Executive Recruiting Researcher

  • Lyft
  • California
  • 20 days ago


Job Description

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation.

To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

The Executive Researcher (Researcher) supports a high-visibility and high-priority pipeline of executive searches and candidates and partners with the internal executive recruiting team (Recruiters, Coordination Specialists and Managers) and cross-functional talent intelligence and sourcing teams to build research strategy, execute on the search process, deliver projects and drive/participate in executive level events.

The researcher focuses on backend search work, including research, candidate identification, creating source lists, building and owning the search strategy, talent mapping, and related project work.

Researchers stay close to the hiring process and are involved through the duration of the search, iterating and adding new names as needed to the list, attending kickoff and update meetings and keeping track of analytics to regularly build and share candidate/market trend data and reports with hiring teams.


Search Sourcing Strategy

Create, drive and manage the sourcing strategy for each assigned executive search with partnership and input from hiring partners and recruiters

Build the diversity sourcing strategy for each search with support from recruiters and inclusion and diversity partners

Create and drive a diversity network for external senior executives

Partner with Executive Recruiters to prepare for and present data at kick-off meetings, create robust job and candidate specifications, gather and present example candidate profiles and target company lists in a professional, cohesive and consistent format

Research, Data Management & Reporting

Develop in-depth knowledge and a broad database of sector, industry, company, functional and candidate market landscapes across tech and non-tech.

Deliver qualified and diverse pipelines of sources and potential candidates for active and future Director+ level roles.

Build and maintain company and talent maps, lists and databases using various tools to stay abreast of trends and changes in the industry, inform active searches and remain ready for potential hiring partner needs.

Serve as a subject matter expert in the research process, showing knowledge of research sources, industries and markets, organizational structures and companies.

Utilize publicly-available, subscription-based, and proprietary resources, social media, and other channels to build Lyft's knowledge base.

Discover innovative ways to identify high potential talent within a given market in addition to staying aware of market trends, business intelligence, and competitive information.

Project Management

Identify, lead and drive team and cross-functional projects to on-time completion.

Work with recruiters to build comprehensive, appropriate invite lists and track and analyze the effectiveness of executive events.


Client-first mentality with demonstrated skills in providing a world-class experience for clients and customers.

Highly professional presence and polish; strong business acumen, intellectual curiosity, analytical critical thinking and excellent advisory skills.

5 years of relevant professional work experience with an analytical focus, including daily exposure to senior executives in a corporate, management consulting or executive search environment.

At least 1 year of experience in a company setting, complex team structure and multi-tiered approvals and communications systems.

Experience with and preference for self-driven prioritization and managing a multitude of tasks in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment.

Adaptable, resourceful and calm under pressure in a high-stakes, high-visibility atmosphere.

Demonstrable track record of project-based experience and process creation/optimization/implementation.

Exceptionally detail-oriented and organized, with a bias for action.

Displays a proactive approach toward problem-solving; willing to jump into any high-priority project or task with a positive attitude.

Excellent communication and collaboration skills within the team and cross-functionally.

Passion for Lyft's mission and industry and creating a seamless experience for recruiters, candidates and hiring partners


Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

Mental health benefits

In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off

401(k) plan to help save for your future

18 weeks of paid parental leave.

Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible

Monthly commuter benefits subsidy

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Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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