Talent Sourcing Specialist 60%-Life Sciences


Reference Number: 896165-W
Type of placement: Contract, 12 months
Location: CH, NW


Our client, an innovative and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland, covering multiple therapeutic areas, committed into delivering products on the market over the next 5 years, is looking a Talent Sourcing Specialist for a 12 months contract based in the Basel area.

The ideal candidate should have 2-5 years of previous experience in recruitment for the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry as well as a thorough understanding on  drug discovery and clinical development.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify and attract talent using web sourcing, social media, internal and external databases, etc.;
  • Identify appropriate talent sourcing channels, such as target companies, user groups, or professional associations, leading to qualified candidates;
  • Develop and update job requisitions and publish job ads in different channels;
  • Pre-screen incoming job applications and CVs, conduct initial phone/video interviews to assess candidates’ skill levels, motivation and cultural fit to the company;
  • Advise HR and hiring line managers about suitable candidates, managing process for unsuccessful candidates, and organize further steps of the selection process;
  • Create a quality candidate experience and robust candidate relationship;
  • Super User of applicant tracking system working as an interface with HR and hiring line managers, agencies, job-boards and other team-members in system usage.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma degree in human resources, social sciences, psychology or business degree;
  • 2-5 years of experience in recruitment either in an international corporate environment or in a staffing agency;
  • Sound knowledge of clinical development, drug discovery, quality control, life cycle management and regulatory;
  • Advanced computer and software usage skills as well as recruiter usage of LinkedIn and other relevant job boards and social media platforms;
  • Previous experience with SAP Success Factors or similar is a plus;
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English;
  • Additional languages (i.e. German and French) highly desirable;
  • Flexible, detail orientated and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic work environment with changing priorities;
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.