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Project Specialist, Talent Operations

Primary Location Plano, Texas Additional Locations Date posted 04/03/2019
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Job Title:  Project Specialist, Talent Operations

Location:Plano, TX

Role Overview:

Reporting into the Director of Talent Operations, McAfee is seeking an experienced, multi-tasking, self-motivated individual to assume the Project Manager, Talent Operations role. With a focus on enablement and efficiencies within Talent Acquisition, the mission of this role is to facilitate end to end onboarding from offer signature through the first 90 days since hiring and influence the development of recruiter training material. The successful candidate will be organized and a strong communicator able to manage commitments and run numerous cross-functional initiatives.

Company Overview

With the mission of capturing the biggest market share in the area of cyber security, network security, endpoint security, threat research, malware research, cloud security, we work together for a common goal of shaping the company’s future by designing and building the best in class robust and scalable security products for consumer and enterprise customers. As industry top performers, we aim to develop optimized high performance system software solutions with high availability and reliability.

About the Role:

  • Set monthly and quarterly plans based on Talent Acquisition priorities, applying standard KPIs to measure progress; manage program actions and deliverables that reflect and address priorities
  • Function as business project manager, acting as communication liaison between IT, Talent Acquisition and HR
  • Design and implement the Director, Talent Operations operating cadence, including running staff meetings and business reviews – projects updates, initiatives, key issues/tasks, and metrics adherence
  • Be actively involved with messaging from Talent Operations including emails and presentations – this may include ideation, research, sourcing and PowerPoint slide development and talking points
  • Develop strong, trust-based relationships across the BU, including Talent Operations direct reports, key cross-functional leaders, and employees at all levels
  • Coordinate the execution of cross functional strategic initiatives - organize and execute activities in a productive and open environment. Work across organizations to accomplish goals. Own recurring meeting series, workshops and other sessions with agendas, solve problems effectively and help position the team for success.

About You: 

  • We seek a project specialist whose background and passion aligns well to human resources organizations and is focused on strategically and tactically managing concurrent, high-impact programs
  • Possessing first-rate organizational skills, you’ll be focused on developing, managing and/or delivering high priority, diverse projects on time and of the highest quality
    • Project management - successfully shepherd complex projects, is clearly organized, retains a strategic vision while sweating the details, and can comfortably influence all levels of stake holders and customers
    • Operating in ambiguity - can hold multiple, conflicting “truths” at once, and not get perturbed by lack of clear direction
  • Your proven interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills will enable you to collaborate and be influential at all levels
  • Let us challenge your advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint experiences
  • Bring your well-honed research and analytical skills to cover a wide range of business and technology areas
  • Specific to detailed analysis, we’ll enjoy learning how you establish, measure and report on KPIs


  • The ideal candidate is self-motivated, results oriented, passion about program development and management and is strategically adept
  • High integrity, excellent judgement — you’ll have access to sensitive information and must treat it appropriately
  • Highly collaborative — you recognize the value of bringing people along
  • Intellectual curiosity — you're eager to learn new concepts; you're willing to admit you don’t know certain things, will ask for help, roll up your sleeves, and learn
  • Self-aware — you aren't complacent when it comes to personal growth; you’re receptive to feedback and eager to grow despite one's seniority
  • Sense of ownership — you have a mentality of “the buck stops with me” and always ask “what did I contribute to this situation?”
  • Low ego — you shouldn’t be prone to thinking that a job is too small
  • Brave, adaptable, calm under pressure — you’re unafraid to operate in high-pressure, chaotic situations

Company Benefits and Perks:

Our corporate culture and values are central to McAfee’s philosophy. Every day we embrace a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment. We are encouraged to bring our true selves to work. Our wide range of social communities & programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits, all allow our employees to feel valued as people, while enjoying positive and challenging work. Check out more: Careers & Life at McAfee.    Perks include:

  • Pension / Retirement Programs
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage Programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for Community Involvement

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Shift 1 (United States of America)

Primary Location:

US, Texas, Plano

Posting Statement:

McAfee prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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