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Director, Talent Acquisition

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Lowell - Massachusetts - USA


Human Resources

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Description & Requirements


The Director, Talent Acquisition, will be responsible for driving best practices as it applies to full life cycle recruiting at UKG. The Director must be a solution provider responsible for leading the front end of the recruiting process. This individual will also lead the delivery of designing and implementing effective talent acquisition strategies, while maintaining industry best practices which meet the needs of UKG. This position is also responsible for participating in global initiatives that will transform UKG talent acquisition as a leader in its space.

General Responsibilities:
• Lead the North American engineering recruitment team; identify and incorporate best practices and process improvements to ensure optimization of resources and function. Develop and manage specialized recruitment strategies for key business initiatives and areas
• Proactively consult with management and executives on current and future staffing needs related to business strategy
• Work closely with the Global TA team on employment branding strategies and personally lead initiatives; identify needs, develop plans, manage execution, and measure results of all efforts
• Serve as champion for candidate experience and work through teams to identify and enhance the candidate experience at all touch points. Influence business partners to ensure a flawless candidate experience
• Analyze talent acquisition reporting and metrics; establish and monitor team and individual goals; direct the talent acquisition team based on results and trends.
• Act as an advisor and solution provider to management regarding employment trends including competition, compensation, benefits, and recruitment practices.
• Coach and develop the talent acquisition team members to better serve the needs of UKG and achieve individual goals


• 10+ years of experience managing a high performing talent acquisition team in a global, dynamic company (technology company or engineering recruitment leadership experience strongly preferred)
• The ability to balance strategic and tactical requirements and be hands on as required
• A broad working knowledge of the concepts, practices and procedures involved in candidate sourcing and selection, along with a demonstrated ability to select, develop, and coach professional recruiters
• Deep understanding and passion in the areas of employment branding and candidate experience
• Strong leadership with ability to mentor and develop staff and work closely with senior leaders across the organization
• Ability to problem solve and influence at all levels of the organization

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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