HR Assistant, Talent Acquisition

Alkermes Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 2 weeks ago

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at

This role will provide overall support to the Talent Acquisition Team in Waltham.

  • Primary point of contact for hiring managers and candidates regarding interview scheduling.

  • Liaison with external recruiting agencies for candidate interviews and travel (when necessary).

  • Initiate candidate background checks

  • Responsible for preparing and sending offer packages to candidates.

  • Submitting updates to requisitions and candidates in the Applicant Tracking System (Taleo)

  • Sending general correspondence to candidates

  • Maintain applicant files both paper and electronic (New Hire, Terms, EE Form)

  • Provide support to the Alkermes Relocation program and Immigration process.

  • Partner with HR Benefits team for onboarding of new hire employees.

  • Recruiting research, sourcing support as needed, and assistance with job postings in the Taleo Applicant Tracking System.


  • Provide operational support to the Human Resources department as needed

  • Assist with event coordination (benefits fairs, job fairs, seminars, etc.)

  • Coordinate travel arrangements for candidates.

  • Be the first point of contact for Clients and Candidates

  • Work closely with our Accounts Payable Team for any HR Purchase Orders and Invoice tracking with vendors.

  • General administrative duties (copy, file, travel arrangements, food ordering, etc)

  • Assist employees with general HR related questions, escalate when necessary

  • Other HR related duties as necessary

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2-4 years of work experience required.

  • Experience working in a Human Resources function/department is strongly preferred.

Skills Needed:

  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail

  • Ability to work with different levels of management, including senior leadership

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced work environment

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Outlook and experience with an HRIS (Oracle) and Applicant Tracking System (Taleo) is preferred but not necessary.

  • Ability to work with different levels of management, including senior leadership

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced work environment

  • Strong Customer Service skills are a must

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

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