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Director Talent Acquisition


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales in Australia is seeking an experienced and passionate Talent Acquisition Director to spearhead recruitment for our organisation - a very exciting opportunity!

As the Talent Acquisition Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing recruiting strategies and initiatives that attract, engage, and retain top talent for our organisation. Day to day, you’ll work with the Global TA Leadership, TA Partners, HR Directors and Senior business leaders to deliver 1000+ hires in 2023. To all these groups, you will share insights on key market movements, industry trends and influence the business on best practice recruitment and initiatives that will make an impact to business strategy.

We’re not going to give you a ‘laundry list’ of other accountabilities however the following should help guide you through the core components of the role. You will lead a fabulous team of talent acquisition professionals driving high performance delivery through global KPIs and leveraging our partner MSPs. In this role, you will champion and design solutions to meet current and future talent demands, including talent acquisition, internal mobility, early careers and DEI. You will be a motivated self-starter, have an entrepreneurial mindset and have a passion for finding the best talent for Thales. You will be able to coach, energise and inspire high performance within your team and bring others along on the journey. You will embrace and advocate for equity and inclusion. As a leader you'll role model and be an ambassador for our Thales values.

How about you?
We’re not looking for cultural fit, we are looking for culture enhancers and enablers. To succeed in this role, you will have previously led a geographically dispersed TA function in a fast-paced environment, thinking globally and acting locally.

  • Experience executing a global TA strategy and swiftly flex from strategy to execution.
  • A customer-focused mentality and desire to exceed the expectations of our business by being accountable and responsive.
  • Expertise in leading vendor/partner relationships and driving ROI.
  • We are launching Phenom and it will integrate with Workday which we use currently - experience with a variety of recruitment technology is necessary.

What's in it for you?

Other than being a part of a very proud and passionate group of leaders, we offer:

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Performance bonus
  • Leading leave policies
  • Growth and Development opportunities (mentoring & leadership programs)
  • Gym Membership (Fitness passport)
  • ThalesFlex – flexible working is our everyday
  • Support through our partnerships with Parents@Work and Work180

If you have a strong desire to make an impact at Thales, be bold, be curious we welcome your application and look forward to speaking with you soon. Build your future with us – Thales.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.