Director, Global Talent Acquisition, adidas Group

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Stephen Fogarty

Steve is the Senior Manager of Strategic Programs within the adidas Group global Talent Acquisition function. At adidas Group Steve is tasked with building a global, top five employer brand, social recruiting and digital recruitment strategy and an industry leading internal recruitment function. Steve has recently returned to the adidas Group US headquarters in Portland Oregon after working from global headquarters in Herzogenaurach Germany for a couple of years, a tenure which exposed him to the complexity of global employer branding and talent acquisition functions. His combined passion for sport, fashion, talent acquisition strategy and innovation make working at adidas Group his dream career.

​Prior to adidas Steve spent almost seven years at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Waggener Edstrom is a global strategic communications agency headquartered out of Seattle Washington. Here his role as Global Talent Acquisition Sourcing Strategist was to develop and implement integrated strategies to attract key talent. He served as a digital “trend spotter” for the agency’s staffing function as well as played a key role in advancing Waggener Edstrom’s talent relationship capabilities with CRM and digital/social networking strategies.

Steve spent the first two years of his career on the agency side. The volume and intensity of agency recruitment laid the foundation for where he is today.

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