VP of Talent Acquisition job description

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VP Talent Acquisition responsibilities include:

  • Designing and executing recruiting strategies to attract, evaluate and hire qualified candidates.
  • Proactively identifying and addressing hiring needs.
  • Evaluating and refining sourcing and selection procedures.

vp of talent acquisition job description

Job brief

We are looking for a VP of Talent Acquisition to design and apply strategies that will help us attract and hire qualified employees.

VP Talent Acquisition responsibilities include managing a team of recruiters and crafting sourcing strategies for various roles, from entry-level to executive-level positions. You should be able to ensure we provide an excellent candidate experience, while meeting our business goals and filling our vacancies.

Ultimately, you will build a strong employer brand for our company so that we can develop strong talent pipelines for current and future hiring needs.

Responsibilities

  • Design and execute recruiting strategies to attract, evaluate and hire qualified candidates
  • Proactively identify and address hiring needs
  • Evaluate and refine sourcing and selection procedures
  • Manage a team of recruiters and provide assistance as needed
  • Promote diversity in the workplace and ensure recruiting strategies attract diverse candidates
  • Oversee and improve overall candidate experience
  • Maintain talent pipelines with potential candidates and past applicants for future staffing needs
  • Organize recruitment events to establish a strong employer brand
  • Participate in our company’s strategic planning regarding employee development and engagement
  • Research and recommend new sourcing tools and recruiting software (e.g. ATS)
  • Ensure proper onboarding and training for new hires

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a VP of Talent Acquisition or similar senior-level HR position
  • Hands-on experience with candidate sourcing, interviewing and evaluation
  • Familiarity with Candidate Management Systems and Human Resources software
  • Good knowledge of labor legislation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-management abilities
  • BSc/MSc in Human resources or relevant field
  • Additional certification (e.g. CIPD or SPHR) is a plus
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