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Director Recruitment and Talent Advisors, Europe

Company: Covance
Location: Maidenhead
Reference: 65617BR
Closing Date: 02 Jan 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Covance is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies. We are now looking for The Director of Recruitment and Talent Services – Europe to lead a major segment of Covance’s recruiting business. The post is located in Maidenhead, Berkshire.


Covance is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with more than 15,000 employees in over 100 countries. Through our discovery, nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services, Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today. 

The Director of Recruitment and Talent Services – Europe leads a major segment of Covance’s recruiting business, The talent segments recruited for include all CRA recruitment. He/she collaborates with business leaders, HR and Global Talent Management colleagues to understand the Covance business unit strategies and translate them to talent acquisition strategies aligned with business unit objectives. The post is located in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

The role entails team leadership, financial management, client relationship management, and vendor relations. In partnership with client business leaders, their teams and HR leadership, the Director is responsible for the delivery of talent acquisition services across the portfolio of business, focused on: developing and implementing strategies to source, recruit and select a highly-qualified, diverse workforce; designing and executing processes that create positive and engaging hiring manager and candidate experiences to advance Covance as an employer of choice; and directing operational recruiting activities. Recruiting results are achieved by leveraging a scalable recruiting team comprised of Covance employees and partners of a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) organization to build a foundation of global talent. 

Experience and Qualifications required

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred Master’s degree in Business Administration, Sales/Marketing, Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or related field 
  • Human Resources leadership experience; preferably experience in life sciences/healthcare environment. 
  • Experience leading, designing and/or implementing talent acquisition strategies. Prior experience specifically managing a talent acquisition function preferred. 
  • Experience in a high-volume recruitment environment, including eperience in managing recruiting teams strongly preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems, social media and recruiting process workflows. 
  • Superior business acumen, influence, facilitation and presentation skills. 
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong coaching and consulting skills. 
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong client facing skills with the ability to communicate and interact with senior management. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists. Ability to drive consistency in process. 
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and execute large scale initiatives across an organization. 
  • Strong understanding of business planning and financial management 

Why Covance? 
At Covance, you will join like-minded professionals who, together, build our reputation as one of the world's largest and most respected contract research organizations. In choosing Covance, you will be part of a dedicated team that makes a difference in helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. 

We welcome your application and believe this decision may be the most rewarding career move you will ever make.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Maidenhead

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