Senior Manager, Recruiting Enablement


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are looking for a self-directed leader to run recruitment enablement who has experience creating and delivering tactical solutions and strategic plans. You will partner with recruiting leaders to deliver efficiencies while keeping user experience at the forefront.

This role will lead and enhance our recruiting tech stack, understand team trends or challenges using analytics and reporting, drive diversity initiatives with the DEI team, enhance our relationship and opportunity with external vendors, educate/activate those involved with interviewing, selection and hiring, and seamlessly onboard new team members.

You will report into our Director Recruiting Operations & Enablement and be based remotely in the United States or EMEA.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Promote continuous improvement of our recruiting processes through leadership, guidance, education and goal setting.
  • Establish priorities and deliver programs that deliver outstanding candidate, Recruiter, Hiring Manager and Interviewer experience.
  • Analyze and communicate recruitment trends, results and insights to drive future recruitment activity, improve compliance, reduce risk, and drive critical decisions.
  • Ensure proactive alignment with legislation and compliance in all locations through processes, training & enablement, and audits.
  • Oversee team running all recruiting technology; seek ways to enhance user experience and value to Elastic.
  • Work cross-functionally with internal partners to ensure that the recruiting operations plans are aligned with the broader business including Finance, Legal, IT Security etc.
  • Facilitate change communications internally to promote new solutions and process improvements.
  • Establish relationships with 3rd party service providers; help the team figure out if a program is making the desired impact at Elastic.

What You Bring Along:

  • A love of fast-paced and dynamic environments and the ability to thrive in ambiguity!
  • A strong desire to lead, manage and inspire your team using appropriate workload allocation, development and mentoring.
  • A proficiency in optimizing processes and programs with a keen understanding of the balance between structure and flexibility.

And some of the basics:

  • 4+ years recruiter/recruiting operations experience
  • Experience developing, facilitating and/or delivering training
  • Previous people manager experience
  • Experience driving projects and programs from inception to completion
  • Experience working in a global, distributed organization
  • Strategic, critical thinker with a penchant for problem solving
  • Ability to build effective work relationships at all levels of the organization, influence behavior, and lead change
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A sense of humor and ability to roll with the punches definitely a plus!

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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