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Principal Corporate Recruiter

  • United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Principal Corporate Recruiter is responsible for a full cycle recruiting process that attracts the top percentile of talent and for the building out of personnel in functions and departments which need new or additional staff. The position identifies candidates best suited to fill open positions at the company through sourcing, job description marketing, job seeker pipeline development, candidacy evaluation, and interviewing. The Principal Corporate Recruiter is a champion of FMI’s mission and culture and evaluates candidates based upon competencies and alignment with FMI’s values. In close partnership with all HR Teams, the Principal Corporate Recruiter liaises with hiring managers to ensure that the needs of the business are met, negotiates offers, helps maintain internal pay equity, and ensures the mission of the business is achieved strategically by the people whom the position helps to bring onboard.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide professional consultation to hiring teams, develop and execute the recruitment strategy, and keep the business informed on candidate market analysis and hiring trends.

• Perform full cycle recruiting activities including sourcing, phone screens, in-person & virtual interviewing, as well as negotiating and extending offers.

• Source and develop a pipeline of active and passive job seekers through utilizing networking techniques, professional organizations, the internet, and referrals.

• Respond to mail, telephone, electronic, and in-person inquiries, addressing issues independently or complete referrals as appropriate and maintain contact database.

• Effectively handle high-level searches independently, including those at the Senior Director and Director level.

• Informally train and guide less experienced members of the team, while utilizing the team's "Associate Model" or through group training opportunities.

• Partner creatively with hiring managers in order to develop a tailor-made recruitment strategy, attract top talent and meet hiring deadlines.

• Conduct evaluations of candidates and facilitate search update meetings.

• Regularly lead or participate in initiatives to improve TA business practices and results. Present on updates on these efforts at Talent Acquisition meetings.

• Maintain an electronic record of candidacy approval or rejection with documented reasoning as pertinent to the Affirmative Action Plan.

• Prepare candidate offer packages, negotiate and extend job offers and coordinate on-boarding for newly hired employees.

• Partner closely with Executive level management to determine appropriate sourcing, interviewing and evaluation strategy and to prioritize hiring needs.

• Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of staff and company information.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years of experience with full life cycle recruiting; OR,

• 15+ years of experience with full life cycle recruiting

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience working within internal Corporate Talent Acquisition Teams as well as external staffing firms

• Prior experience recruiting within the life sciences industry for scientific roles

• Prior experience recruiting Scientists, Research Associates, Regulatory, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Cancer Genomics professionals

• Proven expertise in using social networking tools to hire top talent, including LinkedIn Recruiter

• Demonstrated ability to evaluate candidates for cultural fit as well as conduct interviews in a manner that creates a “memorable experience” for each potential candidate

• Expertise in “hunting and evaluating” talent

• Ability to work in a team environment with a high sense of urgency

• Excellent prioritization skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels

• Strong sourcing skills with demonstrated success in networking or building pipelines as well as candidate assessment skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to reflect FMI's values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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