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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

April 17 2021
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories HR, Training, Recruitment, Staffing
Montreal, QC

As a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will take the lead in providing recruiting support for multiple areas of recruitment within Charles River Labs. You will carry a group of approved, open requisitions and proactively fill those positions in a timely, cost effective, and quality driven manner. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to participate in strategic, high-impact projects and initiatives related to the ongoing development of the global talent acquisition function.

This position can be located in Laval or Senneville in Canada with the possibility to work remotely.

The following are responsibilities related to the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist position :

  • Effectively partner with hiring managers to better understand business needs and assess position goals and requirements.
  • Use various cost effective sourcing strategies, such as internet job boards, networking, resume mining, social networking, cold calling, college/university recruiting and job fairs to attract a diverse pipeline of candidates.
  • Establish credibility and remain engaged with hiring managers and senior management to stay abreast of hiring process.
  • Ensure recruitment activity is updated in an accurate, compliant and timely manner within the applicant tracking system.
  • Track, report and support future staffing initiatives.
  • Serve as role model/mentor to other staff members.
  • Proactively work with hiring managers and human resources business partners regarding future organizational structure.
  • Systematic and proactive approach with hiring managers across all business lines regarding recruitment cost controls.
  • Continued recommendation for improving full life cycle recruiting strategies.
  • Lead and collaborate on projects/reports related to ongoing corporate recruitment initiatives as required.
  • Assist with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist position :

  • 3 – 5 years' related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Corporate and agency recruitment expertise.
  • Ability to multi-task in fast paced changing environment.
  • Proficiency in using IT staffing tools (i.e. ATS, internet job boards, networking and social media)
  • Demonstrated experience working with all levels of executives and management.
  • Must have strong interviewing and closing skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to operate independently, work proactively, and achieve optimal results.
  • Ability to work in independently and prioritize heavy work load in fast paced environment.
  •  Proven track record of establishing innovative recruiting initiatives.
  • Solid presentation skills to HR business partners and hiring managers regarding identified and needed recruitment strategies.
  • Ability to partner with human resources business partner for present/future staffing needs.
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and high level of interpersonal skills.

By working at Charles River, you will not only have a rewarding career, but you will also enjoy many benefits, such as:

  • A stimulating work environment.
  • Ongoing training and coaching.
  • Being an important factor in the development of medical research.
  • An opportunity for internal career advancement.
  • Organized social activities for employees.
  • Easy access to public transit (Montmorency metro station/Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue train station).
  • Free parking.
  • and much more network