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Vendor Specialist (MSP/Talent Acquisition) - Gaithersburg, MD

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-005065

Posted date: Jul. 20, 2017

Vendor Specialist (MSP/Talent Acquisition) - US Gaithersburg, MD

We lead our industry in our development of a strong and varied pipeline. This means our people are here to win, we give you a breadth of opportunities to be curious and do cutting edge, unique work that has big impact on science and medicine.

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 Vendor Specialist based at our offices in Gaithersburg, US you will work alongside the Vendor Manager in managing and partnering with external partners for AstraZeneca and Medimmune. You will assist with the integration of tools and systems and driving our values, brand and Employee Value Proposition via our external partners. You will strive for best practice, excellence and consistency.

With a focus on day-to-day operations as well as building creative strategies in partnership with our Global Talent Acquisition Leads, your operations mind-set will provide you with insights into external market trends and internal talent acquisition trends. You will support the Vendor Manager in conducting supplier day events/activities as well as in providing training and guidance to HR Business Partners, Recruitment Partners and Hiring Managers on supplier best practices.

Working closely with the Vendor Manager, you will also assist in delivering recruitment strategies for key areas of the business. You will assist with the local implementation of enterprise wide processes and tools aligned with Global and local standards. Service delivery is key and you will align these needs and provide metrics and analytics to ensure that performance against SLA’s/KPI’s is met.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of recruitment/staffing vendors – including, but not limited to, RPO, MSP, ERMO, search agencies, job boards and recruiting technologies.


Essential Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant vendor management experience
  • Experience with managing vendor programs
  • Understanding of how company policies, process and procedures influence vendor programs
  • Experience leveraging SLA’s, KPI’s and other metrics to monitor vendor performance and delivery
  • Detail oriented and comfortable with analysing and presenting data
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to addressing obstacles/barriers
  • Team player – collaborative style of working
  • Experience working in a matrix environment
  • Inquisitive, curious personality; enjoys learning and discovery
  • Tenacity and resilience
Desirable Requirements
  • BS/BA degree
  • Knowledge of the recruitment & staffing process and the ways that vendors (including RPO, MSP/ERMO, Agencies & recruitment technology) are leveraged to complement internal support
  • Knowledge of the policies, process and procedures pertaining to multiple recruitment-related services – including hiring of both full-time employees (FTE) & externally managed resources (EMR)
  • Experience with recruiting services delivery – encompassing both FTE & EMR recruitment
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry knowledge and experience preferred but not required
  • No relocation offered
Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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.