Avanade Inc. Talent Acquisition - Advisory in Chicago, Canada

Talent Acquisition Partner - Advisory

About The Job

We thrive because of our people. Their ideas, flair and determination have driven our success, from start-up to global leader. Attracting and retaining new talent is critical to achieving our ambitions. That’s what makes the role of Talent Acquisition Partner so powerful.

In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of talent acquisition, from designing programs to supporting new recruits and planning future projects to align our hires with business needs. Working alongside our hiring managers, you will discover the next generation of people who will take Avanade to new heights.

You will develop sourcing strategies to meet current and future business needs, using a wide range of media and events to find the brightest and the best. As our front line to building a successful business, you are the face of our brand in the market, bringing the Avanade story to life in an authentic and personal way for candidates. You’ll work with HR and external suppliers to make sure our recruiting processes are efficient and effective, ensuring everything we do complies with EEO guidelines.

Internally, you will provide leadership support and guidance on recruitment matters, and monitor our recruitment performance against plan.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Leads the day-to-day full life cycle recruitment for assigned group(s).

  • Leads, manages, across multiple strategic directions (e.g., sustaining client-recruitment relationships, creating recruiting plans in order to pipeline for passive talent, etc.)

  • Develops unique and creative sourcing strategies and techniques for all assigned roles, specifically for hard-to-fill, pivotal positions

  • Collaborates with global and other regional recruitment leaders to implement key programs that drive group success

  • As the functional TA lead: build and establish a strategic partnership and alignment with the respective group leaders.

  • Partner with business leaders to define new and/or update all position job specifications to meet the business climate and demand.

  • Participate in HR regional and/or HR global leadership strategic initiatives as needed. Can also act as a project lead or a driver for Talent related initiatives.

  • Oversight and responsibility for recruiting data integrity and tracking for the region.

  • Provide monthly and quarterly recruitment metrics and scorecards to respective regional leadership as well as to HR global leadership.

  • Review/Validate and Delivers in Recruitment Strategy, Sourcing, Recruitment Process. Deliver in Coordination focus areas

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 33,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/


About You

We’re looking for someone with 4 years' or more experience working as a full life-cycle recruiter ideally in a large matrixed, global technology or consulting organization.

This role will focus on the following skills so in depth experience in this area is also highly desired:


Your skillset also likely includes:

  • Highly knowledgeable of general recruiting principles, practices; demonstrated experience in developing strategic recruiting plans

  • Displays capability for creative, non-routine sourcing and candidate experience strategies

  • Great presentation and communication skills: active listening and story-telling skills

  • Great at building and managing relationships with colleagues and customers

  • Experience improving end-to-end recruiting processes and programs

  • Experience in an environment recruiting applicants with "hot" (tech) skills highly valued

  • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies

  • Developed skills in negotiation, persuasions research

  • Experience acting as direct partner to senior leadership

  • Experience working in a matrixed, collaborative environment, particularly consulting

  • Certification in behavioral interviewing is a plus.

Your likely educational experience:

  • Ideally a BA in HR, Business or Psychology, or equivilant amount of work experience.

Your likely management experience:

  • Ideally, 1+ years' experience leading people and/or projects

More About Avanade

At Avanade, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can be the best at what they do. We are proud be among leading organizations who are taking a stand for gender equity, both in and outside the workplace. This includes teaming with like-minded partners who are as passionate as we are about strengthening the role of women in the workplace, including Women in Technology International, Anita Borg Institute and Catalyst.

Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Requisition ID - 53705

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

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