Executive Talent Advisor job San Francisco California
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Executive Talent Advisor Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 12887929
Location: San Francisco, California Date Posted: 9/24/2022
Wage: Negotiable Category: Insurance
Job Code: 170018Y-2191

Job Description:
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 3.5 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.

We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.



We are looking for an Executive Talent Advisor/Recruiter who has a passion and exceptional ability to identify, assess, and attract the best-in-class talent to work in the transformative health care industry. The Executive Talent Advisor plays a critical role in placing top talent who have a significant impact on the business and leads others to continue moving the Blue Shield of California (BSC) mission forward and shape the future of health care. This individual will be a strategic talent partner to senior executives and fully owns, influences, and drives the executive search for senior level roles (Director and up) across the entire organization.

The Executive Talent Advisor is a forward and enterprise thinker who understands the payor/insurance business well and will develop proactive strategies that align with our leadership model and ensure we have the best leaders in place to achieve our mission and business goals. S/he will also focus on cultivating a broad and diverse talent pool for long-term business needs, and develop/drive initiatives and programs to continue building our leadership and employment brand.

What You Will Do:

You will develop and deploy strategic executive recruiting hiring plans on an enterprise-level that closely align with our leadership model, human capital plans and business goals. In strong partnership with HR Business Partners and other colleagues, you will be working closely with executive hiring managers in understanding their specific hiring needs, business objectives, and profile requirements - and translating them into highly effective sourcing, recruiting and closing strategies.

  • Fully own and drive the full lifecycle of the executive search process - from partnering with executive management on position definition, search strategy and candidate requirements, to developing recruiting strategies in hiring best-in-class executive talent and offer/negotiation.
  • Story tell the Blue Shield of CA brand and mission with authenticity and positioning our opportunities strategically within the marketplace and industry to prospective talent who will lead the organization.
  • Leverage best-in-class recruiting practices and strategies to identify/assess, attract, and close on talent.
  • Turn profile requirements into an effective sourcing/recruiting strategy using an appropriate combination of executive search, direct sourcing, personal networking, online postings, referrals, and other best practices.
  • Screen, qualify and interview candidates - provide guidance and critical insights through the process.
  • Develop innovative ways to raise the bar on how BSC recruits leadership talent.
  • Build out talent networks and perform market research and tap knowledgeable industry sources to develop an on-going pool of candidates.
  • Serve as a senior talent advisor and partner to Executive hiring managers and other members of the HR community to determine the current and future executive talent needs.
  • Collaborate closely with HRBPs and Total Rewards on streamlining processes and operational efficiencies.


Who You Are:

You are a seasoned Executive Recruiter with demonstrated success in executive search firms and/or in-house roles, preferably in the health care industry. You are a trusted talent advisor who loves pursuing world-class talent and connecting them with tremendous opportunities. The following attributes should describe you:

  • Articulate - Excellent oral/written communicator; able to engage senior executives and candidates in a polished, compelling, and influential manner.
  • Sharp - Perceptive and able to think on your feet. A sharp mind for assessing candidates' capability to perform the role, as well as leadership competencies, culture fit and other compatibility issues that are critical to success.
  • Subject Matter Expert/Talent Advisor.
  • Strong ability to understand a hiring manager's stated requirements, and formulates a clear value proposition that will attract the caliber of candidate we need to meet those requirements.
  • Maintain in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of top executives, companies, competitive industries, and has a strong grasp of industry trends and external factors that impact the talent landscape for BSC.
  • Innovative - Learn new domains quickly and understand how to develop effective and creative sourcing/recruiting strategies for those domains. Keep up on latest trends and best practices in talent acquisition and leverage best practices to continuously push the talent bar and deliver stellar results.
  • Credible - Subject matter expert with a natural ability to build credibility quickly with executive level hiring managers by utilizing deep external talent market knowledge to consult with and guide their talent strategy.
  • Nimble - Skilled in navigating fast-paced, demanding, and highly ambiguous environments - know how to adjust your repertoire and approach appropriately.
  • Expert negotiator - Strong understanding of executive compensation and skilled in analyzing and reconciling differences/gaps.
  • Collaborative - Enjoy working independently yet within a team and understand the importance of teamwork and strong partnership with colleagues to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Leadership - Self-assured yet humble and eager to learn, lead by example, coach and mentor others on effective executive search methodologies and best practices.
  • Cultivation - Exceptional ability in building and cultivating influential relationships with executive candidates to build a broad and diverse talent pool for short- and long-term talent needs.
  • Prioritization - Proven track record of managing competing priorities with utmost patience, while displaying a professional approach. Possess impeccable attention to detail.


  • Bachelor's Degree plus at least 3 - 5 years of progressive experience in combination of agency and in-house executive search experience.
  • PHR/SPHR and/or Master Degree preferred.
  • Will consider non-executive experience with a proven track record of success and demonstrated abilities to work with senior leaders and candidates.
  • Ability to work full-time onsite in our corporate office in San Francisco.
  • Flexible to work outside of standard office hours.

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Blue Shield of California Company Type:
Company: Blue Shield of California

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