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Zulfi Taj

Senior Recruiter

Vice President Talent Acquisition at The RealReal

Mountain View, California

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Zulfi Taj's Work Experience


Senior Recruiter

May 2013 to March 2014

San Francisco Bay Area


Operations - Physical Distribution Supervisor

August 2004 to July 2006


Senior People Business Partner

November 2015 to March 2018

San Francisco Bay Area

Zulfi Taj's Education

University of California, San Diego - Department of Economics

Bachelors of Science (B.S., Management Science)

1994 to 1997

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A)

2002 to 2005

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Senior Recruiter @ GoPro From May 2013 to March 2014 (11 months) San Francisco Bay AreaOperations - Physical Distribution Supervisor @ McMaster-Carr From August 2004 to July 2006 (2 years) Senior People Business Partner @ GoPro Shaping awesome engineering, design and product teams! From November 2015 to March 2018 (2 years 5 months) San Francisco Bay AreaEngineering Recruiting Manager @ GoPro Hiring amazing people to do amazing things! From March 2014 to November 2015 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay AreaTalent Sourcer/Recruiter (Contract) @ Google • Conducted research to engage and develop passive candidates through job-board Internet recruiting, Boolean searches, networking efforts, database mining and referral management to build a pipeline of technically qualified and culturally matched candidates. • Executed a metrics driven, analytical approach to online campaigns with ongoing measurement and adjustment based on realized effectiveness. • Improved candidate response rate from under 20% to over 40% by refining outbound communication strategy and messaging.• Leveraged Google’s Data Research team to provide baseline targeted candidate identification and delivery • Co-Managed internal client relations for a range of business groups including Compensation, University Programs, Talent & Outreach, Research Communications, Benefits and Human Resources. Typically deployed to build candidate sourcing strategy and pipeline for hard to fill client roles.• Performed technical and cognitive ability based interviews to identify promising candidates • Recognized for outstanding sourcing and recruiting efforts by receiving Google’s Staffing Channels “Ad Astra” award. From May 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 1 month) Mountain View, CAStaffing Executive @ Robert Half International International staffing agency specializing in the placement of skilled accounting and finance professionals• Developed and grew sales base through marketing endeavors, client outreach, professional associations and managing client relationships.• Sourced accounting professionals using website landing pages, job postings, networking and candidate referrals. • Managed Robert Half - Accountemps internal consulting group – Salaried Professional Service. Grew book of business by 25% within the 6 months. Evaluated client project scope and goals and matched to specific project professionals. Maintained client and staffing goals through complete project life-cycle.• Determined aptitude, practical skill set, intelligence and placeability of candidates utilizing in-person interviews, functional testing and reference checking.• Established candidate pay-rates, client bill-rates and negotiated candidate conversion fees. From April 2010 to May 2012 (2 years 2 months) Operations - Managing Director @ Libertas Law Group California law firm specializing in consumer, real estate and contract law• Managed all functional (non-legal) aspects of the firm: Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology and Production Operations. Maintained schedules, goals and achievements for all functional teams. • Held P&L responsibility for the firm. Prepared weekly reports, presented analysis and developed strategic adjustments based on reporting. • Negotiated and managed corporate contracts including: Facilities and Equipment Leasing, IT Services, Communications and Data Services, Accounting, Marketing Consultants, Contract Attorneys and Human Resources Consultant. • Developed and improved all business processes including: all production flows, document management systems, payment tracking systems, payroll control and commission management systems. • Coordinated with business development and marketing managers to anticipate growth, develop a strategy for the operation to manage that growth and implement expansion initiatives. • Oversaw and directed corporate infrastructure in collaboration with CEO and CBD to develop robust, flexible systems appropriate for current needs yet scalable for future growth. From September 2008 to October 2009 (1 year 2 months) Operations - Physical Distribution Manager @ McMaster-Carr Leading industrial supply distributor providing over 400,000 items with annual revenues in excess of $3 billion, dedicated to having on-hand inventory and next-day delivery• Managed sales side (outbound) warehouse functions of a 700,000 square foot distribution facility, with more than 300,000 products in-stock and $100 million in inventory. • Set goals and agendas for a staff of more than 30 employees, 2 supervisors, management trainees and interns. • Contributed to developing the business cases and implementation strategy for technology installations, including work-in-process controls and order tracking systems. Developed performance diagnostics reports. • Engineered both physical and procedural processes for order-filling, packing and shipping functions with the goal of minimizing work-in-process, maintaining control of operational flows and improving productivity. Reduced WIP from 85 minutes to less than 30 minutes. • Led initiatives to reduce order error rates by refining procedures, instituting a new quality control system, implementing human error reduction methodologies and developing error tracking and feedback programs. Improved internal quality ranking from 5th to 1st of 5 warehouse facilities. • Negotiated requirements for freight carrier contracts. Managed vendors to develop process equipment, create packaging materials and implement service contracts. Managed hazardous material shipping and freight forwarding specialists ensuring compliance with DOT and 3rd party logistics vendors. • Prepared payroll and non-payroll budgets in excess of $3 million, based on staffing requirements for forecasted order growth, capital equipment renewal and operational expenditures. Prepared and presented monthly operating expense and variance analysis reports. • Modeled multi-function production capacities and incoming work for future periods. Organized staffing and work flow based on these estimates to maximize use of resources and reduce labor. From August 2006 to September 2008 (2 years 2 months) Marketing - Sales Development Analyst @ McMaster-Carr • Developed marketing plans for over 5,000 accounts, constituting over $50 million in sales. Managed and increased revenues and customer base by as much as 12% annually.• Conducted industry and company specific research through the Internet, industry journals and magazines, trade show and customer visits.• Led cross-functional teams to develop marketing strategies for institutional customers, high-tech/electronics developers, OEMs and contract-manufacturers.• Supervised production and distribution of product catalogs. From April 2000 to July 2004 (4 years 4 months) Finance - Account Manager @ McMaster-Carr • Analyzed debt and payment patterns of various small to very large, domestic and international corporations and institutions.• Determined acceptable age and balance of open accounts by examining the size, type, and credit history of an organization.• Coordinated with customers to resolve delinquent receivables, discrepancies in records, and other billing concerns. From April 1999 to April 2000 (1 year 1 month) Franchise Owner/Operator @ Baskin Robbins • Negotiated franchise agreements. Developed retail stores from inception through operation. • Managed all financial objectives and operational standards. Ensured all locations operated above government food safety and franchise standards. • Developed, trained and motivated store managers in a multi-unit environment. Set goals to maintain performance objectives while managing remotely. • Managed and controlled inventory with the goal of balancing inventory holding costs as well as meeting popular product demand. From April 1997 to April 1999 (2 years 1 month) Vice President Talent Acquisition @ The RealReal San Francisco Bay AreaSenior Director, Talent Acquisition @ Zynga From March 2018 to August 2020 (2 years 6 months) San Francisco Bay Area

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