Executive Search - Research Partner

Cambridge, MA, United States
Dec 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Executive Search - Research Partner

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

The role of the Research Partner is integral to the success of Ipsen's internal Executive Search function. The Research Partner will provide best-in-class research to gain competitive market intelligence that equips the Executive Search team to excel in the marketplace through name generation exercises for executive searches and execute specialty projects to map the competitive landscape. The successful candidate will be skilled in all research methodologies as this is a very highly specialized research role within Executive Search.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Research and identification of prospective talent to provide a strong pipeline of qualified candidates for Executive searches
  • Developing and maintaining talent mapping for relevant functional areas
  • Analyzing industry trends, competitors, therapeutics areas, etc.
  • Assisting in the drafting and formatting of client update documents, email messages etc.
  • Ownership of candidate outreach sent on behalf of Executive team members for search execution
  • CRM and database management
  • Staying abreast of all biotech/pharma industry news and trends
  • Screening of potential candidates to create a short list to provide to Executive Search Partner and Hiring Managers
  • Comply with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University
  • Certifications in Internet Recruiting, Talent Acquisition a plus


  • At least 4-5 years working as a Research Associate within a large and/or boutique Executive Search firm; overall 10 years of Talent Acquisition experience
  • Proven track record of completing high level searches as a "research ninja"

Core Competencies

  • High sense of urgency
  • Excellent research and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills - highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively prioritize projects and deliverables
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and capacity, a continuous learner, highly analytical
  • Extremely technology savvy
  • Possess the ability to think "outside the box"
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong telephone presence and confidence
  • Ability to read and analyze complex data

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.