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Google Talent Principal, Gradient Ventures in Palo Alto, California

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 7 years of experience in executive search or executive talent acquisition.

  • Experience working with venture-backed startups in a talent acquisition, organizational design, business consulting or coaching and development domain.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with effective collaboration with HR and broader staffing organization with the ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively.

  • Ability to become a trusted advisor to clients and influence stakeholders with a track record of solving complex challenges and delivering solutions.

  • Ability to translate data into actionable insights, strategies, and plans.

  • Ability to take initiative and build productive relationships.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

Gradient Ventures' mission is to support talented founders building AI-powered companies. We have been tech founders before, and we understand what it takes to start with an idea and build a transformative company. Talent is a key ingredient in a company’s success and helping companies get the right team members at the right time is invaluable.

As a Talent Principal, you will lead all facets of the talent function at Gradient Ventures. You will bring strategic mindset combined with the insight and rigor of a venture partner alongside the relationship building skills of an executive search partner. You will play a key supporting role in decisions and operations internally as well as be an external face for Gradient as a speaker at industry events.

  • Assess talent needs across Gradient’s portfolio companies, understand the specific nuances and culture of each organization, and, in collaboration with entrepreneurs, drive outcomes that change the trajectory of a company.

  • Leverage your knowledge of HR/Talent, operations and the venture capital/private equity space to drive excellent team outcomes within the portfolio companies.

  • Lead community engagement initiatives and events for Gradient companies.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.