Senior Technical Recruiter, South San Francisco

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. South San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is looking for a talented Senior Technical Recruiter that can add value beyond transactional tasks by pursuing creative and inventive opportunities to refine and improve the process, interview skills, identifying strategies, potential trends/issues, and have critical conversations on sourcing strategies, market trends, and compensation issues. The ability to successfully create a sense of urgency and influence others without authority as an internal consultant to educate partners on the process, procedure and best practices is required. This is a full-lifecycle recruiting opportunity with a dynamic organization. This position will be a part of our Life Sciences Group supporting our Genetic Science and Clinical Next Generation businesses.


* Partner with geographically dispersed Hiring Managers and HR to develop recruiting strategies and execution plans that will meet the demands of a growing business.

* This position will entail all aspects of recruiting including discussions with managers on hiring needs and priorities.

* Improve the quality of job descriptions.

* Source from a variety of channels including cold calling, internet searches and networking to develop a pipeline of qualified diverse candidates.

* Interview and close candidates.

* Develop and maintain strong partnerships with business leaders by delivering on commitments and demonstrating a high level of customer service on all hiring initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Business strongly preferred or related field or relevant equivalent experience (5 or more years of professional recruiting experience).

* Five or more years of full life cycle corporate recruiting and/or search firm/RPO experience; including 1) consistent track record of delivering high-level talent acquisition solutions and strategies; 2) candidate assessment; 3) marketplace intelligence and geographic awareness; 4) consultative relationship builds with hiring managers and candidates; and 5) timely fills with quality candidates.

* Demonstrated success with direct sourcing methodology and internet sourcing, including 1) internet sourcing and conducting Boolean searches; 2) mining databases; 3) cold-calling, networking, and other creative methods for both functional and technical positions.

* Proven experience and focused approach to finding niche talent in software and engineering, QA or other directly related scientific functions.

* Previous experience working in heavily matrix organizations.

* Experience recruiting for various role levels from administrative to Director.

* Experience working in a fast-paced environment with speedy response time and follow up.

* Proficiency in MS Office products and recruiting Applicant Tracking Systems (Kenexa preferred).

* Working knowledge of employment laws and other applicable regulations.

* Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands.

* Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

* Patient, communicative, team player that is detail oriented and has outstanding interpersonal skills.

* Willingness and ability to travel to locations as needed, approximately 10% of the time.

* Proficiency with competency-based interviewing techniques.

* Ability to work onsite as needed in our San Francisco Bay Area locations, ideally South San Francisco or Santa Clara sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in Technology, biotechnology/healthcare, and Life Sciences industry is a plus.

* Strong negotiation and candidate closing skills.

* Knowledge of OFCCP regulations.

* Creative mindset for suggesting ideas that improve team's ability to meet hiring objectives.

* Ability to understand and talk about functional areas including engineering, life science, medical device, and overall business acumen.

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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