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Senior Technical Recruiter

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Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

The Senior Technical Recruiter will be responsible to:


  • Help and/or drive definition, implementation and execution of recruiting and sourcing strategies – a true hunter of technical talent.
  • Utilizes full cycle recruiting process to include: sourcing, screening, interviewing, evaluating and hiring potential candidates for open positions
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with varying levels of management and key HR stakeholders
  • Coordinate and provide timely feedback to candidates that supports a positive candidate experience, and deliver a positive hiring manager experience focused on speed and quality.  
  • Market and position CDK Employment Brand while proactively seeking new avenues to identify and attract candidates
  • Maintains integrity of data in appropriate HR systems and job distribution channel
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws related to employment
  • Responsible for developing trusting relationships with technical leadership across CDK’s CTO and IT organization
  • Will be responsible for senior level technical hiring and managing 3rd party engagements with search firms (retained or contingent)


Key Competencies:

Collaboration: Strong partnership with key peer groups across Talent Acquisition and HR executing best practices and driving inclusion and diversity in every interaction

Candidate Experience: Ensures a consistent, engaged and clear communication with all internal/external CDK candidates

Results Orientation: Understands expected metrics (TTF, productivity, survey scores) and qualitative results (anecdotal feedback, positive attitude, team work). Recognizes when expectations might not be met and proactively takes action to improve the outcome

Client Focus: Identifies client needs as top priority, embracing a disciplined customer service approach

Adaptability: Displays functional and BU agility, embracing profile, process and technology changes

Professional/Technical Expertise: Best practice execution in behavioral interviews, client consultation, selling CDK EVP and closing candidates

Influence without Authority: Assimilate leadership vision into daily practice and influence the business and peers towards best practices in hiring strategies

Innovation: Generates or revises methodology related to process, tools, client and peer partnerships

Project/Process Management: Identify vision, establish plan, execute and measure project/initiative beyond regular scope of responsibility

Performance Management: Analyze data, leverage metrics to determine root cause and influence/coach peers & team to address and resolve

Talent Development: Recognizes strengths/challenges in team members and self, mentors and serves as role model for all competencies

Executive Communication: Ability to partner and consult with Senior Leadership



  • Self-sufficient and able to work with little direct supervision and operate in a team environment.
  • Must possess analytical and technical ability to leverage best in class sourcing tools and social networking tactics to tap quality diverse technical talent pools.
  • Define, participate in and execute sourcing strategy leveraging market intelligence and internal/external expertise to penetrate sparse talent pools and engage passive candidates
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with strong client/customer service orientation.
  • Must have sound business ethics and show consistency between principles, values and behaviors



  • 4-7 years of full-cycle technical recruiting experience.
  • Excellent PC skills including HRIS and recruiting software: (Taleo, Successfactors, etc.)
  • Bachelors' Degree/Advanced Degree (or equivalent in experience), e.g. Completion/participation in professional organization certification programs and/or designations, e.g. AIRS, SHRM, PHR, EMA, HCI. 



CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Recruiting, HR, Outside Sales, Advertising, Supply, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Operations

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