IBM Global Talent Acquisition Leader in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description

At IBM, our purpose is to be essential. Our Talent vision is to revolutionize Talent Acquisition by extending the limits of domain expertise, personalized experience & cognitive solutions. Our vision allows differentiation, innovation and expertise to adapt and deliver outcomes that yield results for 21st century recruiting.

Global Talent Acquisition Leader

We are looking to identify a Global Talent Acquisition Leader to manage one of IBM's most critical business segments. Reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition, North America this individual will be responsible for TA strategy, delivery and execution of the US hiring plan & collaboration with geographies. The role will develop and lead hiring initiatives to meet overall business talent acquisition goals. This is a high impact role requiring exceptional partner skills with demonstrated ability and experience to execute recruiting strategy, influence stakeholder, provide insight into talent market to take the best approach, and deliver outcomes.


  • Manage segmented (professional, delivery, early professional) hiring for business unit(s) supported.

  • Project management and design (when applicable) in effective hiring processes/staffing plans to meet changing business needs.

  • Directly manage resources and execution for US hiring for the business sub segment.

  • Function as a point of contact for the business, HR, North America Talent Acquisition Leader and other key stakeholders.

  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of monthly and Quarterly Business Reviews for deep dive on recruiting performance and activity for business & stakeholders.

  • Use agile principles to execute demand to forecast backlog and fulfill hiring targets.

  • Providing leadership, appreciation, coaching and evaluation to recruiting teams.

  • Work with Sourcing team and Leaders to ensure successful differentiated hiring is achieved with improved client and candidate.

  • Partner with business and finance/HR to align on methodologies and accuracy of talent demand and headcount management.

  • Hold weekly and monthly team meetings as well as regular 1:1ā€™s with team recruiters, consistently engage with HR and clients for business continuity and planning.

  • Own getting the right people, skills into the right roles. This should include strategic understanding, planning and coaching for the manager on what they need i.e. scoping the hiring.

  • Drive partnership of US execution and early professional college hiring execution plan.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


  • 3+ years experience managing and leading large recruiting teams

  • 5-7+ years related experience in Talent Acquisition/Staffing

  • Experience in Management Consulting, Professional Services, Healthcare, HCIT, M&A, technology industry sector

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Strategic Thinking and Leadership ā€“ Capable of executing and delivering a desired future state (vision) through influence on company values, individual and group goals, execution of plans, value reinforcements, and systems.

  • Organizational Awareness ā€“ Deep understanding of and ability to utilize analytics & innovative talent practices to drive business results, including impacting labor costs, retention, performance management and engagement

  • Communication ā€“ Presenting ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. Able to motivate and inspire both direct and indirect organizations through effectively articulating the opportunities and challenges throughout the organization.

  • Enabling Signature Client Experiences

  • Leveraging Networks

  • Overcoming Challenges

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.