The Recruiter is responsible for ensuring that Plug Power has the talent needed to deliver on business objectives.The Recruiter utilizes innovative sourcing techniques and develops relationships through networking to build a strong pipeline of talent for our manufacturing group. Responsible for sourcing, identifying, and qualifying talent to fill key roles within the organization, they understand and employ methods to effectively communicate the Plug Power employment brand. This position is key to creating a positive candidate experience from application through on-boarding. The ideal candidate for this role is someone thoroughly familiar with recruiting best practices and the tools and technology available to create strong talent pipelines and relationships; and possesses an unyielding commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging. This individual must have outstanding interpersonal communication skills, judgment, and be self-motivated in order to handle multiple competing priorities at once. The ideal recruiter will be ready and willing to adapt to change within a fast-paced, growing organization. Willing to consider remote candidates anywhere in the USA.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
Build relationships to further the acquisition of talent within Plug Power; from candidate, to hiring managers and external partners.
Utilize innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to identify and attract the right talent, for the right position, as the right time.
Build applicant sources by researching and contacting colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media / internet sites etc.; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; maintaining the rapport and connection. Partner with external recruiters where appropriate.
Take a lead role in the development of job descriptions and candidate ads to attract the competencies and skill sets needed for organizational success now and in the future.
Review resumes ascertaining potential candidate match to targeted position and organizational requirements.
Determines applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants; analyzing responses; verifying references; comparing qualifications to job requirements.
Conduct effective candidate phone/video screening and recommend candidates for panel interviews.
Drive the interview process through leadership/facilitation of interview team selection & preparation.
Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate interviews as well as debrief selection meetings as appropriate.
Build relationships with managers and develop effective recruitment strategies by understanding their needs and expectations.
Provide timely feedback to all internal and external constituents.
Coordinate communications and logistics between business function and Talent Acquisition to ensure a positive candidate and client experience.
Monitor open position status and progress, suggesting alternative sourcing techniques when necessary.
Leverage technology to manage the entirety of the process from pipeline building, to communication and reporting of metrics.
Identify and participate in appropriate job fairs and campus recruitment opportunities.
Remain current on all related employment law.
Represent Plug Power in a professional manner at all times and in all interactions.
Approach all work activities with a customer service focus being mindful of HR as a service department in support of the organization
Perform all other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Associates degree or relevant experience
5 - 7 years Recruitment and sourcing experience required; technical recruiting experience highly preferred
Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Must have excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders at all levels
Strong technical capabilities including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LinkedIn Recruiter and other online search & candidate sourcing techniques
Experience with HRIS or Applicant Tracking systems; Workday experience a plus
Uncompromising dedication to quality
Excellent follow-through and a high sense of urgency
Must be driven and self-motivated with a positive and professional approach
Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.