Talent Acquisition Lead, APJ

Department: Talent Acquisition

Req ID: R30109

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Talent Acquisition Lead, APJ

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Full time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

A superstar full-lifecycle senior recruiter with terrific business acumen and excellent interpersonal skills.

You’re someone who thrives in a fast-paced, global, environment; who devours information for fun; is innately creative; and has a passion for problem-solving. You’re known for getting results, but more importantly, for the way you collaborate and connect with others around you to be a trusted advisor in all matters recruitment-related.

Job Summary

In this role, you will primarily be recruiting best-in-class talent for Citrix. This role is part of a small regional APJ (Asia Pacific & Japan) Talent Acquisition team, a member of the extended HR team, and has high internal visibility.

We work with 98% of the Fortune 500 and have 100m users across more than 100 countries so don’t be surprised that we operate with a global mindset to drive our company’s continued transformation and growth.

The role offers good flexibility for remote or hybrid working as you’ll be working across different geographies and functions and be connecting with colleagues across, and outside of, the APJ region.

You’ll also have opportunity to get involved in activities that support continuous improvement for Talent Acquisition so a high degree of flexibility and an appetite to learn on the job together is highly valued.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading client relationship management with specific Senior leaders and partner to understand their business and hiring needs, continuously engages with clients regardless of requisition volume. Provides back-up to peers across the region as required

  • Leading discussions around location, experience and other requisition requirements and utilize data to support stronger decision-making and solve Citrix talent needs

  • Be accountable for executing on Citrix internal recruiting processes consistently and proactively raising recommendations for improvement

  • Independently develop recruitment tactics to source and connect directly with candidates to build active and passive talent pipelines for junior to mid-level hires

  • Leading weekly and monthly progress calls for your client groups

  • Use your “out of the box” thinking to support Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

  • Be a strong brand ambassador with the capability to coach internal stakeholders and third-party partners around our employer brand

  • Leveraging internal and external tools such as Workday and Tableau analytics to guide advice to stakeholders and influence talent decisions with the use of data

  • Partnering with stakeholders to ensure we fulfil our commitment to a superior experience for candidates, hiring managers and agency partners

  • Be the go-to person for talent pipelining advice in your assigned areas

  • Participate effectively in regional and global projects and processes to support continuous improvement in strategic recruiting and/or HR projects

  • Cultivating a strong relationship and alignment with HR Business Partners

  • Proactively leadsing relationships with key agencies to support executive hiring

  • Conducting New Hire orientation

  • Checking in with new hires and managers on work progress and performance. Provides proactive and timely feedback to HRBP for appropriate employee engagement and action e.g. probation reviews

  • Conducting exit interviews and builds alumni network for longer-term opportunities

Basic Qualifications

  • Full-lifecycle recruitment experience managing significant volume spread across multiple job families and across both junior and senior requisitions

  • Demonstrated success in closing highly qualified candidates using a variety of progressive direct sourcing techniques to develop talent pipelines

  • Experience of effective collaboration with third party agencies to achieve mutual success

Preferred Qualifications

  • A pro-active, independent “Can Do Attitude”

  • Excellent communicator, strong business partnering and huge passion for recruitment!

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent intellectual capacity

  • Conversant in English and Japanese languages

  • Preference for candidates with country experience in Japan

  • Preference for candidates from a sales recruitment or general commercial background with agency experience highly valued

  • Strong organization agility skills and the interpersonal skills to navigate roles in multiple functions, levels and locations

  • Highly efficient and organized in complex process administration; consistent attention to detail

  • Experience acting as a Brand / functional ambassador including at external events

  • Good presentation skills with ability to accurately represent Talent Acquisition performance at QBRs and All-hands meetings for specific client groups

  • Coaching, mentoring and leadership capabilities

  • Familiarity with Workday ATS would be advantageous


Functional Area:

Talent Acquisition

What you’re looking for:

Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

The Benefits

We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement benefits
  • Time off and absence programs
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
  • Employee resource groups
  • And more!

**Please note that benefits may vary based on location.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

Citrix uses applicant information consistent with the Citrix Recruitment Policy Notice at https://www.citrix.com/about/legal/privacy/citrix-recruitment-privacy-notice.html

Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at ASKHR@citrix.com for assistance.

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