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Black & Veatch Director of Global Talent Acquisition in Madison, Wisconsin

Director of Global Talent Acquisition

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 40818

Job Title : Director of Global Talent Acquisition

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-HR

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking a Director of Global Talent Acquisition who plays a key role in supporting company growth by leading the global talent acquisition program. Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment creating and implementing successful talent acquisition strategies rooted in inclusion and diversity in collaboration with business leaders. The director will be a global strategic thought partner who leads the enhancement of the employer brand and elevates the candidate experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes talent acquisition strategies for the global organization by looking holistically at the business strategies implementing programs and initiatives to ensure recruitment of talent with the requisite capabilities to achieve business goals.

  • Directs a global team of recruiters and coordinators to deliver exceptional results through a collaborative leadership style that inspires and motivates.

  • Leads, mentors and trains a high performing team that works with a sense of urgency and flexibility to meet the changing needs of the business.

  • Direct reports include Talent Acquisition Managers, Recruiting Operations Manager and the Global Sourcing Manager.

  • Ensures that our competency model is embedded in our global talent sourcing, selection and assimilation programs so that prospective new hires are vetted for their technical expertise as well as organizational fit to sustain our culture.

  • Drives activities that enhance proactive sourcing efforts, increases the number of quality recruits through networking, competitive sourcing, etc.

  • Provides insights and advise to leaders on employment trends in the market Works collaboratively with HR Leaders and Marketing to create employment collateral and promotions with the goal to enhance the employer value proposition through creative communications utilizing social media such as Linked In and relevant channels.

  • Evaluates current media strategy to ensure we are attracting the best talent through multiple and relevant channels.

  • Leads and manages the campus recruitment strategy and intern program partnering with the business to ensure diversity is foundational to the program.

  • Develops relationships with and manages agreements with select external partners: executive search firms, agencies, pre-employment vendors, etc.

  • Provides training to ensure hiring managers globally are sufficiently trained on the company’s behavioral interviewing process and job competencies in order to produce a consistent interview experience aimed at identifying the optimal candidates.

  • Leverages recruiting analytics to assess and improve current strategy to ensure a world-class practice; take a data driven approach to decision making that will support a culture of continuous improvement in processes and efficiencies

  • Ensures compliance of recruiting standards and best in class hiring practices for team members including but not limited to EEO, OFCCP, diversity efforts, job postings, etc.

  • Develop and lead key global talent acquisition initiative(s)

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience leading a global talent acquisition team

  • Strong behavioral interviewing skills

  • Sound knowledge of US employment law and compliance issues; must be familiar with Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan regulations. Understands how to access and manage global labor regulations

  • Strong business acumen ; demonstrates willingness to deeply understand the B&V business; understands the dynamics of projects and their impact on B&V success; has the ability to establish and manage external relationships; and the ability to represent B&V with external constituents. Also understands business on a global scale.

  • Strong data analysis and financial acumen ; has ability to gather, synthesize, and interpret operating and financial data and turn into compelling messages.

  • Collaborative leadership orientation; must be able to build consensus.

  • Strong communication skills ; must also be able to effectively communicate technical concepts to executives and general audiences. Has experience interfacing with and presenting to C-level executives.

  • Works with a sense of urgency and strategic purpose. Daily impatience with an understanding of long-term progress.

  • Demonstrates ‘Connective’ thinking with an understanding of how things work together and avoidance of unintended consequences of decisions

  • Adheres to the Company’s ASPiRE program and our Global Ethics and Compliance Program.

Minimum Qualifications

Understanding of a broad range of technologies at the architecture level and at a business process/impact level.

Education: Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree a plus

Experience: 10+ years progressive HR experience

  • Experience in the EPC industry preferred

  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following:

  • criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.