Talent Acquisition Leader, Americas

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
Human Resources
Travel Requirements

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”

If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.

What we do
We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.

What we’re looking for
Our Leader of Talent Acquisition, Americas is passionate about identifying talent, building teams, and will serve as the ultimate change agent and brand ambassador for SAS Talent Acquisition in the US, Canada and Latin America. We’re seeking a proactive, data-driven, strategic, and creative professional to lead our collaborative and high-energy team.


In this role, you will report to the Global Head of Talent Acquisition and will partner with business and technical leaders across the organization to design, plan, and execute a world-class career outreach and recruiting strategy. You’ll lead a dynamic team responsible for proactively attracting well-qualified diverse talent to all professional roles across the Americas. You’ll innovate, transform, and inspire us to think differently.

If you’re committed to making a difference and interested in cultivating and guiding a team of recruitment professionals, this role is a fit for you. And, we invite you to apply!

What you’ll do

  • Develop, define, and communicate talent acquisition strategy for the Americas
    Lead, mentor, and develop team of full life-cycle Talent Acquisition Specialists responsible for all hiring across Corporate HQ, the Americas, Canada and Latin America
  • Build strong partnerships with business and HR leaders to consult, influence change, and advocate for Talent Acquisition
  • Partner with global Talent Acquisition leaders to share best practices, scale, and modernize
  • Partner with Talent Operations team to drive consistent reporting and process standards with the goal of creating a positive hiring experience with our candidates and hiring teams
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition Diversity Lead to develop strategies that advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the hiring process
  • Leverage technology, data, and analytics to research and implement recruitment innovations throughout the people pipeline
  • Serve as Americas SME on recruitment industry trends and best practices

What we’re looking for

  • At least twelve years of directly transferable professional experience in Talent Acquisition and/or recruitment within a corporate or agency setting
  • At five years of leadership experience, including two years in a formal leadership role
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Human Resources or Business or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience
  • Experience using ATS systems and job boards

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities needed

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic, innovative hiring strategies to attract the best and brightest experienced talent
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and implementing innovative recruiting processes to create talent pipelines for technology talent in a competitive market
  • Proven ability to design and implement Talent Acquisition solutions that drive business results

The nice to haves

  • Experience working for a global technology company
  • Familiarity with leading geographically diverse teams, with experience across the Americas
  • Experience with change management
  • Familiarity with budget management

Additional Information

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice.

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

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