Associate Director Talent Acquisition - Research & Development

Basking Ridge, NJ
Jul 01, 2022
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Responsible for Full life cycle end to end recruitment for assigned client group(s). Responsible for the development and execution of talent acquisition strategies for assigned client group(s). This position will create a rich and diverse pipeline of talent for current and future vacancies both internally and externally and then source, assess, select and on-board.


  • Partners with HR Leaders, HRBPs and direct Hiring Managers to understand and interpret talent needs and requirements
    Designs and executes innovative talent acquisition strategies for assigned client group(s) to attract a diverse talent pipeline of candidates
    Creates and presents solutions to Talent Acquisition issues and serves as a subject matter expert.
    Develops presentations and presents Talent Acquisition solutions to client(s) relative to the hiring strategy and requisition status update(s)
    Ensures diverse interview panels and candidate pools for every requisition
    Conducts Candidate screenings, interviews, and assessments with potential internal and/or external candidates utilizing standardized interview protocols
    Assesses candidates for a variety of requirements such as behavioral fit, competencies and functional knowledge/skills
    Promotes DSI as an Employer of Choice with potential candidates
    Facilitates Recruitment Strategy Meetings and Candidate Debrief Meetings with key stakeholders, HRBPs, and direct Hiring Managers
    Evaluates employment references from potential candidates
    Partners with Total Rewards team to prepare and negotiate job offers for candidates
    Maintains Applicant Tracking System to organize candidates to ensure accurate metrics and reporting
    Serves as a subject matter expert on recruiting issues and trends, labor laws, and legislative initiatives that have short- and long-term implications for the business.
    Manages multiple processes within HR Talent Acquisition (contingent worker processes and intranet portal) interfaces with legal on employment issues and understands business impact of HR Talent Acquisition as it relates to other areas; manages offer letters, I-9’s, and legal documents related to HR
    Develops, implements, and improves recruitment processes, forms, templates, databases and tools, recruiting metrics, as well as implements strategies to improve metrics
    Leads Talent Acquisition projects (3-6 month timeline) and monitors the recruitment and relocation budgets for respective client group(s)
    Attends recruiting events and conferences on behalf of DSI
    Meets or exceeds time to fill, candidate experience and quality of hire metrics

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master's Degree preferred
Experience Qualifications
  • 7 or More Years of total relevant experience in Talent Acquisition, or alternative relevant experience preferred
  • experience in recruiting talent for pharma and/or bio-tech industries preferred