Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Canonical
  • Home based - EMEA
  • 08 Mar, 2023

Job Description

The role of a Talent Acquisition Manager at Canonical

As a remote first organisation our outlook is simple; to hire the best global talent regardless of location, culture or background. We are proud that our hiring process is totally unique, with our business fully accountable for attracting their own talent. Our role is to work closely with the Hiring Leads to drive initiatives, automations and best practices whilst delivering expert viewpoints on HR assessments.  We are trailblazing in how Talent Acquisition drives true value in building an organisation. 

As our ambitious growth plans continue, we are seeking two Talent Acquisition Managers to help drive our talent attraction process, and bring valuable insights on selecting game changing talent. Our team is focussed on how we hire talent; how we assess, whose judgement we trust most, how we ultimately make our hiring decisions. We are highly data driven and make all our decisions based on complex modelling. We are not recruiters responsible for generating talent pipelines; we true experts in setting the guiderails on our process. We are looking for two leaders who bring real vision on how an organisation scales with determination to ensure we attract the best talent we can for every hire.

We have two open opportunities that will report directly to the Global Head of Talent Acquisition. The first will focus on our Engineering space and the second on our Corporate space, from Operations to Sales.

These are ideal opportunities for people who have expertise in talent selection and behavioural assessments, deep data analytics capabilities and experience of both leading and mentoring a team and influencing the wider business.

These two roles will be based in the EMEA region.

What your day will look like

You will have the opportunity to….

  • Manage and lead a team of Talent Partners to drive success of hiring at Canonical
  • Drive advanced analytics to analyse and influence processes and behaviours, collaborating with our Workplace Engineering team to driving continuous improvement.
  • Be seen as an expert in talent holding standards high and educating hiring cohort on how to approach hiring.  
  • Build key relationships with global stakeholders.
  • Conduct in-depth behavioural interviews at Talent Interview stage, providing considerable insights into motivations and behaviours.
  • Develop and evaluate the most effective sourcing and assessment methods to ensure Canonical stays ahead of the curve, in hiring the best possible talent around the globe.
  • Ensure we build a great employer brand with candidate experience at the forefront of our approach.
  • Work with external third parties and platforms to ensure we maximise our return on investment.
  • Bring a passion for diversity and inclusion ensuring we are able to attract diverse talent, removing bias and ensuring a fair process.  

What we are looking for in you

  • Be a thought leader in the talent space with the ability to influence best practice, demonstrating a track record of driving exceptional hiring processes in technology.
  • Passionate about data analytics, with a data savvy mindset, and how this drives your decisions on hiring process.
  • In-house experience of Talent Acquisition from either the Technology or Consulting sector.
  • Excellent experience of conducting behavioural and competency based interviews with the ability to train stakeholders and advise on how to get the best out of an interview.
  • Experience of using psychometric assessments, including interpretation.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders, being seen as an expert hiring partner to the business, as well as challenging the status quo.
  • Great project management experience with evidence of delivering positive outcomes, directly and indirectly through team management.
  • Passionate about building a great employer brand and candidate experience.
  • Experience of successful configuration of hiring tools to enable the selection process (ATS - Greenhouse strongly preferred, LinkedIn Recruiter/Talent Solutions)
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

What we offer you

Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilization. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.  

In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, please ask your Talent Partner.

  • Fully remote working environment - we’ve been working remotely since 2004!
  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.

Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.