Director, Talent Acquisition - Executive Recruiting and Talent Sourcing

  • R3141
  • Boston, MA, United States

Director, Talent Acquisition - Executive Recruiting and Talent 


The Opportunity

As the Director, Talent Acquisition - Executive Recruiting and Talent Sourcing, you will design and drive recruiting strategies at scale for our Executive Recruiting team and develop a vision and strategy for our Global Talent Sourcing efforts. 

About the Team

Rapid7 is creating a more secure digital future for all by helping organizations strengthen their security programs in the face of accelerating digital transformation. Our Talent Acquisition team supports this mission by seeking out and identifying people who model our core values and enhance our culture. We’re on the forefront of company growth, helping leaders plan ahead for what’s next and expand our global footprint. Along the way, you’ll be supported with a strong and talented network of colleagues and an award winning culture.

About the Role

We are looking for someone who will be a strong partner to senior level stakeholders, lead and inspire a growing team of Talent Partners and ultimately be responsible for the delivery of the results against our hiring plans at the leadership level. This is a newly created role on the Talent Acquisition leadership team, reporting directly to the VP of Talent Acquisition. The person who will be successful in this role will have a data-driven mindset combined with the ability to build strong relationships across the business while working collaboratively with key stakeholders, partners and peers to drive results. 

In this role, you will:

  • Evolve and scale our existing executive hiring strategy and processes and establish our talent  sourcing strategy, metrics and team which will  anticipate the needs of our business and grow in scale and efficiency under your direction

  • Establish trusted relationships with stakeholders and business leaders through transparent, informed and thoughtful communication, process development and meaningful data points

  • Think creatively (one of our core values is challenge convention) to improve the hiring systems and processes that are in place; make decisions, build strategies, and manage teams using the TA data and tools that are available to you, and use them to improve our operations in ways we haven’t thought of yet

  • Demonstrate your proficiency in pipeline and TA metric reporting, forecasting and management  

  • Act as an advisor to stakeholders and partners on market trends, recruiting metrics, operational processes, systems, tools and programs 

  • Ensure that the team cultivates healthy, diverse candidate pipelines and is implementing recruiting practices that reflect Rapid7’s core values to create positive candidate experiences

  • Partner with the Talent Operations team to build and drive programs that improve the hiring of internal and external talent including employment brand campaigns 

  • Create, coach, and foster diversity and inclusion best practices in all aspects of sourcing, selection, assessment, and hiring, including on your own growing team

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • Extensive talent acquisition experience including building and deploying talent acquisition strategies in a hyper-growth environment, ideally within the tech space

  • Demonstrated experience with executive talent acquisition strategy and processes 

  • Proven track record of leading and developing high performing local and remote teams 

  • Experience in recruitment process redesign, implementation and change management  

  • Proven senior stakeholder engagement and influencing skills  

  • High orientation for continuous improvement and exploring new technologies and approaches

  • Ability to inspire trust and open partnerships with peers and stakeholders across the business 

  • Date-driven mindset, strong problem-solving mindset and the ability to see themes within data 

  • Highly adaptable with the proven ability to drive results in an ever-changing environment and comfort in operating “in the gray” when necessary

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. Teams reflecting a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) helps organizations across the globe protect what matters most so innovation can thrive in an increasingly connected world. Our comprehensive technology, services, and community-focused research simplify the complex for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, be in 10 places at once, and shut down attacks. We’re on a mission to make security solutions easier to use and access so we can bring safety and resilience to more people.

With more than 10,000 customers across 140+ countries, Rapid7 is a leader in cybersecurity that has earned numerous industry accolades and recognition for our technology and culture.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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