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Talent Acquisition Partner - BioPharma Commercial

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-124931 Date posted 04/01/2022

Talent Acquisition Partner - BioPharma Commercial

Location: Cambridge, UK

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Help us accelerate towards our big purpose and impact patients

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. The work we do here is meaningful. Every action we take is focused on putting our patients first, and they add up to something bigger. We help AstraZeneca to run faster and better, powering everyone else to focus on what’s important and work towards delivering life-changing medicines. 

As Talent Acquisition Partner, you will play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on patients’ lives. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to engage, inspire, persuade and influence and be part of a cutting edge in-house Talent Acquisition Function- supporting Biopharma R&D.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Talent Acquisition Partner for Biopharma Commercial you will be responsible for delivering Talent Acquisition solutions in partnership with the Hiring Manager/ Team Manager/ HRBP and Talent Acquisition Lead to proactively identify and fill vacancies with talented individuals with the right capability and skills in a fast paced challenging market.

This will involve proactive activity, developing and executing sourcing plans, building talent pipelines, conducting direct sourcing activity, research, screening, interviewing, pre-selecting, offer management and managing the hiring administration process.

This role is full lifecycle recruitment in a very hands-on fast moving environment where your subject matter expertise will allow you to advise, coach and influence hiring managers to ensure best in class service delivery to the business and candidates.

You will build strong trusting relationships both with internal stakeholders and candidates and ensure both have a good experience with Talent Acquisition throughout the process.

You will work with 3rd party vendors on occasion for niche hard to fill roles but you will be targeted on a direct fill rate – utilizing our internal Talent Scout for senior hires and internal recruitment marketing teams for campaigns.

Collating feedback and providing hiring metrics and data analytics on performance and reporting to identify areas for continuous improvement will also be key in this role

You will develop and manage recruitment services delivery, both personally and through vendors against delivery of key Time, Cost and Quality targets and metrics 

Whilst developing strong partnerships with hiring managers and candidates, you will build a bench of qualified candidates to meet both current and anticipated business needs. 

You will ensure assigned recruitment services are in compliance with Global Recruitment and country policies/guidelines and ensure 3rd party providers adhere to required procurement and policy standards.

You will participate in all activities in the recruitment life cycle including; sourcing planning and delivery (both direct sourcing and attraction), screening, interviewing, pre-selecting, offer management, hiring and onboarding .

You will support and attend Conferences, College and Career Fairs - ensuring consistency in messaging and materials for recruitment branding and skill set targeting. 

You will educate hiring manager and other assessors in the use of Interviewing approach, recommend resources and techniques for interviewing, assessing and evaluating applicants.

You will advise the business about recruitment responsibilities, legal requirements and appropriate candidate management techniques; provide resources and tools as needed to educate and enhance the skills of individuals involved in the hiring processes.

You will also support one or more Central CoE TAq Projects locally or globally and also support Early Talent Recruitment activities within Biopharma R&D.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in delivering full life cycle recruitment services in this sector

  • Experience utilizing a range of attraction channels

  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant roles and ability to identify key candidate sources externally to build potential candidate pools

  • Persuading & influencing skills

  • Stakeholder management and relationship building skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing agile environment

  • Customer focused, results orientated approach

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level

  • Broad understanding of Pharma industry

So, what’s next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

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Additional information

Our Company Values & Behaviours underpin everything we do so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with them. You may also want to check out our new R&D Video showing how we turn Science into Medicines.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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