Talent Acquisition Associate Director - San Francisco, California - from $180,000 + hefty STIP & LTIP


This role will support a Global TA leader within the biotech sector, and will help to lead a team of R&D talent acquisition specialists to drive all TA services to “world class” levels in order to achieve ongoing company growth plans.

Given the location of key business executives, this role will need to be based exclusively within the San Francisco region to ensure those "water cooler" moments are experienced daily!

This person will work with a mid-sized team, utilising RPO support, to effect all hires needed within the research & development community, inclusive of graduate entry through to experienced and executive hires.  Key internal stakeholders will be Business Executives and their leadership teams, along with HR leaders within the USA and abroad.  

There is an appetite to take the TA function beyond being simply an effective recruitment service.  Currently the team have reasonably good process and frameworks for day to day service delivery.  However, with an increasing scarcity of their niche skilled, globally scarce candidates, we need a holistically minded TA leader who can innovate on more pro-active, creative and resourceful solutions for finding, securing and keeping talent. 

Thought leadership will be welcomed to improve upon the utilisation of tech, social media, AI, networks, referrals, employer branding, and "candidate experience".  The executive stakeholders are all keen to utilise quality data to determine trends, risks, delivery performance, hiring quality and more so this person will need to be comfortable with analytics.

Advanced English will be essential for both written and verbal presentations to Executive level leaders; and attention to detail, will of course be exceptional.  University degree plus other tertiary education qualifications are preferred.  Whilst international markets experience is not mandatory, it will be well regarded.  Direct TA experience within a science driven organisation will be well regarded. 

A competitive salary and package, reflective of the west coast costs of living will be on offer, as will generous relocation support should a move be required.  This hire is available to US citizens and professionals who have immediate eligibility for a US work visa.

Interested TA leaders can apply directly and in confidence via solutions@cartermorris.com and quoting reference CMTS00183