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Lead Recruiter

Chef Robotics

Chef Robotics

People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Chef Robotics is on a mission to accelerate the advent of intelligent machines in the physical world. As the rise of LLMs like ChatGPT has shown, AI has the potential to drive immense change. However, we believe AI’s biggest impact will be in the physical world, given industries like manufacturing, food, and transportation represent 90% of global GDP. We're starting with food, with a goal to put an intelligent robot in every commercial kitchen in the world. We have signed multiple multi-year contracts with various large food companies and we are growing fast. We're backed by investors like Kleiner Perkins, Construct, Bloomberg BETA and Promus Ventures. We have a great team, where you will be surrounded by talented engineers and tech leaders from companies like Cruise, Zoox, Google, Verb Surgical, Tesla, Nuro, Vicarious, Amazon Robotics, Strateos, Built Robotics, Facebook, Plenty, Yelp, and Microsoft.
The Job
Success in the job requires a mentality of constantly pursuing the highly skilled and highly coveted, passive engineering talent without over reliance on databases, external platforms, or job boards. Chef is an AI enabled robotics company, recruiting in this field is challenging and a strong network is needed.
As recruiting leader, the role has full responsibility for the process, start to finish, including: recruitment marketing (ex: LinkedIn, Twitter), outbound campaigns (ex: Teamable), working connections and tools to find and engage candidates that are not looking, applicant management (we use Lever) and with the hiring managers help writing great job descriptions, written challenges and evaluation questions for interviewers, creating winning offer letters and finally building and executing comprehensive onboarding. Key objectives of the job include:
• Refine and grow our recruiting processes to deliver high caliber hires, through a combination of internal work, recruiting firms and consultants without breaking the budget with recruiting fees.
• Manage the full cycle recruiting processes to ensure a smooth and positive candidate experience.
• Own top-of-funnel strategy, drive searches, and run point on offers and closing candidates.
• Work and lead Lever ATS
• Partner with engineering leaders across our Robotics team on talent strategy, contributing your expertise on the engineering market, planning interview best practices, and building an effective recruiting process to ensure we obtain and attract world-class diverse talent
• Use analytics and data to drive change and influence hiring decisions
• Be diligent in holding to our high hiring bar and in seeking out the right fit for both Chef and job seekers we interview from a skillset and cultural perspective
• Partner with the recruiting and sourcing team to build active pipeline, implement, and adopt new and existing programs, tools, workflows to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our processes
• Build the people and recruiting strategy, Work with executives and leadership to understand strategic and operational objectives and develop organizational models and hiring plans to support goals.
Search is a skill you have mastered on LinkedIn and other social and recruiting sites. You should have a strong network in robotics / AI / mechatronics in the bay area. You are a hunter, skilled at creatively sourcing and interesting highly coveted, passive engineering talent without relying on databases, external platforms, or job boards.You are the guardian and champion of candidate experience.
Our roles are diverse. You should be ready, and motivated to learn the product, engineering roles well enough to understand the characteristics of the candidate we are seeking. Recruiting requires the skills of a sales professional, you should know how to speak to a reluctant candidate to get them excited about the company and role. Recruiting begins with visibility; you know how to drive strategy and execution of our recruitment marketing and employer brand efforts.
Chef is a dynamic, fast moving, small company. You should have lived the startup company experience and are built to thrive in it. You should be able to understand business priorities and translate them into an HR agenda that supports the business. You should have a track record of success and the following characteristics and skills:
• You have a strong network in robotics / AI / mechatronics in the bay area
• You are a hunter, skilled at creatively sourcing and interesting highly coveted, passive engineering talent without relying on databases, external platforms, or job boards
• You are discerning and thrive in environments with a stratospheric hiring bar from both a functional/skillset and culture perspective
• You are an engaging people person with strong communication skills and the nature ability to quickly build rapport and trust
• You are a hustler. You are self-motivated and adept at prioritizing and driving multiple concurrent searches simultaneously
• You are intellectually curious with the ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly and converse credibly with engineering experts
• You have integrity and a strong work ethic
• You have a passion for hard-tech and ideally an interest in robotics
• Proven track record of hiring incredible talent across a myriad of talents, teams and functions, and consistently optimizing time-to-hire.
• Comfortable and able to thrive in a dynamic, fluid and fast-paced environment.
NOTE: This is 100% (5 days a week) in the office in SF
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizen status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, age, pregnancy status, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status.
Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Chef values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!