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Senior Director - Talent Acquisition

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
15 October, 2021

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is working on a retained campaign to recruit a Senior Director Talent Acquisition for our international client, based from their HQ in Amsterdam. 


Senior Director – Talent Acquisition - Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Amsterdam


This is a critical role for the organisation as they continue to grow and transform, and will have end responsibility for Talent Acquisition strategy and execution across the European region.


This is a truly people-centric business that places Inclusion & Diversity and sustainability at the heart of the organisation.  It is a dynamic and fast-paced environment that requires someone who can quickly switch from operational to high level strategic thinking and manage complex stakeholder relationships.


Responsibilities of the Senior Director – Talent Acquisition:

  • Create and drive the TA strategy, ensuring the TA function has the right resources and capability to drive business growth
  • Lead and inspire a large Talent Acquisition team, delivering a high level of service across attraction, employer branding, talent acquisition partnering, TA operations, executive search and contingent labour
  • Create a compelling EVP both internally and externally, ensuring a consistent employer brand across the region
  • Develop a culture where recruiting internally becomes the norm and where the required processes are in place to achieve this
  • Work closely with other leaders in the Talent hub to ensure an integrated approach to talent attraction, management and development
  • Build talent pipelines in response to skills gaps identified within the organisation
  • Ensure the business has the necessary tools and technology to attract and recruit top talent across a broad range of roles
  • Responsible for financial planning and TA budget


Experienced required:

  • Significant experience leading a large TA team in an international setting
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, such as retail or FMCG
  • A natural collaborator who inspires others and builds trusting relationships
  • Continuous improvement mindset, always looking to drive service delivery
  • A strategic approach to complex problem-solving, considering solutions, involving stakeholders, and then implementing and driving the change
  • Resilient with the ability to challenge the status quo


If you are interested in applying for this Senior Director – Talent Acquisition role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Katie in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.