Executive Recruiter - Global Executive Search

Purpose: Lead the business, HR (HRBP’s, Talent Partners and Succession Planning) and other required teams through the recruitment process at the executive level including the internal & external identification, attraction, assessment and offer negotiation & acceptance of qualified executive level candidates that will play a critical role in achieving adidas’s overall business objectives.

Key Recruiting Responsibilities


  • Provide consistent communication to active candidates and hiring managers throughout the entire recruitment process to maximize transparency and experience.
  • Regularly manage client relationships to ensure a deep understanding of current and future talent needs.
  • Conduct regular talent acquisition planning sessions to ensure sourcing and talent pool efforts are focused on proactively building a pipeline of relevant talent.
  • Maintain a targeted candidate marketing strategy that ensures a continuous pipeline of talent relevant to the changing demands of the business.
  • Conduct a thorough briefing session with hiring manager at the onset of each search to ensure detailed understanding of all job and candidate requirements.
  • Combine creative job advertising activities with proactive sourcing methods to ensure a quality pipeline of candidates for each search.
  • Utilise online and offline sources for the generation of suitable candidates for roles with adidas, ensuring they are approached in a way that promotes both the role and adidas as an employer of choice.
  • Collaborate with recruiting team members to share jobs and candidates to maximize a strong pool of relevant candidates.
  • Review and screen all applicants to assess and determine fit against job requirements.
  • Work with interview team to ensure preparedness throughout the interview process.
  • Conduct post-interview debrief sessions with interview team to support decision making process and gather relevant candidate feedback.
  • Drive the offer process by working with relevant teams to gather all offer components.
  • Work directly with candidates to present and manage offer negotiations.
  • Influence hiring team throughout the process to ensure effective execution, maximize candidate experience and ensure compliance with relevant guidelines and legislation.
  • Utilize systems effectively throughout the process to ensure data is being consistently and effectively captured.
  • Support or lead TA initiatives and improvement projects.

Key Relationships

  • Global Search Leadership
  • Recruiting and Sourcing Colleagues
  • HR Business Partners
  • Talent Partnering
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Leaders

Knowledge & Skill 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.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience of partnering with leaders at adidas.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deal with change.
  • Experience sourcing managerial and executive level candidates through a broad range of sourcing channels.
  • Knowledge and experience of creating innovative job adverts and campaigns through online channels to attract high caliber candidates.
  • Experience of negotiating and closing offers for senior candidates, including details around cash, STI, LTI and other executive-level benefits.
  • Proven performance achieving goals and standards.

Experience Requirements

  • BS/BA Degree
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in recruiting with experience from an both agency and in-house.
  • 2 years recruiting executive level candidates from outside the organization as well as inside.
  • Proven knowledge of the footwear and apparel industry, adidas products and functional expertise in at least one business area.

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:  Executive Recruiter - Global Executive Search

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  371028
Date:  Dec 26, 2021