Global Talent Selection Lead at Yext

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Yext is the leading Digital Knowledge Management (DKM) platform. Yext's mission is to give companies control over their brand experiences across the digital universe of maps, apps, search engines, voice assistants, and other intelligent services that drive consumer discovery, decision, and action. Today, thousands of businesses including brands like Taco Bell, Rite Aid, and Steward Health use the Yext Knowledge Engine™ to manage their digital knowledge in order to boost brand engagement, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.

The ultimate responsibilities of this Global Talent Selection Leader is to provide structured and bias-mitigating assessment and selection solutions to ensure that Yext is finding and hiring the world's best talent. In partnership with key stakeholders in Recruiting, HR, People Analytics, and Sales, this role supports strategy and implementation efforts for our customer facing organizations, including leveraging existing and/or creating highly-effective process and technology-enabled solutions, driving priorities, and change management within their assigned business areas - always with an eye toward the continuously dynamic and growing needs of Yext. The Lead will report to the SVP, Enablement.
Responsibilities

  • Serve as SME on Revenue Talent Selection and growth initiatives.
  • Expertly execute change management on company and strategic initiatives.
  • Help shape, lead and manage large-scale, org-wide projects with a broad perspective through planning, development, launch, stabilization and close in multiple functions and geographies.
  • Foster strong relationships, collaborate, and manage multiple concurrent projects/workstreams with key cross-functional partners (HR, Recruiting, Sales Leaders, etc.) to drive the implementation of initiatives including alignment on priorities, recruiting, onboarding and continuous skill growth and development, process/tools adoption, and all other change-management elements.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Enablement organization on content design, architecture, evaluation, research and analysis.
  • Help to scope, evaluate and implement tools, processes and methods at all career levels, functions and locations.
  • Investigate ways to improve existing processes and fix pain points through automation, streamlining, and shared services.
  • Identify and execute opportunities to provide better data and insights supporting the Global Revenue Organization and Business Leaders in assessments for selecting talent.
  • Manage and escalate project risks and issues as appropriate, and establish success metrics for projects and ensure performance is tracked and measured.
  • Measure the outcomes and outputs of projects and process improvement endeavors and leverage quantitative results to inform direction of the business.
  • Lead the creation of quarterly business reviews that can accurately capture performance by using SLAs and KPIs.
  • Ability to travel as needed (estimated around 1-4 trips/quarter).

 Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years of consulting experience.
  • Experience leading multiple strategic change initiatives without oversight.
  • Experience in partnering with the recruiting function and partner organizations: influences partner and client goals.
  • Experience in Sales or working directly with a Global Sales Organization.
  • BA/BS degree in Business or related field.
  • Experience working cross-functionally and holding people accountable for deliverables without a formal reporting structure.
  • Experience working on more than one project at a time.
  • Experience working across various levels of the organization.
  • Experience in data analysis via Excel and process mapping via Visio.
  • Experience presenting organizational and process flow content to audiences.
  • Experience designing and facilitating training and skills development in talent assessment and selection methods.

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree
  • Prior high-tech sales experience
  • Experience in high-tech/fast pace environment
  • Experience working with or in support of diverse communities
  • Experience in project management, working on projects that impact strategy sales goals and objectives

Compensation, Benefits & Perks
Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours/paid time off, and excellent health/dental/vision insurance. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.
About
Yext has been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work® as well as a Best Workplace for Women. Yext is headquartered in New York City with offices in Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Paris, Tyson's Corner, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Learn more about the Yext team and culture on the muse, our website, and our blog.
Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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  • Engineering
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Location

Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron and NoMad overlooking Madison Square Park.

An Insider's view of Yext

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Yext has been an amazing place to work over the last 7 years. I've been surrounded by people who care about working hard and getting the job done right, while still keeping the human elements of kindness and collaboration a top priority for interacting with others. It often feels like I'm at work with my friends, and I've always loved that.

Chris

Software Engineering Lead

What does your typical day look like?

Not at all a cliche, but truly no day at Yext is the same. It's something truly special to be part of an ever-growing and innovative company where I have an active seat at the table in shaping where we take our products. With the Upward Rotational Program, I've felt supported and empowered every step of the way.

Jeanne

Upward Analyst, Class 1

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been with Yext for 8 years and held 5 roles, which has led to tremendous growth both professionally and personally. Being a part of such a flourishing start-up has allowed me to see what true entrepreneurship looks like. Yext has taught me the importance of staying one step ahead of the industry and enabled me to be more adaptable to change.

Melissa

Senior Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to think outside the box. If it’s memorable, people are going to retain the info. If it’s fun, people are going to engage. Setting clear metrics for success on a project is what gives us the freedom to be creative. How we execute is all part of the fun! How we tweak and adjust is where we get to success.

Cindy

VP, Enablement

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Because of the flexibility Yext offers its employees, I was able to continue my athletic passion by playing in the Major League of Lacrosse while still holding my full-time position. Yext does a phenomenal job of ensuring their employees are excited to come work by providing them with an incredible work-life balance.

John "Yozzo"

Program Manager, Recruiting Programs

What are Yext Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program
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