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Director Technology Strategy - Data Insights

Location: Diemen, North Holland, Netherlands


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 1872

External Description:

Job location: anywhere in Europe

about Randstad Sourceright and Randstad Enterprise Group

Randstad global businesses provide solutions and expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy, and improve business agility. The collective experience encompasses all facets of the global talent spectrum, from acquisition of talent to outplacement solutions.  The portfolio of Randstad’s global businesses includes Randstad Sourceright (RSR), Randstad Enterprise group (REG), Monster, RiseSmart and twago. Enabled by innovative technologies, key offerings include HR and recruitment solutions, on-line employment solutions, Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Total Talent Workforce Solutions, In-House and Professional services, and outplacement and career transition services.


job context and purpose

The Director, Technology Strategy - Data and Talent Insights is responsible for owning this specific vertical within the GIST organization.  They will have a subject matter expert level of knowledge in regard to both technologies and processes providing data and talent insights, and will provide thought leadership to internal and external stakeholders.  This individual will proactively drive innovation through ongoing evaluation and pilots, incremental improvements, and will maintain a knowledge base in relation to their vertical.  Each vertical lead is responsible for empowering the knowledge of the respective vertical technologies through an effective toolkit. The Director, Technology Solutions will work closely with the Sales, Solution Design, Global Transformation Office, Operational Excellence, Implementation, Operations and Training organizations to ensure consistent alignment.  They will also partner with those teams to ensure that ROI is captured from technologies within their vertical. Governance structures will be enabled through the vertical lead ensuring strategy across the organizations. The vertical lead positions as part of the GIST organization require fluidity and  flexibility. The technologies as part of the vertical could change depending on the market and are dynamic.


your responsibilities

Technology Inovation

  • Lead the data and talent insights technologies vertical by providing deep subject matter expertise on the technology and processes within that vertical, and aligning and collaborating with the other verticals
  • Conduct proactive research on technology vendors and best practices within their vertical through demonstrations, conferences, industry blogs and publications, and networking with internal and external SMEs
  • Lead the evaluation efforts of technologies for data and talent insights solutions
  • Lead alignment with partners through effective partnerships
  • Look to support the evolution of the full data and talent insights automation solutions services provided by RSR in leading the technology workstream



  • Interface with other Technology Strategy vertical owners to create blended solutions in circumstances where stakeholder needs bridge multiple verticals
  • Interface with Sales, Solution Design, Randstad’s Global Transformation Office, Operational Excellence, Implementation, Training, Delivery and Support teams to ensure socialization of technology
  • As the key partner manager, interface and manage global governance with Technology Partners ensuring strategic alliances; evolve global governance model with partners
  • Work closely with the sales and solution design organizations to ensure technologies and processes within their vertical are solutioned appropriately; act as SME in sales and client pursuits
  • Maintain relationships / points of contact with current technology partners, as well as market leaders in their space


Thought Leadership

  • Provide thought leadership to internal and external stakeholders through webinars, speaking engagements, presentations, and written communications (whitepapers, sourciety updates, etc.)
  • Generate a sense of enthusiasm and excitement for fast paced technology change in the organization
  • Identify areas for evolution of RSR services empowered by technology providers within vertical
  • Work with contingent solution partners to evolve roadmap ensuring alignment with RSR efforts
  • Develop and promote digital fluency and technology adoption to provide mutual benefits to teams and clients (e.g., process improvement, data and insights)


What we are looking for


  • Experience with a subset of HR and contingent technologies
  • 5+ years strategic level experience with screening and assessment capabilities
  • Operational experience and strategic knowledge in MSP and RPO processes
  • 10+ years experience in governance and relationship management
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Global experience understanding unique requirements within regions


  • An entrepreneurial, proactive, and innovative mindset
  • Comfort with new situations and ambiguity
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and main strong relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to present to large and varied audiences


What we can offer

At Randstad Sourceright you will find an inspiring working environment in which you, together with your team and colleagues, will make a difference for our customers in using the latest technologies in the world of recruitment and selection. In addition to a lot of attention to your personal development plan, including thousands of hours of lessons and training materials, you can count on a good, competitive salary and an attractive package of fringe benefits, including: 8.5 % holiday pay, 25 vacation days, an expense allowance, an attractive share scheme and the possibility of purchasing and selling your vacation days.


Please apply today to join our world class team!

In case you are interested in applying or if you have any questions, please turn to our internal TA Partner Iwona Matkowska at:

Job Number: 1872

Community / Marketing Title: Director Technology Strategy - Data Insights

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