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Head of Talent Acquisition in China

  • Suzhou, China
  • hot
Job #: 44638
Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.


This role is a fantastic opportunity to lead recruitment in China for one of the fastest growing global IT companies. Reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition APAC who sits in Singapore, this role will have significant impact on the business growth.

As the Head of TA (China), you lead a team of 15 (on-site and remote) with a mix of Recruiting Leads, Recruiters, Sourcers and Coordinators. Talent Acquisition strives to support and enable the business by designing and executing a recruiting strategy to identify top talent in the market, as well as partnering with cross functional departments within the company. We are open to relocate candidate if you have the right experience.

We Value
• Value the individuals – We encourage and motivate people to grow. We perceive our people as a source of our success;
• Strive for excellence – We strive for the highest standards of excellence and continuously learn. We take pride in our engineering and accomplishments;
• Act as a team – We treat one another with respect and encourage the best ideas to come from anywhere within the organization. We value our diversity;
• Focus on Customers – We build long term customer relationships, as we strive to always understand our customers' business and needs;
• Act with integrity – We operate legally, honestly and ethically. We take responsibility for our actions.


  • Partner with the Account Managers and Resource Managers to identify their talent acquisition needs
  • Develop strategic talent acquisition plans and assess operational capabilities to ensure attainment of planned goals
  • Determine metric-based goals and objectives for strategic process improvements
  • Design and drive the adoption of consistent recruiting, interviewing and hiring practices that support a highly positive candidate experience and recruiter/hiring manager efficiencies to meet talent acquisition objectives and metrics
  • Reporting on relevant recruitment metrics to assess Talent Acquisition delivery capability and use information to identify trends and make ongoing process improvements aligned with business objectives
  • Managed recruiting channels employee referrals, internet, executive recruiting resources, university recruiting and professional groups
  • Establish collaborative and influential working relationships with the functional executive teams through consistent communication and accurate reporting
  • Consult with leaders and provide guidance to management on successful recruiting strategies
  • Provide regular management reports summarizing progress towards recruiting metrics and identifying trends that have an impact on the business
  • In partnership with executives, develop strategies and action plans to address areas of concern
  • Assuring that all appropriate and accurate data is entered into the applicant tracking system and that the system is fully leveraged to meet legal requirements, track metrics and support the business regional escalations as needed based on executive concerns
  • Lead a team of TA Leads, Recruiters, Sourcers and Coordinators, ensuring goals and objectives are in place for every team member, and regularly scheduled one on ones and team meetings
  • Manage team performance - established goals and metrics, coaching for both high and low performers. Address lower performers on a timely basis
  • Continually scan the market for recruiters and sourcers to ensure a sufficient pipeline is in place for team openings as they occur
  • Resolve regional escalations as needed based on executive concerns


  • Education - Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience, training and/or industry knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a technology company within the Fortune 500
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing a team in China – experience managing a remote team is an advantage
  • Experience recruiting for R&D environment or software / IT solutions companies
  • Proven experience in achieving staffing, budgeting and workforce planning targets
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, persuasive, leadership and negotiation skills to interact with all levels of management, staff and external vendors
  • Solid systems skills and strong familiarity with applicant tracking systems, social media, job boards and other recruiting technologies
  • An ability to think strategically and demonstrated ability to translate strategy into a plan. Demonstrated ability to deliver against a plan
  • Solid process orientation and have superior attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of employment laws, interviewing techniques, corporate recruitment processes, and recruitment strategies
  • Experience managing a team of 10 or more
  • Proficient English and fluent Mandarin
  • Relocation is acceptable if have the right experience

We offer

  • Unique opportunity to work for challenging projects in a multinational team
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews
  • Free English classes and unlimited self-service training
  • Opportunities for self-realization
  • Friendly team and creative atmosphere
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Corporate and social events
Learn more about EPAM in China

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EPAM Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. Nevertheless, we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

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