1+ months

Principal Talent Partner, Pharma Technical Operations

Vacaville, CA


As a Principal Talent Partner, you will partner with senior management in the recruitment of talent to Genentech - individually managing a portfolio of openings and focusing on meeting or exceeding client's expectations and ensuring a positive candidate experience. In this position, you will be the primary Talent Partner/Advisor for Genentechâs state of the art Drug Substance manufacturing facility in Vacaville, CA.  You will work with employees and managers in the client organization to assure that we have the talent required to meet their business objectives â supporting Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Materials Management, Facilities Engineering, and other operations focused positions. As a leader within the group, you will foster a team environment and demonstrate collaborative leadership. You will partner with the Human Resource Managers and Talent Acquisition Management to develop and implement staffing plans and strategies for your client groups while ensuring that elements of diversity and organizational fit are included in the recruiting and hiring process.   

Additional responsibilities may include

  • Managing expectations of hiring managers and candidates, identifying and resolving issues
  • Drive the employment process and strategies within assigned organization, including developing complex recruiting strategies
  • Coach managers in providing feedback to candidates, developing offers, determining competencies, coordinating and training interview team
  • Perform executive recruiting, including identifying appropriate Contingency or Retained Search firms, maintaining relationships and partnering to ensure that candidates are interviewed expeditiously
  • Conduct interviews using in depth behavioral and skills assessment techniques
  • Attend job fairs, conferences and networking events
  • Contribute to the development of staffing process improvements.
  • Ensures recruiting solutions are consistent with Corporate Talent Acquisition objectives
  • Act as point person for clients in providing staffing reports and metrics
  • Act as project manager for client focused staffing projects (not just req focused)
  • Utilize, update and maintain applicant tracking system and CRM
  • Educate managers on legal implications in hiring
  • Develop advertising strategies for specific groups and coordinate advertising activities with recruitment advertising agency
  • Thorough understanding of relocation/Immigration process and resources
  • Thorough understanding and adherence and enforcement of internal staffing process
  • Partner with finance in determining headcount
  • Manage the reconciliation of the budgeted headcount vs. actual headcount
  • Negotiation skills
  • Demonstrate use of internal tools and resources
  • Demonstrate understanding business issues and impact to staffing
  • Presentation skills
  • Work with Talent Acquisition Manager on budget recommendations
  • Manage and oversee relocation/recruiting budget for individual client group at the officer level
  • Pipeline management, promotion and reporting
  • Partner with Client Group on internal talent management, including succession planning, talent review and internal candidate movement
  • Proactively manage escalation process related to all requisition activity (internal vs. external challenges)
  • Responsibility for Conference/Event management related to external recruiting, partner with Corp Talent Acquisition in strategic direction of event, and determine ROI for event participation


  • 8+ years of recruiting experience and Bachelors degree required.
  • Recruiting in a corporate environment is required and biotech or pharmaceutical recruiting experience is desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of corporate business operations and the ability to translate business needs into recruitment strategies and actions
  • Strong technical expertise in where to source appropriate candidates for client groups
  • Substantial internal and external business knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of compensation guidelines and structures for a variety of roles
  • Ability to track and implement metrics to track recruitment success
  • Demonstrated expertise In utilizing progressive sourcing options such as direct sourcing, web 2.0 recruitment tools, networking, college recruitment, diversity recruiting, employee referrals
  • Strong assessment skills to evaluate candidates business and or technical background
  • Knowledge of behavioral interviewing techniques.
  • Experience supporting clients in operations (manufacturing, quality, engineering, supply chain, facilities) preferred
  • Additionally, the position requires excellent customer service skills and a consultative approach when dealing with internal and external clients and strong communication and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, manage and develop staff preferred.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills are required as well as taking on additional responsibilities as needed.


Posted: 2018-08-16 Expires: 2018-12-27

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