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Lyft Executive Recruiter in New York, New York

Executive Recruiter at Lyft

New York, NY

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.

Lyft’s growing talent organization is building out its executive recruiting function across both tech and business functions. We are looking for a dynamic Executive Recruiter who will manage executive recruiting needs for both business and technical functions. Working closely with our founders and c-suite, we are looking for someone who can develop strong relationships, demonstrate results and develop a scalable process for the company. You should focus on quality without sacrificing speed. You will own the process from start to finish, including: developing thorough position specifications, making candidate sourcing calls, identifying and evaluating candidates, presenting candidates, conducting reference checks, and negotiating the successful close of search projects. We are looking for industry experts who bring gravitas and polish while embodying our fun and friendly environment.


  • Cultivate a diverse network and proactive bench talent development for existing and future roles - always have a pulse on business needs and strategy and aligning results with the business

  • Deliver on headcount goals for executive hiring for the business functions

  • Develop a scalable process for executive recruiting across the company's business functions

  • Report out on progress to necessary stakeholders and diagnose any problem-solve any hurdles to get to a successful result

  • Manage high-profile candidates from initial outreach to onsites to offer negotiations

  • Manage the end-to-end process with our c-suite and board members, as applicable


  • Significant recruiting experience within a retained search firm and/or in-house executive recruiting; experience working in a business-unit role is a plus

  • Experience building diverse teams

  • Possess an extensive knowledge of and excitement for the technology space.

  • Adept at building and managing successful client/stakeholder relationships and have the ability to understand their business and individual needs (quickly!)

  • Must have experience managing high-profile clients and candidates from outreach to close (must understand equity components)

  • Rigorously holding oneself and others accountable for achieving high levels of individual and organizational performance

  • Highly articulate and able to convey important messages in a clear and compelling manner

  • Analytical rigor; able to be data-driven in your approach to recruiting and identifying root causes of any issues


  • 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

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

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.