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Talent Acquisition Specialist, Life Sciences

Posted 28 Aug 2018

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 181076


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your Role: In this role, you will be responsible for the relationship for North America within the MilliporeSigma Life Sciences Commercial division arm of Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany.  The role is responsible for developing an understanding of the assigned business lines developing active sourcing and talent acquisition strategies to pro-actively identify, attract, and hire best in class talent for NA. He/she supports ongoing internal and/or external recruiting needs by completing all aspects of candidate generation through hire. Position reports to NA Life Sciences Recruiting Leader.  It can be primarily based out of Burlington, MA or St. Louis, MO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Highly service oriented and able to closely and quickly partner and build relationships with client groups and across HR
  • Shows ability to prioritize and complete a high volume of work.
  • Promotes and applies defined active sourcing approaches to identify critical workforce
  • Demonstrates excellent business acumen with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization successfully within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills, exhibit strong interpersonal skills, creative thinking and excellent writing proficiency.  Responsible for documenting all communications and interactions with candidates in applicant tracking system
  • Shows excellent organizational skills and realistic attention to detail as well as strong analytical skills
  • Supports MilliporeSigma’s initiatives by ensuring best candidates are internally or externally sourced and hired within the appropriate guidelines i.e. social media, professional networks, etc.
  • Is aware and use “state of the art” key recruiting technologies and methods including developing and executing innovative search techniques to generate a pool of candidates necessary to staff open positions
  • Manages client expectations and guides hiring manager and candidates alike through the recruiting process. Works closely with Recruitment Process Outsourcing Team on managing and overseeing Commercial recruitment process
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Identifies and determines pro-active steps to avoid recurring issues.
  • Pro-actively identifies position requirements and challenges Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners on positioning of these requirement (i.e. functional expertise, skill sets, competencies, complementary profiles …)
  • Strong ability to develop offers and manage salary expectations including educating hiring managers and partnering with compensation
  • Works on various projects as needed i.e. business analytics metrics reporting, etc.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree and or master preferred.
  • At least 2+ years recruiting experience, ideally in a multinational organization, recruiting agency or Executive Search.
  • Has gathered a proven experience on pro-active sourcing with deep usage of professional networks and resume databases.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office and management system software as well as Applicant Tracking Systems and Tools such as recruiting and social/professional medias.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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