Lead Recruiter Job Description

Lead Recruiter Job Description

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Lead recruiter provides recommendations and solutions covering specific areas of Recruitment including organizational Resourcing needs analysis, Recruitment market trends analysis, candidate selection, vendor management, analysis of Recruitment metrics, and/or other Recruitment services.

Lead Recruiter Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide recruiting status updates to Functional, Regional and Global Recruiting Leadership including performance vs targets, sourcing/recruiting challenges/issues
Develop, with the central team, HRM and communications, an employee brand that supports both global behaviours and values those of the CEEMEA region
Lead hiring business strategies through the development, coordination and delivery of talent
Ensure open position descriptions clearly state the major duties and responsibilities of the position
Evaluate candidates for cultural fit, skill set, availability, interest level, and compensation
Make job offer to selected candidate
Participate on committees and task forces and may provide consultation as a change management expert or for an executive point of view
Establish strong relationships, building trust, open and confidential communication, collaboration, and insight
Develop a pipeline of qualified applicants that can be immediately contacted when an opening occurs
Develop hiring metrics to improve and build the recruitment process

Lead Recruiter Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead Recruiter

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Education for Lead Recruiter

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Employers hiring for the lead recruiter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Human Resources, Education, Business, Communication, Technical, Business/Administration, Acquisition, Management, Graduate, Performance

Skills for Lead Recruiter

Desired skills for lead recruiter include:

Account Management and Consultancy
Client and candidate markets
Client’s business areas
Recruitment best practice
Full recruitment lifecycle and various attraction and selection techniques
Their deliverables and needs
Deliverables and needs
Proper grammar
Spelling and rules of composition

Desired experience for lead recruiter includes:

Partner effectively with recruiting team peers and cross-functional partners (compensation, HR, systems and operations teams)
Own recruitment metrics and produce reporting on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
Meet with department heads monthly to discuss open headcount and staffing strategy
Work with finance to manage the yearly hiring plan from a budget perspective
Refine the recruitment and interview processed based on findings from a UX research project, interviews, and surveys
Collaborate with recruiters to ensure each role has a job scorecard and thorough interview plan

Lead Recruiter Examples


Lead Recruiter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a lead recruiter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead recruiter
  • Delivering Strategic Recruiting support with strong ability to assess talent, prepare candidate for interviews, and close candidates and handle complex negotiations
  • Collaborating with a team of sourcers and recruiting coordinators focusing in the areas of candidate talent search and placement, process improvement, strategy development
  • Understands the talent market through pro-active research
  • Collaborate with the team to deeply understand hiring needs
  • Work with the team to develop unique full cycle hiring strategies and interview criteria/questions for each role
  • Source qualified candidates, review resumes, and prescreen candidates while moving the interview process forward (includes phone screening and face-to-face interviews, administering technical skills tests, contacting professional references, working with our Security team to screen candidate clearance levels)
  • Review and analyze resumes
  • Lead other junior recruiters as Recruiting team grows
  • Travel may be required for this position, estimated at 25%
  • Demonstrate good knowledge in a variety of technology concepts, practices, and procedures
Qualifications for lead recruiter
  • Able to attract and close offers for key talent, in talent limited and competitive markets
  • Networking - Participates in local conferences, think tanks, and recruitment associations in order to build a diverse network significant
  • Cultural Awareness - Possesses cultural insight and has the ability to work within multiple cultures
  • Ability to qualify a candidate and understand what each candidate brings to the table, connecting that candidate with the right opportunity
  • Must thrive and prioritize in a constantly changing environment
  • Utilizes recruiting system to open and post new requisitions, qualify candidates, schedule interviews, generate offers, and move candidates through the entire recruiting process

Lead Recruiter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lead recruiter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead recruiter
  • Competitive pay, amazing benefits, matching 401K, bonus program, and 4 weeks paid vacation to start!
  • Responsible for recruitment, screening, and selection of candidates in support of large government contracts
  • Engage and influence hiring managers and candidates and build relationships
  • Plan and organize University Program events
  • Problem solve and pro-actively address potential issues
  • Utilize applicant tracking system and other technologies for optimum efficiency
  • Interview and pre-close candidates
  • Manage projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Be the “go to” resource for University Program Talent Acquisition at IDS
  • Add value by pursuing opportunities to refine and improve process, identifying potential trends/issues pushing back on partners as appropriate
Qualifications for lead recruiter
  • Must have a working knowledge of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) rules and regulations, , firm understanding of current Compliance Laws in regards to recruiting
  • High volume, full desk/end to end recruiting experience
  • Must have 10- 12 years of recruiting experience in technology space
  • Experience with Taleo ATS is a plus
  • Must be sensitive to and proactive about ensuring a positive candidate experience regardless of the eventual outcome
  • Must be able to partner with hiring managers, HR, and the rest of the team effectively

