Director of Talent Acquisition - Commercial, Medical Affairs & Government Affairs

United States of America, California, South San Francisco

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Reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition for Genentech, the Director of Talent Acquisition for Commercial, Medical Affairs, and Government Affairs (CMG) will lead the development and delivery of the recruitment strategies for the overall commercial organization for Genentech.  S/he will directly manage a diverse team of Talent Partners who are responsible for meeting the short and long-term recruitment needs of the organization. The Director of CMG Talent Acquisition will also serve as a member of the Talent Acquisition Leadership Team, the leadership body responsible for developing the overall staffing strategy for the region as well as leading the Genentech TA function.

As the leader of the function, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide strategic leadership for CMG recruitment initiatives

  • Develop and drive flexible, multi-faceted hiring strategies that leverage internal and external talent channels

  • Lead, engage and inspire an experienced, high-performing, geographically dispersed team of seasoned recruiting professionals

  • Provide in-depth forecasting of future requisition projections and recruitment capacity needs 

  • Demonstrate strong enterprise mindset and desire to collaborate with colleagues across Genentech

  • Build and maintain cross-functional relationships throughout the local HR community

  • Identify opportunities for greater efficiency and adjust programs and processes accordingly 

  • Approach barriers from problem-solving standpoint with the goal of creating win-win outcomes 

  • Lead courageously and make strong and informed decisions

  • Demonstrate self-awareness and willingness to grow and develop

  • Foster an environment of inclusion and collaboration


  • Minimum of 10-12 years of Staffing and/or HR experience and 3-5 years of management experience, preferably within drug discovery, biotech or technology setting

  • Experience leading team within large, complex organization during periods of significant change 

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of various staffing/workforce planning models and proven record of implementation

  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective recruiting strategies that maximize diverse talent channels

  • A forward thinking and proactive leader with collaborative focus who can effectively partner with colleagues across global organization

  • Exceptional people management and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions that have broad impact

  • Strong customer service skills and consultative approach when dealing with internal and external clients

  • Excellent organization and project management skills

  • Superior communication (written, verbal and presentation) and influencing skills


  • B.S. degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree is preferred, but not required.