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Senior Recruiting Specialist

In a nutshell:

IDEO Shanghai is in search of a Senior Recruiting Specialist to be part of our dynamic and creative Talent team. You will be responsible for day-to-day full-life cycle recruiting activities from sourcing to candidate management, to interviewing, and offer negotiation.

The ideal candidate has a high level of discretion, is a creative problem solver, and eager to learn and grow in the Talent space. This person will represent IDEO in a spirited and professional manner, both internally and externally. Flexibility, curiosity, and multitasking are key, given the dynamic nature of the role and the studio.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

The Senior Recruiting Specialist will make the biggest impact by being a steward of our culture and cultivating a world class candidate experience. In this role, you have the ability to shape the experience of IDEO’s talent brand through your guidance and coaching.

IDEO is filled with individuals that love what they do and are committed to helping others be successful. Our Talent processes and approach are not one-size-fits-all. Finding the right people to add to our community (and helping them succeed in their career) is a creative, human-centered challenge.  

Once here you will:

  • Proactively connect with candidates in a way that builds relationships, trust, and credibility
  • Partner with IDEO content leaders and hiring managers to execute on the Shanghai hiring plan and strategy
  • Drive the recruiting process forward by problem-solving obstacles or challenges that arise, knowing when and how to involve others as necessary
  • Facilitate and drive consensus among multiple stakeholders to bring hiring issues to a successful conclusion
  • Manage full life-cycle recruitment processes including job postings, coordination of resume flow, diligent candidate correspondence, and maintenance of candidate records via our applicant tracking system
  • Support candidates as they become employees by ensuring a successful start at IDEO

Relevant experience:

  • 4+ years of experience in a fast-paced, dynamic recruiting role; preferably focused on hiring in the design and creative space.
  • Good discretion­ – demonstrates sound judgment in dealing with confidential dialogues and information
  • Strong facilitation skills to enable fruitful discussions among colleagues
  • Ability to collaborate with different people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese
  • Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is not afraid to ask questions and has a natural focus on making things happen
  • Works well with a variety of working styles and personalities
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple searches and projects
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It is a place where you can solve complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

Pop quiz, Hot Shot:

You’re applying for a role as a Recruiter, so we must ask… what’s your favorite interview question and why?

Application requirements and instructions:

Please submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.