Director, Talent Acquisition

Categories: Human Resources
Crinetics is a pharmaceutical company based in San Diego, California, developing much-needed therapies for people with endocrine diseases and endocrine-related tumors. We were founded by a dedicated team of scientists with the simple belief that better therapies developed from rigorous innovation can lead to better lives. Our work continues to make a real difference in the lives of patients. We have a prolific discovery engine and a robust preclinical and clinical development pipeline. We are driven by science with a patient-centric and team-oriented culture. This is an exciting time to join Crinetics as we shape our organization into the world’s premier fully integrated endocrine company from discovery to patients. Join our team as we transform the lives of others.
Position Summary:
The Director, Talent Acquisition will be strategic and forward thinking with hands-on operational excellence experience. The successful candidate will have proven experience building relationships with business leaders, hiring managers, and the Human Resources team to be successful in this role, along with the ability to prioritize, challenge, and drive a sense of urgency.  They understand the value of strong customer service to both internal and external client groups. They will lead and develop a team of seasoned recruiters to ensure stellar customer experience is provided, upholding Crinetics’ hiring principles, and drive an efficient & effective hiring process.  They will report to the Sr. Director Talent Acquisition and New Employee Experience. The role is based in San Diego and requires the incumbent to be onsite 2-3 times/week.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities: 
These may include but are not limited to
Talent Acquisition Strategy:
  • Be a trusted partner to multiple or several stakeholders to clearly understand organizational, business, departmental, teams and position needs.
  • Crafts and implements a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy aligned with each business functions short-term and long-term goals.
  • Continuously assesses and refines the talent acquisition strategy to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions and organizational needs.
  • Develops various recruiting strategies to include active and passive pipeline development, through: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Employee Referral campaigns, University Relations, and 3rd party agencies. ​
People Management:
  • Provides management and direction to direct reports and builds a highly capable team through the attraction, training, and development of necessary skilled professionals to meet business needs.
  • Drives an aligned and standardized Talent Acquisition process and systems.
  • Owns budget planning and management of all recruitment efforts.  
Process Management:
  • Oversee and optimize the end-to-end recruitment process, from sourcing and candidate assessment to offer negotiation and onboarding.
  • Ensures the implementation of best practices, technology, and tools to streamline and enhance recruitment processes.
  • Creates a continuous improvement mindset and operating cadence to improve processes, as they impact candidates, hiring managers, leaders, and HR team members.
Employer Branding and Marketing:
  • Develops and enhances Crinetics’ brand to attract top talent, including the creation of compelling job advertisements, career pages, and employee value positions.
  • Crafts and executes marketing strategies to promote the organization’s culture and opportunities to potential candidates.
  • Partners with Internal Communications to align in the design and implementation of different internal campaigns to connect with internal employees and future employees.
Data Analytics and Reporting:
  • Utilizes data and analytics to track effective recruiting metrics, assess the effectiveness of recruitment strategies, and make data-driven decisions to improve hiring processes.
  • Regularly reports on key recruitment performance indicators to senior management.
  • Establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of talent acquisition operations and propose ways to improve on our deliverables 
Compliance and Diversity
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant labor laws, regulations, industry standards, and internal policies throughout the recruitment process.
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives within the talent acquisition process.
Recruitment Technology and Tools: 
  • Oversees the selection, implementation, and optimization of recruitment technologies such as applicant tracking systems (ATS), candidate relationship management tools, assessment platforms, and other cutting-edge platforms to drive desired outcomes.
  • Ensures the team is proficient in using these tools to improve recruitment outcomes.
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.
  • 12+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition with a proven track record of implementing effective strategies.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in a supervisory role with strong people manager skills and established experience managing a diverse team, including senior recruiters, sourcers, and coordinators.
  • Must have pharmaceutical company recruiting experience.
  • Start-up or turn-around experience, combined with experience in a mid-size organization with a high-functioning TA department.
  • Experience in organizational design and annual headcount planning.
  • Proven track record of building/enhancing employer brand recognition.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Successful HRIS implementation experience with ATS focus.
  • Proficient in ATS and other relevant HR tools to manage employee data, generate reports, and support HR processes.
  • Strong ability to build and foster relationships leading to trust and credibility across all employee levels.
  • Strong ability to adapt and pivot, work and manage uncertainty and perform under pressure.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting, up to 25 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities. 
Laboratory Activities (if applicable): Biology and chemical laboratory environment experience needed. Environmental health and safety requirements also apply. 
You may be required to travel for up to 10% of your time. 
The Anticipated Base Salary Range: $160,000 to $200,000 
In addition to your base pay, our total rewards program consists of a discretionary annual target bonus, stock options, ESPP, and 401k match. We also provide top-notch health insurance plans for employees (and their families) to include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance, 20 days of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and a winter company shutdown. 
The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience and education. Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process. 
Equal Opportunity Employer: 
Crinetics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
Vaccination requirement: 
Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, Crinetics requires that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated and have received the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.