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Manager Social Media

Los Angeles, California, United States
February 19, 2018

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Ebony Jones

Los Angeles, CA (323) ***-****

Talent Acquisition Leader

Exceptional Change Agent with a proven track record of driving results in fast paced rapidly expanding companies.

Ability to toggle between strategy development, tactical execution, and accustomed to dealing with ambiguity.

Experienced in designing and executing innovative employment branding strategies.

Strong background in building and leading programs in a variety of talent arenas including: College, Military, Union, Diversity, Hourly, Salaried, Sales, Digital Media, Corporate, RPO, and Executive Hiring.

Education & Certifications

Pursuing Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Management – Western Governors University (WGU) – online program – complete in December 2018

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration and Management, Concentration in HR Management - Touro College - New York City, NY. Website:

Leadership Certificate in Managing for Execution - Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

AIRS Certified in Diversity, Internet, and Certified LinkedIn Recruiter.

Expert in Boolean Searching and X-Ray on Google, Data Mining, Advertising, Bing, Yahoo, & LinkedIn, Social Media Guru (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and building strong relationships with local College alumni organizations.

Professional Experience

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) – Los Angeles, CA (Contract)

Founded in 2003, PMC is the leading digital media and information services company with 180 million monthly followers. Iconic brands; Variety Magazine, WWD, Deadline, and recently acquired Rolling Stones Magazine.

Sr. Consultant, Talent Acquisition 10/17 - current

Manage the west region recruiting efforts and build partnerships with hiring managers.

Recruit talent for all functional areas while maintaining 20-35 requisitions a month.

Create diversity initiatives to attract top talent to our growing brands.

Improve relationships and trust with hiring managers within the west region.

Ensure timely and accurate reporting for all requisitions on a weekly basis.

Attend local Colleges and Universities to attract talent for internships and entry-level roles.

Managed full life-cycle recruitment including setting search strategy, actively sourcing candidates, and pre-screening, interviewing, presenting qualified candidates to hiring managers, and negotiating offers.

Frequent user of LinkedIn Recruiter and other social media platforms for talent pipelining, networking, building groups, and to help reduce agency reliance.

Reported directly to the Head of Talent Acquisition.

Guthy-Renker, LLC - Santa Monica, CA (Laid-off due to company selling brands to Nestle)

Guthy-Renker is one of the world’s largest and most respected direct marketing media group and is privately owned with a worth of $2 billion-dollars. Well-known beauty products; Proactive Solutions and WEN Hair

Recruiting Manager

05/15 - 09/17

Collaborate with senior business leaders to identify key skill gaps as GR pivot from a start-up to an e-commerce leader.

Managed two Recruiters and one Contractor.

Presented successful profiles within high turnover teams to influence hiring decisions and improve retention rates.

Partnered with Marketing to improve employment branding campaigns.

Made improvements to current ATS (iCIMS) to increase a better candidate experience.

Individually filled over 40 critical positions within 4 months for Database Management, Finance, Cyber Security, Accounting, SaaS Data team, Finance, Customer Analytics, Quality Assurance, Legal, and Marketing Analytics positions.

Achieved 60% agency savings over prior year.

Conducted behavioral interview training for hiring managers resulting in a consistent evaluation process and greater engagement in interview participation from the business.

Help improve GR’s on-boarding program, GROW, launched in 2016 to ensure rapid assimilation.

Managed RPO vendor for positions in Supply Chain and IT.

Created recruitment metrics with VP of HR to drive optimal staffing performance within talent acquisition, manage hiring targets, and key performance indicators (KPI’s). - Formerly AT&T Interactive, a division of AT&T - Corona, CA (Hired by former Head of Talent Acquisition at Staples/CE, left position due to moving back to L.A.) YP is a $2.4 billion-dollar digital media global organization.

