Senior Global Staffing Partner
101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FW

Company Description

“Publicis exists to help our clients unlock growth. Through the Power of One, we are seamlessly connected to partner with our clients so that they can Unlock Growth in the Platform World,” Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe.

Publicis Groupe is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data, and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 100,000 professionals. 

Job Description

As the Senior Global Staffing Partner you will manage the full staffing transition ecosystem for new large and complex global clients. Working across all capabilities and brands within Publicis Groupe, you will play an integral part of the global transition offering that manages the onboarding of Global Media and Power Of One Clients.

Transitions usually last from 60-90 days. During this period of time, you will partner with the Global Client Lead to track & report ongoing hiring metrics, as well as ensuring overall smooth talent onboarding across all markets in NA, LATAM, EMEA and APAC. This includes supporting local country leaders and talent teams with; recruitment activation, talent related escalations and sourcing internal profiles to fill key/ critical positions.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the global commercial and finance lead to ensure a consistent view of staffing at all levels (Global, Regional and Local) and across relevant stakeholders. This includes identifying and resolving any discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with the local, in country CEO’s, Capability Leads and the wider Talent community to ensure overall hiring success. As part of this you will set expectations, ensure recruitment activation and resolve any blockers or challenges that could pose a risk to meeting our hiring goals. From time to time this will also include supporting the arrangement of employee hosting via ICA’s.
  • Manage end to end staffing data tracking and reporting. With support of the Global Staffing Reporting Partner you will create and maintain bespoke hiring trackers for each client you onboard.
  • You will host regular talent connects and present hiring data back to the Client Lead, Senior Leadership and or Client directly in a visually appealing manner. This includes creating PowerPoint presentations, live dashboards (in PowerBI and Smart Sheets) and manipulating data in excel with pivot tables and charts.
  • Leverage internal resources within the network including SmartRecruiter, Marcel and the team Mobility Talent Pool to identify key internal profiles who can support the account in the interim or longer term. As part of this, you will continuously network within the Groupe to understand which employees and leaders are seeking new challenges and/or global opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the Global Staffing Partner you will provide support to create an overall positive employee account onboarding experience. This will include setting the direction for managing employee communications, creating resources and supporting the client lead in ad hoc onboarding related tasks.
  • Collect and distribute preferred talent requests provided by the client including internal, external and from incumbent agencies.
  • Collaborate with business development, senior leadership and transitions team members to answer talent related questions required for potential Global Client pitches and or negotiations.


  • Ideally you will have a talent background with experience in workforce planning, capacity management or recruitment.
  • Significant previous experience of working with and influencing very senior and/or challenging stakeholders is essential.
  • Experience in working with large amounts of data (such as employee or finance related) with the ability to manipulate it, to pick out and identify trends.
  • Experience in coordinating or project managing large scale projects globally/ regionally or over multiple time zones.
  • The ability to create compelling PowerPoint decks and confidently present to senior leaders and or the client either remotely or in person.
  • Working knowledge of platforms Publicis platforms including SmartRecruiter/ICIMS, Marcel, Career settings, MS Teams, Sharepoint/LionBox
  • The ability to effortlessly manage multiple stakeholders, setting expectations and prioritise numerous urgent tasks.

Additional Information


Trust is the cornerstone upon which we build our relationships. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of how a partner should behave.We treat our people and our clients with respect, transparency and honesty.


This is first and foremost a people business. We are committed to ensuring Publicis Media a destination for the best talent in our industry. We value people as individuals, growing ourselves as we grow our client’s business.


True transformation comes when we stop managing change, and instead initiate change. We believe in our purpose to be the admired force for business transformation. We believe that focusing on performance and results has the power to transform client business.

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