ConocoPhillips Talent Sourcing Specialist in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Talent Sourcing Specialist


Job Number: 00RFL

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


ConocoPhillips is seeking a Talent Sourcing Specialist in Bartlesville, Oklahoma or Houston, Texas to work as part of our US Talent Acquisition team, reporting to the Supervisor, Talent Acquisition. As a Talent Sourcing Specialist, you will serve as an in-house expert, responsible for sourcing, attracting, and recruiting diverse talent, with a specific focus on hard to fill roles.

The Talent Sourcing Specialist utilizes various recruiting tools, techniques, technology and networks to provide guidance on the employment market, industry trend impact on sourcing strategy, and competitive intelligence.

We operate as a cohesive team to deliver full life-cycle recruiting to our clients.

Our team is often the first point of contact for potential employees, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to ethical recruiting practices. If you thrive in a fast-paced, high caliber, dynamic team environment, have a complete focus on quality recruiting, and apply the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT values to everything you do, we’d like to get to know you.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Candidate/Client Relationship Management

  • Acting as a recruiting subject matter expert and strategic thinking partner by providing recommendations based on labor market intelligence and company priorities

  • Utilizing effective communication and follow-through in line with our Candidate Care Charter, and establishing and maintaining effective relationships while selling company image and opportunities

  • Adhering to, and accountability for, our Recruiting Service Level Agreement

  • Providing resume evaluations, phone screens, expertise in interviewing methodology and high-touch customer-focused processes to enable consistent quality of hire and candidate experience

  • Bringing successful negotiation practices to meet appropriate offer acceptance rates

  • Demonstrating clear understanding of, and compliant practices for, governmental regulations, professional standards and practices related to EEO/AA and OFCCP compliance

  • Labor Market Intelligence and Research

  • Advising peers and internal clients on data-driven market labor recommendations to support the development of comprehensive sourcing plans

  • Educating internal clients on labor market trends and using competitive analysis to understand hiring needs to develop best in class recruiting practices

  • Utilizing a deep understanding of strategic business priorities and how the organization makes money to identify how changes in business strategy impact talent acquisition needs and approaches

  • Sourcing

  • Developing sourcing strategies for niche groups including diversity, engineering, geosciences

  • Supporting peers with as needed sourcing for difficult to fill roles and pipeline development

  • Advising on the implementation of functional sourcing matrixes

  • Developing pipelines to meet the staffing needs of the business through innovative practices and outreach

  • Utilizing technology and advising on techniques to support strategic sourcing initiatives

  • Continuously improving the sourcing process to maximize efficiencies



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business or other related discipline

  • 5 years of experience in technical recruiting (IT, Engineering, Geoscience)

  • 3 years of experience developing labor market insights to drive sourcing strategies


  • 5 years of experience sourcing candidates for the energy industry

  • AIRS Certification (CIR, ACIR, CSSR, CDR, etc.)

  • Experience supporting military or diversity recruitment programs

  • Experience with Applicant Tracking and Candidate Relationship Management systems

  • Experience with staffing of professional business functions (e.g. corporate procurement, legal, HR, finance, information technology, etc.) or Technical Functions (Engineering, Chemists, Geosciences)

  • Sets aggressive targets and meets them, balancing both business and customer needs

  • Knowledge and prior experience with Human Resource policies & practices strongly preferred

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information with tact and discretion

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of September 28, 2018 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Human Resources

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: RECRUITING

Title: Talent Sourcing Specialist