We’re hiring a Manager, Candidate Experience and Recruiting in Columbus, OH

The Role.
We’re seeking a leader for our Candidate Experience/Recruiting team to join us in building the most transformative technology company ever. As we continue to scale in size and product scope, our need for wicked smart, empathetic problem-solvers intensifies. So far, we’ve been able to hire the best team for Root by being intimately aware of who we are and who we aren’t. This Manager of Candidate Experience and Recruiting will build relationships across the business with hiring managers, lead a team of recruiters to work smart to find the best talent, and continuously solve challenges that come with building our teams in a scalable way. We’re looking for a creative thinker who finds deep meaning in being a strategic partner to the business as part of the People Team. 

What you'll do.

  • Continuously develop recruiting talent through coaching and feedback. 
  • Partner with hiring managers on current and future recruiting needs. 
  • Collaborate with other members of People Team leadership on a variety of initiatives. 
  • Work closely with other members of Recruiting leadership to execute the overall recruiting strategy. 
  • Ideate and iterate on our current processes and recruiting methods; collaborate with Recruiting leadership to implement new ideas and share data around success/failure. 
  • Closely examine and solve holistically for pain points in the hiring process as we scale. 
  • Execute creative, scalable solutions to build our talent pipeline such as sourcing methods, events, campaigns, etc. 
  • Lead the full-cycle recruiting process for Director+ and/or niche roles. 
  • Seek out and implement ways to bring the best out of our Recruiting Team, including removing roadblocks, bolstering relationships, and helping team members work efficiently with a high degree of quality. 

What we're looking for.

  • 2+ years of experience in recruiting with progressive growth and leadership, preferably in a high-growth technology-oriented environment or comparable experience.
  • Exemplary communication skills - we believe the best communication is honest, empathetic, and clear.
  • Experience implementing process improvements - what works at a 100-person company won’t likely work at a 1,000-person or a 10,000 person company. You always have an eye toward the future and balance the needs of all stakeholders when it comes to new processes. 
  • Creative thinking and intellectual curiosity - you’ll have a high degree of responsibility and ownership over your unique approach. Often, the best approach isn’t the first one suggested. The ability to think outside the box will be an asset in this role.
  • Relentless determination and positive attitude - you’re excited by a challenge and don’t give up when things get tough. 
  • Analytical skills - we use data to drive decisions and we’re hoping you do too.
  • Ability to iterate quickly - the solutions we’ve used in the past aren’t always what should be used today. We change our approach with the dynamic needs of the business.
  • Ownership - you’ll be working with a great deal of autonomy to meet our hiring needs. We’re hoping you thrive when given the opportunity and freedom to solve problems.

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Join us.
At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. Very few (if any!) people will fit every description; so if you are passionate about what this role entails, and are excited by solving real problems, we encourage you to apply; we want to learn about you, and what you can add to our team!

Who we are.
Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root.
We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy. For assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration. We encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People. We are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at jobs@inc.joinroot.com.