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

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-010791

Posted date: Jul. 13, 2017

Talent Scout - 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.

As Talent Scout for R&D, 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

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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.

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 skill sets and globally diverse locations.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Execute the strategy to build a rich external talent pipeline directly linked to key roles/critical skills in AstraZeneca/MedImmune. Ensuring successful conversion of talent pipeline prospects into active candidates and then hires.
  • Working closely with key stakeholders (HR Lead, business managers) and internal partners (i.e. Global Talent Acquisition Lead, Talent Management, HR Business Partners) to understand the key roles, critical skills and the current population in order to assess risk areas where the talent pipeline would need expanding to meet future global (1-3 year horizon) talent requirements.
  • Ensuring engaged talent is shared and visible across all relevant business units and geographies, and that senior-level prospects are reviewed at the Senior Executive Team level.
  • Building knowledge and providing insight into external talent presence (i.e. talent heat maps) to determine best approach to engage talent and steer workforce planning.
  • Build extensive internal and external networks through multiple channels, including attending relevant global external meetings/conferences to meet and assess talent.

The role will report into Talent Acquisition (Country Lead) with a strong working relationships with the Global Talent Acquisition Lead's within R&D.

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

  • Significant experience as an internal executive recruiter/talent scout or head-hunter/senior researcher/consultant
  • Proven experience and talent network in a relevant sector i.e. Pharmaceutical Technology and Devices, Biologics and R&D
  • Excellent business acumen with outstanding communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to travel up to 30% for on-campus business meetings and external conferences

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of matrix team management
  • Experience of using a TRM/CRM
  • Experience working globally or across more than one geography
  • Business Degree or equivalent

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.