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United Airlines Manager - Corporate Recruiting in Chicago, Illinois

Manager – IT Recruiting

Job overview and responsibilities

Develop and deliver an innovative recruitment strategy for United’s Information Technology talent needs. Responsible for leading a team of IT recruiters, tasked with the sourcing and recruiting processes necessary to fill open or anticipated positions. Provide ongoing leadership, coaching and direction to team. Create and promote sourcing strategies and lead talent acquisition projects. Meet regularly with leaders to maintain relationships and understand overall talent needs. Design and share scorecards to keep leaders apprised of status and progress of talent initiatives. Manage an active requisition load as well as manage a pipeline of passive IT candidates at all times. Will partner with our Diversity & Inclusion team and other groups to represent United brand at career fairs, community and civic events. This individual is a team player and collaborator who will actively contribute to the evolution of the Talent Acquisition group.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Human Resources or related field

  • Minimum 3 years prior experience leading a team with direct reports

  • Minimum 7 years of Talent Acquisition experience; preferably in a large corporate setting

  • Comprehensive understanding of recruiting and operations practices, programs, and plans

  • Comprehensive knowledge of recruiting program administration

  • Thorough understanding of federal and state laws and regulations relating to employment

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Must be customer focused and maintain successful working relationships at all levels

  • Strong social media intel and can effectively leverage for recruiting

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office as well as Apple products

  • Adept at developing sourcing strategies for large-scale staffing projects

  • Ability to deliver and create a convincing narrative through data and metrics

  • Experience managing a large budget

  • Evidence of excellence in client service

  • Proactive, resourceful, collaborative and self-motivated

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Internet savvy and technical ability to utilize applicant tracking systems and other technologies (video interviewing, mobile, texting)

  • Must be able to effectively manage competing demands in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to travel as needed


  • PHR or SPHR

  • Talent Advisor certification

  • LinkedIn Recruiter certification

  • Project Management certification

  • Planning and budgeting skills

  • Analytical thinking skills

  • Prior usage of CRM, and other recruitment pipelining tools

  • Process and/or Project Management skills

  • Strong communication skills through media as well as in person

  • 3-5 years prior experience leading recruitment for IT in a corporate environment

  • 3-5 years Taleo experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 70 Human Resources

Function: Human Resources and Labor Relations

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled