Director, Talent Acquisition Partner, Centers of Excellence Lead

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Regular Full-Time
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As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.


About Suffolk:

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation, and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. 


The Role:

We are looking for a Director, Talent Partner who knows how to find and deliver great talent while inspiring others around them. In this role, you will lead Talent Strategy for our Centers of Excellence reporting to the VP, Talent Strategy. You will be focused on recruiting top industry talent, developing, and implementing effective sourcing strategies for current and future roles, screening, interviewing, and recommending candidates for hire, influencing, motivating, and maintaining the interest of strong candidates, managing “Best in Class” candidate experiences throughout the interview process, and simultaneously maintaining strong consultative relationships with internal teams and hiring managers.  This is a great opportunity to make an impact inside an influential, innovative Talent Acquisition organization.



Boston or Dallas preferred, or any of our other regional offices: Miami, West Palm, Estero, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York.


  • Lead and develop the COE talent strategy focused on building strategic pipelines through execution of operations internal talent management (talent review process) and external hiring (research, lead generation, sourcing, referral generation, search partners and sourcing tools)
  • Manage the entire recruiting cycle, from Talent Acquisition phone screen to offer extension
  • Execute on the annual talent review process for COEs in partnership with Talent Management Leadership
  • Develop and manage strong consultative relationships with hiring managers and candidates
  • Partner with hiring managers to develop position profile and to understand overall needs and requirements. (Description, salary, timing, expectations, etc.)
  • Provide hiring teams the critical information needed to assess and hire the best talent for the organization, developing strong opinions backed by data and insights
  • Identify and engage unique and/or passive candidates through creative sourcing techniques, leveraging technology and our internal sourcing engine to get the job done better, faster, and more efficiently
  • Regularly build and maintain pipeline of qualified candidate for future needs, maintain ATS data integrity, and proactively share data-centric updates with internal stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with leadership and key cross-functional stakeholders internally
  • Drive technology, process, and teamwork efforts to enhance the recruitment process
  • Deliver against aspirational hiring goals to provide consistent results and measurable progress in our growth environment
  • Possess and embody our company culture and values, and establish a reputation with the business of high integrity and top performance



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8-12 Years+ of full life-cycle recruiting experience is strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make decisions promptly and with confidence
  • Experience and ability to manage external search firms
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Collaborative and positive
  • Willingness and ability to provide best in class stakeholder experience
  • Deep understanding of the sourcing discipline and possess extensive experience building and delivering high-impact sourcing strategies that deliver meaningful results
  • Demonstrated expertise in passive candidate activation and engagement strategies

Necessary Attributes:

  • Demonstrates Suffolk’s Core Values of Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism, Caring
  • High sense of urgency
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, adapt, navigate ambiguity, and prioritize effectively
  • Self-starter able to navigate and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and productively maintain confidentiality of information, must be tactful and use discretion
  • Ability to structure, analyze and solve problems with creativity
  • Motivated and analytical thinker who drives challenging projects to high-quality results
  • Strong communicator who can synthesize information to produce actionable insights
  • Ability to deliver against demanding timelines and flexible in taking on a wide range of work with consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to translate external trends into innovative and creative talent strategies
  • Results Oriented

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.


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