Associate Director, Talent Acquisition - Rensselaer, NY | Biospace
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Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rensselaer, NY
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Summary: This role will report directly to the Executive Director of Human Resources, and will play a key leadership role within the Global Talent Acquisition Leadership Team. This person will have responsibility of the foundational programs, processes and partnership s that enable the Talent Acquisition to support business needs within a world class TA function. This is a global role supporting Industrial Operations & Product Supply (IOPS) in the U.S. and Ireland.

This Associate Director role holds responsibility for the IOPS biologics commercial manufacturing organization, which is primarily based in Rensselaer, New York, as well as a rapidly expanding site in Limerick and Ireland. The role will have two experienced Recruiting Managers acting as direct reports, and will support this role at each site.

At Regeneron, the growth is significant and face paced, filling over 500 positions per year. The finalist candidate will need to be able to think strategically across the business, set strategy, measure metrics, and be able to generate creative ideas to keep momentum and stay ahead of business demands.

The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced Talent Acquisition leader with a proven track record of working closely with functional business leaders. Including both HR and TA peer leaders, to execute global recruitment strategies and programs that meet business objectives and timelines for both new product launches and pre -existing business. Furthermore, this person will have a proven track record of being an outstanding recruiter and assessor of talent.

Key Responsibilities:
* Manage and provide leadership to a team of Talent Acquisition Professionals, responsible for hiring talent globally within IOPS, and be a true talent advisor for the IOPS Organization as it relates to recruiting.
* Creating candidate experience that builds the Regeneron brand.
* Design and implement metrics that addresses the information needed to make substantive business decisions.
* Work effectively in a highly matrixed environment.
* Serve as a strategic leader who is also pragmatic and understands execution.
* Strong ability to use data and metrics to recommend solutions to challenges and to be able to tell the clearly articulate the narrative the numbers indicate.
* Establish and develop effective working relationships with HR Business partners and IOPS business leaders to lead, and manage the recruitment process to meet short -term and long- term talent planning and gap strategies.
* Provide thought leadership and subject matter expertise on the IOPS talent competitive landscape to Talent Acquisition, HR and IOPS Leadership teams.
* Lead with high integrity. Ensure recruitment methodologies and hiring practices are in compliance with government regulations and organizational policies and procedures to ensure appropriate and fair selection, assessment, pre -screening, and post-employment methodology.
* Manage to established talent acquisition success criteria, through reports and metrics that demonstrate ROI including quantitative and qualitative success measures.
* Demonstrate ability to think strategically, analytically and objectively.
* Exhibits a strong, highly collaborative working style, builds strong relationships and has a willingness to roll-up his/her sleeves and address tactics and execution as needed.


Professional Experience/Qualifications/Traits
* Worked in a fast growing Bio-pharma or Bio-tech company and can demonstrate success as a result of recruiting and managing a talent acquisition function.
* Six Sigma/Kaizen/Lean/Agile or other continuous improvement training.
* Heavy recruiting project management experience globally preferred.
* Ability to lead and mentor others.
* Built teams, systems and processes from the ground up, leveraging and managing in house, field based, and contract team members.
* Exceptional business acumen; good judgment.
* Executive presence, a dynamic professional with the ability to inspire confidence in senior leadership and all stakeholders with whom she/he will interact.
* An outstanding communicator. Strong oral and written communication skills, in addition to strong presentation and listening skills.
* Flexible to travel.
* Strong interpersonal skills, intellectual problem solver and an outstanding ability to build relationships both internally and externally; collaborative team player.
* A strong capacity to deal with ambiguity in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
* A self-starter who works autonomously; player/coach.
* Display energy, drive, passion, creativity and commitment.
* The candidate should have 5 plus years of experience in leadership roles within the talent acquisition function, ideally for a biotech, fast paced pharmaceutical or alternatively an entrepreneurial high tech company.
* Must have experience leading leaders.
* Knowledge of various CRM, ATS, and Assessment Tools is preferred.


* Must possess a B.S. Degree in business related discipline.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.