Director, Talent Acquisition

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

We are looking for a Director, Talent Acquisition, in our team to drive our global talent acquisition strategy. You will own the TA function autonomously, and with your holistic approach, while being hands-on, you’ll foster ZAGENO’s growth and success.

You will be responsible for envisioning, designing, implementing, and delivering an effective talent acquisitions strategy to source and attract the highest caliber talent to support our company’s strategic priorities, growth, employer branding, and candidate experience. You will provide talent acquisition support to leaders across the board as internal clients, supporting their goals to build our business with the right talent.

We're looking for a motivated and driven leader who will help us shape our team, drive the company to the next level, and have the most direct influence on our success.

In this role, you will:
  • Manage the entire recruiting process, including sourcing, screening, candidate selection, scheduling interviews, and closing process
  • Source candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline
  • Ensure a positive and consistent candidate experience - take ownership of candidate experience by designing & executing C/E initiatives 
  • Work with SVP, People to identify opportunities for efficiencies within the recruiting process
  • Build and lead a strong core recruiting team to achieve our talent attraction goals
  • Develop methods to better forecast hiring needs and identify key recruiting metrics to measure effectiveness and provide data-driven actionable insights
  • Design and deliver a thoughtful and intentional diversity and inclusion strategy for talent acquisition and recruiting practices

About You

  • 8+ years of broad recruiting and business experience required, with at least six years managing and leading a recruiting function, preferably within the tech industry
  • Experience successfully managing complex programs, projects, budgets, and deadlines and working across all levels of leadership
  • Excellent People manager skills with a demonstrated track record of building and leading high performing teams
  • Strong track record demonstrating superior ability to source and attract top talent, assess capability for both technical and interpersonal fit, negotiate offers and seal the deal to deliver well-qualified candidate
  • Strong business acumen and savvy
  • Business partner and problem solver
  • Proactive thought leader consistently delivering results of the highest quality
  • Agile and innovative
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience in developing creative solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent collaborative skills with the ability to communicate proactively and cultivate strong relationships with team members at all levels across the company

Our Benefits

  • Working for a mission driven business with a meaningful challenge making a positive impact on the scientific community
  •  A clear growth perspective
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • Competitive compensation
  • A learning and development budget to enable your ambitions to grow 
  • Health benefits - medical, dental, and vision
  • 401K with company match
  • 4 weeks of vacation annually 
  • Commuting and Fitness Benefits
  • A budget to improve your home office environment