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Title: 19-08068 / Contract Recruiter

Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Industry: Biotechnology / Pharma

Position Type: Initial 12-month contract


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Summary of job:


This position is responsible for providing the highest level of Talent Acquisition partnership with company leaders and hiring managers. The contract recruiter delivers high quality professional and executive-level candidates and promotes the company?s brand across numerous markets and professional communities, while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the company?s selection process. This individual will perform full lifecycle recruiting and maintain excellent relations with hiring managers, candidates, and the community at-large. An innovative approach, near and long-term recruiting vision, business acumen, and personal organization is required.


Job Duties:


  • Manages personnel requisitions, conducts a needs assessment with hiring manager, resume reviewing & tracking, creates job postings & oversees the posting process

  • Conducts phone screens to identify candidates to progress to hiring manager screens or onsite interviews

  • Creates and presents prescreening questions to hiring managers for collaboration and approval

  • Consults with senior leadership to identify recruitment needs, workforce planning strategies, and search assignments

  • Writes complete and detailed search assignments (client engagement documents), ensuring an understanding of job duties responsibilities and business requirements

  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with company leaders, vendors, community organizations, and other team members to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility

  • Develops and maintains a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified leaders

  • Leverages online recruiting resources and in-house ATS to identify and recruit the very best candidates

  • Creates and fosters relationships with colleges and diverse professional organizations to attract and recruit alumni and diversity candidates

  • Reviews resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements

  • Provides complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position

  • Manages and coordinates all communication with candidates

  • Interviews all candidates presented and includes the use of face-to-face behavioral-based interviewing methodologies

  • Manages the scheduling process and logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring managers

  • Prepares candidates for interviewing with the company and specific hiring managers by providing detailed information on the company, our business strategy, department background, job descriptions, and expectation setting

  • Organizes, leads and documents post-interview debrief/feedback and post-mortems with interview teams and candidates, as well as scheduling

  • Extends offers of employment to selected candidates within the guidelines of the company?s compensation policy

  • Manages the presentation, selection, offer negotiation and closing, and administrative components involved in full lifecycle recruiting

  • Conducts follow-up calls and quality-improvement studies with hiring managers and new hires

  • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring managers interactions, and other recruiting activities to ensure a safe and thorough audit if required

  • Initiates and maintains excellent working relations within the company?s Human Resources organization




  • B.S. in Human Resources, Communications, Marketing, or related discipline (MBA or MS preferred)

  • Minimum 5+ years? experience in recruitment for pharmaceutical/biotech industries

  • Must have Pharma recruitment experience in corporate environment

  • Experience with Medical Affairs and Clinical Development recruitment

  • Experience filling Executive: Director level through VP and managerial and professional positions at all levels within pharma/biotech industries

  • An expert level of knowledge in all full lifecycle recruiting components including, but not limited to, sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, legal, job analysis, wage and salary trends, relationship management, and due diligence



Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Prior ATS experience required; BrassRing




**For immediate consideration please e-mail ...@ascentsg.com

About Ascent:

The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences.? As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve.? Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization.? Become one of ASG's candidates and experience the difference!


*Those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply / Unable to Process H1B visa at this time / Unable to work on a C2C basis for this role*?


Company Description:

About Ascent:

Ascent is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. Ascents fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Ascent works as both a reliable supplier in support of programs, as well as a Strategic Advisor in support of enterprise efforts to establish best in class preferred vendor programs. Ascent was ranked in the 2007 and 2008 Inc. 500 and recognized specifically for its innovative work in staff augmentation support of Large Enterprise preferred vendor accounts.

If you are ready to propel your career to new heights read on. We are looking for talented and dedicated colleagues to join our phenomenal team. At Ascent, we have created an environment where culture, commitment and opportunity converge to yield a truly unique place to work. We know that every employee has something important to say and that every employee is integral to our success. Where else can you walk over to a founder and talk about your ideas to help build our business and have that idea implemented in 48 hours? More importantly, we do everything we can to make sure our employees not only have great jobs, but great lives.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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