Talent Acquisition Program Specialist: Diversity and Early Career Programs

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


Submission for the position: Talent Acquisition Program Specialist: Diversity and Early Career Programs - (Job Number: 187367)

About PPD:

As a global provider of clinical development and laboratory services, focused on operational excellence, we improve health by helping customers deliver life-changing medicines. Patients are always at the heart of our work. This is what drives us to continually reimagine – and reformulate – the future of pharmaceutical product development. Our global staff of 26,000 employees across 46 countries deploy their passion, innovative spirit and an exceptional span and quality of solutions to demonstrate the effectiveness, safety and value of new therapies

About the Department:

Our colleagues in corporate Talent Acquisition strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers who strive to provide strategically consultative recruitment services to our hiring managers and candidates.

About the Position:

We have an excellent opportunity for a Diversity and Inclusion/University Program Specialist in Talent Acquisition to help continue our journey to build a conscious D&I recruitment strategy, as well as early career strategy. This individual will lead our North America talent acquisition team developing and executing against talent strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as university recruitment for our clinical and corporate functions. Based in either our Wilmington, NC corporate headquarters or Morrisville, NC office (or within driving distance of either), you will deliver comprehensive talent programs, initiatives and solutions to increase our actionable recruitment strategy in these areas.

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees.

Job Description:

Working within the TA Center of Expertise, you will be responsible for two areas of focus:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Collaborate with TA leaders, HR leaders and other stakeholders to develop and execute on talent strategies to continue to attract and engage diverse talent.

Early Career Talent: Collaborate with TA leaders and other stakeholders to manage existing internship programs while expanding reach, improving intern experience, and focusing on building talent pipeline for the organization. Build upon existing relationships with universities while expanding further to create pipeline for early career talent for clinical and corporate roles.

You will be an effective communicator, working across multiple functions to support a cohesive HR strategy.

Essential Functions: Review, revise, and administer current diversity recruitment programs Plan, design and implement new HR programs to grow our efforts Act as D&I sourcing lead Measure engagement, ROI, success of HR programs as well as monitor external and internal trends and influences Research and maintain working knowledge of applicable legislation, client/competitor programs, trends and best practices Foster internal partnerships to assess business state and department needs, shaping current and future programs to meet demands Cultivate and maintain partnerships with universities and hiring partners Provide training, guidance and consultation on assigned programs and designated areas of expertise Assist in developing of internal and external communication to ensure compliance, focus on inclusive messaging, and diverse representation Promote advancement and education around diversity and inclusion both within and outside of the department Advise teams and may lead complex projects to improve and enhance candidate or employee engagement with, scope and/or global reach, and overall effectiveness of designated HR programs Cultivate relationships with universities, attending career events, and expanding PPD’s talent brand across university partners.

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About PPD:

As a global provider of clinical development and laboratory services, focused on operational excellence, we improve health by helping customers deliver life-changing medicines. Patients are always at the heart of our work. This is what drives us to continually reimagine – and reformulate – the future of pharmaceutical product development. Our global staff of 26,000 employees across 46 countries deploy their passion, innovative spirit and an exceptional span and quality of solutions to demonstrate the effectiveness, safety and value of new therapies

About the Department:

Our colleagues in corporate Talent Acquisition strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers who strive to provide strategically consultative recruitment services to our hiring managers and candidates.

About the Position:

We have an excellent opportunity for a Diversity and Inclusion/University Program Specialist in Talent Acquisition to help continue our journey to build a conscious D&I recruitment strategy, as well as early career strategy. This individual will lead our North America talent acquisition team developing and executing against talent strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as university recruitment for our clinical and corporate functions. Based in either our Wilmington, NC corporate headquarters or Morrisville, NC office (or within driving distance of either), you will deliver comprehensive talent programs, initiatives and solutions to increase our actionable recruitment strategy in these areas.

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees.

Job Description:

Working within the TA Center of Expertise, you will be responsible for two areas of focus:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Collaborate with TA leaders, HR leaders and other stakeholders to develop and execute on talent strategies to continue to attract and engage diverse talent.

Early Career Talent: Collaborate with TA leaders and other stakeholders to manage existing internship programs while expanding reach, improving intern experience, and focusing on building talent pipeline for the organization. Build upon existing relationships with universities while expanding further to create pipeline for early career talent for clinical and corporate roles.

You will be an effective communicator, working across multiple functions to support a cohesive HR strategy.

Essential Functions: Review, revise, and administer current diversity recruitment programs Plan, design and implement new HR programs to grow our efforts Act as D&I sourcing lead Measure engagement, ROI, success of HR programs as well as monitor external and internal trends and influences Research and maintain working knowledge of applicable legislation, client/competitor programs, trends and best practices Foster internal partnerships to assess business state and department needs, shaping current and future programs to meet demands Cultivate and maintain partnerships with universities and hiring partners Provide training, guidance and consultation on assigned programs and designated areas of expertise Assist in developing of internal and external communication to ensure compliance, focus on inclusive messaging, and diverse representation Promote advancement and education around diversity and inclusion both within and outside of the department Advise teams and may lead complex projects to improve and enhance candidate or employee engagement with, scope and/or global reach, and overall effectiveness of designated HR programs Cultivate relationships with universities, attending career events, and expanding PPD’s talent brand across university partners.

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Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Firm knowledge ofrecruitment practices Expertise and passion around diversity, equity, and inclusion with a desire to grow and improve programs Demonstrated ability to make sound recommendations when focusing on staffing and selection strategies relating to business issues Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, with experience creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations Good organizational and time management skills Ability to handle sensitive information and data effectively and with sound judgement Satisfactory analytical and quantitative abilities Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results Good written and oral communications skills, and ability to build trusting relationships Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external clients

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours. Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. May require minimal travel (under 15%)

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we would love to hear from you.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Firm knowledge ofrecruitment practices Expertise and passion around diversity, equity, and inclusion with a desire to grow and improve programs Demonstrated ability to make sound recommendations when focusing on staffing and selection strategies relating to business issues Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, with experience creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations Good organizational and time management skills Ability to handle sensitive information and data effectively and with sound judgement Satisfactory analytical and quantitative abilities Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results Good written and oral communications skills, and ability to build trusting relationships Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external clients

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours. Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. May require minimal travel (under 15%)

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we would love to hear from you. Submission for the position: Talent Acquisition Program Specialist: Diversity and Early Career Programs - (Job Number: 187367)


2021-03-31 00:00:00


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