Director, Talent Acquisition

Director, Talent Acquisition develops and delivers long and short-term talent acquisition strategies across Appian. They are the primary day-to-day leader of the Talent Acquisition team of approximately 20+ members and managers. They design and deliver innovative end-to-end recruiting services including proactive sourcing, diversity, and executive recruiting. They effectively leverage internal and external resources to ensure they are properly allocated to support each critical business needs including working with the senior executive team to improve acquisition of talent in their teams. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Human Resources and works across a cross functional People Team to effectively achieve goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute talent acquisition strategies in partnership with Employment Branding that enhance the organization's visibility and reputation in key recruiting markets
  • Help talent acquisition position Appian as an employer of choice among target candidates
  • Lead and manage the talent acquisition strategy and activities
  • Leverage social networking and other innovative recruiting technologies and tools to connect with a broad and diverse talent network
  • Work with the business and Human Resource Business Partners to assess future skill requirements and develop appropriate talent recruiting strategies to aid the business in acquiring the requisite skills and capabilities
  • Refine and evolve our talent acquisition metrics with the Program & Operations function as it relates to cost per hire, applicant flow, hiring manager, and new employee satisfaction, diversity candidate slate and diversity hiring
  • Ongoing evaluation of existing hiring systems and processes to be assessed and adjusted to allow for support of our agile work environment and locations


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 10 + years in a talent acquisition position
  • 5+ years of leadership/management experience managing a global, high-volume and high performing team of at least 15+ recruiters
  • Ability to attract, develop and retain a competent and committed team
  • Strong analytical skills including creating recruiting scorecards and analyzing data to understand metrics and create solutions for continuous improvement
  • Ability to work with senior management and influence decision making
  • Demonstrated track record of success creating strategic talent programs that support aggressive business growth in a highly specialized and competitive market
  • Expertise in effectively managing full life cycle recruitment, including thorough pre-qualification screening, creative sourcing strategies, interviewing, negotiating and closing candidates across multiple levels and disciplines
  • Experience developing and managing an annual recruiting budget, metrics, and performance goals
  • Solid foundation in TA technology implementation and functionality of technical solutions to help TA such as ATS, CRM, AI, and LinkedIn Recruiter

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