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Global Head of Talent Acquisition

| Chicago

About Showpad

At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.

In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.

About the position

We are looking for a thoughtful and well rounded Global Head of Talent Acquisition to further establish recruiting and talent capabilities. You will play a crucial role in attracting, hiring and supporting our amazing talent and have a huge impact on Showpad’s success!

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the global development and implementation of strategy, policies and procedures related to recruitment and selection of new employees.
  • Regularly provide the Leadership Team with key information relating to Talent Acquisition, and associated analysis, making recommendations in connection with the findings.
  • Gather and apply data to inform our Talent strategy including headcount planning
  • Lead the recruitment life-cycle, including initial assessments, phone screens, interviews, coordinating pipeline and making the offers
  • Grow and structure our talent pipeline/pool by having a creative approach on the Global SAAS market
  • Manage and train the global talent acquisition team in order to achieve the yearly objectives
  • Provide consulting, training and coaching to hiring managers on the ATS, recruiting/interviewing best practices and talent solutions.
  • Create and stimulate a high level candidate experience that aligns with the culture of Showpad.
  • Lead direct search campaigns, surface candidates and develop networks of people and processes to support a strong pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • Stay connected to the competitive landscape, including compensation trends.
  • Champion solutions that streamline the recruitment process and strengthen our talent programs.
  • Manage relationships with external recruiting partners.
  • Serve as the administrator and trainer of our Applicant tracking system Greenhouse
  • Keep oversight of the development and approval of all new job descriptions and ensures that current job descriptions are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Determine meaningful measures, collecting data, and developing plan to measure quality in areas of responsibility, including recruitment.

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

At the minimum

  • 5+ years of recruitment experience as an internal/inhouse talent acquisition manager in a fast paced working environment.
  • Experience in writing recruitment strategy plans and executing on them
  • Ability to lead high impact recruiting in sales, product, engineering and/or customer support roles.
  • Ability to build and manage a diverse candidate pipeline, engaging both active and passive candidates.
  • Ability to qualify a candidate and understand what each candidate brings to the table, connecting that candidate with the right opportunity at Showpad.
  • Proven track record building consulting and coaching relationships with hiring managers.
  • Proven track record in assessing talent, beyond matching keywords on a resume and holding an oversight on all assessment methods.
  • Ultimate team player; willing and excited to roll up your sleeves and contribute to all parts of the People team.
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills with a love for getting things done.
  • Able to build rapport and trust with colleagues, demonstrating alignment with team’s priorities.

What we prefer

  • A broad network in Sales & Marketing would be a significant plus
  • 3+ years of people management experience

What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth

We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and growth.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.


Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is absolutely key for my team, since we’re tasked with bringing many different groups together. And as an international organization, we’re building relationships not only across departments, but across the world too. The key for us is to show how we provide value and prove how our collaboration impacts both revenue and culture.


Head of Global Business Development and Alliances

What is your vision for the company?

We’re building the future of sales & marketing success, by empowering sales & marketing teams to sell the way buyers want to buy. We’re delivering a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and an analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.


President & COO

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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