Director, Global Talent Acquisition

Location: Andover Tech Dr
Job Category: Human Resources
Employment Classification: Full Time


As Director, Global Talent Acquisition, you will drive strategy and lead a team of recruiters to hire top talent into the organization. You will partner closely with the HR team and hiring managers across the organization to report on progress, propose initiatives to improve our talent acquisition program, improve processes, find and implement efficiencies, drive creative pipeline building/sourcing strategies, and work with to ensure hiring is a top priority across the organization. You will lead talent acquisition initiatives while being hands-on in implementing solutions, enabling MKS to attract and hire top-notch talent.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Talent Acquisition team to build the best diverse, talented, impactful team; partnering with hiring managers and MKS leaders
  • Manage a team of dynamic recruiters across disciplines and provide guidance and oversite surrounding hiring, resource management, capacity planning, leadership, training, mentorship, performance management, and support for the talent acquisition organization
  • Develop/communicate policies, procedures, programs, laws, and best practices
  • Deliver comprehensive support and consultation to business hiring groups in full life cycle recruitment process.
  • Partner with HR team initiatives, including formalizing on-boarding and off-boarding processes
  • Develop and foster strong relationships/partnerships with leaders across the organization. Meet with leaders to assess recruiting progress, future hiring plans, obstacles and challenges, and collaborate on recruiting activities and strategies
  • Work closely with Compensation partners to coordinate best practices and compliance
  • Identify, prioritize, and lead initiatives to ensure that MKS is providing a best-in-class candidate experience
  • Ensure team is effectively driving the hiring process for all roles. Pinpoint and help to remove any obstacles to recruiting progress
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders at a senior level to ensure alignment between the business and Talent Acquisition
  • Provide reporting on recruiting metrics and hiring progress to executives and senior leadership on a consistent basis
  • Assess and recommend recruiting systems and process improvements
  • Partner with Marketing teams on employment branding initiatives
  • Manage third party vendors, and on-site vendor for temporary help
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment preferred


Skills, experience, and educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred, and 12+ years of progressive recruiting experience, with at least 5 years of team management, leadership and development experience
  • Experience in a large, public company, Corporate environment, and familiar with all aspects of Human Resources
  • Demonstrated ability to perform hands on, day-to-day recruiting in all functions of the business while leading and executing on broader talent strategies
  • Ability to partner and collaborate effectively with HR department and deliver exceptional customer service to internal customers
  • Prior experience in building a recruiting infrastructure for rapidly growing organizations, including process, strategy, metrics and systems
  • Experience working in fast-growth, high tech environments
  • Knowledge of applicable employment laws, policies, techniques; high degree of integrity and ability to exercise discretion
  • Thorough understanding of job market and hiring trends, early indicators of change, and strategies to adapt quickly to a changing hiring environment
  • Excellent follow through, judgment, and common sense
  • Ability to maintain focus and keep a strong eye on the details in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of OFCCP reporting for applicant tracking
  • Proficient in Applicant Tracking Systems, Taleo preferred, Microsoft Office, Excel , LinkedIn Recruiter, and other recruiting tools

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MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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