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Talent Acquisition Specialist - 9 Months

Middlesex   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Role: Talent Acquisition Specialist - Clinical/ Clinical Trials Recruitment experience is essential.

Duration: 9 x months

Location: Mostly remote working, a few times per month required in the office in Uxbridge.

Rate: £25 per hour

The Senior Talent Sourcing Specialist will partner with the Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & HR Business Partners to support key business clients in delivering full end to end service, building talent pipelines for key regional leadership and niche roles. He/she will leverage strong market knowledge, adept stakeholder management skills, creativity and innovation to help Amgen attract, develop and retain top talent and achieve its goal of being the best place for talent


Sourcing and Selecting the Best Talent for UK & Ireland

Identify potential candidates by using all available candidate sources – both internally and externally e.g. Workday, social media, conferences etc.

Partner with business & HR clients to build and maintain candidate relationships

Conceptualize, develop and execute a plan of action for talent pipelining and mapping strategies in partnership with key stakeholders

Giving expert advice to HR Business Partners and Internal stakeholders on pipelining strategy

Proactively investigate new ideas to create innovative sourcing strategies

Partner with local and regional Talent Management, HR and business leaders to understand/ assess organizational talent gaps in relation to the current state of succession plans for key leadership and niche roles

Execute Talent Acquisition Services

Manage end to end recruitment process for select vacancies

Manage regional scale up projects as required


Reports to Talent Acquisition Manager in UK

Accountable for building talent bench strength for key leadership & niche roles in partnership with business and HR leaders, Talent Acquisition & Talent Management

Goals and targets are set by the direct manager with freedom to determine the “how” of implementation

Works within the boundaries of defined SLA’s and global/regional policies/processes


Direct sourcing with less than 20% agency spend

The bench strength for key roles is improving on baseline gaps – i.e. number of “ready now” candidate profiles in pipelines

Management of vacancies in line with Amgen’s recruitment standards based on defined Talent Acquisition metrics



University Degree in Life/ Social Sciences, Business Admin. or equivalent

Fluency in English.


Specialist training and/or qualification in recruitment or talent management

Fluency in multiple languages.

Job Experiences

Proven track record as an in-house sourcer/recruiter or executive search consultant

Life sciences recruitment experience

Demonstrated success in building and maintaining talent pipelines

Proven track record delivering high quality service to senior clients


Experience of leading TA service delivery within a broader HR department



Strong relationship management experience

Ability to understand business needs and translate into actionable plans

Ability to creatively leverage different sourcing channels

Project management experience

Highly organized through handling multiple day to day tasks in a fast paced environment

Behavioural Competencies

Customer focus (15) Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers

Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services

Acts with customers in mind Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect

Drive for Results (53) Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully

Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers

Very bottom-line oriented

Steadfastly pushes self and others for results

Learning on the Fly (32) Learns quickly when facing new problems

A relentless and versatile learner

Open to change Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement

Experiments and will try anything to find solutions

Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks

Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything

Interpersonal Savvy (31) Relates well to all kinds of people—up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization

Builds appropriate rapport

Builds constructive and effective relationships

Uses diplomacy and tact

Can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2209-500852
  • Posted: 22nd November 2022
  • Expires: 20th December 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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