Director, Talent Acquisition

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The Director, Corporate Talent Acquisition will drive the development and day to day execution of the recruitment team while identifying and creating opportunities to work more effectively and efficiently with key stakeholders.

The goal of the Corporate Talent Acquisition department is to fill jobs with the right people in a timely manner.


  • Lead, engage, develop and retain recruiters and support staff team
  • Partner with senior management and functional business areas to develop staffing strategies and initiatives for current and future needs
  • In partnership with the HR Business Partners, define and implement strategic talent acquisition initiatives for assigned functions and support HR initiatives and vision by function
  • Ensure that the recruiting needs of the functional team are met while driving hiring manager and candidate satisfaction through monthly/quarterly reviews with the business
  • Develop and execute recruitment processes and evaluate compliance regularly
  • Strengthen the brand of the Talent Acquisition team by continuously delivering on expectations, and communicating successes and wins throughout the organization
  • Build a recruiting culture, and develop a talent pipeline, that creates candidate flow and increases business partner involvement in the recruiting process
  • Implement a sourcing strategy contributing to pro-active talent management
  • Support recruiting initiatives as needed in the areas of:
    • Hiring Manager and candidate satisfaction
    • Recruiting results and metrics
    • Selection and candidate assessment
    • Diversity in the candidate pool
    • Utilization of preferred providers as we contract with external firms
    • Fulfill service level agreements with hiring managers and business leaders
    • Supervise, train and develop team members as needed
    • Manage projects and programs as identified/needed


  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Developing Direct Reports
  • Drive for Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Influence
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer/User Focus


  • Minimum of 10 years of recruiting for Corporate based roles preferably coupled with some search firm and/or agency experience, 5 or more years of management experience preferred
  • Experience supporting the Human Resources function preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and successfully manage client relationships across all levels, and provide strong consultative partnership
  • Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and find innovative solutions to traditional problems by doing more than filling jobs
  • Successful track record in spearheading programs that meet short and long term recruiting needs
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Strong problem solving and continuous improvement focus
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Proven organization skills; ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple tasks in an environment with competing demands
  • Demonstrated executive presence through strong business etiquette, confidence in all settings and maintaining a professional focus when business conditions change
  • Strong computer skills -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint a plus
  • Experience with Taleo Applicant Tracking system a plus
  • Knowledge of EEO, ADA, and employment laws
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Position based in our Dublin, CA headquarters
  • Ability to travel as necessary


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.