Head of Talent Acquisition

Job Title: Head of Talent Acquisition
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Francisco
Industry: Leadership & General Management
Contact Name: Ben Horn
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2021 13:39

Job Description

My client is a global leading EdTech company Headquartered in Asia and growing rapidly worldwide. They are growing 300% month on month, have just raised a sizeable Series B and are now looking to expand aggressively into the US. The business already makes nearly 50% of their revenue from the States and have a team of 10 in place, but they are looking to hire a few hundred people within the next six months.

I am hiring a Head of Talent Acquisition to lead all North America recruitment and help the business to realise this impressive growth strategy. Reporting into the Global HR Director, you will build a TA team and guide the organization through effective talent acquisition initiatives and revolutionize the way in which they attract, select, onboard and retain talent enabling us as a global brand organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Possess subject matter expertise to contribute and lead initiatives to build out our talent acquisition roadmap and grow sustainable knowledge across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Oversee the full scope of talent acquisition activities for the region
  • Manage relationships with our strategic suppliers/internal teams, ensuring effective collaboration, performance measurement and improvement, as well as driving efficiency with a primary focus on ensuring that talent acquisition requirements are achieved for all stakeholders
  • Work directly with HR and business leaders to understand and solve key talent challenges within the region, applying a data-driven test-and-learn approach to address challenges
  • Guide, co-ordinate, communicate and engage resources and stakeholders across the region to ensure the timely and effective implementation of our talent acquisition strategy and initiatives
  • Build and lead the talent sourcing and pipeline strategy for current and future business growth requirements in the region
  • Work with the Branding team to implement online and offline employer branding activities and ensure an excellent candidate experience journey
  • Prepare and manage the annual recruitment budget and partner with business leaders to forecast and manage hiring needs based on business growth plans

Key Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of talent acquisition background with proven success in leading teams and managing relationships across global organizations
  • Established pipelines and network of talents in Tech industry
  • Experience with combining strategic and hands on work
  • Experience with managing third-party suppliers
  • Experience managing remote, diverse teams
  • Involvement in organization design, change management & continuous improvement projects will be a plus
  • Work experience in a start-up environment will be a plus
  • Expert in key talent acquisition topics including selection methods (e.g. interviews, assessments), D&I, talent attraction and branding, candidate experience and referrals
  • Excellent understanding and deep interest in talent acquisition trends and technologies