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West Pharmaceutical Services

Job Description

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?

There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.

We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.

Job Summary:

As a key member of the West HR and recruiting team, this person will help us shape the future talent profile of West. By identifying and attracting top talent to West for entry and mid-level roles, this recruiting specialist will have the opportunity to play a key role as the organization grows and transforms. This individual will become a partner with client stakeholders, including the site HR team, and will work to develop, communicate and execute jointly on recruiting plans to support the site. He/she will be responsible for recruitment execution that efficiently manages the full life-cycle recruiting process, and helps achieve a seamless, positive candidate and client experience no matter what the hiring decision might be. Ultimately, he/she will assist West in efficiently delivering on its talent needs to achieve our immediate and future business goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively and strategically source, screen and assess qualified candidates for targeted job requisitions
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of qualified and diverse talent
  • Assist with ­­the development and implementation of recruitment plans
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and HR partners to understand the business needs and ideal candidate profiles to deliver effectively on the hiring needs of the business
  • Help to meet hiring needs through planning of job fairs, interview days, or other high-volume candidate processing programs that help West most efficiently meet its hiring needs
  • Work to deliver a diverse slate of candidates wherever possible
  • Establish and build relationships with other recruiters and HR team to share knowledge, HR trends and experiences to execute best practices enterprise wide
  • Provide data, research and analysis on competitive intelligence, labor trends, information about external marketplace and West’s employer brand position to attract top talent
  • Manage all activities within the West applicant tracking system (ATS) and accurately track and report recruitment activity data to support staffing metrics from the time a requisition is opened to the time candidates are identified for offer and onboarded
  • Manage all background check and drug-screening processes related to new hire processing
  • Manage all offer processes in an accurate and efficient way Ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment
  • Analyze job descriptions and candidate profiles to determine target profile needs and appropriate match
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned based on business needs
  • Abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules
  • Exhibit reliable, punctual and predictable attendance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business or Human Resources discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of recruiting experience in an agency, search firm or preferably a corporate setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment
  • Demonstrated success developing relationships and meeting new people
  • Strong administrative and computer skills including Microsoft Office, applicant tracking systems and social media channels
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage deliverables and timelines independently
  • Knowledge of souring techniques using a variety of sourcing tools and platforms

West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening. 

Advice from our career coach

In this role as a recruiting specialist at West, you will be responsible for shaping the future talent profile of the organization by identifying and attracting top talent for entry and mid-level roles. To stand out as an applicant, focus on demonstrating your ability to efficiently manage the full life-cycle recruiting process and provide a positive candidate experience. Here are some specific tips to help you standout:

  • Proactively source and screen qualified candidates for targeted job requisitions.
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of diverse talent.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to understand ideal candidate profiles.
  • Utilize multiple sourcing tools and platforms for candidate outreach.
  • Showcase strong administrative and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and applicant tracking systems.
  • Demonstrate success in developing relationships and meeting new people.

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Apr 26, 2024


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