Senior Sourcing Specialist, Global Talent Acquisition

Kenilworth, NJ, US
April 09 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: REC000335

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. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct and indirect sourcing of qualified, diverse talent for both non executive and executive roles for positions across Merck divisions – Merck Research Labs, Global Human Health, Merck Manufacturing Division, Merck Animal Health and Global Support Functions 
  • Partner with Divisional Leader to prioritize and determine which requisitions require assistance and create a sourcing priority based on those results
  • Build relationships and Partner with Talent Acquisition Advisor (TAA) to understand business strategy 
  • Understand and effectively communicate external environment and talent landscape
  • Talent Mapping and prospect sourcing to convert passive candidates into active job applicants for current positions 
  • Pipeline building: developing pools of external talent for critical roles, including proactive outreach and ongoing engagement of prospects
  • Effectively manage CRM tools to track, build and report diverse candidate pools
  • Partner with the TAA to develop sourcing strategy and ensure alignment on sourcing expectations, timelines, and results
  • Track and monitor progress; measure source effectiveness and produce progress reports as needed
These positions can be located in NJ or PA



  • Bachelor degree
  • Minimum of 6 years in Talent Acquisition / Sourcing 
  • Strong business accumen
  • Good communication skills 
  • Strong external labor market and best practice knowledge
  • LinkedIn, Social Media and other CRM tools skills
  • Strong multi channel sourcing experience (virtual career fairs, external events)
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Manufacturing, Research, animal health or the commercial business strongly preferred

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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