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Talent Analytics Manager

Home based - EMEA

We are looking for an experienced people manager to lead the delivery of our Talent Science roadmap on predicting job performance and hiring outcomes. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a team that is changing the way an organisation hires by deep examination of performance drivers to ensure our hiring processes feed a culture of exceptional talent.

As a pioneer remote-first tech company with a product that inspires people globally, we attract a huge number of applicants to our organisation. We have created a hiring process that is totally unique empowering our Hiring Leadership team to lead talent selection. Our Talent Science team ensures that our hiring processes are effective and that the business is able to make the best decisions to select and hire exceptional talent.

Our Talent Science team has a mission to ensure that we follow objective, scientifically rigorous and efficient processes to select the very best new colleagues regardless of location, culture or background. We work closely with our key stakeholders to ensure that decisions are being made in the right way and that our hiring model supports the section of world class talent, regardless of location, culture or background. 

Our team is looking to hire a Manager to lead a group of Talent Scientists whose quest it is to best predict performance outcomes. This role will report directly to the Global Head of Talent Science. 

Your role will include:

  1. Leading a team to deliver an analytical  roadmap of projects (Prediction of performance outcomes, advancing psychometric approaches, driving automation on our platforms) using innovative and scalable solutions to hiring as we go through a period of significant growth.
  2. Act as a partner to our senior stakeholders bringing exceptional analytics to our hiring process with a point of view to how an organisation builds a culture of exceptional talent.
  3. Use advanced data driven analytical approaches to solve problems and innovate.

Location: EMEA - Home based

What your day will look like

In this role you will:

  • Lead a team of data driven analytical talent experts who are responsible for ensuring that our hiring teams are able to select game changing talent.
  • Lead and drive deep analytical and data backed approaches to projects that enable us to develop our hiring processes and outcomes, including statistical significance testing, Bayesian inference and/or predictive analytics and ML and tools such as SQL/Python/R.
  • Bring an expert point of view talent assessment discovering the attributes that drive ultimate job success, reviewing our assessment effectiveness to drive continuous improvement.
  • Passionately conduct in-depth behavioral interviews providing considerable insights into motivations and behaviours of candidates as part of our interview process.
  • Build key relationships with global Hiring Leadership  stakeholders to drive our hiring agenda.
  • Be seen as a thought leader on talent initiatives with an inherent belief that past performance predicts future success.

What we are looking for in you

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in psychology/industrial psychology, or a compelling narrative about your alternative chosen path, together with an exceptional academic track record throughout your education years.
  • Proven management experience inspiring and leading talent teams to deliver against strategic hiring initiatives.
  • Excellent project management skills to lead roadmaps,  including driving efficiency and delivering results.
  • Exceptional analytical skills to examine data and identify patterns, trends and behaviours: statistical significance testing, Bayesian inference and/or predictive analytics and ML and tools such as SQL/Python/R.
  • Experience of using and interpreting psychometric assessments to examine candidate drivers.
  • A thought leader in the talent space with the ability to influence best practice, bringing a solid point of how to build a high performance organisation.
  • Proven ability of working with senior stakeholders to drive a professional outlook on hiring talent  as well as challenge the status quo.
  • A sense of urgency with results driven approaches to deliver business critical projects
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 4 times a year for internal team and company events.

Other skills you may bring 

  • Experience on building data dashboards.
  • Exposure to the following tools: LinkedIn Recruiter and Talent Insights, Greenhouse, DISC profiling/Thomas International.

What we offer you

For candidates based in Europe, the base salary range is expected to be 100,000 -130,000EUR* or equivalent

*Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.  

In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, please ask your Talent Partner.

  • Fully remote working environment - we’ve been working remotely for 20 years.
  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades to Premium Economy for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.

Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.


Talent Analytics Manager

Home based - EMEA

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