Talent Acquisition Manager, West Coast

As a talent acquisition leader you will work closely with our management & hiring teams to support the continuous branding and hiring strategy of the organization. The ideal candidate has a keen understanding of prioritizing and evaluating cultural fit as a primary objective in the selection process. This individual will have a demonstrated track record of using innovative means to create a sustainable and scalable pipeline of talent for a global organization, with an emphasis on protecting cultural integrity for the future.  The incumbent will be responsible for managing and supporting the entire recruiting process for various roles across select departments & geographies, as well as managing & mentoring junior staff.


You’re strategic, innovative, and culture matters.  You know how to define company culture and excel in identifying individuals who embody it.  You are a leader, team-player, and think about recruitment as it fits in with long term company success.  You know that in order to understand a job, you need to understand the business and implementing this into your process is second nature. You are eager to contribute to a fast-paced, creative, and lean team, and help pave the way for modern talent acquisition.


  • Own the full lifecycle process (sourcing, recruiting, hiring) for a wide range of leadership roles across the business for a global organization
  • Invest in understanding our strategic objectives, technical challenges, and complexities of our unique company positioning and industry; stay up to date on our thought leadership stance & product innovations, and translate them to company talent needs
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of The Trade Desk culture
  • Contribute to meaningful culture interviewing, and make profound recommendations or impact hiring decisions based on your insights
  • Build relationships with key internal stakeholders, and serve as an advisor & partner throughout the hiring process
  • Use your knowledge of the needs of the business to create relevant interviewing criteria
  • Coach junior recruiters on strategic sourcing & candidate engagement techniques; advocate for best practices
  • Proactively create and leverage numerous channels to increase the diversity of applicant pools
  • Promote organizational development & effectiveness; contribute to company retention strategies and sustaining culture
  • Implement and contribute to the overall global talent acquisition & employer branding strategy
  • Analyze recruitment & attrition metrics to identify trends, and strategies for improvement
  • Manage external recruiting agencies as needed, and partner with legal to ensure their adherence to company standards
  • Understand candidate needs & The Trade Desk overall package, and be able to close during the offer process
  • Ensure a best-in-class experience for both candidates and hiring teams
  • Other duties to support the success of the talent acquisition team as needed


  • 5-10+ years of experience in all aspects of talent acquisition including, but not limited to: recruiting, strategic planning, sourcing, networking, qualifying/interviewing, legal & compliance, offer negotiations, and managing the candidate / hiring manager experience
  • 2+ years work experience in a complex tech or related environment, preferably within a global organization
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate complex ideas, and technical concepts
  • Motivated by the opportunity to change and evolve an industry
  • Excited by the opportunity to disrupt the Talent Acquisition function with a creative, operationally and strategic approach to workforce planning, and finding, evaluating, and hiring talent
  • Strong behavioral interviewing, and competency-based evaluation skills; extracting depth and conclusions based on these evaluations
  • Proven track record of utilizing innovative & creative candidate engagement techniques
  • Demonstrated success hiring for senior leadership (Director+) & difficult to fill roles
  • Experience conducting insight-gathering first interviews & in depth in person interviews for assessment of a mixture of culture & skill-based competencies
  • Desire to solve problems, think creatively, and adapt to a dynamic market
  • Ability to lead hiring meetings, influence decisions, and interact with all levels of the company
  • Ability to manage large workload effectively & competing priorities
  • Ability to leverage data for insights
  • Superb verbal & written communications skills
  • Demonstrated success story telling and painting a picture of company culture
  • An impulsive instinct to help others, go above & beyond, and think ahead
  • Previous experience managing, mentoring, and growing junior staff
  • Is known for their leadership capabilities, and committed to empowering, teaching, and motivating their peers & co-workers

The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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