management of advert response handling team, temp desk team and perm teams and following up with client HR manager on recruitment satisfaction.
  • Daily and weekly management reports to Head Office, on manpower stats, mobilization figures, salary survey, training and development.
  • Handling of all client queries and matters pertaining to products, payroll, call center, staff, company, rates negotiations, contracts, candidates and future opportunities.
  • Ensuring that all staff is fully compliant to recruitment standards and work ethics.
  • Day to day management 6 staff members (typist, 2 temp consultants, 2 perm consultant and telemarketer)

FEMPOWER RECRUITMENT
Holding Company - Workforce Group
May 2001 – February 2003
ACTING RECRUITMENT BRANCH MANAGER / SNR. RECRUITER


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Full Life Cycle Recruitment, Business Development, Interviewing, selection and recruitment of staff across board from contractors, temp and perm staff.
  • Managing 9 consultants, 1 financial officer, 2 admin and 1 receptionist.
  • Head Hunting for various large listed companies.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winning over Super National banking Contracts as Preferred supplier to all banking positions, Secured over 1000 positions per month.

GRAFTON RECRUITMENT - AFRICA
IRISH BASED COMPANY HEAD OFFICE South Africa / Dublin
July 1997 – Feb 2001
SNR RECRUITER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Business Development Manager and Senior Support Consultant for 13 Senior Recruitment Consultants
  • Interview, select and recruitment of staff across board from contractors, temp and perm staff.
  • International Recruitment from SA to Dublin and other countries such as medical staff, hospitality, engineering and construction.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Most recruited applicants for international positions.

 

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education
1995 – Florida High School (Matriculated) – Grade 12
2003 – BCom (MBM) - Marketing & Business Management
2013 – SHL Accredited Assessor (Assessment & Development)

Professional Courses/Additional Training (Successfully Completed)

  1. APSO (Association for Personnel Service Organization) 2003 -2006
    • Managing Recruitment Desks and Performance
    • Managing contracts
    • Professional Recruitment
    • Managing Contactors and Labourers.
  2. Discus
    • Attended training and worked on personality profiling for middle to senior management over 3 years with Grafton and Fempower Recruitment
  3. Thomas International
    • Good workable knowledge on Thomas personality profiling for individuals and groups.