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Cabot Corporation

Head of Talent Acquisition

Cabot Corporation - Boston, MA

Position Summary
The Head of Talent Acquisition will play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent to meet Cabot\u2019s current and future needs ensuring recruiting success throughout the organization. This role will be primarily responsible for:

Setting Cabot\u2019s global recruitment strategy and plans,
Collaborating and influencing across Cabot globally to align, develop and implement effective recruitment practices, working closely with regional HR and talent acquisition leads,
Lead recruitment efforts, as needed, working closely with senior stakeholders and hiring managers, and
Manage a small team that provides recruiting support in North America.

The Head of Talent Acquisition reports to the Director of Talent Management.
Job Responsibilities

Develops recruiting strategies and oversee recruiting operations to ensure job openings are filled in a timely and cost-effective manner
Works with site HR managers and hiring managers to understand staffing needs to enable the development of strategic sourcing and recruitment plans
Develop, report and track key metrics
Identify areas for improvement, working to develop and implement solutions to drive better results
Examine alternative recruitment methods (e.g., local or global RPOs), develop business case, champion and lead efforts to put in place
Work with site HR and global purchasing to development of Preferred Vendors for contingent and retained searches
Provides insights, training and other support to HR colleagues globally on best practices to strategically source, screen and interview prospective employees
Leads strategic sourcing efforts including to develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need:
Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting
Build networks to find qualified passive candidates;
Research and recommend new ways for recruitment;
Use social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates.
Working with Corporate Communications and global HR organization, establishing a recognizable \u201cemployer of choice\u201d reputation for the company, both internally and externally by improving the company\u2019s marketing collateral, website recruiting page, social media presence, and onboarding materials
Working with Site HR Managers, coordinate and implement college recruiting initiatives:
Develop working relationships within colleges to aid in recruiting
Attend career fairs for recruiting and company recognition.
Give presentations at colleges, attend student group meetings, and increase college awareness of the company before and after career fairs.
Research best practices and network with internal and external HR colleagues to keep abreast of marketplace and workforce trends; share learnings with HR team
Provide leadership and advice on all applicable laws and ensure processes are in place for ongoing compliance. In collaboration with site HR managers ensure ongoing understanding and compliance with EEO/Affirmative Action, applicant tracking and other fair employment practices.
Participate in execution of full-cycle recruitment process at the global, regional and/or site level when needed, including executive-level searches.
Manage and develop talent acquisition team that provides sourcing and recruiting support in North America.
2 Internal recruiters report directly to this role. Regional recruiters have a matrix reporting relationship.


A positive, progressive, customer-service focus is critical to success in this position.
Commitment to continuous improvement, process excellence and operational efficiency.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal and influence skills in dealing with all levels of management and is effective at developing strong credibility and collaborative working relationships.
Exceptional problem solving, communication, organizational and service skills.
Ability to work with and protect sensitive, confidential employee data.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Able to set the strategic direction, determine what needs to be done to move the function forward and stay on track toward the realization of a vision.
The ability to develop plans and organize work to ensure priorities are established, efforts are focused, resources are aligned, progress is monitored and targets are met.
Understands and identifies technology solutions that provide effective and efficient information about Cabot/employees/applicants and enhance the effectiveness of the company\u2019s talent management processes.
BS in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field preferred
7 years experience in Human Resources with a specialization in talent acquisition
Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws is required
Previous experience with multi-site, multi-national, multi-functional organization required

About the Company
Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled
Cabot Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Cabot Corporation


Head of Talent Acquisition Cabot Corporation - Boston, MA, United States


Location: Boston, MA

Company Profile:
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Our businesses deliver a broad range of products and solutions to customers in every corner of the globe, serving key industries such as transportation, infrastructure, environment and consumer. We provide performance solutions that solve customers' challenges today while preparing them to meet tomorrow’s needs. Our commitment to innovation is driven by a passion to advance our customers' businesses through our deep understanding of their industries and the global trends that impact their operations. Innovation The power of Cabot is that we combine this knowledge with our technical expertise and, ultimately partner with our customers to create value through innovation and technology. Our strength in research and development is a major reason why we have been an industry leader for more than 130 years in products such as rubber and specialty carbons, cesium formate brines, activated carbon, aerogel, fine cesium chemicals, fumed metal oxides, graphenes, inkjet colorants, masterbatches and conductive compounds. We continue to innovate through @cabotlabs, which integrates our expert team of engineers, scientists and researchers with market intelligence and technology leadership to deliver solutions for tomorrow.