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Talent Acquisition Leader | Expert Technical Sourcer | Best In Class Full-Cycle Technical Recruiter | Douglas Smiley
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Douglas Smiley

Talent Acquisition Leader

Profile:

  • Proven leader with the ability to motivate others and drive results
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the recruiting life cycle; from needs assessment to sourcing, interviewing, and closing offers with complicated candidate factors
  • Passionate about technology which enhances proficiency and credibility while sourcing for niche, extremely complex technical positions
  • Strong business acumen, with a solid understanding of bottom line contribution and recruiting effectiveness
  • Resourceful and consultative process facilitator and problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven professional with high levels of enthusiasm and creativity, which enables a strong ability to mentor and motivate other team members

Professional Experience:

4/2016 to Present Fresenius Medical Care North America Waltham, MA

Senior Manager Talent Acquisition

Drive talent acquisition strategy for all corporate functions as well as the Renal Therapies Group business unit across North America. Partner closely with business unit leaders and HR Business Partners to ensure Talent Acquisition strategies align with business goals.

  • Upgraded the Corporate Talent Acquisition team using effective leadership and management strategies resulting in complete turn-around of internal client satisfaction.
  • Reduced external agency usage from 20% to less than 8% (an estimated $500k in savings)
  • Improved offer production and other processes resulting in a 48hr average time to offer across all corporate functions.
  • Implemented RPO solution for multiple large-scale hiring initiatives improving overall quality of service delivery
  • Manage Corporate Talent Acquisition team; 2 Managers, 7 Recruiters, and 3 Coordinators.
6/2011 to 4/2016 Dassault Systèmes Waltham, MA

Talent Acquisition Senior Manager - Americas

Set and drove talent acquisition strategy for all business units and entities in the Americas. Designed and implemented talent acquisition policies and processes that align to the business priorities and goals, while maintaining the ability to execute effectively and remain compliant. Worked with local and global executive leadership on all talent acquisition initiatives, programs, and goals related to the Americas.

  • Led PeopleSoft applicant tracking system implementation for the Americas
  • Directed employer branding strategies in the Americas
  • Developed University Relations recruiting efforts in the Americas
  • Designed and implemented large scale hiring plans across multiple business units
  • Managed Americas Talent Acquisition team; 12 Recruiters, 1 Coordinator.
12/2010 to 6/2011 MathWorks, Inc. Natick, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

Full-cycle recruitment of software engineering talent for MATLAB product area.

7/2010 to 10/2010 EMC Hopkinton, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

Responsible for sourcing of technical talent for EMC's Global Services practice.

2/2010 to 6/2010 Google Cambridge, MA

Engineering Recruiter

Responsible for the identification and acquisition of software engineering talent for Google.

6/2007 to 11/2009 MathWorks, Inc. Natick, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

As a senior member of the recruiting team, owned full-cycle recruiting of software engineering talent for the MATLAB product area. Additionally, responsible for strategic project management, development of global recruiting best practices, and team leadership, coaching and mentorship.

4/2005 to 6/2007 Recruiting Consultant

Principal

Designed and executed specialized hiring, selection, and retention plans. Provided management coaching on talent acquisition concepts and strategies including competency model development, sourcing and selection, compensation, and performance evaluation.

9/2002 to 4/2005 Infinity Data Corporation Easton, MA

Recruiting Manager

Developed and implemented talent acquisition processes across all business areas. Built and managed a team of full-time recruiters and administrative support staff. Successfully implemented a web based Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Earlier Career Experience:

1997 to 2002 Talent Acquisition Professional Eastern, MA

Individual contributor and management roles for several staffing firms including Hollister Associates, Progressive Solutions, Allegis Group (formerly Aerotek), and Robert Half International

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  • 1994-1997
  • Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 1993-1994

Professional Training

  • Reader-Centered Business Writing™, by Better Communications® 
  • That's Not What I Said: The Art of Listening
  • The Leadership Challenge® Workshop 
  • Difficult Conversations; Effective Communication Skills, by Insight Partners 
  • Effective Interviewing!®, by Interview EDGE™ 
  • Evolution of MATLAB, presented by Cleve Moler
  • Managing Workflow, Projects & Priorities, Getting Things Done® (GTD®), by David Allen Company