Website Farmer's Business Network, Inc.

(Senior) Technical Recruiting Manager

The “Talent Team” leads the full-cycle of all things related to candidate recruiting and onboarding, recruiting operations, learning and development, and internal mobility at FBN℠. Reporting into the Senior Director, Global Talent, the Technical Recruiting Manager will help define the high level recruiting strategy, manage stakeholder relationships, define/measure funnel metrics, and lead a team of recruiters and sourcers across engineering, product, data science, and IT.

The successful leader is a player coach, who is an expert in all aspects of recruiting workflows. They are a savvy communicator, stakeholder manager, and coach, who distinguishes the difference between an average and great recruiting function. The manager will quickly assess (and redevelop where necessary) any and all funnel metrics and recruiting activities to ensure that FBN is able to acquire top technical talent as quickly, equitably, and efficiently as possible – all in support of achieving FBN’s aggressive business goals. This individual must have a versatile skill set that ranges from negotiator and candidate closer to business partner to servant leader.

FBN is growing rapidly, expanding our global footprint, and striving for operational excellence across all functions – which includes doubling down on our recruiting efforts. As such, this leader will need to collaborate and build trust on the recruiting team and within the business from day one. Success in this role will require a significant amount of self-motivation, operating with a high sense of urgency, flexibility, creative problem solving, and coordination across stakeholder groups.


Responsibilities for the Technical Recruiting Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead a team of recruiters and sourcers to achieve projected hiring goals to support the business
    • Set and measure individual and team goals and objectives (qualitative and quantitative) on a recurring basis
    • Hire additional technical recruiters and sourcers into newly approved headcount
  • Carry a moderate requisition load (leadership and high visibility positions)
  • Manage workload across the team, ensuring that each function and stakeholder in the business is appropriately supported
    • Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
    • Reassess and, if needed, build a business case to restaff or restructure as the organization grows
  • Assess, measure, and report (and revamp where needed) the approach to funnel management and stage conversion rates – especially for engineering reqs
  • Create and foster a team culture that builds high touch relationships with active and passive candidates, as well as hiring managers
  • Provide compassionate and candid team leadership; feedback is readily shared, and help and coaching is always offered
  • Effectively work cross-functionally to ensure strong alignment on goals and priorities with key partners, both on the People team and in the business
    • Develop a strong, collaborative relationship with the Sr Manager of Talent Strategy & Operations to evaluate, co-create, and deploy best practices
  • Ensure a world class candidate experience for all candidates, at every stage in the hiring process
  • Focus on increasing the level of diversity in candidate pipelines and new hires
  • Facilitate training sessions with recruiters and leaders as it pertains to sourcing, interviewing, profile identification, process workflow, etc.
  • Ensure that the recruiting process is fast, efficient, and human at all stages, revising process when needed
    • Solicit formal and informal feedback to assess our performance
  • Develop ideas to pivot messaging, job descriptions, or any external facing content/events to help impact our ability to acquire talent
  • Stay on top of the latest recruiting strategies, market movements, and company changes
    • Extra emphasis shall be placed on the functions / businesses that are directly supported
  • Cultivate and nurture a culture of true partnership and shared accountability between the recruiting function and the business / hiring managers
    • Act as an advisor to leaders on all things recruiting, with the intention of increasing leadership capacity and upleveling the talent bar across the organization
  • Evaluate talent coming through M&A targets and build a strategy for successful integration and potential reevaluation or redeployment of talent (if/when needed)
  • Engage in talent mapping of new markets to understand available talent; build market entry recruiting strategies in partnership with management


  • BA/BS degree
  • 10+ years of career experience, with 6+ years in full lifecycle recruiting
    • Experience recruiting across multiple functions
    • Expertise in Engineering recruiting is a must-have experience
    • Strong general business acumen
  • Experience managing a team of 2+ individuals
  • Expert understanding of recruiting workflow and optimal interview practices
  • Successful track record working with cross functional business leaders to gain approvals on proposals and recommendations
  • Strongly Preferred:
    • Experience working with/in a global organization
    • Startup Experience; quickly building / scaling a team over a short timeframe
  • FBN Competencies where excellence is required:
    • Effective Communication – Speaks and writes clearly, articulately, and in a timely fashion, without being overly verbose. Influences others, while simultaneously seeking to understand others’ viewpoints with active listening. Ensures stakeholders are always ‘in the loop.’
      • Exceptional stakeholder management and relationship building skills
      • Quickly builds trust by truly understanding the people and businesses they support
      • Connects relevant parties to build and maintain recruiting momentum
      • Frequent, pointed communication
    • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for actions and outcomes. Follows through on commitments, appropriately shares or protects information, and demonstrates consistency in words and actions. Makes fiscal decisions, considering direct and/or opportunity costs, that err on the conservative side of resource spending. Swiftly identifies, communicates, and seeks to mitigate performance gaps, and identifies personal and professional opportunities to learn and improve.
      • Truly owns recruiting outcomes with the same passion as hiring managers
      • Advocates for arriving at ‘optimal’ decisions; appropriately balances accommodation with pushing back when necessary
      • Sets aggressive, but achievable goals with recruiters, and helps the team plan how to get there; measures outcomes accordingly
    • Organization & Planning – Purposeful in determining what, when and how work is done. Focuses on key priorities and deprioritizes the rest. Efficiently plans, organizes and schedules in order to focus energy and efforts to achieve a specific outcome.
      • Thoughtfully prioritizes, coordinates,0and deploys resources
      • Ensures alignment and organization across all stakeholders; everything is planful, and everyone is aligned with the plan
      • Thrives in a fast paced environment, where able to successfully juggle competing priorities


The following represents FBN’s reasonable estimate of the US national average salary range of possible compensation for this role: $140,000 – $185,000. Compensation may vary based on cost of living/labor shifts in the market, salary position comparison to labor market, and position in pay grade for function/level.

We also offer an attractive benefits package that includes health, vision, and  dental insurance.

FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here.

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