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Talent Acquisition and HR Generalist (Europe & Asia Pacific)

LocationCambridge, England
Job ID R0001229 Date posted 12/05/2018

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

Job Description Summary

The Talent Acquisition and HR Generalist works closely with STEMCELL hiring managers and the Human Resources Team to hire talented people while delivering an exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience. This role provides an opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and alongside a talented team to strengthen our employer brand, develop candidate pipelines, and continue fueling our organizational growth in Europe & Asia Pacific. Reporting to the Associate Director, Human Resources (Europe & Asia Pacific), and maintaining strong ties to the Global Talent Acquisition team, the Talent Acquisition and HR Generalist also contributes to overall operations working with Europe & Asia Pacific managers and their teams through all HR programs and processes such as compensation and benefits, employee relations and performance management in accordance with established strategies, programs and processes.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment (c. 70%):

  • Using existing recruitment tools and processes provided by the Talent Acquisition Centre of Excellence, provides full cycle recruitment (from job postings to candidates’ offers) for all departments in Europe & Asia Pacific, with a main focus on Scientific Sales roles

  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships and ongoing communications with hiring managers, HR stakeholders (Global Talent Acquisition Centre of Excellence, HR Business Partners, Shared Services Team), and candidates, reflecting our employer brand as an employer of choice, and ensuring outstanding hiring manager and candidate experience

  • Taking strategic direction from Talent Acquisition team, proactively and continuously develops a pipeline of qualified candidates utilizing a variety of data sources, sourcing channels and strategies, including job boards, social media, direct sourcing, university career events and academic networking

  • Operates as a talent advisor by understanding current and future business needs, and bringing knowledge of the external talent market, thus shaping job design and recruitment strategy

  • Proactively manages the recruitment process and track progress on open positions using Workday and TalentBrew tools, ensuring process excellence, and data integrity and accuracy

  • Builds and maintains an up-to-date understanding of key university career events in Europe, and coordinates the planning and execution of a few targeted events per year

Human Resources (c.30%):

Contributes to HR activities for employees based in several countries in Europe and Asia Pacific, such as:

  • Employee general enquiries

  • Employees’ changes and related paperwork

  • Quarterly performance reviews and annual salary and promotion reviews

  • Employee Relations

  • Payroll processing in partnership with Finance and local payroll providers

  • New hires onboarding

  • Employee Benefits management

  • HR systems support (Workday)

Perform other Recruitment or HR related duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Human Resources, Business Management, or Life Sciences

  • Extensive recruitment experience in a high volume and fast paced environment, including demonstrated success sourcing technical roles.  Preference will be given to candidates who have recruited in a business to business sales environment.

  • Previous experience in HR as an advisor or generalist within a global organization is preferred

  • Background managing the full recruitment life cycle with an applicant tracking and recruitment marketing system, such as Workday Recruiting is an asset

  • Superior customer service and professional demeanor with the ability to operate in a process driven environment where strong attention to detail, responsiveness and quality are highly valued

  • Sound judgment, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential

  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, while being comfortable with ambiguity and capable of quickly adapting to changing priorities  

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, and presentations), with the ability to interact at all levels, facilitate, influence and negotiate to reach desired outcomes

  • Strong relationship building skills, comfortable networking and representing STEMCELL externally

  • Self-motivated and equally successful at working independently or as part of a team

  • Mastery of English required. Fluency in additional languages such as German (or French), is an asset.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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