The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Talent Acquisition Specialist (Fixed-Term) in Rockville, Maryland

(Senior) Talent Acquisition Specialist (Fixed-Term)

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This is a Fixed-Term position which is slated to end 6/30/2020. As a Fixed Term employee, you will receive all of the same benefits as a permanent employee, but with a predetermined end date.

The (Senior) Talent Acquisition Associate is a key mission enabler at USP and we’re seeking an exceptional recruiter to join our team. Our new team member will lead their hiring managers through the full lifecycle of recruiting focusing on our Global Public Health division, but also supporting a variety of professional, technical, scientific, and administrative positions as needed. Primary responsibilities involve deep partnership and with business leaders and hiring managers to effectively source, recruit, evaluate, interview, and select top talent to meet the organization’s talent needs. This person will also lead or participate in Talent Acquisition/HR projects that will strengthen USP offerings and branding as an employer of choice.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Handles internal redeployment and external recruitment for donor funded programs (both new proposals and existing grants) in our Global Public Health division, while also supporting other divisions as needed.

  • Conducts full lifecycle recruiting for assigned searches beginning with a strategy meeting with the hiring manager to discuss process and strategic sourcing approach

  • Executes agreed upon recruiting strategies and actively sources candidates

  • Creates an effective sourcing strategy based on business needs and identify candidates through standard and creative methods

  • Evaluates the resumes of prospective candidates and determines degree of skill match; recommends or declines appropriately and forwards qualified candidate resumes to the hiring manager for review;

  • Tracks candidate activity from initial resume submittal to hire in the applicant tracking system (ATS);

  • Coordinates receiving and evaluating of interview feedback and advises hiring manager in the final selection process;

  • Collaborates with the HRBP, Compensation & Benefits and others as needed in establishing salaries;

  • Checks references, verifies educational credentials, and coordinates background investigation of selected candidate; negotiates and makes verbal and written offers of employment;

  • Works with colleagues to prepare weekly reports to monitor recruitment activity, tracks vacant positions, recruiting strategies/sources, and costs;

  • Other HR projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Minimum of 1 year experience recruiting for USAID funded projects.

  • Demonstrated full-lifecycle recruitment experience working in corporate or agency environments:

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist - 5-7 years of professional recruiting experience

  • Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist - 7+ years of professional recruiting experience to include informal/formal leadership and strategic project experience

  • Experience in cold calling, candidate development and directly sourcing candidates from a variety of media including standard sourcing tools (social networks, corporate websites, general job boards, professional associations, agencies, college postings and alumni organizations, open houses) to build candidate pipelines

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, as is familiarity with applicant tracking systems (ATS)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of immigration process a plus

  • Experience in behavioral and/or competency-based interviewing techniques

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of employment laws and regulations (EEO & OFCCP, recruiting sources and strategies, and on-boarding programs

  • Advanced ability to understand complex requirements and effectively communicate with hiring managers and candidates

  • Strong partnership and relationship building skills with the ability to adjust to multiple changing, and often competing, priorities

  • SPHR/PHR certification and/or recruiter certifications such as AIRS, CDR, LinkedIn Recruiter a plus

  • Ability to help build a pipeline of diverse candidate to help company achieve AAP goals

  • Excellent time management, communication, and project management skills

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Knowledge of biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry is a plus

  • Strong technology orientation and skills related to social networking, sourcing techniques. Experience with SilkRoad/OpenHire a plus

USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Location

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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Job Category Human Resources