Sr Talent Acquis Spec

Medtronic Inc. Mounds View, MN
This is a 6 month contract positions

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Position Description:

The role of the Talent Acquisition Specialist will be to partner with our hiring managers to drive, deliver and implement best practice hiring methods to acquire only the brightest and the best talent into Medtronic.

Position Responsibilities:

This position will involve full life cycle recruiting with a focus on identifying strong diverse talent by designing and executing creative sourcing strategies.

* Use a variety of methods (including data mining of the internet, cold calling, on-line databases, social media, internal database, employee referrals, and career fairs etc…) to source candidates that meet the target profile, using screening techniques to reduce the candidate pool.

* Effectively execute searches for a functional area(s) by understanding business needs, functional hiring needs, position specifications, and search requirements.

* Partner with Hiring Managers to generate ideas, leverage resources, and share information that facilitates an effective search process.

* Screen candidates for availability, interest level, visa status, salary range, relocation needs, and basic qualifications. Evaluate employment factors such as job experience, education, skills, training, fit with the company, and future potential

* Recommend candidates to hiring managers based on objective criteria used in the evaluation process and partner with managers to help them in the talent selection process

* Research, identify, evaluate and implement the use of effective diversity recruiting resources and tools

* Participate in and attend job fairs, networking events as a means to obtain a strong pipeline of candidates and to effectively meet hiring needs and business initiatives.

* Build bench of qualified candidates for future needs.

Basic Qualifications

* BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, marketing, human resources, business or other related discipline, required.

* Minimum of four (4) years total work experience, including minimum 3+ years recruiting/sourcing experience for non-exempt and exempt level positions.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

* Direct recent knowledge of, experience and proficiency using staffing IT tools such as applicant tracking software, HRIS systems, electronic job boards and candidate sourcing applications. Must be versed in Boolean logic, AIRS training or similar.

* Experience with internet data mining and "cold calling" sourcing/recruiting. Excellent prospecting and networking skills, especially via online social networks

* Organizational savvy, ability to navigate in a large, global organization

* Ability to generate a high volume and high quality pipeline of candidates under very tight timelines. Must have strong time management skills and the ability to manage and coordinate multiple recruitment activities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to changing business priorities & environment

* Flexibility and willingness to support multiple functional areas

* Behavior based interviewing experience

* Strong communication and influencing skills – high energy, positive, and professional

* Excellent PC skills in managing website content, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, required.

* Proven customer focus; the ability to effectively influence and manage customer expectations and build strong relationships

* 5+ years candidate generation experience in a large global fortune 500 company preferred

* Experience sourcing for field sales, and/or technical (engineering), and/or clinical talent highly preferred.

* Experience working in the medical device/healthcare industry with a large network of healthcare talent preferred

* Experience supporting remote hiring managers preferred

* Master's degree in journalism, communications, marketing, human resources, business or other related discipline

* Experience working for an employment agency preferred

* Working knowledge of Taleo preferred

* Working knowledge of contact management system preferred

* Working knowledge of Workday preferred

* AIRS certification preferred

* Available for National / Domestic travel 10-15% of work time

* Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed to reach candidates

* Sit for extended periods of time

* Ability to lift promotional materials and marketing collateral