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Talent Acquisition Director, EMEA



People & HR
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

​​#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Head of International Talent Acquisition, this is critical role to lead all hiring initiatives across the EMEA region, with the exception of Engineering. You will come with a proven track record of fostering collaborative and strategic partnerships with Senior Business stakeholders across multiple functions, including FP&A and HR COEs. Furthermore, Embody care by demonstrating our values through your actions and communication with colleagues and candidates. Strive to leave everyone you engage with holding an elevated opinion of Crowdstrike and our brand externally, and the TA organization internally.

As the leader for your team you will be leading a team of experienced recruiters, sourcers and multiple managers – providing mentorship, coaching, guidance, and influence across global and regional TA teams, ensuring growth and development of your teams all while solving challenging problems, including goal setting and performance management. In this key role you will be expected to proactively work with the business to think long term to understand upcoming hiring needs alongside delivering to current openings across the region.

  • Develop a comprehensive global view of the business organization driven by data while exerting influence within the company to be seen as a trusted advisor regarding relevant markets while managing regional/country specific topics

  • Managing global stakeholders and guiding planning for EMEA leadership across headcount plans

  • Drive initiatives within the Talent Acquisition team regionally or globally and create your own plans, ideas and initatives to continually look at driving change and improvement

  • Collaborate closely to contribute to key areas such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our hiring practices, as well as building a distributed workforce across multiple functions

  • Be the first point of contact for the EMEA region across all functions, including working with other teams in TA, e.g. TA Ops and Engineering to align on combined initiatives

  • Partner with finance, and the Senior Director, Sales operations, EMEA and VP, Sales Operations, META in addition to the Director, HR EMEA, VP HR International and the wider HR team

  • Being the voice of TA in the region, attending QBRs, leadership meetings and using data to present and tell the story

  • Lead by example and set the best practice across all areas of talent acquisition for your team

  • Work with the business to understand their recruitment needs; formulate recruitment plans and the best methods of attracting candidates & reducing management time in the process

  • Provide advice and coach to our senior leaders and line managers on recruitment policies & procedures; best practice; selection processes, competency frameworks & interview techniques

  • Continually looking for improvements in not just what we do but also how we do it always with the goal in mind of raising the benchmark of quality entering Crowdstrike

  • When needed you will actively sourcing candidates directly via headhunting, advertising, referrals and search

  • Research and lead innovative recruitment strategies and develop creative solutions to generate high quality talent for the business

  • Ensure the best working practices are observed within your team for our ATS and CRM systems (Workday and Avature), proactively suggesting any areas of improvement

  • Establish team objectives in alignment with TA and HR objectives and policies and ensure direct team has clarity on how their work impacts and contributes to overall priorities

  • Proactively manages team capacity against hiring demands, including longer term thinking about resourcing planning and scaling your team, taking into consideration multiple factors including distribution of hiring mix, multi-country hiring complexity, business readiness, and market insights

  • Balance regional nuances in assessments and interview workflow processes with global best practices to ensure an equitable and consistent hiring bar

What You’ll Need:


  • Must have proven experience in direct line management of multiple managers and individual contributors

  • Proven experience of building a high performing team in a highly demanding environment

  • Proven track record of leading European wide TA teams (IC’s and Leaders) who successfully executed against a hiring plan, while nurturing high-level strategic alliances with key influencers such as senior business stakeholders and global leaders

  • Proven experience in hiring across GTM (specifically Sales) and technical functions, including at an Executive level (VP+), driving continual improvement in both your people and in how you deliver against the expectations of the role

  • Ability to lead and run projects within a matrix environment

  • Understanding of HR policy, process and legislation across the EMEA region

  • Experienced in using data to tell the story and make informed decisions

  • Experience working within a software vendor and/or technology business

  • Extensive experience in direct hiring methods such as headhunting, search, advertising, database search and referral campaigns

  • Experience in supporting Senior Executives globally simultaneously


  • Ability to lead and run complex projects within a matrix environment

  • Ability to work under pressure and lead times during times of high workload and tight timelines, ensuring quality measures

  • Leveraging dashboards and reporting tools to inform TA Leadership about hiring progress or identify potential obstacles impacting our ability to meet hiring goals is also crucial for success.

  • An understanding of the different attraction methods and how and when to use them, alongside utilization of different selection & assessment tools/techniques.

  • Understanding of HR policy, process and legislation, as well as best practices in sourcing/hiring/talent attraction and talent management (e.g. succession planning) across the EMEA region

  • Creativity, with a solutions mindset

  • Analytical thinker, with exceptional planning skills

  • Team player willing to be hands on and support others when required

  • Champions major initiatives by crafting compelling narratives rooted in substantial data and evidence, also recognizing the importance of proactively communicating the TA and Crowdstrike vision and effectively translating it to drive action.

  • Outstanding communication skills, including customer facing, with the ability to present effectively, challenge and influence to all levels up to Executives on the business direction as it relates to your specialist area

Bonus Points:

  • Cyber Security industry experience

  • Experience using ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) – Workday is ideal

  • Experience of CRM tools such as Avature

  • Knowledge of Psychometric Profiling


Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards with option to participate in ESPP in eligible countries

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Access to CrowdStrike University, LinkedIn Learning and Jhanna

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

  • Birthday time-off in your local country

  • Work with people who are passionate in our mission and Great Place to Work certified across the globe

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

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