Totus Medicines, an innovative therapeutic drug discovery biotech, is just emerging from stealth. With a $40M Series A, Totus is poised to revolutionize drug discovery. For the first time, Totus is enabling genome-scale drug discovery to allow the identification of precision medicines for hard-to-drug targets. At its core, Totus is a chemical biology company. Totus’ novel proprietary platform allows screening at a rate more than 100,000 times faster than competitive technologies. Totus has pioneered the development of selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers and plans for its first program to enter Phase I by end of 2022. Totus also plans to expand their platform to create therapeutics targeted at neurodegeneration, infectious diseases, and others. We are searching for talented, passionate, high-energy candidates to join our growing team.

Totus is seeking a Director of Talent Acquisition to join our Human Resources team. The ideal candidate should be adept at balancing strategic perspective with meeting the immediate demands of a growing biotechnology company.  The scope of this role includes all facets of the talent acquisition life cycle, spanning but not limited to resource planning, employment branding, strategic sourcing, talent selection and onboarding activities. Additionally, this individual will have the opportunity to partner with the Chief People Officer in talent management activities like succession planning and leadership development.

In this role you will:

  • Establish a master resource plan with corresponding recruitment budget to meet the company’s strategic business objectives, in partnership with CPO and leadership team
  • Establish the foundation of a highly effective and responsive talent acquisition function
  • Educate hiring managers on best practices conducive to attracting, selecting, and retaining top talent
  • Steward all activities pertaining to every facet of the recruitment life cycle
  • Identify and enact broad based outreach recruitment plans to ensure that the company’s opportunities are highly visible
  • Establish and report hiring metrics to gauge degree of recruitment effectiveness
  • Identify and engage cost effective sourcing/search solutions including negotiation of favorable terms for the company and effective management of external agencies
  • Develop position descriptions and partner with HR colleagues to ensure appropriate targeted compensation
  • Establish and manage employee referral program and applicant tracking system to ensure compliance to state and federal requirements
  • Manage all offer letters to ensure consistency and represent/negotiate offer terms
  • Oversee onboarding process for new hires and exit interviews in partnership with other HR colleagues
  • Design and implement the employer brand strategy
  • Support executive search efforts
  • Partner on all matters pertaining to talent acquisition life cycle
  • Perform general HR duties as directed

What You’ll Bring to the Team:

  • Self-starter with exceptionally keen ability to adeptly navigate all facets of the talent acquisition continuum
  • Strong technical/analytical skills to identify and solve problems
  • Positive thinker who is an effective ambassador of the company and can easily translate company’s scientific and business vision and operating culture into a compelling value proposition to prospective talent of interest to the company
  • High energy and respectfully assertive and self-confident without bravado; keen ability to act with urgency and passion
  • Adept at multitasking and highly flexible; highly organized with well-developed ability to prioritize and maintain a high level of productivity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a diverse stakeholder community, effective relationship builder
  • Entrepreneurially minded and accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/S in a relevant discipline with minimum of 10 years talent acquisition/recruitment experience in the life science industry is required
  • Track record of strong performance in high growth operating environment with specific focus in biotech/pharma
  • Proficient user of leading-edge social media tools, other TA tools and ATS such as Greenhouse

What We Offer

  • A knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and fun team

  • A diverse work atmosphere

  • The chance to be part of a growing startup and the next success story

  • The opportunity to shape our company culture

  • Constant learning and dynamic challenges to help you grow and be the best version of yourself

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