Talent Acquisition Specialist

Req ID #:  121775

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced  Talent Acquisition Specialist for our global talent acquisition team.  This is a remote position.


As a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will take the lead in providing recruiting support for recruitment activities for our Wilmington, MA facility 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.


Additional responsibilites include:
•    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; 
•    Pre-screen all applicable candidates, recommending candidates to hiring manager based on detailed requirements of position and job competencies; provide manager with reasoning for advancing candidate;
•    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; 
•    Proactive partnership with HR business partners when an employee or hiring manager issue is identified;
•    Continued recommendation for improving full life cycle recruiting strategies; 
•    Lead and collaborate on projects/reports related to ongoing corporate recruitment initiatives as required; 
•    May escalate issues to supervisor/manager for resolution, as deemed necessary;
•    Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations;
•    Assist with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor;
•    Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


The following are minimum requirements related to the Talent Acquisition Specialist position. 


•    High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred;
•    A minimum 5 years’ related experience in recruiting; with at least 2 years of recruitment experience in a corporate (not agency) environment;
•    Ability to multi-task in fast paced changing environment;
•    Skilled at planning and prioritizing work activities; able to easily adapt as goals, priorities, and role responsibilities may change;
•    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 a 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
•    Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
•    SHRM Certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP) is desirable, or a plus



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo

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