Job Opening:

Talent Leader | January 2023

What if all plastics were recycled? Today, less than 10% are. The other 90% are either mismanaged and buried in landfills, sent to incinerators, or end up in our environment as litter polluting our land, rivers, and oceans. But imagine if all plastics could be recycled. At Alterra, we convert plastics back into their original building blocks to produce new plastics and other valuable products. We’re disrupting the traditional thinking that used plastic should be discarded and helping people see that plastics are valuable and designed to become new again. That’s Alterra…solving plastic pollution through infinitely renewed plastics.

We are searching for a passionate person to join the Alterra mission by leading organizational wide efforts in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, and talent retention.  The person will also ensure that onboarding, compensation benchmarking, succession planning, performance management and quality improvement programs are developed and managed using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvements aligned to ongoing strategic imperatives. The role will be fulltime and physically located at our downtown Akron, OH headquarter offices. Employees are located 2 locations in Akron, OH, 1 location in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and 1 future location in Houston, TX.


  • Manage full life-cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.). Complete hiring process within defined metrics to minimize overall time-to-start. Develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates including partnerships with local colleges / universities, being the face of the company at career fairs, and growing the current co-op program.
  • Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.
  • Create and implement activities, programs, and initiatives that help individuals learn and grow in their chosen field and that help the teams they work on flourish.
  • Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of the talent review process that is required to achieve business goals and results in the creation of an internal bench of top talent. Manage the maintenance and execution of the performance management system, including current job descriptions, standards of performance and performance evaluation instruments.
  • Develop, initiate, and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, promotion, and succession planning.
  • Maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company’s diversity and inclusion strategic plan.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, counseling, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Ability to design and implement full-cycle performance management programs.

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.
  2. 7+ years of broad experience in recruiting, talent development and performance management.
  3. Recent and relevant experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for nonexempt, exempt and leadership positions.
  4. Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics and relationship management.
  5. Experience in all areas of sourcing such as the internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.
  6. Experience in working with applicant tracking systems.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.

Alterra Energy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.



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