Lead Executive Recruiter, Digital & Product

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Feb 09, 2019
Feb 14, 2019
Human Resources
Employment Status
Full Time
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Human Resources is well known for its signature ability to build the very best teams, and we infuse our work with Target's distinctive retail brand by continuously experimenting, evolving and innovating. With the chance to positively impact nearly 350,000 people worldwide in our stores, distribution centers and headquarters, you'll be a strategic partner to both the leaders and the team members who elevate and nurture the Target guest experience. Our dynamic, passionate and responsive team comprises specialized people-professionals from several diverse disciplines. We operate behind the scenes to create a progressive culture of value, respect, reward and professional advancement.

Working within Talent Acquisition, your mission will be to attract new talent and launch people in roles that let them shine. Our recruiters accompany candidates along the new team member journey, from the very first engagement to day one on the job, and beyond. As a member of the Talent Acquisition team, you'll act as a brand ambassador in the employer marketplace, telling the story of Target as a top choice in a sea of other places to work, and showing candidates what it's really like to work somewhere they already love.

As a Lead Executive Recruiter, you'll create and execute strategies to place top talent and build strong partnerships with your client teams and support partners. Through networking and sourcing efforts, you'll build and maintain robust relationships with candidates, extend and negotiate offers and be fiscally responsible while advancing Target's reputation. We'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Recruiter. The exciting part of retail? It's always changing! 

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As a Lead Executive Recruiter, you'll take the lead as you…

• Creatively source high caliber candidates by maximizing internet resources, cold-calling, employee referrals, and other resource tools
• Influence hiring decisions by assessing talent through technical based interviews, facilitating selection decisions and extending job offers
• Track analytical data regarding all facets of the hiring process, to include sourcing effectiveness, offer rate, accept rate and other analysis as needed.
• Build strong partnerships with client groups and HR generalists to proactively manage staffing needs
• Identify talent gaps within client groups and drive staffing solutions.
• Strategically navigate complexities of multi-location/global team structure.
• Ability to manage complex offer negotiations utilizing multiple levers to build compelling offers.
• Effectively promote career opportunities by demonstrating a passion for Target, the culture and community.
• Share accountability to expense management.
• Initiate and drive special projects to elevate the recruiting process and implement creative methods to find top-tier candidates.
• Lead event planning and execution from concept to implementation to generate hires and external brand building.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
• Four-year degree or equivalent experience
• 7+ years full cycle recruitment of technology profiles
• Innovative sourcing techniques and abilities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to create and maintain strong partnerships and successfully manage complex client groups
• Strong organization, attention to detail and follow-up skills
• Strong strategic thinking and creativity
• Team leadership experience
• Global recruiting expertise
• Deep knowledge of Avature, Taleo, Workday
• External industry knowledge + competitive benchmarking


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