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Steven Morris

Head of Strategic Sourcing & Talent Acquisition - Asia at Manulife Financial
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  • Current:
    Head of Strategic Sourcing & Talent Acquisition - Asia at Manulife Financial
  • Past:
    • Regional Recruitmrent Manager at Blue Professional Services
    • Recruitment Delivery Manager at HP (Outsource)
    • HR/Recruitment Manager (Interim) at Danrex
    • Principal Recruitment Specialist (APJ) / Recruitment Manager (Interim) at SAP
    • Senior Global Recruitment/Sourcing Officer (Interim) at Lemcon Networks
    • EMEA Recruitment Manager (Interim) at Tangent International - Dubai Office
    • EMEA Recruitment Manager at James Paigne Ltd
    • Benelux Recruitment Consultant at Alexander Mann Solutions
  • Connection:
    225 connection(s)


As an Advanced Certified Internet & Certified Social Network Sourcing Recruiter, I come with extensive experience in making the internet and social media websites work better for companies looking at ways of connecting with their target audience, promoting their brand, enhancing their recruitment business model, and lowering their recruitment budget by not using expensive candidate search engines and jobsites.

I am fully versed in internet searching using Boolean techniques including; PowerSearch, PeerSearch, XRay, FlipSearch, Metasearch, Anonymizing and various other advanced techniques to search for in-demand skills and hidden data on the 'www' including social networking portals.

  • Job Function:
    Customer Service
  • Industries:
    Headhunting & HR Services
  • Specialities:
    14 years of proven international experience in Staffing management. 14+ years experience in fast moving high-tech environment. Experience in managing global recruitment teams. Goal-oriented and high-energy person which inspires others. Full understanding of multiple factors influencing the hiring decision. in-depth experience in “in-house” and “off site” recruitment. Extensive experience in the South East Asian, Middle Eastern, African & European markets.
  • Job Level:
    Vice-President/Senior Vice-President


  • Head of Strategic Sourcing & Talent Acquisition - Asia

    Manulife Financial
    September 2011 - Present (9 years 9 months)

    Total responsibility for managing Manulife's Strategic Sourcing, Talent Acquisition and Recruitment needs in Asia across the Life Insurance and Asset Management businesses, including setting up structured infrastructures for talent acquisition.

    Currently managing and strategically supporting a regional team of talent acquisition specialists that are responsible for building a regional talent research function in Asia, focusing on developing and implementing sourcing and recruiting strategies aimed at diverse target audiences in the Life Insurance and Financial Services sector for strategic growth initiatives of Manulife Asia.

    Further responsibilities include managing end to end recruitment for executive (AVP - GM level) appointments across Asia.

    Core areas:

    Recruitment Project Management
    Strategic Sourcing Strategy
    Direct Recruitment Strategy
    Social Media Strategy
    Global Mobility Management
    Campus Recruitment
    Executive Recruitment
    Vendor Management

  • Regional Recruitmrent Manager

    Blue Professional Services
    August 2009 - Present (11 years 11 months)

    Blue Professional Services Asia was established to complement the services provided to its global clients by its parent company in Europe.

    With the booming Asian IT, Banking & Telecoms industry, Blue is well placed to help our clients and partners drive their business forward.

    Whether our client is a large multinational headquartered in Asia, or a SME just starting out in the region, Blue is well respected and has a strong reputation in the market place for delivering cost effective results, time after time.

    With proven industry expertise, years of experience and as an accredited partner of Software AG, Blue provides and manages all the resources to make all of your projects a resounding success.

    Based out of Singapore and Hong Kong, I am responsible for the overall management of Blue’s APJ operations dealing with Partner/Customer Delivery and Third Party Relationship Management.

  • Recruitment Delivery Manager

    HP (Outsource) IT - Hardware/Networking
    April 2010 - September 2010 (5 months)

    Currently providing an Interim outsourced Recruitment Management solution to Hewlett Packard in Indonesia. My interim role involves setting up and managing a 360 degrees talent management solution which includes managing a local team of Indonesian Recruiters that are dedicated to delivering HP's recruitment needs across the country. The role also involves full P&L responsibility, stakeholder management and program execution.

  • HR/Recruitment Manager (Interim)

    October 2008 - August 2009 (10 months)

    Danrex is a company that provides specialized services and expertise related to security management, intelligence, close protection of corporate clients and key individuals and other similar activities around the globe.

    My role was to provide HR and Recruitment Management support across the global business to build a quality HR/Recruitment Management System that has the capacity to effectively employ/deploy some of the best skills in the industry.

    My role also involved working with the senior board and clients to define the skills needed to implement appropriate sourcing strategies in order provide the correct level of support to the client and employee.

  • Principal Recruitment Specialist (APJ) / Recruitment Manager (Interim)

    SAP IT - Software/E-commerce
    January 2008 - October 2008 (9 months)

    As the most senior member of the SAP APJ Recruitment/Shared Services team, my role involved handling end-to-end recruitment for SAP's South East Asian operations across all disciplines. The role involved close working with multiple HR partners, stakeholders (SVP level), Hiring Managers and the regional Recruitment team to define the roles to implement appropriate sourcing strategies in order to source the right skills.

    The role also involved the management of all candidates based on pre-defined criteria that has been created by working closely with the recruitment teams and the regional business managers across the APJ region.

    Develop and implement best practices to attract top talent from both the domestic and international labour markets and also work with internal groups to achieve SAP's recruitment needs.

    My role also included creating strong cost effective partnerships with recruitment partners by building a strong brand name through marketing and creative advertising.

  • Senior Global Recruitment/Sourcing Officer (Interim)

    Lemcon Networks
    October 2006 - January 2008 (1 year 3 months)

    My role covered providing staffing/recruitment management supporting 25 offices across the globe. Highlight key resources and ensure continuity of employment; secure external resources with in demand skills from entry graduate to Snr level positions for current and future business demand. Report and communicate ideas for development including change management and talent acquisition.
    Design and implement information on compliance management for global deployment of staff. Manage day to day deployment for global sourcing and staffing departments, project offices and hiring managers. End to end responsibility for ensuring staffing and sourcing needs are managed correctly. Identify local partners to support the development of localised resourcing/recruiting processes. Screen all potential suppliers/applicants according to QMS / PSL business objectives. Negotiate with local resources / suppliers according to target levels set by global needs.

  • EMEA Recruitment Manager (Interim)

    Tangent International - Dubai Office
    October 2005 - October 2006 (1 year)

    My role was to manage the recruitment and client delivery from Tangent International's new delivery operation in Dubai to support our clients throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa and sub-continents providing in-country solutions consultancy services to the Telecommunication, IT and Public Industries.

  • EMEA Recruitment Manager

    James Paigne Ltd
    October 2002 - September 2005 (3 years)

    James is Paigne highly specialised Telecom and IT Resource provider that has resourcing operations based across the globe, also having associate partners around the world, James Paigne provides clients with specialised bespoke ‘local and international’ resource and project management solutions. My role is to manage the delivery, account management and project management of the portfolio of IT & Telecom clients across the EMEA region.

  • Benelux Recruitment Consultant

    Alexander Mann Solutions
    April 1997 - May 2002 (5 years 2 months)

    Key Responsibilities we're to develop relationships with key business contacts across Europe. Recruit for all IT and Technology positions. Work with clients to define recruitment needs and develop recruitment strategies. Create Job Specifications. Define regional sourcing strategies. Manage relationships, negotiating contracts and reviewing services


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