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Talent Acquisition Manager


Job Purpose


You will be responsible for the delivery of the Talent Acquisition (TA) plan in support of Business Units in the SMRT Group. You will be in charge of developing, implementing and executing the hiring strategies of the SMRT Group in order to source and hire from Singapore and around the world. You will drive the talent acquisition sourcing including candidate mining on LinkedIn, lead the interviews and calibrate requirements with the business as needed. Key deliverable is to ensure prompt recruitment of talents and to ensure the Business Units have the right people in the right roles.




As a Talent Acquisition Manager, you will lead a team of Talent Acquisition Specialists and work closely with the business to attract the best talent possible, to deliver great quality service to hiring managers and drive excellent candidate experience. You will be the subject matter expert to provide top notch acquisition support to the assigned business units. Your role will include but not limited to:


  • Work with business stakeholders and HR business partners to understand and plan for appropriate fulfilment strategy to meet requirements.
  • Manage and execute the recruitment process from job requisition and job advertisement to offer acceptance.
  • Screen and select candidates from the applicant pool.
  • Ensure proper interview and selection process and timely hire.
  • Be aware of the latest job market trends and apply innovative means to expand the pool of suitable candidates including candidate mining online, cold calls, employee referrals, job fairs etc. 
  • Develop and ensure KPIs with respect to talent acquisition – speed to hire, cost management etc – are monitored and managed.

Qualifications & Work Experience


  • Degree with at least 8 years of relevant hands-on HR experience, especially in talent acquisition be it in-house or through agencies. 
  • Proven work experience in a similar role in a large, multi-business organisation or in an RPO arrangement.
  • Experience recruiting with mass recruitment for bargainable staff and overseas recruitment would be advantageous.



Technical skills include:

  • Solid understanding of sourcing techniques and tools (e.g. Boolean search in LinkedIn) to identify & engage passive candidates
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and HR databases. Familiarity with SAP is an advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • Good knowledge of labour laws and legislations in Singapore


Generic skills include:

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to drive change and communicate with different Business Unit Leaders.
  • Self-motivated, creative, energetic, and able work under pressure to achieve targets.
  • Excellent active listening skills and exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to deliver timely, accurate, thorough, and high-quality work in challenging situations.
  • Able to multi-task and work well in a structured corporate environment.
  • Able to identify gaps to improve talent acquisition processes for maximum workflow efficiencies.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About SMRT Corporation

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport services provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson East-Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. 

An exciting and rewarding career is waiting for you at SMRT. Join us and embark on a journey that matters. You Matter – we take care of you and your well-being. Your Work Matters – your ideas and contributions work towards building the future of our transport system and create positive impacts to the community. Your Development Matters – we offer diverse careers and learning opportunities for our people to grow you to the fullest of your potential.

Come onboard the SMRT journey today.

Moving People, Enhancing Lives

Core Values
Respect, Integrity, Service & Safety, Excellence


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