Covance Scientific Recruiter in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Overview

The Scientific Recruiter qualifies and delivers diverse candidate slates for a wide range of positions within assigned client group, including high-volume and difficult-to-fill positions. The Scientific Recruiter partners with assigned business unit(s) to understand recruiting needs and translate those needs into specific recruiting strategies and tactics. The Scientific Recruiter will also provide accurate market mapping information; including identifying the top performing employees at talent competitors in anticipation of future talent needs and carries out research on industry trends.

The field of talent acquisition is evolving. Join our growing team and transform the way global talent is recruited.

Candidates will ideally be based at our offices in Harrogate however home based working in the UK will be considered for the right candidate. Although this is a UK based role the successful candidate will be recruiting for positions in Germany, therefore we require that candidates are fluent in German.

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent applicable experience

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal – articulate, well-spoken and confident telephone manner - fluent in German and English

  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize workload

  • A demonstrated track record of sourcing for both volume and difficult-to-fill skillsets.

  • Resourceful, proactive and creative approach to work

  • Tenacity and determination to succeed


  • 2+ years of recruiting experience, with major and strong emphasis on sourcing, networking and building talent pipeline across a variety of skill sets.

  • Demonstrated experience identifying prospective talent in anticipation of future talent needs.

  • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System.

  • Research/sourcing skills, including use of Boolean, LinkedIn and alternative search techniques.

  • Experience using a metric driven approach to developing, tracking and running pipeline.

  • Demonstrated experience using effective channels and messages to find targeted sources of high quality candidates, including passive candidates.

  • Fluent in both German and English.

Job Number 2018-24314

Job Category Human Resources

Position Type Full-Time

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