Recruiting Manager, West Region 05/13 - 05/15

Re-organized the West Region Talent Acquisition team to be more effective in supporting business needs. Hit target staffing goals every month and filled 15-20 positions a month.

Managed contract recruiters during peak hiring seasons.

Identified professional talent for SEM, SEO, Marketing, Digital positions.

Help create YP LinkedIn page, YP Twitter page, and YP Facebook page to identify talent.

Reported bi-weekly recruiting metrics to the SLT.

Reduced aging requisitions (open over 60 days) by 25% due to rebuilding talent acquisition process.

Consulted with senior leadership regarding workforce planning strategies including forecasting future staffing needs and explaining labor market trends.

Work closely with my Director of Talent Acquisition to execute long-term strategic vision which included workforce planning, employment brand/marketing, and vendor management.

Coached and trained the talent acquisition team to focus on service excellence and built interdepartmental connections that were needed to ensure high quality service.

Worked with compensation team to ensure competitive and equitable compensation for each open requisition.

TOMS shoes, Inc - Los Angeles, CA (Left to care for a sick sister with Cancer) TOMS founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie to help fight against third world poverty.

Global Manager, Talent Acquisition 03/12 - 04/13

Increased diversity hiring in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013 at the executive, management, and professional career bands from 10% to 17%.

Coached and mentored 6 direct reports and project teams in a complex and high-volume recruiting environment.

Managed a major IT Consultant conversion project by successfully negotiating and hiring 80% of targeted conversions.

Managed all executive searches for senior leadership and management roles within the organization.

Member of the Career Branding Project team to help design and implement new career website.

Managed the upgrade of company ATS from Taleo Business to Taleo Enterprise platform.

Created the first-ever TOMS College Internship program which launched on January 5th, 2013.

Implemented the Devine Group as TOMS robust candidate assessment for leadership hires.

Researched talent market trends regarding competitors and market changes.

Created all recruiting policies across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

Assisted HR Director with benefits enrollment, conducted investigations, conducted manager training and coaching, and handled employee relations.

UTi Logistics, Inc - Long Beach, CA (Hired by previous SVP of HR at CE, left due to HR dept. relocating) UTi is a publicly traded $3.4 billion-dollar company that specialized in logistics and supply chain solutions.

Manager, Talent Acquisition - North America 12/08 - 03/12

Led full-cycle recruiting strategy for 150 open requisitions per month across multiple verticals in North America including high volume, professional, management, and senior leadership talent needs.

Developed and executed branding strategies to make UTi the employer of choice.

Managed a team of 10 direct reports (on-site and remote) and executed recruiting strategies including creating a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Individually managed 15-20 requisitions per month and placing 8-10 hires per month from Entry to Senior VP level positions across a variety of business units.

Created recruitment strategy for $30 million-dollar state-of-the-art Shared Services center in Portland.

Reduced talent acquisition team time-to-fill for exempt-level positions from 60 days to 42 days and non-exempt positions from 45 days to 28 days.

Conducted investigations, handled employee relations, working with legal to process visa paperwork, and assisted with benefits enrollment.

Responsible for managing annual recruiting budget and forecasting.

Reduced IT total turnover from 2010 to 2012 to 15% while driving down new hire turnover to 8%.

Implemented the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program to receive tax credits.

Work closely with Talent Management to create and engage internal Leadership talent pipelines.

Created the company’s first-ever Career page ( and implemented first-ever ATS (MyStaffingPro, a Paychex company software) in September 2010.

Vendor selection, negotiating contract rates, and managed vendor relations via vendor management service (Tapfin).

Provided a weekly report of open positions, hiring targets, and cost-per-hire to the ELT team.

Additional Work History:

Staples Business Advantage (part of Staples, Inc) - Formerly Corporate Express, Inc. (CE) - La Mirada, CA – Lead Recruiter, West Region - 05/07-11/08 - CE was a $5 billion-dollar office products company (La Mirada office closed due to CE/Staples acquisition agreement).

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