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Jan 21, 2020

Sumeet Ikhankar

  • Global Recruiting and Business Development
  • India
Telecommute Applicant Tracking Systems Recruiting Recruitment Marketing Sourcing Talent Acquisition

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

  • A dynamic, innovative, results-driven executive with over 8 years' experience in Recruitment across several industry domains including IT, Finance, Manufacturing/Engineering, Professional Services, etc..
  • Solid ability to build and maintain strong relationships, develop and manage employees, achieve and exceed business results and create innovative new processes in fast-paced environments globally.
  • Responsible for strategy and execution in Talent Acquisition, Training, and Development, Sourcing, and Sales operations.
  • Managed a team of 23 (2 Recruiting Manager, HR technologist, Analyst, 15 recruiters and sourcers, 4 Sales Executives)
  • Creation and implementation of new SOPs for recruiting, including OKRs, metrics, and analysis in test & learn agile environment.
  • Experienced professional with a proven track record in screening, interviewing, and pre-qualifying professionals the best and brightest executives in executive-level positions across multiple industries including Consumer Marketing, Sales, Management, Finance, Retail, Health care, Medical Device and Technology for  Big 4 & Fortune 500 companies
  • Source a multitude of candidates for consulting / permanent positions. Positions include Consultants, Sr Consultants, Managers, Sr Managers, Managing Directors, etc. Hiring methodologies include phone interviews, reference checks and administration of technical tests.
  • Negotiating and extending offers for employment to all suitable candidates who have made it through the screening and interviewing process thus complete the entire full life cycle recruiting process.
  • My passion is to place the right people with the right company.

Work Experience

Head of Operations
May 2016 - Mar 2019 iPlaceUSA

• Subject matter expert responsible for managing and implementing the recruitment process for high volume and fast paced hiring needs.
• Collaborated, influenced and consulted with senior management including C level executives on a daily basis about hiring decisions and strategies.
• Advised internal clients including hiring managers, HR business partners, legal, compliance and compensation about hiring decisions.
• Developed and managed a high performing recruiting filling fulltime and consultant positions across several industry domain including verticals from analyst to C level executives positions utilizing direct sourcing, employee referrals, job boards and search firms/Vendors.
• Developed and strategically managed full lifecycle hiring including manager consultation, sourcing candidates, assessing resumes, interviewing, negotiating, hiring, and onboarding all new employees.
• Regularly provided detailed recruiting scorecards to key stakeholders to continually improve recruiting processes.
• Designed leadership training for structured technical interviews and assessments in accordance with brand interviewing and selection strategies.
• Developed and executed an on-campus recruiting initiative and training program to hire interns and analysts to help bring junior talent into the organization.

Business Development
• Highly skilled in mergers and acquisitions, searching for new business avenues, leveraging core competencies, compensation planning, and benefits administration.
• Serve as the principal point of contact for getting new business ventures, client onboarding, placing the right candidate with the right company, managing sourcing and recruiting teams, and heading performance improvement initiatives.
• Area of sales included RPO services for Staffing and Corporate companies in the US.
• Headed sales programs to acquire Corporate Hiring contracts, MSP/VMS accounts and Direct Hiring.
• Areas of search expertise includes VMS and Success-based full time\permanent recruiting.
• Worked on some really challenging VMS accounts and successfully turned them into revenue generating accounts.
• Implemented Agile CRM with complete automation on Email Campaigns and Marketing activities
• Trained and managed a team of 3 Business Development Executives.
• Created sales plans and strategies that resulted into new business's each with revenue of upto $1M annually.

Advanced knowledge of the following software and tools: Job Boards like Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, JobServe, Net-Temps, Sologig, TechFetch, Indeed, Ladders, Behance, Krop, ZipRecruiter, iHire, Medzilla, CV Library, ATS's like Bullhorn, CATS, PCRecruiter, Target Recruit, UltraStaff, Sendouts, MaxHire, Jobvite, erecruit, JobDiva, Avature, Lever, iCIMS, Toleo, Resume Aggregator's like infoGIST, DaXtra, TalentBin, and Entelo.

Recruiting Team Lead
Apr 2011 - Jul 2015 iPlaceUSA

• A results oriented self-starter, versed in management, recruitment, sourcing and selection methodology, sales, data research and competitive analysis.
• Managed a team of 8 Recruiters with 3 Fortune 500 Clients including Nike, Kimberly Clark and eBay.
• Managed fast paced and high volume hiring needs of 20 to 40 jobs per week.
• Experience Full Life Cycle recruiting professional with in depth knowledge of recruiting and sourcing strategies, contracting methods: W2, 1099 and Corp to Corp etc, Visa status and ATS(Application Tracking System)
• Successfully recruited and placed a wide spectrum of candidates in the technology, financial, and engineering industries
• Strong communication skills, motivated to succeed in a team-oriented environment with a proven track record of success.

Delivery Head
Aug 2015 - May 2016 ApTask, Pune India

• Built the entire Pune Branch Office from ground up.
• Hired, trained and managed a team of 15 recruiters.
• Managed two major Clients like Zebra Technologies and Wipro including some VMS accounts like Akamai, TCS etc.
• Generated highest revenue from direct accounts with closure ration of 90%.
• Highly involved in office administration, IT procurement, shared services etc.

HRCC Representative
Apr 2010 - Aug 2011 Foreclosure Department

(Foreclosure Department)
• Provided Obama Care HAMP modification on mortgages in the USA


Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management - Human Resources Management and Services
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017 Symbiosis International University
Bachelors in Computer Science - Computer Science
- Jan 2013 CJM University
Diploma in Computer - technology
- Jan 2009 North Maharashtra University

Hire Me For

Recruiting, Sourcing, RPO Services Business Development