Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job Overview
Support the continuous improvement of the staffing function through development and implementation for all staffing programs in an assigned business unit/department, primarily in one geography.   May be required to assist with providing staffing support to assigned management team for a geographically distributed organization or pan regional, as assigned.   With some guidance, conduct recruiting activity for management teams as assigned.

Essential Functions

Work with management in assigned service areas, business units or departments to source, select and hire qualified candidates to fill vacant positions using cost-effective techniques and in accordance with company policies, procedures and processes.  Manage applicant flow to ensure availability of qualified candidates and compliance with diversity hiring goals.
Provide guidance and direction to more junior members of the staffing team.
Write job postings to post and advertise positions.
Review applications and conduct interviews to obtain information regarding applicant’s work history, education, training, job skills, and salary requirements.
Create and coordinate job advertising in various media. Attend job fairs and develop and maintain contacts with colleges, universities, alumni groups, and other organizations to identify potential applicants.
Work with external recruiters and employment agencies to identify and recruit candidates. Utilize Internet online recruiting sources to identify and recruit candidates.
Create partnerships with area employment agencies, advertising agencies, and temporary agencies.
With guidance, provide coaching and counseling to functional business leaders and line management to effectively support staffing goals.
Meet with functional business leaders and executive management, as required, to discuss and establish staffing objectives and ensure they are achieved.
Assist with training line management on recruiting, interviewing, and the selection process as required.
Assist with managing projects related to legislation in the recruitment process within HR and across the business, HR systems, practices, procedures and compliance.
Support a diverse workforce and comply with local and regional hiring guidelines and procedures, particularly for applicant tracking.
Keep abreast of market trends and demands impacting the company’s ability to attract competitive candidates; coordinate with the compensation team on salary offer considerations and equity concerns.
Ensure the provision of timely employee-related information to management teams as necessary.
May be responsible for meeting established financial targets and assisting with business development activities depending on business line.


Bachelor’s Degree
3 years experience within a staffing function as a recruiter or combination of recruiter and specialist experience Req Or
Equivalent combination of education, training and experience Req
Extensive knowledge of legislation in the recruiting process
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, HRIS applications and Taleo Applicant Tracking System
Strong attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem solving, judgment and decision making skills
Good ability to work in a matrix environment
Good presentation skills
Good influencing skills
Good coaching and counseling skills
Good understanding and awareness of  the commercial environment and market trends
Good customer service skills
Very high degree of discretion and confidentiality
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and plan routine activities
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
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IQVIA, formerly Quintiles and IMS Health, Inc.,is an American multinational company serving the combined industries of health information technology and clinical research. It is a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, focused primarily on Phase I-IV clinical trials and associated laboratory and analytical services, including consulting services. It has a network of more than 58,000 employees in more than 100 countries.As of 2017, IQVIA was reported to be one of the world's largest contract research organizations