Senior Staffing Specialist
Alkermes, Inc. - Waltham, MA

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Alkermes is growing! We have a vast pipeline of products in all stages of development. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a HR/Talent Acquisition team supporting a fast growing company. We are preparing for the launch of a new drug in the 2 nd half of 2015. As a result we are hiring in all functions across the Company including Commercial groups (Sales, Marketing, Patient Services), R&D, Medical Affairs, G&A groups (IT, HR, Legal, Finance), and Regulatory Affairs.

This is an exciting time to join Alkermes!

Key areas of responsibility will include:
  • Perform full cycle recruiting activities including sourcing, interviewing, reference checking, negotiating and extending offers

  • Sourcing and developing a pipeline of active and passive job seekers using networking, professional organizations, the internet, direct sourcing and referrals

  • Partner with hiring managers to develop a recruitment strategy to attract top talent and to meet hiring deadlines, through pre-interview meetings and post-interview debriefs

  • Facilitate the interview process and assessment of talent

  • Prepare candidate offer packages, negotiate and extend job offers and coordinate on-boarding for newly hired employees.

  • Track progress/metrics and provide regular updates, use ATS (Taleo) to manage requisitions, candidates, etc.

Required Skills and Experience: Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate candidates for cultural fit as well as conduct interviews in a manner that creates an “experience” for the candidates

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels

  • Excellent prioritization and judgment skills

  • Ability to travel (US travel) frequently throughout the duration of the commercial expansion project (approximately 6 months)

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate candidates for cultural fit as well as conduct interviews in a manner that creates an “experience” for the candidates

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels

  • Excellent prioritization and judgment skills

  • Ability to travel (US travel) frequently throughout the duration of the commercial expansion project (approximately 6 months)

Desired Skills and Experience
  • Strong sourcing skills with demonstrated success in networking or building pipelines as well as candidate assessment skills

  • Relevant industry (biotech or pharmaceutical) experience a plus

  • Sales recruiting experience

  • Proven expertise in using a variety of tools to hire top talent

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a high sense of urgency

  • ATS skills, Taleo preferred

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required;

  • Minimum of 7+ years of full life-cycle recruiting experience.

  • Experience in high-growth/fast past environment preferred.

  • Prior experience in biotech/pharma strongly preferred. Experience supporting a commercial organization a plus.

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

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