Harman international Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Richardson, Texas

A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.

Position Summary:

The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist will manage full lifecycle recruiting focused in our corporate functions across all divisions and US locations. This individual will maintain strong relations with business leaders, hiring managers, HR business partners, external contacts and candidates. You will develop and execute a recruiting plan focused on identifying “A Player” Talents, leveraging traditional recruiting strategies while also developing new and creative sourcing ideas. You will build an understanding of business/organizational challenges while driving innovative recruitment solutions that support the growth of HARMAN.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct reports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key recruiter for the Corporate Functions Talent Acquisition team supporting client groups in HR, Sales/Marketing, Finance, Operations, Legal, IT

  • Pro-actively identify qualified candidates through multiple sources, including employee referrals, social networking sites, alumni, internal transfers, networking, etc.

  • Partner with hiring managers and Talent Acquisition Manager to develop and implement plans for sourcing and recruiting strategies, paying particular attention to HARMAN’s Diversity & Inclusiveness initiatives

  • Provide regular updates to hiring managers, HR business partners, Talent Acquisition leaders and other stakeholders as appropriate on pipeline development and progress of candidates

  • Manage candidates through the entire interview and hiring process, from assessing candidate qualifications to negotiating offers and managing pre-employment requirements and onboarding

  • Build long-term relationships with potential candidates and key industry contacts

  • Master the use of recruiting tools and technologies (SuccessFactors, LinkedIn Recruiter, Boolean searches, etc.) to remain at the forefront of talent acquisition

  • Gain a solid understanding of HARMAN’s recruitment tools, processes, protocols, best practices and business

  • Integrate HARMAN’s brand strategy into all recruitment activity

  • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview documentation and data in applicant tracking system (SuccessFactors)

  • Proactively escalate complex recruitment challenges as needed

  • Share competitive market intelligence with hiring managers and recruiting team

  • Recommend and implement improvements to recruitment processes

  • Participate in recruiting projects as needed

  • Embrace new technology, tools and processes that are rolled out to the broader recruiting community

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years full lifecycle recruiting experience; with at least 1 year on the corporate side

  • Strong customer focus and effective use of consultative approach with internal clients

  • Experience managing the recruitment process via an Applicant Tracking System

  • Core knowledge of recruitment/hiring laws and practices

  • Ability to quickly gain in-depth knowledge of HARMAN’s recruitment policies, process and protocols

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recruiting experience within the Automotive and/or Hi-Tech industries

  • Ability and flexibility to recruit across a variety of functional roles

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 5% for recruiting events

  • Willingness to work in an office in Richardson, TX

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


  • Creates clear and concise oral and written communications

  • Develops compelling and inspirational messages to tell the HARMAN talent story

About Us: HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.7 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN! (www.harman.com)

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Location: Richardson, TX, US

Req ID: 93355

Date: Oct 8, 2016

Nearest Major Market: Dallas

Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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