Director - Talent Acquisition

Gap   •  

San Francisco, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 230 days ago

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Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. We're looking for the people who'll help make our next decade just as revolutionary as our first five. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, you're the right fit. Come grow with us. Talent acquisition plays a critical role in the Corporate Functions team’s long-term success. The person in this position is part of a leadership team inclusive of Recruiting, HR Operations, Learning and Development and HR Business Partners who work together to support Gap Inc.’s Corporate Functions: Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Global Sustainability and Foundation, Franchise, Customer Strategy, Corporate Administration, Loss Prevention, Real Estate and Store Development and Design.  S/he will provide a strategic voice to our recruiting efforts, leading a skilled team of recruiters and talent sourcing experts. The role ensures that the Corporate Functions talent acquisition needs are met, including staffing, talent sourcing, talent assessment, employer branding, and developing a recruiting mindset with leaders at all levels. The Director Talent Acquisition will:

  • Set and Drive the Corporate Function Recruiting Strategy
  • Partner with business and HR leaders to develop results-driven staffing strategies that meet current & future needs
  • Drive innovation in talent attraction across the Corporate Functions
  • Develop and monitor key metrics for recruiting effectiveness, including diversity & inclusion
  • Create alignment with Gap Inc. Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, and the other brand recruiting teams
  • Participate in Corporate Function’s talent management processes and the broader talent assessment process
  • Develop and drive programs to compliment talent branding initiatives and sourcing strategies

Build a Recruiting and Proactive Sourcing Culture

  • Work with business partners, Learning & Development, and HR partners to build recruiting skills and capabilities in hiring managers at levels
  • Build systems of accountability and ownership for talent acquisition
  • Coach and develop the Recruiting team, HR partners and anyone with a passion for talent acquisition
  • Help HR generalists and hiring managers to develop, cultivate, and maintain internal and external relationships that support a diverse talent pipeline
  • Provide leadership and thought partnership to hiring managers, business partners, and HR generalists

Ensure Recruiting Consistency and Excellence

  • Embed process, tools, and systems within the business in order to improve hiring process
  • Ensure that there is hiring manager and interview team commitment to the interview process, and a consistent, positive candidateexperience
  • Drive increasingly cost-effective sources of hiring
  • Help ensure on-boarding plans are created and supported for all new hires, ensuring transition from engaged candidate to engaged and contributing employee

Talent Branding

  • Develop and implement a talent branding platform for Corporate Functions
  • Partner with Branding and Engagement teams in HR to leverage other branding work
  • Partner with Corporate Function’s communications to tell our employment story


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a recruiting role, with multiple years as a successful team leader
  • Proven experience in building organizational capability and expertise in recruiting top talent
  • Proven track record of developing creative recruiting strategies that drive overall business effectiveness
  • Excellent people management, coaching, and development skills
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a large, complex organization with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven track record of effectively influencing and navigating across organizational boundaries and building strong partnerships 

Personal Attributes

  • High energy, passion, and drive, with a strongly positive outlook
  • Balanced strategic thinking and tactical execution orientation
  • Results-minded and disciplined without being mechanical in approach
  • High standards of excellence
  • Agile learner
  • Inspirational leader with great communication skills and presence
  • Natural customer service orientation


  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
  • Family care programs.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Pet Discount Program.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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