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Early Careers Lead

Greater London
Full time
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Philip Morris International UK
FMCG & consumer goods
501-1,000 employees
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At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide.

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions.

The scale of our transformation means we’re effectively building a vast new business, at pace.

In P&C, ITM (People & Culture, Integrated Talent Management - our HR function), we have a huge part to play, defining and shaping our new customer focused culture, organising functions to work more effectively together, and attracting the best talent with new types of skills to join us.
It’s an exciting, ever-changing environment – ideal for Early Careers subject experts who are driven, disruptive and dynamic!

Purpose of the role
You will play a crucial role as we continue to grow our Early Careers community, which will include the recruitment, and ownership of all Early Careers Programmes end to end.
Working as part of the ITM team, you will support the wider ITM and P&C to ensure the Early Careers programmes are fit for business need, ensuring the right people are in the right roles and the right time.

You will build strong relationships across multiple stakeholder groups and work as a trusted lead to deliver solutions. Your contribution will be instrumental in helping shape the future direction of early talent and supporting PMI’s smoke free journey.

Your day to day
To take ownership and management of all Early Careers Programmes.

Continuously improving the programmes to ensure best practise in the UK market.

To provide subject matter expertise and guidance across the business and team members on all matters related to early careers.

You will be working closely with the business partners and stakeholders, to ensure the programmes are meeting business needs.

Using data and metrics and an understanding of the long-term business requirements, you will identify opportunities to address talent gaps and build junior talent pipelines.

You will lead, design, and deliver the recruitment, assessment, selection, onboarding, induction, and movements over all Early Careers Programmes.

By covering the full candidate lifecycle across all early career programmes, you will drive a consistent, best in class candidate experience.

You’ll be acting as an ambassador for Philip Morris Limited’s overall commitment to diversity and inclusion as a core value and business imperative.

You will plan and coordinate the attraction program for all Early Careers Programmes including university engagement, careers fairs and online reach.

By building partnerships with relevant universities & colleges, you will support in identifying the best students through a range of activities throughout the year.

You will have ownership of the Early Careers budget and ensure best value and quality for each activity that will take place.

You'll support non-Early Careers recruitment and projects when required.

About you
  • We are looking for someone who has a true passion for Early Careers. A high motivation to recruitment, specifically hiring and developing entry level talent, and the curiosity and drive to continually develop and improve programmes year on year.

  • You are a self-motivated, proactive, and independent individual with the ability to deliver solutions effectively

  • You have proven experience in early talent recruitment, development of candidate life cycle and the design, development and delivery of best practice in this area.

  • You have strong communication and collaboration skills and can liaise with and influence all levels of stakeholders.

  • You are someone who has strong analytical skills who can work with large volumes of data, identify trends and solutions, with attention to detail

  • You are a subject matter expert with strong organisation, planning and time management skills, with the ability to effectively multi-task and work to tight deadlines.

  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Experience of working in project management or within a project-based organisation would be advantageous.

What we offer
We are a Global organisation that supports our colleagues around the world. We pride ourselves in providing security in an ever-changing world.

PMI offers outstanding performers the opportunity to develop themselves, and grow their careers within the business, both locally and worldwide. Working with us offers a demanding, fast paced career, and we want to reward that.

From our competitive salary, flexible working options, enhanced parental leave policy, medical cover, life assurance and season ticket loans, we have you covered. Our comprehensive flexible benefits pot allows you to further tailor your benefits to suit you.

Our commitment to inclusion
PMI is committed to ensuring that all of our employees feel welcome and feel that they belong and can thrive with us!
We have a number of internal networks that are inclusive and open for anyone to join, including EMBRACE our Race and Ethnicity network, STRIPES our LGBTQ+ network and WIN our women's network. We’re also extremely proud to be the first global company to be awarded Equal Salary Certification.

We take wellbeing seriously, so we have trained mental health First Aiders to help support our employees, as well as support in the form of our LifeWorks app and Employee Assistance Programme.

PMI is an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.