Nicole Verdugo

Talent Acquisition Recruiter

My Story at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services

Why did you choose to work at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

Initially I applied to work here because I wanted to stay within the Biotech industry. I like to know that what I do makes an impact in the lives of others. I chose to accept the position because of the team I would be working with. Everyone I spoke to was kind, had a great personality and was very welcoming.

What has been your career path here?

I have been working here now for just over two years. I started as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator and quickly grew into a Specialist role. I have learned so much about Talent Acquisition, our systems, and the company.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

I have the opportunity to connect candidates with a career where they can feel fulfilled, gain experience, and work with a great bunch of people.

What is special about the culture at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

The culture at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is unlike any other place I have worked. The people are what truly make the culture special here. The employees really do value each other and work together well.

What have you gained from working here?

I have been able to learn and grow so much in just a few years. I started here with providing administrative type support for the Talent Acquisition team and now have full recruiting responsibilities. My manager has invested in my growth and has helped me to develop my skills by providing me with opportunities to do/learn new things, pushing me to work through obstacles as they arise and has really helped me to believe in myself.

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Never lose your eagerness to learn and grow. In this company there are countless ways to develop yourself and your skills. The sky is the limit.

What is your favorite part about working here?

Being able to work with my team to hire the right people that will help the organization bring lifesaving medicines to those who need it.

How do you help impact Aji Bio-Pharma Services mission and vision?

As part of the Talent Acquisition team, I am able to find and recruit top talent who will contribute, not only to our technical skills as a company, but will also thrive in and promote our culture.

What is your hidden talent?

I am a true home cook and can make something great from random ingredients that I find in my kitchen.