Principal Staffing Consultant

South San Francisco, California
United States

Job ID: 3097562015

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The Position

As a Principal Talent Partner, you will partner with senior management in the recruitment of talent to Genentech. You will coordinate requisition distribution; individually manage a portfolio of openings and focus on exceeding client's expectations in ensuring a positive candidate experience. You will work with employees and managers in the client group to assure that we have the talent required to meet their business objectives. As a leader in the group, you will foster a team environment and demonstrate collaborative leadership. You will partner with the Human Resource Managers and Staffing 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.


  • 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
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding and adherence and enforcement of internal staffing process as well as contribute to the development of staffing process improvements
  • Ensures recruiting solutions are consistent with Corporate Staffing goals and objectives
  • Partner with Diversity and sourcing counterpart to develop and implement sourcing plans and strategies for your client groups while ensuring that the elements of diversity and organizational fit are included in the recruiting and hiring process
  • Proactively manage escalation process related to all requisition activity (internal vs. external challenges)
  • Perform executive recruiting, including identifying appropriate Contingency or Retained Search firms, maintaining relationships and partnering to ensure that candidates are interviewed expeditiously
  • Develop advertising strategies for specific groups and coordinate advertising activities with recruitment advertising agency
  • Build and maintain cross-functional relationships across HR and Staffing
  • Utilize, update and maintain applicant tracking system and CRM
  • May provide staffing reports and metrics
  • Present information on results and metrics at different levels (i.e. to employees, peers and senior level HR and client groups)
  • Act as point person for clients in providing staffing reports and metrics
  • May Lead and or participate in HR related projects or enterprise wide initiatives.
  • Partner with Client Group on internal talent management, including succession planning, talent review and internal candidate movement
  • Coach managers in providing feedback to candidates, developing offers, determining competencies, coordinating and training interview team
  • Partner with Diversity and HRDs to develop and implement a recruiting strategy that ensures our candidate pipelines are diverse
  • Conduct interviews using in depth behavioral and skills assessment techniques
  • Educate hiring managers on legal implications in hiring
  • Adjust the strategy and align it with the changing needs of the business
  • Ensure your compliance with EEOC/OFCCP regulations
  • Act as project manager for client focused staffing projects (not just req focused)
  • May partner with finance in determining headcount for client group, as well as manage the reconciliation of budgeted headcount vs. actual headcount
  • Work with Staffing Manager on recommendations for the EC Group recruitment/relocation budget
  • Oversee relocation/recruiting budget for individual client group at the officer level
  • Manage multiple relationships, both internally and externally
  • Attend professional conferences and networking events
  • Responsibility for Conference/Event management related to external recruiting, partner with Corp Staffing in strategic direction of event, and determine ROI for event participation

Who You Are

  • Thorough knowledge of corporate business operations and the ability to translate business needs into recruitment strategies and actions
  • Strong technical expertise in direct sourcing techniques
  • Substantial internal and external business knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of compensation guidelines and structures for a variety of roles
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of legal implications in hiring
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of relocation and immigration process and resources
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to independently problem solve and come to solution on projects, key issues and obstacles
  • Ability to understand, articulate and sell Genentech’s culture and business initiatives
  • Demonstrated expertise In utilizing progressive sourcing options such as direct sourcing, web 2.0 recruitment tools, networking, college recruitment, diversity recruiting, employee referrals
  • Thorough understanding of compensation guidelines
  • Ability to track and implement metrics to track recruitment success
  • Strong assessment skills to evaluate candidate's technical background
  • Strong assessment skills to evaluate candidates business and or technical background
  • Knowledge of behavioral interviewing techniques
  • Excellent customer service skills and a consultative approach when collaborating with internal and external clients
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated strategy development and execution
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills
  • Corporate staffing experience required; biotechnology or pharmaceutical recruiting experience preferred
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills are required
  • Eight (8) years recruiting experience
  • Five (5) years executive recruiting experience preferred
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Business, Life Science or equivalent work experience


Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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