Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Founded on the belief that immunotherapy made from a patient’s own cells holds the key to the future of cancer care, Dendreon is making the battle against cancer personal. We are focused on improving the lives of men living with prostate cancer through the delivery of innovative immunotherapies that harness the power of the body’s immune system to extend life. We’re looking for talented people to join our team that will positively impact the lives of patients. Headquartered in Seal Beach, California, and with sizable locations in Union City (Greater Atlanta), Georgia and Seattle, Washington, as well as a countrywide Commercial team, we have a diverse offering of exciting opportunities. Backed by Sanpower, a multi-national conglomerate, we are well-positioned for transformation and growth.
The Dendreon Values:
Rise to the Occasion - Challenge each other to do better every day. In every situation, there is an opportunity for excellence.
Act As One - As one team with a shared purpose, we are strongest when we act together.
Fight for What Matters - Our patients are counting on us. Their battle is our battle.

Our high-performing organization challenges, develops, and rewards employees interested in pushing past typical career limitations. If you are passionate about helping patients and looking for a unique career opportunity, view our open positions to apply or refer a friend today.

Dendreon seeks a Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist. The individual in this role will research, develop, and implement effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of high caliber, qualified and capable talent for the organization. The position contributes to management of recruiting strategy, guidelines and procedures concerning staffing best practices, systems and methodology. This position reports to the Talent Acquisition Manager.

Facilitates, implements and manages all phases of the recruitment lifecycle process.
Leading, developing and implementing sourcing strategies that produce a continuous, highly qualified pipeline of professionals for all Dendreon departments.
Collaborates with HR Business partners and department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods plus strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
Assists with job posting and advertisement processes.
Screens applications, selects and phone screens qualified candidates.
Counsel the candidate on corporate benefits, salary, and corporate environment.
Inform candidates of pre-employment requirements, position requirements, location, and salary.
Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.
Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.
Manage and train on the recruitment process and life-cycle, including initial assessments, interviews, offers, use of ATS processes, systems, policies and programs.
Participates in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports measuring recruiting efforts against the existing recruiting plan, and provide recommendations for improvement.
Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics.
Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies using varies social media platforms for recruitment for a variety of roles.
Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or minimum 5 years Talent Acquisition work experience required.
At least five years managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process highly preferred.
Effective communication in formal and informal settings. Must have strong computer and social media navigation skills. Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as experience with HRIS and applicant tracking systems. Preferred power use of LinkedIn Recruiter. Experience with leading applicant tracking systems (ATS).
Exceptional results orientation with a high degree of personal initiative and very hands on, flexible and customer centric attitude
Navigating complex recruiting scenarios in a competitive job market.
Strong data-analysis skills; proven ability to use metrics and data to support critical thinking and improvement of the recruiting function.
Strong conflict resolution experience and knowledge of applicable CA and federal employment labor laws.

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