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Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

Req ID #:  37333

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Associate Director, Talent Acquisition for our Global Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence (GTA CoE). The GTA CoE builds and drives the strategy for how Charles River attracts and acquires top talent for our open positions.  This position will be based in our corporate headquarters in Wilmington, MA with remote location an option.


For Associate Director, Talent Acquisition role, the successful hire will  be responsible for driving all Talent Acquisition initiatives across multiple geographies and business lines in North America.  As we are currently undergoing a complete transformation in Talent Acquisition, this role will challenge and grow the new hire.  Major initiatives include harmonization and management of our outsourced recruitment model, harmonization of new HR management systems including Recruitment Management, Recruitment Marketing, and Onboarding, implementing talent assessment initiatives, determining site specific employment branding and marketing opportunities, as well as driving results through metrics.  The role will align to both HR and the businesses in North America.  The hire will also be closely tied to their global counterparts to assure alignment, share knowledge, and build a winning team.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Associate Director, Talent Acquisition position.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Communications, Business, or related discipline required
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with proven experience in a talent acquisition leadership role
  • Extensive experience leading recruitment activities, including executive recruitment
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing recruitment strategies, marketing plans, policies and programs
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), SuccessFactors experience preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite: Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience in global work environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.


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

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