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Associate Director, Recruiting

London, United Kingdom

Job Description:

What makes Gartner HR a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll join a fast-paced, dynamic team and play a key role in our company’s continued double-digit growth. We’re a people business. From talent acquisition and management to compensation, benefits, analytics and operations, finding and keeping the right people is the core of our strategy for success. You’ll work alongside smart, creative, motivated colleagues and have unlimited opportunities to grow. If you love working with people and making the connection between great talent and company success, we want to connect with you.

Lead and manage local/regional team aligned to specific business unit recruiting strategy.  Lead team responsible for qualifying and matching candidates to defined sales profiles and specific open requisitions across assigned channel(s). Guide hiring managers and other key stakeholders on candidate sourcing, recruitment channels and market conditions. Develop a thorough understanding of the business, client needs and specific talent pools.  

  • Lead team and contribute individually in developing recruiting specifications with hiring managers, including facilitating recruiting strategy.
  • Manage and oversee team of recruiters, including handling performance management, IDPs, hiring, onboarding, training, coaching and counselling
  • Play active collaboration role with Sourcing Area Manager and HRP for channel   Ensure critical feedback loop on specific traits for channel roles and adjust as needed. Ensure profile alignment to market and any market challenges are addressed and managed as appropriate.
  • Create, lead and drive candidate-centric focus across team of recruiters.  Model, monitor and ensure best-in-class candidate care through recruiting lifecycle.
  • Partner with channel leaders and HRPs to conduct workforce planning and align recruiting plan for the year; act as point of escalation as challenges arise.
  • Partner with Sales channel leadership team members to fully understand channel and market challenges, recruiting specifications and develop an appropriate recruiting strategy.
  • In partnership with Sourcing Area Manager, continually manage and monitor team's workload, ensuring effective results and making adjustments and changes as needed for optimal performance.
  • Partner with Sourcing Area Managers to ensure strategy for actively sourcing candidates is aligned to the channel. Actively pursue all channels (Internet, networking, print media, etc) to form a knowledge base of where to find the best candidates for each particular role.
  • Understand Gartner's strategic imperatives and apply recruiting expertise to address client needs.
  • Manage overall data integrity within applicant tracking system, ensuring team’s timely entry within database to ensure accurate reporting to channel leadership according to BU’s reporting cadence.
  • Coach and counsel RRMs to guide and coach their BU managers in interview process/skills to ensure compliance and minimize risk factors.
  • Integrate and ensure clear and timely communication of disposition of all candidate feedback from RRMs back to Sourcers.
  • Manage the full recruitment cycle for complex and senior level hires per business unit and/or channel requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience in a recruitment vendor/agency responsible for full life cycle recruiting including direct research  
  • Proven people management experience.
  • Experience "in house" handling complex and senior level hiring with hiring manager contact up to GVP level.
  • Proven ability to attract, lead, motivate and inspire a team of recruiting associates
  • Demonstrated ability to use applicant tracking system and social media tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience managing multiple relationships and volume vacancies
  • Proven ability to partner, influence and create trust-based, value-added relationships in a global, matrix environment
  • Ability to coach and manage recruiters and understand and prioritize and communicate resourcing needs
  • Proven ability to solve problems and think creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to model, influence and manage team to maintain rigor in process, compliance, and operational expertise

Job Requisition ID:32689

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