Technical Talent Acquisition Lead - EMEA (Through end of May 2022)

London, England, gb
Company: Genius Sports
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-08-01 18:04:12

B it  A bout  U s

Genius Sports is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media.

Our mission is to champion a more sustainable sports data ecosystem that benefits all parties - from the rights holder all the way through to the fan.

We are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organisations globally, capturing the highest quality data for many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, English Premier League, Serie A, FIBA and the NCAA.

From enabling leagues to take control of their official data, to creating immersive fan experiences for sports, betting and media organisations, we are driven to the deliver the difference for our partners.

What  W D o

  • Sportstech
  • Data capture, management and analysis tools that help leagues run their sport, unlock new revenue streams, and protect the integrity of their competitions.

  • Video
  • Fully automated streaming technology, production and distribution services that help showcase sports to the world.

  • Sportsbook
  • Everything a sportsbook operator needs to manager their operation and grow profits – all powered by the finest live sports data available. 

  • Media & Engagement
  • We help brands and publishers engage and monetise sports fans with personalised campaigns and content they will love. 

    The Role

    The Technical Talent Acquisition Lead at Genius Sports will manage a growing team of 5 Recruiters while balancing full cycle recruitment for senior/critical roles across the region. The Talent Acquisition Lead is a charismatic, results-driven person who is comfortable analysing data, building strategies and executing on hiring plans. This person is a strong stakeholder manager who will make data driven recommendations to business leaders and track and report results on a regular basis.


  • Lead a high performing team of professionals building their careers in tech recruiting. As a strong coach, you're an effective listener and facilitator using your experience and situational awareness to help your team continue their development path.
  • Partner closely with Stakeholers, Executive Team, Sales, Finance, and divisional Delivery Directors to ensure strong alignment between business needs and recruitment’s ability to drive those forward for your region.
  • Support and Assist Initiatives, ideas and projects of the Global Group Talent Manager and Head of Talent in order to comply with the Yearly TA team strategic plan.
  • Understand metrics, including pipeline data, hiring forecasts, and recruiting capacity/output.
  • Drive recruitment initiatives that will allow the team to hit the quarterly stablished targets for the region.
  • Remain hands-on with recruitment and take responsibility of high level or critical roles when needed.
  • Dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a passion to advocate for more inclusive approaches to hiring.
  • Champion for excellent candidate experience and act as an extension of Genius Sports brand; ensuring everyone who engages with Genius talent brand receives unmatched care and attention.
  • Drive regular process improvements to all things talent acquisition, optimizing our approach to be the best it can be.
  • Provide leadership in search strategy development, candidate sourcing, experience and screening, and translating business strategy into talent and recruitment strategy
  • Requirements

  • A deep understanding of sourcing technology, market trends, and talent strategy.
  • Experience leading talent acquisition teams with at least 2 direct reports, preferable in a tech company.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with internal stakeholders and external candidates. You have a passion for finding great talent to support the organization’s continued evolution
  • Experience coaching each direct report.
  • You’re driven by the numbers. You keep close tabs on time to fill, quality of hire, sourcing stats, cost per hire, offer acceptance rates, and retention data- always striving to improve your recruiting stats.
  • Calling you organized is an understatement. You turn chaos into a streamlined process and problem-solve at scale, ensuring our team never encounters the same problem twice.
  • You work smart, strategically, and protect your time. Juggling requisitions, special projects, sourcing, outreach, interviews - you keep all trains moving with ease.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • We Offer

    As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on location .  We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities. 

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently using virtual hiring processes in some locations, so that we can continue hiring great people whilst being mindful of the health of everyone involved in the recruitment process. Please therefore be aware that, among other things, interviews may take place by phone or video, and some new hires may need to be onboarded remotely (e.g. where access to office space is currently restricted). Our Talent Acquisition team will be able to advise of arrangements in relation to specific roles, so please reach out to them with any questions.

    Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other status protected by applicable law)

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