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Director, Talent Research

Requisition Id:  57007
Business Unit:  Corporate
Location: 

Greenwich, CT, US, 02452

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we are in the process of building an elite recruiting function. The premier recruiting function does not exist without uncommon research at its foundation. XPO seeks a smart and visionary teammate to help define a research function as part of our global talent acquisition organization. You will support XPO in hiring extraordinary leaders by crafting creative sourcing strategies, identifying extraordinary individuals, conducting market mapping and high-reaching intelligence research, and thinking creatively to reinvent the way we identify top talent. It is an exciting time to work at XPO. We look to you to champion XPO values, ensuring a differentiated and engaged workforce.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability, and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Partner with executive recruiters to develop contender profiles
  • Conduct in-depth research, utilizing a variety of sources, to identify the best executive talent for open roles at XPO
  • Create and maintain company and candidate target lists
  • Dedicatedly build and maintain talent pipelines to support the company’s future growth
  • Develop research standard methodologies and identify and/or design new search methodologies and tools
  • Lead all phases of research projects including developing the project plan, providing research expertise, and handling outside research vendors as necessary
  • Gather and present bold intelligence and market condition data
  • Follow trades and news sources to watch latest executive and industry moves and companies with premier functional training grounds
  • Execute title and organizational mapping of target companies as assigned

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences or a similar research-related degree
  • 5 to 7 years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated passion for research - a “love of the hunt”
  • Creative ability using a variety of research tools combined with a systematic, organized approach to executing research projects
  • Strong computer and analytical skills specifically in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and Google Docs
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive data with judgment and discretion
  • Experience building a research function from inception

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Executive search, research librarian, or staffing agency experience
  • Enthusiastic, curious, and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, a strong commitment to learn, and an ability to prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion, humility, and a can-do attitude

Be part of something big.

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston