Talent and Culture Specialist

Toronto, ON


If you're ready to help shape the future of a bootstrapped and profitable tech company with big ambitions, then this is your moment.

If you’re someone who loves celebrating and empowering others, and you believe that work should be fulfilling and fun - then  you might just be the perfect fit for the Talent & Culture Specialist role at Zymewire!

All about Zymewire:

Zymewire is a Toronto-based SaaS company that has built game-changing technology to help sales teams accelerate revenue growth. Today we’re leaders in the life sciences space, but tomorrow we envision becoming the de facto service that sales professionals across all industries rely on to help them make the most informed decisions, take the most immediate action and be the most awesome at their unique jobs.

We use machine learning to interpret the digital river of information that pours out from all corners of the web, and then we package it up so that it can be easily searched and analysed. Our current SaaS solution, built on that river, is the ultimate smart digital assistant for busy sales professionals.

We carry out our mission through (1) keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do (2) maintaining an unrelenting curiosity about their challenges and work flows  (3) constantly innovating  (4) learning from each other, supporting each other and having fun while doing it.

Today more than 250 pharmaceutical and biotechnology service providers around the world trust Zymewire for their sales research. Our users are located in over 50 countries around the world and their companies range in size from start-ups to billion-dollar multinationals.

As our client roster continues to expand, so does our internal team. We’re searching for a Talent + Culture Specialist to help us attract, hire and retain team members who are passionate about delivering the best possible experiences to our clients.

All about the role:

We’re constantly thinking about what makes Zymewire a unique and phenomenal place to work, and how we can continue to make it better. Our Talent & Culture Specialist will collaborate closely with our Talent & Culture Manager to support and optimize programs and processes across every stage of the employee lifecycle.

As a Talent & Culture Specialist at Zymewire, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Play a major role in helping to deliver a world-class candidate and employee experience at a quickly growing company
  • Have daily positive impact on the happiness and well-being of the 52 amazing humans who work here
  • Be deeply immersed in our recruiting and hiring processes through candidate sourcing, candidate communication, interview coordination, and screening
  • Extend the reach of our employer brand via social media, networking and community partnerships to help source candidates for current or future openings.
  • Collect data and feedback to measure recruitment efforts, job satisfaction, role-based competencies and other key metrics
  • Refine our onboarding program, to ensure that all new team members have everything they need to feel excited and empowered in their new role
  • Contribute to team programs and initiatives such as employee engagement, performance management, career progression, role-based training, learning and development, customer interaction, diversity, equity and inclusion, and internal innovation
  • Support a thriving hybrid workforce
  • Organize and host team-building events
  • Contribute to the planning and coordination of our all-company retreat
  • ..and so much more!

All about you:

  • You consider yourself to have high emotional intelligence
  • You also consider yourself a social butterfly, and feel energized by planning and being an active participant in a variety of team events
  • You believe that work should be meaningful, fun, and rewarding
  • You lead with empathy and have the ability to understand what motivates and fulfils others
  • You love meeting new people and making new friends
  • You can effectively convey emotions and ideas via written and verbal communication, and have a few tricks up your sleeve to make communications impactful
  • You’ve got a keen eye for detail, so you’ll notice this request to please mention “Optimus Prime” in your cover letter
  • You’re naturally curious, and you’re eager to further develop your craft and expand your knowledge

What we’d love to see in your work history:

  • Experience with recruitment coordination: candidate communications, interviewing, scheduling, and resume screening
  • Event planning and execution experience
  • Examples of projects or initiatives you’ve led or contributed to that fostered community in the workplace
  • Experience in a similar role (or experience with similar responsibilities)

Bonus points if you also have:

  • Hired for technical roles in the past (software engineers, UX designers, etc.)
  • Have knowledge about processes related to international and remote hiring
  • Developed and/or implemented Learning and Development programs

Important Note: Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and racialized people of every gender are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Zymewire, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the person we’re looking for!

Why Zymewire? Fancy perks etc.

-  Earn yourself some equity (employee options make up 20% of the value of the company at all times)

- Join us for (and help to plan!) our bi-annual all-company retreat (past destinations include Bermuda, Iceland, and Costa Rica)

- Be a part of a tightly-knit team that is highly supportive of one another

- Three weeks paid vacation + all local statutory holidays (paid)

- Earn additional paid vacation days with continued learning ($1000 CAD annual stipend for courses and classes, no limit to the number of additional paid vacation days you can earn)

- Take part in our Employee Giving Program (you choose the causes and the company provides the funds)

- Extended health and dental benefits

- Paid and topped-up parental leave


The successful candidate can choose to be hybrid–working from our office at 1655 Dupont Street in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (everyone works from home on Mondays and Wednesdays) or can choose to work fully remotely.


$65,000-$70,000 CAD annually

Start Date:

Target start date for this role is Oct 3, 2022.

Already picturing your first day as our Talent & Culture Specialist? Apply now with your cover letter and resumé! We look forward to hearing from you. ‍

At Zymewire we celebrate diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Zymewire is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to working with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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