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SunPower Senior Technical Recruiter in Austin, Texas

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

SUMMARY OF ROLE

SunPower is seeking a talented technical recruiter to be a strong partner to our business leaders. The recruiter is critical to our success as we implement our strategic roadmap and achieve our future growth strategy. Develop and maintain active partnerships with business leaders, HR business partners and candidates to ensure the integrity and scalability of staffing processes and systems.

This position delivers high-quality, professional-level technical candidates and advances the SunPower brand across numerous markets and professional communities, while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the selection process. This role will perform full life-cycle recruiting and maintain excellent relations with hiring managers, candidates, universities and the community at large. A wide degree of creativity, near and long-term recruiting vision, business understanding, and personal organization is required. To be successful, it’s necessary to be both visionary and hands-on in this role. You will build recruiting strategies, help design go-to-market plans for candidate attraction, source/recruit candidates, make offers and much more.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Support and drive the hiring practices to fit SunPower’s culture.

  • Confer with senior leadership to identify personnel needs and search assignments.

  • Provide training to hiring managers to improve hiring results.

  • Identify unique and non-traditional sources for finding candidates. Develop leading-edge methods to attract talent. Understand the predictive impact of applied strategies.

  • Effectively screen and interview technical candidates to meet the hiring needs, negotiate and communicate offers to successful candidates.

  • Manage communication and logistics for interviews. Prepare candidates for interviews by providing detailed information on the company, our business strategy, department background, expectations, etc.

  • Assess, plan and deploy resources for best effectiveness, efficiency and costs. Assess and improve current processes to ensure SunPower attracts and hires the best talent available.

  • Deliver hires to meet staffing goals on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Partner closely with HRBPs and Finance to ensure headcount and hiring activity is current at all times.

  • Apply in-depth understanding of the industry fluctuations to construct business cases for proposed solutions. Develop and maintain a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified technical talent.

  • Create and foster relationships with colleges and diverse professional organizations to attract and recruit professionals, alumni and interns.

  • Act as a mentor or team lead to junior recruiting and staffing professionals as required.

  • Stay informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive in state-of-the-art recruiting practices.

    RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum requirements

  • B.S. in Human Resources, Communications, Marketing, or related discipline required. 8+ years’ full life-cycle recruiting experience, preferably in a high-tech industry.

  • An expert level of knowledge in all full life-cycle recruiting components including, but not limited to sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, legal considerations, job analysis, wage and salary trends, relationship management, and due diligence.

  • Strong experience utilizing online sourcing methods, creating new attraction strategies/methods, innovating communication standards into a proactive recruiting model.

  • Experience using LinkedIn as recruiting tool; understanding of how to implement alerts in order to be prompted with new information.

  • Strong bias for action and an ability to deliver results quickly. Demonstrated personal accountability, integrity, credibility and a role model for others.

  • Strong intellect and business acumen with an analytical bias. Flexible but tenacious. Easily able to understand and align with the business and deal with top executives.

  • Must be able to manage competing demands while maintaining a calm demeanor. Must be conceptual, creative, and innovative, with proven success in turning ideas into successful operations. Must be extremely resilient, adaptable and flexible.

  • Strong project management, writing, and oral communication skills are required, as well as the ability to communicate using a variety of media – MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Slack, LinkedIn, etc.

  • Ability to travel as required to attend university events.

  • Strong initiative and solid judgment.

  • Must be Internet savvy and experienced in mining online databases.

  • Must be able to quickly assimilate technical information and build solutions to the optimal balance of meeting business needs, beating competitors, and operating within financial resource constraints.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation

SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

Diversity at SunPower: Equal Opportunity Employer SunPower Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. SunPower's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

SunPower is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

Accommodation for Applicants SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

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