Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

  • Talent Acquisition Manager (Contract)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
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    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition. At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America, we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach – and one of Japan’s oldest and most respected companies.


    Relatively new to the U.S. market, the innovative compounds of the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group have already enjoyed commercial success under the brand labels of our U.S. partners. In this next phase of development, we plan to bring exciting new compounds to market under our own MT Pharma America label. We’re currently building a new commercial organization and expanding our other functions to support this strategy.


    The Talent Acquisition Manager will provide strategic leadership for Talent Acquisition, from the initial sourcing efforts for pharmaceutical professionals and throughout the full lifecycle process to point of hire and beyond. The incumbent will ensure the timely hiring of new recruits who are highly qualified, well-vetted and a good match to the company culture.


    • Ensure the maintenance of current, professional and accurate postings on ATS, industry websites, social media sites, and internet job boards as needs dictate.
    • Partner with hiring managers to gain a deeper understanding of the vacancies and the hiring managers’ needs. Develop accurate interview guides that reflect those realities.
    • Mine resumes from internet job boards for current openings and to maintain a pipeline for future needs. Investigate new job boards and recommend as appropriate.
    • Develop and utilize a wide variety of additional sources to locate top talent, including but not limited to, social media/LinkedIn, employee referrals, job fairs, professional associations, school placement offices, and personal network.
    • Screen resumes against desired qualifications and select the best qualified applicants for phone interviews.
    • Conduct initial phone interviews, vetting for requisite skills and competencies while persuasively showcasing the career opportunities during that critical initial contact.
    • Represent the company in a professional manner throughout the remainder of the recruiting process, protecting its brand, and providing job applicants with an accurate understanding of the company and the jobs applied for. Ensure that the candidate experience is positive for all applicants, whether they are ultimately selected or not, building the company’s reputation as a premiere employer.
    • Provide training and coaching to hiring managers, as needed, on interviewing and related skills.
    • Schedule in person interviews for the hiring managers and guide managers and candidates through the process.
    • Maintain close communication with all candidates in the pipeline to ensure tight coordination and an efficient pace that keeps the candidates fully engaged and enthused about the career opportunities.
    • As needed, create and manage various programs that help build a future pipeline of permanent hires.
    • Maintain an accurate recording of all work in the applicant tracking system. Recommend and help to implement new technology as appropriate.
    • Manage/continually improve the new employee orientation program to ensure the seamless acclimation of new team members to the company.
    • Work on ad hoc projects as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or a related area.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a recruiter with at least 4 years in full lifecycle pharmaceutical recruiting.
    • Must have experience sourcing for Regulatory, Clinical and/or Commercial positions.
    • Knowledge of federal and state labor laws, especially as they pertain to hiring.
    • Strong understanding of applicant tracking systems (ATS) and how to leverage maximum functionality. Experience with the SmartRecruiters ATS is a plus.
    • Highly responsive and customer service oriented.
    • Great sense of urgency; thinks creatively to overcome obstacles.
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; persuasive and engaging.
    • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to use Excel to analyze data.
    • Ability to work out of our Jersey City, NJ office.
    • Willingness to travel up to 5-10% to attend job fairs and other events.





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