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Senior Sales and Commercial Recruiter

Covance 6/26/2018 5:43:28 PM
JOB ID: 21319 Category: Human Resources
Madison, Wisconsin



Job Overview

Covance is searching for a Sr. Sales Recruiter. Responsibilities for this role are not limited to:

Provides full suite of recruiting services for Covance's Global Commercial Organization. Sources, qualifies and delivers diverse candidate slates for a wide range of positions within the commerical group, including sales/business development leaders, marketing, and client services roles. Partners with the commercial business leaders to understand recruiting needs and translate needs to specific recruiting strategies and tactics. Has a broad understanding of Covance's global business portfolio and structure and actively contributes to talent acquisition as an enabler of execution of business strategies. Advises on areas of subject matter expertise and/or leads a team of less Experience d or technically proficient recruiters.

The Senior Recruiter also collaborates with business leaders, HR and Global Talent Management colleagues to understand the Covance regional and business unit strategies and translates them to aligned talent acquisition objectives. The Senior Recruiter is a talent advisor who influences business talent acquisition strategy by informing staffing decisions with deep knowledge of the organization and external talent markets.


* Bachelors degree (or country equivalent) relevant work Experience as a recruiter (in lieu of degree).
* Extensive knowledge of Human Resources practices, laws and regulations in geographic areas of operation governing recruitment.
* Expert client and candidate relationship management skills; proven ability to interact and build relationships with candidates and all levels of the organization (including senior management).
* Expert and utilization knowledge of sourcing methodologies, tools and media.
* Ability to work with team members and hiring managers in a “virtual” setting as position may be physically remote from recruiting team members, hiring managers and/or supervisor.
* Ability to think and make decisions autonomously with limited supervision.
* Strong attention to detail, organization and follow-up skills.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
* Ability to prioritize a high volume of requisitions while managing multiple projects across diverse position types and/or client groups.
* Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
* Full proficiency with applicant tracking systems; Experience with iCIMS ATS a plus. Experience with PeopleSoft ERP a plus.
* Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office: Outlook (intermediate), Word (basic), Excel (intermediate), PowerPoint (intermediate) and PeopleSoft (basic).


* At least 7 years of related Experience in a recruiting role within a search consultancy, Recruitment Outsource Provider, or in-house recruitment team.
* Minumum 3 years Experience focusing on sales and marketing positions in a CRO, pharmaceutical or healthcare organization
* Minimum 5 years' Experience working in tandem with external recruitment agencies with results in assessing the performance and effectiveness of their services.
* Targeted Selection Interview (TSI) certified in interviewing and assessment.
* Demonstrated success in sourcing and attracting candidates globally, specifically in US and EU, at all levels

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Madison, WI - Wisconsin


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).