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MassMutual is on a journey to transform our Talent Acquisition Organization to meet the fast-paced and changing needs of our business and create a workplace of choice where innovative, diverse and exceptional people thrive together.

We will do this by:

  • Providing an exceptional experience for candidates and hiring managers

  • Connect people with work that matters to them and provides a sense of purpose

  • Refreshing our EVP and building a well-known employment brand and become a top diverse employer

  • Building an active pipeline of candidates across critical roles

  • Transforming our Talent Acquisition processes digitally and leverage new tools & technology

  • Building a culture of recruiting


The Talent Acquisition Director role has primary responsibility for setting the recruiting strategy for the assigned business function/s and for managing the day-to-day operations beyond filling roles by identifying the business needs, building a bottom up hiring needs plan, strengthening the recruiting model, ensuring we have robust diversity and employer brand programs, designing and delivering an exceptional hiring manager and candidate experience.

  • Partnering with functional business leaders, hiring managers, HRBPs and other key stakeholders to analyze business goals, identify talent needs and/or gaps associated with those goals, and develop and implement programs to find the right talent

  • Demonstrate extensive labor market expertise for the markets relevant to the designated customer group/s

  • Providing value-add recruiting advice and demonstrating understanding of talent needs to hiring managers and key senior leaders/decision makers

  • Providing input into the functional recruitment strategy including early career, sourcing, pipelining and executive to ensure alignment with business and HR goals

  • Assisting in the design and implementation of external candidate recruiting programs that attract, select and retain a qualified, diverse workforce and support MassMutuals workplace diversity goals

  • Partner with employment branding & recruitment marketing on function specific campaigns, social & digital engagement and opportunities to showcase our value proposition

  • Support and champion diversity initiatives and programs including outreach events and training

  • Plan programs and resources based on hiring volume and strategic priorities including continuous bottoms up planning quarterly of hiring needs

  • Formulate annual & quarterly talent acquisition response plan/s based on identified priorities and gaps

  • Partner with Talent Management on internal mobility, succession and development opportunities for identified talent

  • Guide and manage recruiters aligned with functional area

  • Provide analytics and reporting on hiring across their function and collect market talent intelligence and trends to inform strategic priorities and decision making

  • Implement TA process improvements, training, lead change management and build a culture of recruiting across the function including assessments, interview preparation, onboarding, candidate experience and improving diversity and quality of hires

  • Develop strong relationships and effectively persuade and influence executives on talent needs and strategies

  • Participate in Talent Acquisition initiatives and manage special projects


This role requires a continuous improvement mindset, influencing skills, project management skills, excellent communication and analytical thinking, ability to operate independently and manage shifting priorities, building strong relationships, keeping a keen eye on market and external influencing factors.

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required; MBA preferred

  • 7+ years of professional experience in Talent Acquisition required

  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive leadership experience required

  • Demonstrable experience managing a talent acquisition function

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Advanced collaboration mindset, and a history of successfully influencing partners whilst maintaining respectful and trusted relationships

  • Significant in-depth understanding of business objectives and how they translate into Talent Acquisition priorities

  • Advanced project management skills, experience with Agile methodology will be a plus

  • In-depth knowledge of Talent Acquisition processes and standard programs

  • Ability to educate, coach and mentor team members, including business leaders and managers, to enhance their effectiveness in the recruitment and selection of the right talent

  • Excellent executive presentation skills with the ability to clearly present actionable information from available data

  • Ability to lead a team and work autonomously, leading time sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment


Boston or Springfield

Associated topics: administrator, associate director, guidance, head, leader, leadership, manager, senior associate, senior director, vice president

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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