Perfect Day

Job Title: Recruiter

Reports To: Director of People & Culture

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Location: Emeryville, CA

Job Purpose and Summary:

Perfect Day is working to commercialize its first animal-free dairy protein products. We are seeking an experienced and versatile Recruiter to own the talent acquisition process at Perfect Day and partner with the broader People & Culture team on initiatives and processes. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and interpersonal skills and be driven to do what it takes to contribute to a small cross-functional team in a fast paced, collaborative, start-up environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Support hiring managers in defining current and future hiring needs by helping define sourcing strategies.

- Develop and execute talent acquisition strategies to support Perfect Day’s growth.

- Manage the full recruitment process, including but not limited to:

- Develop and deliver resources and trainings to hiring managers and interviewers.

- Identify and manage stakeholders and influencers.

- Develop or refresh job descriptions and postings.

- Coordinate internal and external employment advertising and posting.

- Source, process and review applications to evaluate qualifications.

- Conduct and schedule screening processes and interviews.

- Coordinate collection of feedback and evaluation of candidates through stage gate reviews.

- Initiate and track pre-employment requirements.

- Coordinate offer process.

- Involved in onboarding process.

- Develop multiple sourcing channels including building and leveraging relationships with technical/diversity/professional associations to help shape sourcing strategy and develop a robust current and future talent pipeline.

- Evaluate talent acquisition technology and partnerships.

- Own and/or assist with a variety of People & Culture initiatives and processes.

- Suggest improvements to existing work flows, or work flows where none exist.


- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

- 5+ years of relevant recruiting experience.

- Experience in scientific or technical recruiting within biotech or life sciences is highly desirable.

- Dependable, hardworking, organized and a self-starter.

- Proficient in Applicant Tracking Systems (experience with Lever is a plus), Microsoft Office applications and common recruiting sites and tools (LinkedIn, Glassdoor).

- Strong consultative and negotiation skills.

- This position requires meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

- Organization, prioritization and being exceptional at managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines while maintaining high customer service are keys to success in this position.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including proofreading and editing.

- Experience in identifying, engaging and closing passive leadership, scientific and technical candidates.

- Strong team spirit.

Sounds interesting?