Talent Acquisition Specialist - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract - (1808422) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/10/2018

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    Reading, UK
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    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

At Quintiles we help healthcare and biopharma companies improve their probability of success. We do this by connecting our scientific, therapeutic and analytics expertise with superior delivery. From advisory through operations, Quintiles and its affiliate companies is the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services. As one of FORTUNE’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ in 2016, we offer great opportunities for a career in world-leading clinical research. Our global projects, innovative tools and industry leading customers combined with outstanding support from our leadership team and clear career mapping allows you to make a difference in patient health
Join us on our exciting journey!
IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.
A career with IQVIA connects you to great opportunity to achieve professional success and impact healthcare around the world.
We are looking for an experienced recruiter to join our EMEA Talent Acquisition team. The role is office based with some flexibility to work remotely.
The primary focus of the role will be to support our Clinical Operations business units with the identification, attraction and onboarding of clinical research professionals at a variety of levels. Experience working in the life science/clinical research sector is a necessity.


•         Work with management in assigned service areas, business units or departments to source, select and hire qualified candidates to fill vacant positions using cost-effective techniques and in accordance with company policies, procedures and processes.

•         Manage applicant flow to ensure availability of qualified candidates and compliance with diversity hiring goals.

•         Provide guidance and direction to more junior members of the staffing team.

•         Write job postings to post and advertise positions.

•         Review applications and conduct interviews to obtain information regarding applicant's work history, education, training, job skills, and salary requirements.

•         Create and coordinate job advertising in various media. Attend job fairs and develop and maintain contacts with colleges, universities, alumni groups, and other organizations to identify potential applicants.

•         Work with external recruiters and employment agencies to identify and recruit candidates. Utilize Internet online recruiting sources to identify and recruit candidates.

•         Create partnerships with area employment agencies, advertising agencies, and temporary agencies.

•         With guidance, provide coaching and counselling to functional business leaders and line management to effectively support staffing goals.

•         Meet with functional business leaders and executive management, as required, to discuss and establish staffing objectives and ensure they are achieved.

•         Assist with training line management on recruiting, interviewing, and the selection process as required.

•         Assist with managing projects related to legislation in the recruitment process within HR and across the business, HR systems, practices, procedures and compliance.

•         Support a diverse workforce and comply with local and regional hiring guidelines and procedures, particularly for applicant tracking.

•         Keep abreast of market trends and demands impacting the company’s ability to attract competitive candidates; coordinate with the compensation team on salary offer considerations and equity concerns.

•         Ensure the provision of timely employee-related information to management teams as necessary.

•         May be responsible for meeting established financial targets and assisting with business development activities depending on business line.

Job Requirements


Strong hands-on recruitment experience (agency or in-house) that includes supporting global organisations with the talent acquisition of mid-senior professional profiles. Pharmaceutical/CRO experience is highly desirable but not essential



•         Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent and 3 years’ experience within a staffing function as a recruiter or combination of recruiter and specialist experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


•         Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech or the use of other

•         communication systems such as email or instant communicator

•         Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers or other equipment such as voice recognition software

•         that will provide access to electronic data

•         Regular sitting for extended periods of time 

  •        Occasional travel may be required
  • FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list for the third year in a row.
  • Recognised by the 2016 Scrip Awards as the Best Full-service Provider Contract Research Organization (CRO).
  • Awarded the 2016 Eagle Award from the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) for the fourth consecutive year. A site-nominated award recognising contract research organizations (CRO) and biopharmaceutical sponsors dedicated to building positive relationships with research sites through leadership, professionalism and integrity.
  • IQVIA named in The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) 2017 Global Outsourcing 100® List which recognizes the world’s best service providers across a range of industries.
IQVIA is an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions based on qualifications and merit. We prohibit discrimination based on any unlawful consideration such as age, race, national origin, gender or other 'protected status.'
We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and
Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!
We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: 1808422