Director, Talent Acquisition, Branding & Candidate Experience Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
September 14 2017
Organization Type
Director, Talent Acquisition, Branding & Candidate Experience-REC000273


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Right now, thousands of Merck associates are working to cure the world’s most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources organization takes pride in building teams of skilled, forward-thinking individuals who contribute to Merck’s pioneering medical advancements. Our Human Resources department shares a spirit of attentive enthusiasm that helps support our associates in achieving new milestones in global healthcare.


Oversees the Employer Branding, Social Media, Candidate Experience and Recruiting Solutions for Merck globally

Partner with Talent Acquisition Leaders and Service Delivery for delivering a consistent, optimal candidate experience

Collaborates and consults with teams to identify, implement and execute Employer Brand Proposition (EVP) consistent with the global Merck / MSD framework.

Create a best in class hiring process to ensure a flawless relationship with the candidate and partner with the various stakeholders to implement the process.

Partner with the Talent Acquisition, HR and line leaders to help them develop their social/branding strategy for the divisions/regions.

Develop and design talent brand focused social media and digital strategies, ensuring alignment to the content marketing strategy, monitoring and enterprise social media policy; support localization where needed.

Strong understanding of emerging social channels, and ability to identify where to have the right conversations at the right time

Partner with Corporate Communications to establish/maintain an organizational recruiter and employee brand and ensure alignment with the global company reputation strategy.

Advocacy and enablement program (branding toolkit, brand strategy, etc.)

Develop and oversee the recruitment marketing and branding strategy, ensuring applicable technologies, systems and vendors are being fully utilized to drive hiring programs, further brand reach and perform regular analysis to assess ROI

Build social/branding capabilities with the Talent Acquisition leaders and Talent Acquisition teams

Shape audience-based targeted EVP to attract and retain defined talent pools.

Oversee brand recognition, exposure and reputation for the global talent acquisition organization, analyze social media and web metrics and related data to assess ROI and recommend improvements to strategic and tactical plans.

Develop and implement a clear and consistent global recruiting process that is supported and adhered to by the business, HR and Talent Acquisition

Oversight for the Global Talent Acquisition Budget


Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum of 12 years of work experience

Talent Acquisition experience – 5 years minimum, previous management experience necessary

Demonstrated expertise leveraging global social recruiting channels and solutions like LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor and Facebook.

Intellectual curiosity around the emerging field of candidate experience and a passion for the tools that support it.

Ability to influence, consult and collaborate at all levels of the organization

Understanding of metrics and analytics

Good communication skills

External labor market and best practice knowledge

Strategic thinking

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Recruitment Generic

Job Title:Dir, Recruitment & Staffing

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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