Talent Acquisition Manager

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that works to support operational excellence. The Stantec community unites more than 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. Our Functional Services Teams (FSTs) include Corporate Development, Finance, HR, HSSE, IT, Legal, Marketing/Communications, Practice Services and Real Estate and Procurement. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our FSTs are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

Every day, we are working to create and foster an environment that attracts, retains, rewards, and engages the best people-so that Stantec is the Employer of Choice in the global consulting space. To meet our goals, we are looking for a Talent Acquisition Leader who can support us in building an inspiring, inclusive work environment that attracts and retains world class talent.

If you are passionate about recruitment delivery excellence and developing trusted consultative relationships with our clients, then this role is for you. The Talent Acquisition Manager will report directly to the Director, Global Talent Acquisition. In this role, the manager takes a lead role in planning, managing, and measuring recruiting's ongoing success, while concurrently supporting the development of proactive talent strategies to ensure targeted pipeline development in support of Business Operating Unit (BOU)-specific hiring needs. This role is both a requisition-bearing people leader position and a valued strategic partner opportunity.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, growing environment where collaborative-based solutions are used to solve talent challenges? Are you a process-focused and data-driven recruiting professional that enjoys crafting unique recruiting strategies to scale for hiring volumes and to fill complex roles? We are looking for you!

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Leads a team of BOU-specific Talent Acquisition Consultants (TACs) and carries a requisition load to support overall tactical demands, as required.
  • Partners with Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) and business leaders to develop insights into clients' talent needs to support ongoing and future BOU-specific business strategies.
  • Develops a trusted advisor relationship with our clients, measured by Hiring Manager Satisfaction Survey results, and mid-year/year-end formal feedback mechanisms.
  • Works, in partnership with HRBPs, to conduct talent business reviews (to identify gaps/external market talent requirements), closely aligning our Talent Acquisition (TA) activities with BOU business strategies.
  • Serves as an internal subject matter expert who proposes creative, viable talent solutions to BOU Leadership and ensures that critical success issues are addressed on a proactive basis.
  • Articulates and formally presents talent planning/market intelligence roadmaps to clients, demonstrating how these align with human capital management trends and their overarching BOU business objectives.
  • Manages day-to-day BOU recruiting activities, effectively managing any TA-related roadblocks and escalation(s) within assigned BOU's to resolution.
  • Consistently delivers required TA results; sets and achieves realistic yet stretch goals; consistently complies with quality service, productivity standards, and meets deadlines; focused on the company's talent goals.
  • Leads various ad hoc TA projects that enable our people to optimize work efforts, improve delivery consistency, and continue to drive team engagement within an inspired 'one team culture.
  • Creates opportunities for cross-pollination of knowledge transfer and working as 'one team.'
  • Collaborates with TA Technology & Program Manager to optimize all Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and talent acquisition tools, systems, and resources.
  • Plans and executes proactive talent pipelining, market research, competitor intelligence and strategic sourcing activities including leveraging Stantec's Sourcing and Research team.
  • Works with Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) team to understand organizational diversity goals and develop & drive global outreach strategies to establish talent pipelines/talent pools. (i.e., 3rd party associations, career fairs, community I&D groups, internal ERG's, etc.)
  • Provides regular status updates to key stakeholders and addresses any issues that could potentially jeopardize agreed-upon recruitment Service Level Partnerships.
  • Maintains operational effectiveness & compliance by guiding TACs regarding relevant changes to employment policies, practices, and procedures.


Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills that have positively impacted talent acquisition, talent planning, and talent retention strategies.
  • Proven track record of effectively communicating with and influencing at all levels.
  • Strong intellectual capacity - continuous learner, highly analytical, with good conceptual thinking skills, and can translate data into creative recruitment solutions.
  • Ability to help others navigate complicated/complex or unusual situations that may not have precedence.
  • Ability to flex different leadership styles against situational requirements.
  • Recognized for strong judgment and critical thinking with the ability to deal effectively with strategic issues and tactical/operational details.
  • Highly ethical and can always be trusted to put "People First."
  • Results and service-oriented individual who possesses a positive 'can-do' attitude, continually striving for excellence and opportunities to improve value to our client(s).
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a complex, matrixed organization.
  • Capability to adapt and ensure team engagement during change management.
  • Deeply customer-service oriented and can actively listen and understand business priorities/issues, developing viable solutions.
  • Proven track record of working with/leading people in a mostly remote team environment.
  • Naturally inquisitive, seeks to understand through questions and learning vs. telling and doing.
  • Ability to present a thoughtful point-of-view with persuasion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • High to expert level of proficiency in the following software: Taleo preferred or other ATS and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working within the architecture, engineering, construction industry, or professional services environment (strongly) preferred.
  • Designations such as RPR, PHR, CHRP, AIRS, or LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter are an asset but not required.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Human Resources, Business, Liberal Arts, or related field.

Minimum of ten years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least three years of experience managing others preferred.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee. Other duties, obligations, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.
More Information on Stantec
Stantec operates in the Consulting industry. Stantec was founded in 2022. It has 22253 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 97 open jobs at Stantec, click here.
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