Senior Executive Recruiter


The Senior Executive Recruiter will be responsible for partnering with Global Business Leaders to identify and qualify executive level candidates. This individual will lead full-cycle recruitment processes while delivering exemplary candidate care. They will be responsible for driving broader strategic talent acquisition topics within Executive Search while working closely with the Corporate Talent and HR teams.



  • Drive the entire recruitment process including requisition approval, hiring manager briefing, job advertising, candidate sourcing, application review, candidate screening, interview strategy, leadership assessment and offer process and continuously work with business leadership to identify opportunities to improve the process within executive search.  

  • Apply and adapt broader talent acquisition strategies (employer branding, internal recruiting, diversity, etc.) within executive search and support recruiting team members to develop key strategies to support their areas of responsibility. 

  • Participate on global projects and act as a key point of contact to support the implementation of global initiatives within executive search as requested. 

  • Develop strategies and practices to build highly effective candidate marketing strategies to create local, regional and global awareness of key talent needs in order to attract qualified candidates for roles within your area of responsibility. 

  • Continuously identify new candidate pools and leverage existing resources (internal and external databases, social sites, competitive research, job fairs, functionally specialized) to identify prospective candidates to create awareness and proactively reach out to targeted prospects. 

  • Build, Maintain and Engage pre-qualified as well as prospective executive level candidate pools of strong former candidates and new candidates within executive search.  

  • Conduct weekly check-ins with active executive level candidates and hiring managers throughout active searches while staying in touch with prospective talent pool candidates and hiring managers for upcoming roles. 

  • Drive strategic planning meetings with functional/market leadership and key business partners of all levels to understand current and upcoming requirements in order to build a strategy on effective recruitment activities for positions within your area of responsibility. 

  • Conduct quarterly review meetings with business leaders and key business partners to provide an overview of recruiting achievements as well as opportunities to improve hiring performance moving forward.  

  • Work closely with recruiting and sourcing colleagues to share candidates and jobs to encourage a collaborative hiring process. 

  • Utilize recruitment systems effectively following key standards, documenting key actions, recommending improvements and ensuring all data is accurate for reporting purposes. 

  • Lead additional recruitment initiatives as needed. 



  • Global Search Leadership 

  • Recruiting Colleagues 

  • Sourcing Team 

  • Business Leadership 

  • HR Business Partners 

  • Hiring Managers and Candidates 



  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast paced environment. 

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to manage change, problem solve and influence hiring behavior. 

  • Ability to set clear goals and deliver into key objectives. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of leadership and recruit for all levels of positions. 

  • Experience and ability to work on local, national and international searches. 

  • Expert knowledge within your functional area of responsibility (i.e. Design, IT). 



  • University Degree in HR, Business or related field. 

  • Strong proficiency with technology. 

  • Experience sourcing managerial and executive level candidates through a broad range of sourcing channels. 

  • Minimum of 6 year experience in Corporate, Agency or Executive Search 

  • Minimum of 4 year experience supporting a key functional business area (IT, Sales, etc.) 

  • Expert knowledge of the footwear, apparel, retail industry. 



  • Geographical Nature of Recruitment (Local, National, Global) 

  • Functional Area Supported (Availability of Talent) 

  • Level of Expertise on relevant areas of recruitment. 

  • Level of the positions supported within area of responsibility. 

  • Level of autonomy involved in the recruitment process. 

  • Strategic Planning Capability 

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:  Senior Executive Recruiter

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  362809
Date:  Oct 8, 2021