Talent Acquisition Specialist

| Houston, TX, USA
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Welcome to the intersection of energy and home services. At NRG, we're driven by our passion to create a smarter, cleaner and more connected future.

Vivint Smart Home, an NRG owned company, is a leading smart home company in the United States, dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services. We find purpose in proactively protecting and keeping our customers connected to home, no matter where they are. Join the Smart Home team to create smarter, safer and more sustainable homes.

The Vivint Smart Home Talent Acquisition department is looking to add a Talent Acquisition Specialist (TAS) to our corporate recruiting team. This TAS will support Finance, Legal and Smart Home operations. The Talent Acquisition Specialist is expected to drive the talent acquisition process, provide strategic consulting to the business on process and compliance, and set expectations. Also, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will develop and execute sourcing/recruiting plans to identify and hire talent. This position will also support the pipeline of qualified talent to ensure a great candidate experience. This person should have excellent relationship management skills to support the organization's long-term strategic talent acquisition needs.

The candidate must be able to successfully manage, prioritize and close positions against a timeline and have experience setting benchmarks, metrics, and understand how to prioritize to deliver on customer needs. We are looking for someone who is exceptional at headhunting passive talent, great customer management/partnership skills, and work with a sense of urgency while still providing value to the stakeholder experience. Vivint is an innovative, fast-paced environment, and this TAS must be able to work hard, have fun, and get the job done.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with leaders, hiring managers, and the recruiting team to forecast short- and long-term hiring requirements and collaborate on organization-wide recruiting activities and overall external talent acquisition strategy.
  • Develop working relationships with clients and partner with hiring managers, interview, teams, and Talent Business Partners to assess needs, identify key talent, and screen candidates against accurate criteria
  • Build and maintain network of potential candidates through pro-active market research and on-going relationship management
  • Develop & implement effective and innovative recruiting strategies to attract qualified & diverse talent and source high-quality candidates.
  • Screen and Conduct in-depth interviews with candidates for key role requirements and company values alignment and demonstrate ability to anticipate hiring manager preferences through high offer-to-interview
  • Connect with candidates throughout the recruitment process, providing a world-class experience. Assess candidates on a technical baseline and the ability to be successful in the NRG culture.
  • Partner effectively with the Onboarding team to create a smooth transition from accepting an offer to their first day on the job.
  • Organize and maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring managers' interactions, and other recruiting activities to ensure a thorough audit.
  • Actively participate in or possibly manage projects staffing-related activities across the organization and engage in cross-functional projects.
  • Create and foster relationships with colleges and diverse professional organizations to attract and recruit alumni and diverse candidates.
  • Other Talent Acquisition related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of corporate and or search firm recruiting experience including sourcing and full life cycle recruiting
  • OR
  • High school diploma and 5+ years of corporate and or search firm recruiting experience including sourcing and full life cycle recruiting
  • ATS experience with sourcing, tracking and managing candidates
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple searches, projects and client relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4 years' experience Recruiting with 2 years experience in a corporate Talent (HR) environment
  • 1-year experience creating presentations and presenting them to groups of 10 or more
  • Exceptional track record and proven success in a competitor's environment.
  • Proven ability to interface with all levels within the organizational hierarchy from staff to executive level
  • Prior experience working in SAP SuccessFactors Applicant Tracking System or Workday

Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • Wellness and mental health benefits
  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
  • Generous Flexible PTO plan, where you take the time you need; also includes 10 company holidays, and 1 floating holidays
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Vivint enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment. Each new employee is responsible for completing all training requirements. Additionally, the employee must accept they have responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves, their co-workers, and the public. Employee must adhere to all written and verbal instructions, promptly report and correct all hazards or unsafe conditions, question non-standard operations or unmitigated hazards, and provide feedback to management on all safety issues.

If you are an active Vivint employee, please apply through Workday by searching "Find Jobs".

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills. Official description on file with Talent.

More Information on NRG Energy
NRG Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX and Princeton, NJ. NRG Energy was founded in 1989. It has 5093 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 30 open jobs at NRG Energy, click here.
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