Resource Specialist - Clinical
ICON Clinical Research - North Wales, PA

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ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We specialize in strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support Clinical Development-from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies.

ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career. We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart.

ICON is seeking a strong

Sourcing Specialist

to be responsible for developing attraction strategies for the US Region and identifying the most suitable sourcing methods that build ICON's capability of identifying and managing key talent into the business ensuring processes and procedures adhered to whilst proving a professional service and cost effective solutions.

Contract: 6 months potentional of extention/ hire

Develop an in-depth understanding of the company's resourcing needs, external demographics and industry candidate markets across EU/US to advice and guide internal customers and adapt and flex sourcing methods to assist in targeting the best talent.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and validity of the resourcing strategies, processes and campaigns to identify successes, adjusting as needed
  • Identify and network with key talent pools to actively headhunt passive candidates and generate pipeline for current and future roles, ensuring suitable tracking methods used to oversee future potential hires
  • Develop and implement suitable telephone dialogue templates to be used for passive candidates and each role to attract and ensure the right professional image of ICON is portrayed at all times. Full understanding of the role is essential to provide an overview to the candidate and in order to answer full questions.
Review sourcing methods used within Region and continue to adapt sourcing strategy to suit the needs of the role and identify new methods to use

  • Ensures adherence with all federal, state and local regulations governing the recruitment process including Affirmative Action.
  • Develop analytics on the resourcing stream, producing meaningful data on pipeline, costing and sourcing performance.
  • Adhere to direct hiring targets and KPI's to help reduce hiring costs and utilization of vendors
Work with Recruitment Specialists to discuss urgent key roles, understanding specification of vacancy and identify passive talent

Establishes good relationships with stakeholders, gaining credibility and making a positive and professional impression on others

Delivers high quality standards and strives for excellence; acts in a proactive, flexible and responsive manner to customer needs.

Can operate independently and successfully progress and manage own sourcing workloads to accommodate the priority pipeline

Update and maintain Applicant Tracking System (ATS) with candidate profiles, building on the talent bank of suitable candidates

Attend relevant recruitment events/conferences as requested

Understand the ICON business globally; Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value; Promotes ICON effectively in all interactions.

Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which centers on our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.

As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.

Travel (approximately 10%) domestic and/or international

Undertake other reasonably related duties as may be assigned from time to time

Bachelor degree Preferred, but not required. High School diploma or local equivalent with 2-3 years relevent work expereince.

Possess significant experience of working as a successful Sourcer in a fast paced, professional and technical environment with the ability to demonstrate key successes and cost savings attributed with role, preferably in a in-house role within the CRO/Pharma industry

Have a proactive and methodical approach with the ability to work to key targets, under pressure and within tight timelines with multiple vacancies to source

Plan, coordinate and prioritize activities successfully to work methodically, independently and accurately within a compliant and regulated business as part of a team environment

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to influence, experience of working with multiple stakeholders and all levels and build strong relationships, ability to listen and understand the needs of the business and candidates

Must have up-to-date knowledge of innovative and attraction & selection methodologies and strong track record of successfully networking externally with EU/US experience as required

Experience of using an ATS with PC proficiency including Microsoft Office and related packages

Demonstrates commitment to achieving required outcomes

Possess good commercial/business acumen in order to work within and enhance a professional corporate environment




Primary Location


US-North Wales



Human Resources

Job Posting


25/Feb/13, 11:07:42 AM