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Sr. Manager, University Relations

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

COVID-19 Update: To keep our candidates, colleagues and other visitors--safe, we're making changes to our interview and hiring process. Learn more The Senior Manager, University Relations will contribute to and implement an integrated university relations strategy for Thermo Fisher. The incumbent will build on our existing early talent recruiting foundation by elevating and reinforcing key campus relationships to ensure that Thermo Fisher is known and heavily branded to attract, hire, and retain diverse university early talents. These talents will enter our company as interns and COOPs, undergraduate and graduate leadership development programs and various direct hire opportunities. This role will report into the Director, Global Early Talent who reports into the Corporate Talent Team and will have university relations responsibilities and deliverables in our America's region. Key Responsibilities: Conduct stakeholder strategy sessions that will include: A continuous evaluation of our target universities for fit, functional and stakeholder alignment; Demographic and diversity metrics; ROI on recruiting efforts; University curriculum that enhances candidate profile for Thermo Fisher; Effective ways to educate talent scouts; Opportunities to maximize Thermo Fisher's presence and efforts at each campus, etc. Make recommendations for continuous improvement on where to streamline and implement changes. External and Internal Branding and Relationship Building: External: Build long-term effective relationships with key University Personnel at target universities: Career Services, Professors, Faculty, Deans of Colleges and Universities, Corporate Development Teams, Campus Diversity & Inclusions Clubs, Diversity organizations geared towards Thermo Fisher's industry and functions, key diversity conference partnerships, etc. Internal: Build effective relationships with multiple levels in the organization as well as key internal stakeholders, understand their early talent needs and be able to influence, manage expectations and push back when needed to ensure activities are in sync with the global university relations and early talent strategies; internally brand University Relation's strategy and provide effective optional means of recruiting talent if outside of University Relations' scope. Key knowledge expert: Keep abreast of recruiting best practices and best-in-class early talent global industry trends; Provide implementable ideas, solutions and direction that will ensure that Thermo Fisher is viewed as an employer of choice to early university top talent. Embrace new and existing technologies: In addition to direct on-campus marketing activities, lead your team to leverage existing branding and recruitment tools to their full capacity (i.e. Handshake, Phenom People, Elevate, Altru, WayUp, NACE, etc.) while introducing new creative platforms for the organization to consider. Fluency in Kenexa and Workday will be critical. Scale to support the business: Determine appropriate functional requisition load for direct reports to ensure hiring numbers are being met to fill early talent needs; Determine what events will be supported by the America's University Relations team and how to maximize campus penetration and relationships to fully synergize on our recruiting efforts at the university; As our organization continues to grow, be able to effectively direct the America's University Relations team and the organization on what support can be provided at the time while maintaining positive working relationships with all; Understand how to effectively utilize resources (i.e. talent scouts, RPOs, etc.) as extended branches of support to address early talent hiring needs. Measures of success in the role: Including, but not limited to: Effective creation, ownership, and execution of America's University Relations yearly strategy; Meeting early talent hiring targets with top diverse talents; Demonstrated campus branding successes; High intern to full- time conversions year over year; Effective management of recruiting team by optimizing the team's output during peak recruiting season; etc. Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required 6-8+ years of relevant work experience in Human Resources or Talent Acquisition specifically recruiting early talents from college campuses into an organization Strong understanding of HR hiring practices and procedures and experience with employee relations Strong business acumen with the demonstrated ability to build authentic relationships of integrity and trust with internal colleagues, teams, and direct reports as well as external candidates and key personnel at colleges and universities Ability to successfully navigate, work effectively and influence across all levels in a large matrix environment Strategic mindset with the ability to see the big picture as well as design and execute details and tasks Strong organizational and time management skills; adaptable to shifting priorities; ability to problem solve and multi-task; able to manage a team to obtain optimal performance; demonstrated team player; possess a creative and continuous improvement mindset. Very strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills To access this job later or share with a friend, please enter Name and Email Address below. Your Name Get notified for similar jobs Sign up and receive similar job alerts to your email Enter Email address Get customized job recommendations based on your career area of interest. How would you rate your experience popup Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com . Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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