At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space and keep America safe. Since 1942, we have developed innovative propulsion systems that maneuver space probes through our solar system, enable satellites for communication, and support our military. Today, Aerojet Rocketdyne is a multi-billion dollar company committed to serving the Armed Forces, NASA and commercial aerospace companies.
We are looking for a Talent Sourcer to join our HR team in our growing Huntsville, AL Defense Headquarters location. The Talent Sourcer is integral to the success of our recruiting efforts. This role manages the all-important first stage of our recruiting process and supports the Talent Acquisition team throughout the recruiting, offer, and onboarding process.
Talent Sourcer responsibilities include using various channels to look for potential candidates, contacting passive candidates, and building talent pipelines for future hiring needs.
Ultimately, you will proactively identify our hiring needs and help us fill our critical openings with well-qualified employees. You will be expected to perform with minimal direction and to utilize a high level of expertise and professional acumen to this role.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
75% - Researches, identifies contacts and qualifies prospective candidates for assigned positions. Establishes, evaluates, and employs a broad range of sourcing techniques to develop pipelines of high quality candidates. Communicates and manages the sourcing process and progress with recruiters and management. Monitors quality of candidates and adequacy of sourcing efforts and adjusts techniques as necessary. Develops talent pipelines for future hiring needs. Develops referrals from current employees and external networks and promotes the Aerojet Rocketdyne employer brand.
15% - Utilizes appropriate tools (ATS - iCIMS, LinkedIn, Resume databases, etc.) to locate potential candidates and to document contact activities.
10% - Participates in activities and initiatives to enhance the Company's talent acquisition program, including staffing forecasting, networking activities, etc. Applies expertise toward recommending process improvement of the overall staffing strategy, focusing on quality, cost effectiveness and timeliness of fulfilling staffing needs.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: May plan, conduct, lead and coordinate projects or major phases of significant project assignments, coordinating the efforts of support staff in the performance of assigned activities.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and six (6) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Proven work experience as a Talent Sourcer or similar role in an agency and/or corporate environment.
Previous experience working wit Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain and business function positions strongly preferred.
Hands-on experience with sourcing techniques (e.g. recruiting on social platforms and crafting Boolean search strings).
Familiarity with HR databases, Applicant Tracking Systems (iCIMS experience preferred) and Candidate Management Systems (CMSs). Experience utilizing LinkedIn and other sourcing platforms.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to positively present our company and open roles to potential candidates.
Effective time-management abilities.
Demonstrated skill in managing customer relationships at the highest organizational levels--ability to reflect professionalism, empathy and solution-oriented approaches.
Demonstrated skill in identifying customer needs and delivering customer service.
Strong process and continuous improvement orientation.
Attention to detail, ability to interpret and follow verbal and written instruction material to perform complex tasks.
Able to prioritize competing demands with strong organizational and communication skills.
Must be able to take on broadly defined assignments in other capacities within the Human Resources organization if needed.
Employees in this position must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.