Director Early Talent Acquisition - (m/f/d)

Adidas believes that through sport we have the power to change lives.  We are looking for a leader who embodies this belief and will help change the lives of the world's future talents through our University hiring programs. 



To develop and drive the adidas University/Future Talent Acquisition strategy on a global level to ensure a strong pipeline of entry level talent within the organization.  This Leader will take the adidas Future Talents program to the next level and usher the company’s future talents and leaders.  If you have a passion for sport, hiring university talents and changing the lives of people all over the world please apply


Key Recruiting Responsibilities

  • Conduct extensive internal and external benchmarking to build, evolve and continuously advance the organizational approach to future talent acquisition including but not limited to intern recruitment, research partnerships and a specific focus on expanding the breadth of relationships with key university partners.
  • Directly and indirectly lead a team of recruiters to drive key strategies across regions, markets and functions.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the organizational needs associated to university partnerships and talent to develop customized strategies to maximize impact of university hires.
  • Partner with senior leaders on a global level across all business functions to attract and engage future generations of leaders for adidas.
  • Develop a framework for high impact future talent recruiting events including campus and virtual engagements to attract top university talent.
  • Partner with university career centers, academic department chairs and faculty at key universities to establish deeper and more mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Work with recruiters, business leadership and human resources to ensure best practice future talent activities are conducted on a global level.
  • Build strong relationships with university career centers and graduate programs to increase visibility into jobs and internships and participate in on-campus and virtual events.
  • Continuously evaluate, Identify and Implement new and innovative ways to build a talent pipeline across universities.
  • Act as an internal and external facing representative of the adidas Group and our talent acquisition team at in-person and virtual recruiting events.
  • Build an organizational strategy and structure to support the evolving organizational needs as it relates to future talent recruitment.


Key Relationships:

  • Talent Acquisition Leadership and Recruiters
  • Business Leaders
  • Internship Program Coordinators / Contacts within Markets
  • University Liaisons / Career Centers


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and client management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office and good overall computer skills.
  • Experience using ATS/CRM recruiting systems and online recruiting resources (i.e. Linked In).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and deal with change.
  • Experience sourcing all levels candidates through a broad range of sourcing channels.
  • Overall knowledge of job boards and job advertising and candidate marketing techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor recruiters and lead people towards achieving objectives.
  • Proven performance achieving goals and standards.

Experience Requirements

  • BS/BA Degree
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in recruiting (3+ years management experience).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a University Recruiter or within a University setting.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience conducting university recruiting on a global level.
  • Knowledge of the footwear and apparel industry, adidas Group products and functional expertise across multiple business units and a strong understanding of regional recruiting trends.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Early Talent Acquisition - (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  334510
Date:  Jan 15, 2022