Principal Talent Partner

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.

The Principal Talent Partner will be an integral part of our Talent Team by delivering the best experience for our candidates and Hiring Managers. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.  The role will be based in South San Francisco and will report directly to Senior Director, Talent.  This position will be a combination of remote and onsite work.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for full lifecycle recruitment of assigned roles
  • Maintain a strong pipeline of qualified candidates and cultivate a network of passive talent
  • Screen candidates for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements and facilitate interview process with hiring teams while ensuring a positive candidate experience
  • Manage both candidate & hiring manager expectations and process end-to-end
  • Set expectations and consult with hiring managers regarding the hiring process and responsibilities
  • Build strong relationships with hiring managers to ensure a smooth recruiting process and consult with them regarding staffing best practices, trends, issues and challenges
  • Optimize the use of technology to streamline and maintain our competitive edge in recruiting
  • Provide data analytics to steer recruitment strategies
  • Propose and implement ongoing improvements to optimize recruitment efforts
  • Partner with People team members to build Talent Acquisition processes and programs, including interview training, social media recruitment strategy, etc.
  • Help manage relationships with third party vendors (if engaged)
  • Other recruiting, projects & HR operational duties as needed
  • Serves as main point of contact for internship program, identifies and foster university relationships
  • Helps to establish relationships with students from underserved communities at universities (building candidate pipeline)
  • Take part in and manage on-going Talent Acquisition projects ranging from university hiring, developing sourcing strategies, branding and technology upgrades
  • Monitor candidate surveys to ensure that we are providing candidates with a positive recruiting experience, and recommend and help to implement process improvements
  • Partner with business leaders and HR to define and establish a long-term strategy that may include: identifying critical jobs, determining talent gaps, assessing internal as well as external availability, and developing long term plans to bridge the gaps. 

  • What Will You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 14+ years of recruiting experience managing the full-life cycle candidate recruitment process (source, network, screen, recruit, market and close top talent) required
  • Proven track record of full lifecycle sourcing and recruiting in the BioPharma, life sciences industry supporting recruitment for two or more of the following functions: Research & Development, Scientific, Tech Ops, Engineering and Clinical functions required
  • Evidence of a network of recruiting capabilities across leadership and IC roles
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver high quality work against tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships within HR and with business leadership
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Strong working knowledge of systems and tools including ATS, and Google Suite required
  • Proven track record of high volume, high quality recruitment across multiple business disciplines
  • Proven experience working in an early-stage start-up environment is preferred

  • What We Will Offer You: 
    ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge. 

    We have a robust mentorship program, and comprehensive development tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as they are our greatest asset. They bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

    ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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