Senior Talent Acquisition Partner/Executive Recruitment - Secaucus, NJ in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/31/2019

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Job Description

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.


We are seeking a Senior Executive Talent Acquisition Partner/Recruiter to be a strategic partner to our business groups and provide full lifecycle executive recruiting expertise to find, attract and hire the talent that will continue to bring our vision and innovation to reality.  Senior Executive Talent Acquisition Partner responsible for identifying and engaging executives to fill Director level and above positions across Quest Diagnostics, Inc.  This position encompasses all stages of the hiring process from partnering with executive management and HR Business Partners on position requirements, search strategy, candidate management and development, and developing and executing on sourcing strategies to target and assess top talent. The Senior Executive Talent Acquisition Partner will also focus on long term talent pipelining of talent for future opportunities.


  • As a strategic advisor, the Senior Executive Talent Acquisition Partner will consult and partner with executives and other members within HR to deeply understand DGX’s business strategies and talent needs.
  • While responsible for managing the full life cycle talent acquisition process for Director-level and above positions at Quest Diagnostic, Inc., the successful candidate will also facilitate and execute the internal talent search and selection process for Director level and above
  • Develops Executive TA strategy in collaboration with the Hiring Executive for the positions they are assigned
  • Uses labor market data and knowledge of talent pools to develop sourcing plans and strategies and translate this to a fact based recommendation to the hiring team, manager or internal stakeholders. Maintains an in-depth and contemporary knowledge of executives, companies, and competitive industries and keeps current with industry trends and other external factors that impact the talent landscape.
  • Identifies, develops and assesses candidates utilizing creative sourcing and research strategies and proactively incorporates a diversity strategy into the sourcing/slating process
  • Builds networks and relationships through industry contacts, colleagues, trade groups, etc. to identify active and passive candidates.
  • Proficiency in developing and executing upon targeted search strategies utilizing online recruiting/sourcing tools including but not limited to LinkedIn, Hoovers, ZoomInfo, specialty niche sites and the internet to identify and recruit the very best candidates.
  • Cold and warm calling prospects/sources for candidate/pipeline development.
  • Conduct Competency and behavioral based interviews
  • Develop and communicate recommendations to hiring managers based on market, candidate and talent strategies
  • Structure and negotiate offer terms with human resources, corporate compensation, hiring manager and subsequent approvers and understands executive compensation and long term equity based programs with the ability to analyze compensation packages
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and presentation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence are essential.
  • Provide complete, accurate, and opportunistic information to candidates about the Company, position and career growth opportunities.
  • Perform detailed reference checking and/or reference analysis on selected candidates
  • Knowledge of OFCCP compliance and maintains accurate documentation
  • Ability to effectively manage external vendors when appropriate  including contract recruiters and researchers as well as contingency and retained search firms.
  • Strong skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Applicant Tracking Systems is also needed
  • Pre-screens, assesses and qualifies candidates and provides written/verbal candidate briefings to hiring team
  • Adheres to SLA requirements and expectations to include meeting/exceeding department metrics.


  • BA/BS degree plus 10 years related business experience with at least 5+ years’ experience in full life cycle executive recruiting within a large, complex organization or from a leading retained executive search firm
  • An expert level of knowledge in recruiting components including, but not limited to sourcing/candidate development, qualifying, networking, assessing, referencing checking, compensation trends, client and candidate management
  • Experience in developing innovative ways to research talent pools with emphasis on networking, internet research and outreach and warm/cold calling.
  • Excellent project management, writing, and oral communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a broad/deep range of positions.
  • Success in recruiting on a national, multi-location level.
  • Can manage complex multiple projects in a large, fast paced environment
  • Ability to work in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications and email.
  • Robust experience using social media channels to engage and develop relationships with external candidates.
  • Establish and mentor others onn effective executive search methodology and best practices.
  • Must be internet savvy and experienced in mining online resume databases
  • Must have the ability to quickly learn systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate agility and flexibility; embraces change; self develops.
  • Proven agility and resourcefulness to effectively cope with ambiguous scenarios.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Competencies Critical for Success in the Role:

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills
  • Ability to influence
  • Written Communications
  • Comfort around Higher Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Action Oriented
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Approachability
  • Hiring and Staffing
  • Sizing Up People
  • Personal Learning
  • Self Development
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Perseverance

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