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Talent Scout - MedImmune (Biologics Research & Development) - Gaithersburg, MD

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-005059
Posted date: Apr. 03, 2017
Talent Scout – MedImmune (Biologics Research & Development) - Gaithersburg, MD

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together.

From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that transform lives.  We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Talent Acquisition helps to deliver AstraZeneca’s ambitious business strategy through recruiting best in class (internal and external) talent to meet the needs and demands of the business.

Talent Acquisition at AstraZeneca is transforming. Our ambition is to build a world class function by being more proactive with our recruitment approach and developing long term pipelines of talent. We are passionate about delivering a truly differentiated candidate experience and are building in house teams to deliver this for the business. If you are motivated by the opportunity to drive that change then join us!

The Role

As Talent Scout for MedImmune (Biologics Research and Development), your role will be akin to an in-house Head-hunter, responsible for creating and maintaining business critical, senior level and skillset -aligned external talent pipelines

To succeed as Talent Scout you will be a ‘recruiter at heart' who has a passion and focus on the candidate experience. Your background will demonstrate expertise as a head-hunter, executive recruiter or talent acquisition professional with a track record of building talent pipelines in highly technical skillsets and globally diverse locations.

Working closely with your key stakeholders to truly understand the key roles and skills needed for our pipelines. You will build extensive internal and external networks to understand the key roles, critical skills and the current population. You will then assess risk areas where the talent pipeline would need to be expanded in order to meet our future global (1-3 year horizon) talent requirements.

You will also build knowledge and provide insights into talent presence before deciding the best approach to engage. You will ensure that this talent is shared and visible across the relevant business units and work with the Senior Executive team with reviewing the talent.

This is a key opportunity to work at the most senior levels in the organisation, to engage, inspire, persuade and influence our transformation to a cutting edge in-house Talent Acquisition Function.


Essential Requirements
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant talent acquisition experience
  • Previous experience of working as an internal talent scout or as a head-hunter/senior Researcher/Consultant
  • Proven Therapy Area experience, gained in an equivalent Pharma/Biotech business or extensive supplier side pharma/biotech work
  • Good understanding of scientific concepts/drug discovery and development process
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Outstanding communication (verbal, written and presentation), interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Experienced working with global professional organizations/associations to build a brand and attract from the membership base
  • Significant recruitment and candidate sourcing experience within a similar fast-paced environment
  • In-house sourcing experience, or RPO/on-site sourcing management for client roles (including high degree of stakeholder and HR interaction), or research/head-hunter agency campaign management experience
  • Expert with use of LinkedIn, ATS and other recruitment tools to identify and engage with top talent
  • Detail oriented and comfortable with analysing and presenting data
  • Inquisitive, Curious personality, enjoys learning and discovery
  • High level of candidate care and interaction
  • Proactive approach in addressing obstacles/barriers
  • Delivery focused
  • Team Player – Collaborative style of working, sharing successes with wider team
Desirable Requirements
  • BS/BA degree
  • Experience of matrix team management and managing across multiple regions/geographies
  • Experience with multiple recruiting/sourcing technologies – CRM/TRM, ATS, media, etc.
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual

No Relocation Offered

Next Steps – Apply today!

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.