Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager will partner with business leaders to deeply understand and advise on current and future state of talent needs. This position will oversee all areas of talent acquisition and works closely with Business Unit leaders and other member of the HR Department to understand business strategies and objectives and to design and implement a talent acquisition plan to support the achievement of business goals. The incumbent is expected to define, design, and execute the Arcellx employer brand, internal communications, and social media strategies.

ABOUT ARCELLX:  Arcellx ( is a venture-backed, early-stage biotech company focused on the development of novel cell-based cancer therapies. The company is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and has assembled a team of biotechnology professionals with expertise in biologics discovery, characterization, and development. Lead products will incorporate proprietary technologies that enhance tumor-specific killing by genetically engineered human immune cells.


The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Successfully identify, recruit, and hire candidates across technical and business functions at all levels.
  • Creatively develops and effectively executes new and progressive recruiting strategies, stays current on hiring trends and practices.
  • Ability to influence and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to influence the success of developed initiatives.
  • Leverages sourcing expertise and biotech industry knowledge/understanding to recommend best practices for active and passive candidate sourcing.
  • Ensures that active candidate pipelines are maintained for hard-to-fill and critical positions. Develops and maintains appropriate recruiting metrics for hiring, such as cost per hire, time to fill, quality of hire, etc.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of current state and federal employment law and recruiting best practices; appropriately interprets and applies employment law and company policy.
  • Participates and drives Employer Branding such as: Social media strategies , career fairs, career web site and other initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience, 10 years of related recruiting experience, and a minimum of 3 years of biotech/ R&D recruiting experience.
  • Proven experience leading and developing a talent acquisition strategy in a fast paced, high growth environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of end to end Talent Acquisition processes across experienced, executive and student hiring (from planning, attraction, selection to offer and onboarding)
  • Ability to influence and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to influence the success of developed initiatives.
  • Mastery in strategic skills such as the ability to influence, negotiate, and drive engagement of recruitment concepts and service development.
  • Knowledge of employment branding strategies and candidate management techniques
  • Savvy in usage of social media to attract passive candidates and build pipeline
  • Strong business acumen, including experience managing cost, forecasting, managing a budget, invoicing and use of metrics to drive change and decision making to maximize TA delivery.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring communication with a broad and diverse audience.


  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills for a wide variety of audiences, including senior leaders.
  • Courage to lead and make tough decisions/strong influencing skills.
  • Maintaining a disciplined approach, ensuring a relentless focus on quality, compliance and operational excellence.
  • Excellent contingency planning and time management skills and demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Possess strong problem solving and analytical skills and be an independent and creative thinker.
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly matrixed work environment.

Without exception, applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered for these positions and must have experience in one of the fields listed above.

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