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Linden, New Jersey, United States
November 27, 2018

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Valerie Johnson 908-***-****


Accomplished, results driven recruitment professional with extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industries placing contract and permanent professionals nationwide in both corporate and agency settings. Areas of expertise include: R & D- Analytical, Formulation, Clinical, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Supply Chain/Logistics, Biotechnology, Technology, Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing and Human Resources.

Proactive attitude with leadership, strategy development, strong relationship building, sourcing, screening, executive search, interviewing, social networking, market research, and project management skills. Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail, near and long- term business vision, strong organizational ability to adapt to any work environment work individually and highly collaborative team environments.


Webster University - Executive MBA studies, Human Resources Management

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Human Resource Management

United States Navy, Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps


Member, AIRS Alumni, Search Lab 11.0 (Certified Internet Recruiter), Member, SHRM

Technical Skills:

Behavioral Based Interviewing, Recruiting, Competency Based Interviewing, Internet Data Mining, Networking, Negotiation, Employer Branding, Coaching, Sourcing, Recruiting, LinkedIn, VMS Tools, On Boarding, Social Media Marketing and Technology: Success Factors, Brass Ring, Taleo, iCims, Workday, and ADP.

Professional Experience:

Independent Recruiting & Consulting July 2017 – present

Independent Contractor

Full Life Cycle recruitment and crowd sourcing for Pharmaceutical, R&D, Healthcare, Sales, Clinical, Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals including sourcing, candidate targeting, recruiting, negotiating and closing of passive and active talent using Social Media Tools and Boolean Search.

Bayer LLC August 2016 – June 2017

Senior Recruiter- Consultant

Full Life Cycle recruitment for Global Consumer Health, Pharmaceutical, Marketing, Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals including sourcing, candidate targeting, recruiting, negotiating and closing of highly sought- after talent using Social Media Tools and Boolean Search.

Consultative approach with Hiring Managers to activate and post requisition reflecting job requirements.

Prescreening, conducting phone and behavioral interview summarizing qualifications.

Manage interview scheduling, offer presentation, negotiation and Onboarding.

Johnson and Johnson July 2015 – July 2016

Global Recruiting Consultant

Conduct creative national candidate searches via internal database, open line sourcing, LinkedIn, Gild, Twitter and Talent Neuron.

Manage the candidate interview process from inception through offer negotiation.

● Met and exceeded goals for recruiting metrics and created sourcing strategies for hard to fill positions; 2015 average 4 hires per week.

Allergan Nov 2014 – July 2015

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Full life cycle recruiting including but not limited to: direct sourcing, advertisement/internet sourcing, editing/rewriting/posting job descriptions, networking, candidate screening, offer negotiation, and ongoing communication with decision makers resulting in a decrease in time to fill.

Serve as a trusted advisor and strategic partner working closely with hiring managers and HR counterparts to ensure hiring process is consistent with business and enterprise goals (manage on-boarding process including reference checking, drug screening and background checking).

Proactively create talent pipeline strategies based on staffing needs. Strategic focus on productivity including time-to-fill, interview-to-offer ratios and cost per hire.

MHG Technical Recruiting Sept 2013 – Sept 2014

Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech and Technology industries


Full Life Cycle Recruiter focused on identifying and matching high-potential technology professionals and sales executives.

Manage full lifecycle recruitment needs across all business units ensuring that every stage of the new hire process is carried out in accordance with global operating procedures.

Lead the sourcing of top caliber candidates by utilizing various methods (i.e., networking, referrals, online searches, internet postings, job/career fairs, local colleges, user/technical groups, etc.).

Career Talent Advisors Recruiting & Consulting, Princeton, New Jersey Oct 2011 – Sept 2013

Independent Contractor

HR Consulting with organizations to build workforce strategies by implementing human resources business practices in the areas of: talent acquisition, integrated talent management (assessment, succession planning, talent pools, and management development), organizational change and organizational restructuring.

Develop and maintain recruitment metrics to allow for strategic business analysis. Developed recruitment strategies including sourcing and behavioral interviewing, assessment tools, and competency development training.

Developed competency-based career management and recognition systems to reduce turnover, define explicit career paths and implementation of best practices.

Labvantage Biotechnology, Somerset, New Jersey Apr 2000 – Oct 2011


Manage full life cycle recruiting process: candidate identification of active and passive top talent using Conduct behavioral interviewing screening, assessments for skills competency, application evaluation, screening, submission, interviewing, reference verification, background/drug applications, salary negotiation, offer presentation and onboarding.

Recruit in several Clinical (Phase 1-4) functional areas including Coordinators, CRA, Project Management, Clinical Operations, Data Management, Business Development, Contracts Management, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Drug Safety, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Technology and Scientific/Lab/R&D roles.

Responsible for Human Resource Functions including: Insurance, immigration/visa processing, Employee Relations and terminations.

Source active and passive candidates for contract, contract to hire, and perm positions through various sources performing Boolean searches using job boards such as Monster, MedZilla, Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, candidate/employee referrals, networking and writing/posting jobs.

Medical Logistics Technical & Health Care Staffing, Totowa, New Jersey Jan 1997- Apr 2000


Full life cycle recruiting included but not limited to editing job descriptions, sourcing, advertisement/Internet, networking, salary negotiation and communicating with account managers.

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