Global Talent Acquisition Strategic Projects Director

Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Boston Massachusetts, US

Work at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

WHAT YOU'LL DOAs part of our recruiting transformation, we are continuously developing and adapting our processes, skills and operating models to ensure a future facing, strategic talent acquisition function across BCG worldwide. BCG has an ambitious agenda to deliver a bionic talent model, enabled by technology and a personal touch to remain competitive in attracting and retaining the best diverse talent for BCG.As the Global Talent Acquisition Strategic Projects Director, you will lead our Talent Acquisition (TA) Strategic Projects team of 4 to deliver on selected strategic projects for the business aligned to our North Star vision. You will collaborate with our senior business and talent acquisition leadership worldwide, Global Talent Acquisition Senior Director and the Managing Director and Partner of Talent Acquisition in identifying, prioritising and delivering these projects, so the exact content of this role will vary from quarter to quarter. You will bring deep talent acquisition experience as well as an adaptable, advisory mindset to develop content, advise on path forward and work with key stakeholders to deliver on selected high priority initiatives that accelerate success across our worldwide teams.Lead Talent Acquisition Strategic Projects team to support BCG's worldwide TA functionIdentify need for and clarify scope of internal consulting-type work required by the worldwide Talent Acquisition function. This work will vary, but will include a mix of strategy definition and project executionMaintain an overview and relevant prioritization of asks by key stakeholders and functional delivery teamsAllocate resources from your team of three across these projects, plus identify any additional resources required to be successful and how to access these, balancing business needs versus constraintsSupport executive and senior stakeholder engagement, input and buy-inBuild an understanding of BCG governance groups in Talent Acquisition, Recruiting and across functions, then manage interactions with these groups on our selected projectsBuild working relationships to provide support to regional and local leadership teams, functional teams and broader stakeholdersSupport the wider GTA team and Managing Director and Partner of Talent Acquisition in discussions with BCG's Executive team and governing bodies, including but not limited to strategic project reviews, investment cases and impact updatesGuidance for your team and ownership of selected priority projects where required:Act as a trusted advisor to our functional delivery teams, bringing TA functional expertise for content direction and strategy development of continuous improvement projects across processes, ways of working and operating modelsWork with business, HR and talent acquisition stakeholders to gather input, ensure buy-in and develop practical implementation plansWhere required, support delivery teams in implementation of projectsMaintain external market knowledge of best-in-class TA practices and standards, bringing this into advisory workExact nature of projects will be defined with key business and TA leaders, but is likely to include lateral hiring and sourcing models, adoption of virtual tools and technology and process change to maximise efficiency and effectiveness across the talent acquisition lifecycleYOU'RE GOOD ATThe ideal candidate for this role should have:Strong conceptual and process thinking, with an ability to work through ambiguous issues with a range of possible optionsAbility to resolve complex issues/problems independently with sound judgment - open to challenging an existing or traditional way of doing things, actively listening to others and bringing in solutions beyond the obviousStrong influencing and networking skills; ability to work and connect with a broad range of BCG partners and to convince on decisions using data and empathyClear, persuasive communication skills, inspiring in written and verbal communication including engaging use of presentation and visualisation tools to bring stakeholders alongAbility to develop and present exec level business cases and execute business strategiesWillingness to introduce new approaches and industry and technology trends to the team as and when is appropriate - including TA functional skills, visual design, tool useAbility to effectively work in a highly matrixed organization, handling competing priorities and connecting the dots across multiple areasResults-oriented, adept in conflict resolution, skilled at prioritization and change managementYOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)Candidates for this role should have:Management experience in Human Resources Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, Consulting or equivalent, and demonstrable impact through leading and managing teamsA strong portfolio that demonstrates HR/Talent Acquisition transformation, change management and strategic content development to deliver business impactQuantitative experience with high attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneouslyExperience participating and leading large, cross-functional projects - identifying and driving the right strategic path forward and guiding teams to solutionsExperience with using a variety of digital collaboration tools such as Slack, Trello, Mural, Box, and othersOther preferred qualifications include:MBA or Graduate degree in business, HR or any related field, or consulting experience at BCG or equivalentExperience with working in virtual teams across multiple regions, time zones, and cultures across the worldYOU'LL WORK WITHBCG's HR team works to attract, develop, excite, deploy, and retain the best people in the market. Those in human resources jobs manage the life cycle of all BCG employees-from hiring top talent and developing their skills to rewarding their contributions and supporting career progression and mobility.WHO WE AREBCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world's best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible-and unlocking your potential to advance the world. Our team called Global Services (GS) provides corporate support to business areas such as Finance, Legal, HR, Marketing and IT. This diverse team of experts, operators and specialists represent all levels from Partner to entry level staff, operating across the globe in multiple countries. Global Services is in short, the backbone of BCG.EQUAL OPPORTUNITYBoston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.PDN-96fe182f-f60f-4ca1-8a2c-2c940bd9ac55