Lead Recruiter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead recruiter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead recruiter
  • Consult Hiring Managers as they build partnerships with universities
  • Manage a high volume of requisitions in multiple locations (on-site and virtual)
  • Lead the preparation for our summer intern program to create a best in class experience for students, including day 1 orientation, events through the summer, communication with hiring managers and creation of returning offers before the close of the summer program
  • Bring creative ideas of how to enhance our internship program
  • Work closely with hiring managers throughout the recruiting process, and promote effective and efficient hiring practices using consultative skills to influence all levels of internal stakeholders
  • Create and implement recruiting best practices, ensuring exceptional customer service
  • Source active candidates from on-line databases, contact lists, internal databases
  • Improve relationships with the hiring community and network effectively to pipeline leading talent for the business
  • Provide consultative advice to hiring management community
  • Lead a timely and consultative recruitment service
Qualifications for lead recruiter
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a technical recruiting capacity, with experience in both a staffing agency environment, with Federal recruiting in the Intelligence Community and Defense arenas
  • The position will require occasional travel to our Falls Church, VA office, other office locations in the US (<10%)
  • Experience and comfort working within an changing and growing environment--organizational/leadership changes, M&A familiarity
  • Work closely with Managing Directors to develop a tailored sourcing strategy for each practice, which will vary
  • Support execution of outreach and candidate screening
  • Maintain state job board postings

Lead Recruiter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead recruiter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead recruiter
  • Utilize relevant sources for attraction such as job boards, job events, database, talent pooling, social media, headhunting and networking
  • Work closely with wider IT team and the divisionally aligned DSS team
  • Hit revenue target and all KPI’s / SLA’s
  • Collaborate with team and HR colleagues and leadership to implement a clearly defined talent acquisition strategy for each client through understanding the client’s business, financial goals and strategic initiatives
  • Plan and implement cost-effective, efficient recruiting strategies that identify and deliver top talent and minimize time-to-fill
  • Influence hiring managers by developing and clearly communicating recommendations based on knowledge of the markets, candidates and talent strategies
  • Lead and coach your colleagues, keeping staff motivated and working to develop them into future recruitment leaders
  • Attract and build a portfolio of candidates who you’ll support and nurture through their individual recruitment journeys
  • Lead and attend attraction events to raise the awareness of the variety of roles available
  • Assess, interpret and report data, applying your findings to your ongoing recruitment strategy
Qualifications for lead recruiter
  • Monitor comments on Glassdoor, Vault etc
  • Manage our presence in BEST and manage candidate flow through ATS
  • Work closely with Associate and Managing Directors to outline an interview process by role
  • Coordinate and orchestrate interview days
  • Coordinate and orchestrate interviewer training sessions
  • Schedule high priority candidates for interviews when necessary

Lead Recruiter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of lead recruiter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead recruiter
  • Collaborate with Account Managers, SVPs, Business Leaders, Resource Managers and EPAM’s business units for quickly understanding the needs of the organization and the profile of the ideal candidate
  • Be a leader in driving a successful, logical recruitment process across EPAM
  • Create and promote messaging that will attract the caliber of candidate that EPAM desires
  • Drive the recruitment process end-to-end for specific internal initiatives (Leadership Hiring and Production)
  • Own full life cycle recruitment including salary research, candidate prep offers, and closing of candidates
  • Be a constant contributor for the areas of improvement in the recruiting process
  • Build an EPAM employment brand and assist with existing recruitment marketing initiatives
  • Be a social voice of EPAM recruitment not only online but through events and other opportunities
  • Mentor and lead other recruiters within EPAM
  • Assist in building the local EPAM brand and create channels that will bring quality, active applicants to our pool
Qualifications for lead recruiter
  • Ensure candidate information is tracked for EEO compliance through our recruiting systems
  • Manage any scheduling of candidates in process
  • Post-interviews, follow-up on candidates
  • 3-5 years of recruiting/HR experience, preferably in a professional services firm
  • Familiarity with federal and state employment and labor laws
  • At least 3 years experience recruitment best practices as recruiter

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