Associate Director, Commercial Talent Acquisition

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Commercial Talent Acquisition

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Head of Talent Acquisition, the Associate Director, Talent Acquisition Commercial lead will provide staffing and recruiting solutions in order to find the most qualified candidate at the right time to meet the business needs. This position will report to the Head of Talent Acquisition and partners closely with other HR team members supporting the recruitment efforts across North America.

He/She will create sourcing strategies and execute those strategies to identify the most qualified diverse slate of candidates to fill open positions within the organization. This individual will focus on building talent communities and pipelines for critical/key positions by leveraging existing technologies/resources (i.e. Applicant Tracking & Candidate Relationship Management system databases, LinkedIn Recruiter, etc.), and advanced sourcing (i.e. Boolean search methods/ techniques, social networking, research tools, etc.) and other creative techniques. Cultivates and maintains relationships with prospective candidates for future opportunities. This position serves as one of the first points of contact a potential employee has with Ipsen, requiring an individual that can communicate with individuals at all levels.

Essential Functions


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop and execute programs, strategies, and tactics to ensure that Ipsen is positioned as a premier employer to continuously attract and build a pipeline of top talent
  • Support design and placement of recruiting related advertising and marketing to ensure that the Ipsen brand and image is consistently applied in all recruiting activities, with support of HR.
  • Support the administration of internal referral program, ensuring high quality standards and response rates
  • Team effectively with HR colleagues to assist in developing strategies to recruit diversity candidates across Ipsen
  • Develop and refine internal processes in order to create a first in class candidate experience from the first point of candidate contact through onboarding
  • Develop and maintain a strong pipeline of qualified talent to submit to current and future client base.
  • Manage vendor contracts/relationships with all relevant job posting sites - establish preferred supplier strategy to ensure optimal vendor performance and appropriate pricing
  • Development and execute a broad range of planned innovative and effective sourcing strategies to generate a strong and diverse candidate flow including:
  • Deploy a range of selection techniques to assess the suitability of candidates and standardize corporate interviewing processes and strategies
  • Develop key relationships with hiring managers, senior management, HRBPs, and other stakeholders to effectively consult, collaborate and deliver on the Ipsen's hiring strategy


Education & Certifications
  • Bachelor's degree in HR or related discipline Certifications

  • 12+ years of experience working as a full cycle recruiter
  • 5+ years of recruiting experience within the biopharma/life science industry
  • Experience supporting a Commercial business unit
  • Experience with recruiting information/applicant tracking systems
  • Interpersonal/Influencing/Negotiating skills

Core Competencies
  • Exceptional relationship management and interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully negotiate and influence at the highest levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated customer focus skills and strong action orientation
  • High degree of confidence, ability to instill confidence in others
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees, including those at the executive levels of the organization
  • Ability to think strategically, independently and creatively, and take ownership of critical issues.
  • Must have a high sense of urgency with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational agility - able to adapt to ambiguous situations and make solid decisions with limited information.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment
  • Personal flexibility and a proactive orientation;
  • Ability to work under time and resource constraints.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Proven ability to persevere and deliver results under challenging circumstances
  • Strong knowledge of the business and ability to 'speak the language' and be viewed as a credible partner.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Written: excellent
  • Verbal: excellent
  • Interpersonal: excellent

Essential Functions - Physical Demands & Working Conditions
  • PC literacy required; MSOffice skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment (computer, copy/fax machine, etc.)
  • Ability to work on a computer up to 7 hours a day and occasionally sit or stand or walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment which can include but not limited to office, laboratories, manufacturing, off-site venues, etc. depending on functional role.
  • Standard office environment. Potential interaction with laboratory environment with exposure to chemicals.
  • Close vision required for computer usage.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Required to consistently and properly use Personal Protective Equipment in keeping with Ipsen safety policies and practices.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements
  • Comply with all corporate and facility Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures. Attend all mandatory EH&S meetings and complete all EH&S training requirements.
  • Intervene in potentially unsafe situations and report any incident, unsafe acts, conditions or equipment. Report any emergency situation (medical emergency/chemical spill/security concern) by following established emergency programs and procedures.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.