ICON Clinical Research

Talent Acquisition Specialist

06 May 2021
14 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Talent Acquisition Specialist - 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Ireland

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients' lives.

Our 'Own It' culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That's our vision. We're driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you're as driven as we are, join us. You'll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you'll be helping shape an industry.

The Role:

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be responsible for partnering with the business to provide an end to end recruitment service. By having a deep understanding of the business, you will design innovative talent attraction campaigns using the latest in recruitment technology. A strategic thinker, you will maintain healthy candidate pipelines and will collaborate with HRBP's aligning on succession planning.
  • Develop strong awareness and understanding of the business and functional areas of responsibility to target and hire best talent
  • Work in partnership with hiring managers, providing guidance, support and recommendations on candidates for interview and hire to ensure efficiency in time to hire is maintained whilst ensuring high level of accuracy within WorkDay Recruit is completed within internal guidelines
  • Have a good understanding of the local labour and candidate markets for areas of responsibility to provide guidance to the business/stakeholders on demographics and sourcing strategies
  • Design resourcing plans, define role requirements and develop innovative sourcing options including networking, headhunting and building talent pools
  • Negotiate rates/salaries, present and sell candidates within their business areas to Hiring Managers, whilst ensuring that all processes are followed in line with the agreed methodology
  • Provide a high level of candidate care and ensure frequent communication is deployed
  • Manage own workload to ensure a best in class recruitment service is delivered, ensuring the most effective sourcing strategies to maintain cost per hire. Enhance and encourage awareness of internal referral programme and where required, focused effort on diversity
  • Recommend, coordinate and participate in hiring events such as Job Fairs, external recruiting and other networking events
  • Forecast placements based on demand, changes in the customers' business, the candidate pipeline and trends in business demand;
  • Produce communications to a high standard (e.g. advertisements) and in accordance with the customers brand guidelines if required;
  • Drive and deliver relevant customer presentations and evaluation/review meetings at VP/Director level
  • Develop and maintain pro-active and constructive relationships with VP/Director level by demonstrating an understanding of the business the associated requirements and set

What you need:
  • Degree or local equivalent
  • 3- 5 years' experience within a similar role
  • Experience recruiting within a CRO / Pharma environment
  • Customer focussed with exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to meet monthly targets and to develop creative sourcing strategies
  • Confident in influencing recruitment decisions

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That's why we've made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals - both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans - and related benefits such as life assurance - so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you'll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.