• 20-May-2021 to 21-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Talent Management
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a process driven, analytically minded individual to join Novavax as a Talent Acquisition Operations Manager. This is a new role that will support the Talent Acquisition Team by developing the necessary processes, tools and infrastructure to improve both internal operations and the candidate experience. We are looking for someone who has prior experience building out existing processes and improving existing ones and enjoys working with various stakeholders across the Human Resources team and outside of it.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work within TA team and other HR stakeholders to understand challenges and develop solutions. Pro-actively identify and recommend opportunities for improvement.
  • Own, maintain and buildout talent acquisition module in ATS, UKG Pro. Own and maintain the system to gain most efficiencies possible for internal user and candidate experience. Train on system to support the recruitment process.
  • Work with and audit recruiting data to ensure data integrity.
  • Track and provide regular reports and feedback on recruiting costs, open positions, time to hire.
  • Review existing processes and create supporting documentation for recruitment work flow.
  • Proactively maintain and manage agency relationships, including RFP process. Track and communicate key metrics for agencies. Manage the annual performance reviews.
  • Work with vendors to enhance prescreening and background check process.
  • Share best practices and ensure services are delivered on a consistent basis.
  • Troubleshoot issues that impact team from delivering on work.
  • Maintain and build strong realtionships with all stakeholders across the organization.
  • Ensure processes are compliant with all HR policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Collaborates with Communications department to enhance career site and web pages.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree with minimum 5-10 years of experience in Talent Acquisition with strong background in HR operations.
  • Experience working with UltiPro or UKG Pro.
  • Experience managing and influencing vendor relationships.
  • Previous oversight or participation in projects that impact Talent Acquisition.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience building strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Self-directed, detail oriented problem solver who can work within ambiguity.
  • Strong analytical skills and proven experience developing and refining recruiting related reporting and analytics.
  • Prior experience recruiting in a fast paced, growth oriented company.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with developing and managing RFP process.
  • Previous experience working in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Project management experience.
  • HR certifications.

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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