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Senior Client Business Partner

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    Talent Solutions

Welcome to an exciting opportunity at ManpowerGroup! We are actively seeking a talented and motivated professional to join our team as a Senior Client Business Partner.

This is a Hybrid opportunity in the South West.

As a Senior Client Business Partner, you will be responsible for delivering complex workforce solutions as required by our clients, whilst mentoring other team members. Collaborating closely with hiring managers to ensure there is a strong diverse talent pipeline. You will design and facilitate recruitment strategies that are aligned with business objectives and will be responsible for ensuring that all requirements are managed against set process steps, milestones and budgetary guidelines whilst ensuring customer and supplier satisfaction through meeting set KPIs and SLAs.


  • Partner with hiring managers & HR to define job requirements and establish recruitment strategies
  • Complete ownership of all requisitions, end to end process
  • Provide complex or larger volume workforce solutions as required by our clients. These can include liaising with, and supplier management of, third-party providers regarding contingent or permanent workforce, direct sourcing, Academy, referral and internal moves, selection and candidate management, or potentially a blend of all
  • Facilitate or oversee the selection process, negotiate offers, and secure acceptance of offers, whether conducted by Talent Solutions CORE or through a supplier
  • Networking within the Defence industry building relationships with the customer and external marketplace
  • Ensure that there is a diverse talent pipeline for future hiring needs and future skills, engaging with our central recruitment function and insights team. Working closely with client HR, senior leadership team and/or hiring communities
  • Mentor less experienced team members, sharing knowledge where appropriate
  • Track and analyse recruitment metrics (internal and/or suppliers) to measure the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Ensure consideration for a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process and make improvements if necessary
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in recruitment and share with team members
  • Manage and maintain relationships with client key stakeholders, HR, hiring communities and the senior management team (SLT)
  • Required on client site 1-2 days per week

Skills, Knowledge & Attributes:

  • Several years' experience working as part of a RPO or internal talent acquisition team
  • Solutions experience, RPO, contingent workers, upskilling solutions
  • Knowledge and experience of working in the Defence industry
  • Connections and relationships with the external market, candidates and clients
  • Awareness and understanding of the Defence clearance requirements, talent pools and candidate attraction and engagement models
  • Engagement and management of customer senior leadership teams (SLT)
  • Excellent communicator with ability to build strong, long-lasting influential relationships
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to positively impact profitability
  • Highly effective in managing and prioritising workload
  • Good commercial awareness and ability to maximise profitability · Ability to analyse multiple data sources to inform decision making
  • Good analytical skills to aid problem solving
  • Excellent level of written and verbal communication skills

At ManpowerGroup, we value a growth mindset, honesty, transparency, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results. Join us in shaping the future of recruitment excellence and contributing to our dynamic and collaborative work environment.

If you are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role, where your skills and expertise will make a significant impact, we invite you to explore this opportunity further. Take the next step in your career journey with ManpowerGroup and be part of a team dedicated to driving success through talent and innovation.

About Talent Solutions

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Talent Solutions helps companies plan, develop and implement large-scale recruitment initiatives and create talent strategies for the full career lifecycle. We’re looking for individuals with experience in a client-facing or client-based role, or those with transferable experience.