We are out of time. Change must be immediate. We have to help the world find alternative ways to produce all the same things we love. But better. Using less land, less water, less energy, and making less waste. If you think that sounds like a mission, well, you are right. We are solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share our passion to change the world. GALY is an early-stage company developing novel in vitro plant cell culture methods to produce cotton, coffee, and other plant products in a process that is faster and uses fewer resources than if grown in the ground. GALY's environment is built so everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

Role Description:

Our team is seeking an experienced Senior Recruiter with a strong talent background to support the strategic definition of positions needed, roles and responsibilities, job descriptions, posting placement and communication strategy, screening and selection methods, and job offerings. This is an excellent position for those who would like to work in a fast-paced biotech startup. The position will work across two locations (US and Brazil) along with our science and staff teams. This is a full-time position of 40 hours a week reporting to the global Head of HR. The successful candidate will assist in designing and executing the global strategy for Talent. In addition, the candidate will be able to identify areas of optimization all across the existing employee journey. The candidate’s ability to learn quickly, thrive in an unstable start-up environment and make the best out of a constantly evolving company are important to support and help GALY fulfill its mission. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

Here’s What You’ll do:

  • Define the global strategy for Talent to ensure we are attracting and hiring the best talent for both current and future needs
  • Define and roll out global recruitment processes including ATS (applicant tracking system), interview framework
  • Partner with Senior Leaders to define Global Hiring plan
  • Define and roll out hiring tools that ensure we have a effective recruitment function and can deliver optimal candidate experience
  • Own the global P&L for recruitment and ensure we stay within budget
  • Accountable for leading on key strategic hires at C- level
  • Work in collaboration with HR partners to define Talent Planning and Succession strategy and ensure our recruitment plan builds out a healthy pipeline of candidates to ensure business sustainability
  • Collaborate with a HR high performing team
  • Implement reporting on data insights, recruitment success metrics and report  on KPI's to Senior Leadership
  • Train hiring managers to ensure a excellent candidate experience
  • Work with Employer Branding projects to build out GALY’s reputation as a employer of choice and put it top of mind for key profiles of candidates
  • Build out a proactive research-based recruitment model
  • Generate cost efficiencies through effective management of internal resources, building key partnerships with agencies and utilizing best 3rd party resources
  • Roll out a framework for successful onboarding of candidates with HR partners
  • Work alongside passionate researchers who want to change the world!

Required Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Sciences, or a related discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience in a Talent Function
  • Able to understand business need and find the best candidate pipeline for GALY
  • Business oriented: has the business need as the foundation for building out talent strategy
  • Can work autonomously, partnering effectively with Senior Leadership to solve for recruitment needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Optional Education & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or Business-related areas
  • Strategic thinking: able to build holistic recruitment solutions that meet current and anticipated future needs
  • Leadership capability: can inspire the team and support them to perform to the best of their abilities
  • Has subject matter expertise all levels of recruitment and talent planning


  • We are temporally located in Sunderland, MA. Soon we are relocating to Boston, MA.

What We Offer:

  • Fast-paced environment with rapid growth opportunities
  • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Relocation assistance for non-local talent
  • Paid vacation and holidays

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and GALY retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities.

Who we are:

GALY is growing the future. We are an army of dreamers that believe scientists are the artists of a new era. We envision a world where we can still produce sought-after materials without the physical burden we place on the planet and its people, especially those without opportunity. That is why we are revolutionizing the way we produce goods today by building a much more sustainable and distributable form of agriculture. However, nobody takes innovation seriously until you scale it. We are on it!  By developing novel scale-up strategies for in-vitro production of cotton that have never been done on an industrial scale, we will achieve something truly new. To do this, we are gathering a team with highly diverse skills and experiences, ranging from genetic engineering, plant cell culture, sterile process development, bioreactor design, mathematics, statistics agriculture, high-performance automation, stylists, illustrators, fashion designers, creative business development, marketing and branding strategies. A group on a mission to save our planet. We are scientists. We are artists. We are GALY.

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