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LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0002082 Date posted 08/29/2019

Job Description Summary

The Recruiter works closely with hiring managers and the Human Resources Team to hire talented people while delivering an exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, the Recruiter is responsible for full-service recruitment for non-scientific roles at STEMCELL and enjoys the challenge of finding qualified talent and working in a collaborative and fast paced environment.

As Canada’s largest biotech and one of Vancouver’s largest technology companies, this role provides an opportunity for the incumbent to work alongside a talented team of recruiters committed to strengthening our employer brand. The Recruiter operates as a talent advisor to the business, bringing knowledge and understanding of external markets and sourcing strategies.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the recruitment of non-scientific talent to STEMCELL. Provides high quality full cycle recruitment including sourcing, screening, behavioural based interview support, reference and background checks and delivery of offers of employment.

  • Develops and implements robust recruitment strategies to support STEMCELL’s growth objectives. Using data to inform and drive sourcing strategies.

  • Leverages technology to drive operational excellence through the optimization of Workday and TalentBrew tools.

  • Develops and  maintains strong, trusting working relationships with HR leaders, HR Business Partners, HR Operations and key business stakeholders that contribute to a strong hiring manager and candidate experience. 

  • Operates as a talent advisor, bringing an understanding of the external talent market that shapes job design and recruitment strategy.

  • Represents STEMCELL in our candidate communities, acting as an ambassador for the organization and attracting new talent.

  • Manages candidate communication to ensure a positive and consistent candidate experience.

  • Builds hiring manager capacity through ongoing coaching and training.  

  • Alongside Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition helps to foster a high performance team culture through regular communication rhythms (weekly 1:1’s, team meetings and huddles) and commitment to team goals.


  • Minimum 5 years recruitment experience in a high volume, fast paced environment. 

  • Experience working with an applicant tracking and recruitment marketing systems. Experience with Workday Recruiting or other Tier 1 cloud based systems (Oracle, SuccessFactors) is considered an asset.

  • Demonstrated success in recruitment and supporting the full recruiting life cycle.

  • Experience of working closely with hiring managers on a wide range of roles.  

  • Ability to understand key skills in order to appreciate the requirements of each role, aiding good communication with both hiring managers and applicants alike.

  • Experience using social media for recruitment purposes.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Service oriented, responsive, self-motivated and proactive with excellent organizational skills.

  • Team player who can foster a culture of strong team performance.

  • Strong coaching skills. 

  • Detail oriented and committed to quality.

  • Passion and interest in building pipelines and recruitment brand.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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