Talent Acquisition Specialist (Human Resources)
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Mission – Why We Exist, What We Do, and Why We Need You
SMA Technologies has a 40-year history helping our clients and customers save valuable time by automating IT processes while vastly increasing accuracy, transparency and throughput.
Reporting to our VP of Talent, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for full cycle recruiting. This will include working with management to understand hiring needs, finding and sourcing candidates, leading the interview process and finally, hiring new team members to join SMA. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will also be responsible for creating hiring standards, implementing best practice processes and building a well-trained team of interviewers throughout the organization.
Your Performance Objectives – What You Will Accomplish
Within your first 3 months, work with the VP of Talent to complete a full analysis of our current recruitment process:
Within your first 3 months, complete the process of building our hiring process in our and HRIS, Paycom:
Within your first 6 months, begin building talent pools for Technology and Sales candidates.
Within your first 9 months, create a full skills matrix for Development and Sales teams.
Work with the Executives of Development and Sales to define the skills needed for each position in their applicable department.
Competencies – What We are Looking For
Great recruiting chops: You will be our “go-to” person for finding, recruiting and hiring the future team needed to deliver on SMA's growth plans. You should already possess a battle-tested mental model of what an effective recruiting process looks like and can share examples of how you have taken that model and tailored it to the unique constraints of your last organization. You are not just a great recruiter, you can also coach others on how to do what you are beginning to master. You have at least 5 years of experience recruiting for multiple roles, especially IT and Sales experience. You can describe how you have successfully built, maintained, and harvested talent pools.
Strong process engineer: You can give us examples of when you have laid out a step-by-step plan for how to recruit the best candidates simply, effectively and repeatedly. The best candidates will be able to tell us about how they have tweaked this process using feedback gathered from first-hand observation, candidate touchpoints or executive interaction. Bonus points for sharing how you have seen this done incorrectly and how those pitfalls can be avoided.
Influencing and relationship building: You know you cannot do it yourself. You have the communication skills and emotional intelligence to quickly establish credibility and gain the trust and respect of everyone in the organization. You must be able to balance asking the right questions with providing direction to ensure initiatives are successfully implemented. You can convince people of both the “why” and the “how” of following a process.
Comfort with Ambiguity: At times, this role will be responsible for taking nebulous ideas and translating them into specific concrete actions. Your work will rarely be paint-by-number. You should be comfortable taking nebulous direction, translating the direction into a plan and enlisting those you need to get the job done. As such, you will have examples of times when you took a poorly-formed idea, sharpened it and owned its execution from start-to-finish.
Get it Done / Accountable: It bothers you when people do not follow through on their commitments. You have no problem planning the work, working the plan and proactively communicating your progress along the way. You can tell us about times when you have rolled up your sleeves, taken ownership of a body of work and delivered the results with minimal support.
Collaborative, Humble, and Fun: We want you to be a person we enjoy collaborating with, spending time with and investing in. You may be this person if you already invest heavily in those you work with and consistently receive the feedback that you are a great colleague and teammate. A great sign is if people go out of their way to work with you, no matter the situation.
How We Work – Our Core Values
Collaborate – Our team is at our when best we are learning, growing and working together to achieve the best results for our customers and team members.
Tenacious – Our tenacity comes from our strength of character. We are scrappy, determined, resourceful, and relentless in our approach to serve our clients and partners. We are willing to fight for what is right and are proactive in seeking solutions. We are tenacious and will not quit.
Eager to win – We go about our work thinking about how to win every day. This enables use to focus on accomplishing what is most important first while grounding the team on what needs to be done. We strive to win at everything we tackle.