Talent Acquisition Manager

Posted a month ago
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Redmond, WA, United States
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There has never been a better time to be in Talent Acquisition at Microsoft. This Global Executive Talent Acquisition leader role is a unique opportunity to lead an exceptional and dedicated team that is responsible for hiring the top engineering leadership talent for today and ensuring a pipeline of innovative talent for the future.  This team plays an influential part in supporting the ongoing transformation of Microsoft and our mission to find and compete for talent that can change the world.   


We are looking for an experienced people leader with a deep and analytical understanding of the talent implications of business and product strategy to ensure that our talent acquisition philosophies deliver the highest impact to the business. This hands-on executive recruiting expert and leader will inform, influence and consult with our business leaders on their searches while also directly manage a team of talent acquisition professionals to optimize for resourcing for projects and search work. 


This is a challenging and stimulating role that partners closely with a broad spectrum of internal stakeholders across HR, Global Talent Acquisition and executive leadership at Microsoft. This leader will be responsible for the following: 

  • Learner Mindset: Passion for learning and growth while also inspiring the same for others.  Always seeking ways to drive toward higher levels of excellence in contributions to direct and broad Talent Acquisition team.  
  • Customer Obsessed:  Business and client interactions with client groups and partnering with the HR and business leaders to define and deliver the talent acquisition plans. This means learning about our internal and external stakeholders with a beginner’s mind and then providing solutions that meet or exceed their needs.  This role will own searches for Microsoft’s most strategic roles that impact entire organizations. 
  • Impeccable Values & People Management: Treat everyone with respect and recognize that the thoughts, feelings and backgrounds of others are important; Proactively build trust by keeping their word, transparent and tells others the truth with care; Make intentions and goals clear and invite input from others on how they are doing.   
  • Data Driven Outcomes Leverage data from a range of internal and external sources to provide deep analytical insight to drive informed decision making and clear strategic outcomes while contributing to the overall Global Talent Acquisition strategy. Ensure accurate business reporting to clients and stakeholders against quality metrics monthly, and coach and mentor the team of recruiters to make data driven decisions 
  • Enable Global Scale & Impact: Contribute to the ongoing development of a global ecosystem of processes, systems and tools that enable productivity and impact and create global consistency and scalability.   
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Human Resources or a related discipline or equivalent experience 
  • 10+ years of experience in Executive Recruiting, ideally for technical positions 
  • 5+ years of experience in HR/TA leadership and people management


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. 

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Talent Acquisition Manager
Microsoft Corporation