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Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Department: Talent Acquisition & Development

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

About the role 

Based in our Cambridge, MA site and working as part of the Talent Acquisition team, you will take responsibility, for delivering an outstanding recruitment service to internal customers across the business. Your role will be to proactively identify and approach outstanding talent, provide external insight into the talent market and create and maintain external talent pipelines.

You will build great relationships with both hiring managers and candidates, ensuring that each have a great experience throughout the recruitment process. This role is a great opportunity to have a significant impact on candidate and customer experiences and to influence thinking and affect decisions..


About Talent Acquisition at Abcam

Talent Acquisition is made up of a talented group of recruitment professionals based in the UK, US and China who are committed to help deliver Abcam’s ambitious business strategy by hiring the right people at the right time. The team are experts in direct sourcing and use a number of tools such as our ATS, LinkedIn, Glassdoor and the Employee referral scheme to help us attract and recruit world class talent. Our team has a great reputation across the business and, as such, there is always an opportunity to influence hiring decisions and ensure we never compromise on talent. To achieve success in this team you must be passionate about candidate experience and be willing to find creative solutions to capture great talent.


Roles & responsibilities:

  • You will partner with relevant business functions to build a rich external talent pipeline directly linked to key roles/critical skills in Abcam, ensuring successful conversion of talent pipeline prospects into active candidates and then hires;
  • Utilizing talent pipelines and other direct sourcing techniques you will provide an outstanding service to fill all vacancies with high quality talent within agreed timeframes and at the lowest cost possible without comprising on candidate experience;
  • You will build knowledge and provide insight into external talent presence (i.e. talent mapping) to determine best approach to engage talent and steer workforce planning;
  • You will promote Abcam as an employer of choice and ensuring our employer brand is strong across all relevant disciplines, by building extensive internal and external networks through multiple channels, including attending relevant networking events (internal and external) to meet and assess talent;
  • You will drive and promote awareness of Abcam and recruitment opportunities through social media


About you

Your background will demonstrate expertise as a talent scout, researcher or talent acquisition professional with a track record of building talent pipelines in highly technical skill sets. You will have extensive experience recruiting in a fast paced, commercial environment. Ideally this will have been in an industry such as Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals or Technology.

You will have excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels with a great understanding of the talent market and relevant tools and technologies. You will be experienced in stakeholder management with a strong focus on candidate and customer experience. Experience of talent acquisition transformation and improving quality, cost and time to hire plus candidate experience through the successful delivery of transformation projects would be desirable but not essential.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!


About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.