Bristol Myers Squibb Talent Acquisition Event Lead in Tampa, Florida

The Talent Acquisition Event Lead is part of a global team responsible for the full life- cycle of talent acquisition activities for non Executive positions.

The Event Lead is responsible for the effective deployment of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) Talent Acquisition (TA) Event Strategy, which includes partnering with business and HR leaders to ensure our presence and / or engagement at these events generates a robust pipeline of top talent for the Company. The Event Lead plays an active role in TA and Business led events and also provides consulting support to the PBRG’s for events they sponsor, lead and run.

Detailed Position Responsibilities

  • Produce project plan, timelines and milestones for event execution using appropriate tools and internal process documents

  • Partner with the Corporate Affairs, Legal, Employment Brand Team and TA Leads to develop and activate conference/booth presence to engage external candidates.

  • Lead all kick-off meetings to ensure full understanding of project requirement and delivery timeframes

  • Inform business leaders and TA leads of event sponsorship benefits related to TA, eg job posting, resume database, career fair.

  • Train TA and key stakeholders on topics such as: Brand Ambassadorship, Talent Ambassadorship and roles and responsibilities at conference

  • Ensure consistency of the BMS employment brand effectively partnering with event teams to multiply brand efforts.

  • Work closely with vendors to secure space, negotiate contracts and manage logistics to ensure strong representation of BMS employment brand.

  • Manage PO process for conferences and strategic partners

  • Ensure event design in appropriate technology, eg Smashfly

  • Manage all delegate communications – pre and post event - ensuring responses to all delegate queries are actioned in a timely manner and using appropriate technology, eg Smashfly

  • Lead post event review soliciting feedback and lessons learned for future incorporation

  • Provide input to ROI for each event to the event Leader (TA Strategy Lead or Business Leader depending on event) for his/her overall review

  • Ensure success measures, as defined by TWI, are captured and reported on event dashboard

  • Provide input to the Employer Brand Lead in TWI for his/her analysis of branding tactics to assess effectiveness and inform decision making on future investments and areas of opportunity.

  • Ensure continuous improvement of process and deployment initiatives with respect to PBRG led events:

  • Provide guidance on best practice process and deployment

Experience Desired

  • 5 + years’ experience in Talent Acquisition and / or Event Management, experience within a Pharmaceutical/Biotech environment strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate contracts and partner with vendors to achieve operational excellence, and deliver on time, in full

  • Demonstrated ability to develop meaningful and long-term internal and external relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously progress a variety of activities / events simultaneously to meet established performance goals

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate ideas and influence others to accomplish goals and objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to partner, manage and influence virtually

  • Strong analytical skills to collaborate on development and assessment of success measures for each event

Minimum Requirements/Knowledge Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required + 5 years relevant experience

  • Consulting skills/ impact and influence abilities/ strong stakeholder management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.