Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

OPEN HealthMarlow, Buckinghamshire

OPEN Health Talent Team

You will love this role if you:

  • You are passionate about creating and delivering best in class recruitment experiences, processes and strategies
  • Engage and build trusted relationships with our teams, stakeholders, colleagues and suppliers.
  • You deliver as an essential partner in the success of the organisation
  • Are highly commercial
  • You have the ability to build and manage expectations and relationships with our external recruitment agencies creating strong partnerships
  • You have a passion for bringing top talent in, matching the right person to the right role in the right team
  • You are able to prioritise with the business on filling roles to ensure business impact and success
  • You enjoy developing innovative talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans
  • Able to report or present quality information and insights to internal stakeholders and team members

You will be a success if you are:

  • Build trust and deliver on overall Talent Acquisition strategy and responsibilities
  • Create strong sourcing strategies and plans with a focus on direct hiring and pipelining for the future
  • Able to guide hiring managers through the recruitment process
  • Craft compelling messaging about the company and opportunities
  • Serve as a brand ambassador to candidates and the internal team
  • Have a keen understanding of recruitment and diverse channels to engage candidates, both active and passive
  • Are drawn to making a tangible contribution to the organization
  • Have a strong commitment to the human side of recruiting
  • Have strong market knowledge, continually keeps up to date and able to communicate this internally

As part of the OPEN Health Talent Team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Manage and refine the recruitment process ensuring a best in class service to all candidates, colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Develop and implement talent acquisition strategies/plans with CoE leads and line managers, and implementing innovative and out-of-the-box sourcing strategies and engagement to bring the best talent to each role
  • Develop deep understanding of skillset, experience needed to advance hiring across the CoEs
  • Ensure agency cost is minimized with delivery on time to fill expectations
  • Position Talent Acquisition as a trusted advisor and expert
  • Line Manager for the Talent Acquisition Manager and ensuring focus on coaching and developing in addition to delivery on an effective TA service
  • Conduct thorough discussions with hiring managers and team members to understand the needs of the role
  • Guide candidates and hiring managers through the entire hiring cycle from identification to offer negotiation
  • Align recruiting branding and messaging with OH messaging and collateral
  • Collaborate with Marketing and HRBPs to create and implement brand marketing strategies to attract and retain talent
  • Maintain compliance with all legal, regulatory requirements for the hiring process
  • Partner with the HRBPs to ensure successful onboarding for new employees
  • Create and update all job postings and specification and manage approval and review process
  • Manage the ATS system, provide training to hiring managers on the integrated ATS system ensuring strong engagement and keep system up to date
  • Manage relationships with outside agencies as necessary and build strong partnerships with key suppliers
  • Deliver recruitment metric reports and ensure this is up to date
  • Use talent market expertise, data, and commercial awareness to educate and influence stakeholders to hire best talent
  • Resourcing for UK, US and possible new markets
  • Support Group projects

What you’ll bring:

  • Significant experience in an internal talent acquisition role with strategic knowledge and influence
  • Experience recruiting highly technical roles
  • Exceptional stakeholder management, with a partnership approach
  • Passion for exceptional candidate experience for all applicants
  • Proactive, responsive, and able to balance shifting priorities and ensure that deadlines are met and expectations are exceeded
  • Ability to build and effectively manage relationships with external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication ability, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting, sourcing and employer branding
  • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards
  • Ability to line manage team member

What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


The Georgian market town of Marlow sits on the River Thames, among meadows and woodlands. The town centre features boutique shops, cafes and bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants all within a few minutes’ walk of the OPEN Health offices.

About OPEN Health

OPEN Health is a family of expert practices, working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications & market access.

Currently, we are a group of around 500 people, operating across a wide range of disciplines. We work with almost all of the world’s top 40 pharmaceutical companies, as well as with many device, diagnostic and healthcare delivery organisations, from small start-ups to major multinationals at a UK, regional and global level.

Through our ‘no walls’ approach to collaboration, OPEN Health can bring together the most appropriate team to develop and deliver the best possible solutions for our clients.

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