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Strategic Recruiter

Boston, MA, 02215
October 06, 2008

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Irene Indarte

Summary of Qualifications

• Recruiter with strengths in relationship building, and talent development

• Data and detail-oriented strategic planner and project/task manager

• Expertise in market research, analysis, and implementation

• Industry experience in IT, Financial Service, Manufacturing, HR, and Hospitality


Holcim Waltham Feb 2008 – Oct 2008

Contract Corporate Recruiter

• Responsible for sourcing, attracting, screening, interviewing and securing best talent for all manufacturing and professional functions at various sites and professional levels

• Utilize internet sourcing, user groups, candidate databases, networks and direct recruiting techniques

• Work with hiring managers to clearly understand business function, objectives, and requirements of each job posting to proactively identify and recruit top level talent

• Develop and implement creative recruitment strategies

• Train junior recruiters on alternative recruitment strategies

• Initiate, develop and manage applicant pool for current and future job postings

• Work closely with team to assess skill gaps in candidate pools, increase recruiting efforts, and assist in the design of special programs to further develop needed talent pools

• Research new recruitment sites and write advertisements to attract candidates

Harvey Nash Stoneham June 2007 – Jan 2008

Market Recruitment Leader

• Managed recruitment team; advise and mentor best practices, assign open job requirements according to experience and ability, and motivate team to meet corporate goals

• Worked closely with Account Managers to understand clients’ resource needs, technical skill requirements, team dynamics, corporate culture, and recruit accordingly

• Recruited candidates through internet sourcing, internet mining, recruiting database, cold calling, referrals, participating in user groups meetings and attending networking events

• Performed full-cycle recruiting: post employment opportunities, interview candidates, check references, negotiate terms and rates, and sell job opportunities to candidates

• Managed candidate recruitment process from the initial contact to their first day on the assignment according to corporate guidelines

• Obtained a strong understanding of varied technologies such as SAP, business intelligence and SharePoint then train account managers and recruiters to understand clients’ needs and ensure candidates technical ability

• Recruited entry to director level candidates within software, hardware and systems practices

LeapFrog Systems Boston Oct 2005 – June 2007


• Prepared, coached and managed candidate submissions

• Built trust and established relationships with candidates for present and future consulting opportunities

• Studied and researched, within a steep learning curve, the software development lifecycle including understanding of java and .net development focusing on financial and insurance industries

• Recruited candidates through internet sourcing, internet mining, recruiting database, cold calling, referrals, participated in user groups meetings and attended networking events

• Researched client’s competitors to attain potential candidates

• Recruited Project Managers, Business Analyst, Application Developers and Quality Assurance Testers

Randstad Cambridge Jan 2005 – Oct 2005

Creative Agent

• Sold staffing solutions to current and prospect companies by building relationships for business development purposes

• Recruited, interviewed, developed and coached talent for appropriate employment opportunities

• Recruited candidates through internet sourcing, internet mining, recruiting database, cold calling, referrals, participated in user groups meetings and attended networking events

• Built, managed, qualified, and maintained portfolio of clients, prospective clients, and talent aligned with Randstad’s market strategy

• Researched and developed a business development plan of New England market to determine effective sales and recruitment focus

Bose/Randstad Framingham Sept 2004 – Dec 2004

Media Consultant

• Analyzed consumer response results for TV, radio, and print for multiple media campaigns and adjust plans accordingly

• Worked closely with advertising agency to implement campaigns focusing on product launches

• Coordinated sales visits with Bose Marketing team and radio stations

• Performed advertising traffic responsibilities for radio campaigns including disseminating scripts, products for promotions, and various instructions specific to radio promotions

• Managed vendor relationships, negotiated rates, bought, and placed media space

CowgirlmeetsGaucho Argentina March 2002 – Dec 2004

Marketing Consultant

• A start-up wine importing business based in Argentina

• Developed business plan including 5 year marketing, and budgeting plan

• Sold CMG’s vision to top decision makers of bodegas

• Created press releases to be distributed to U.S. media

Mantra Boston Dec 2001 – July 2002

Marketing Director

• Increased private dining and event revenues by nearly 80% through direct marketing, cold calling, networking, and high profile events such as Esquire restaurant of the year, The Wine Expo, and Spinazzola

• Worked closely with PR department to catapult Mantra’s success and notoriety via press releases and orchestrating media events

• Designed and produced brochures for private dining

Arnold Worldwide Boston Oct 1998 – Dec 2001

Media Planner

• Planned national and regional advertising campaigns for specific accounts Volkswagen, Royal Caribbean, and Fleet Bank

• Researched, analyzed, and presented recommendations for media, buying, planning, and marketing based on target market’s buying habits, demographics, and psychographics

• Negotiated costs for newspapers, magazines and outdoor advertisements

• Planned TV and radio recommendations through analysis of Nielsen ratings and various software programs


Emerson College Boston, MA 1998

Bachelors of Science Mass Communications

Broadcast Journalism, and Political Communications, with Marketing minor

North Shore Community College Lynn, MA 1993

Associates degree

Marketing and Business Administration

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