Associate Director, Executive Search & Strategic Projects

Cambridge, MA, United States
Nov 15, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Executive Search & Strategic Projects

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

The role of the Associate Director, Executive Search & Strategic Projects is integral to the success of Ipsen's Talent Acquisition and internal Executive Search function.

This individual will create and execute sourcing strategies to identify the most qualified and diverse slate of candidates to fill open positions within the organization. Focused on building talent communities and pipelines for critical positions the right candidate will leverage existing technologies and resources (i.e. Applicant Tracking & Candidate Relationship Management system databases, LinkedIn Recruiter, etc.), advanced sourcing (i.e. Boolean search methods, social networking, research tools, etc.) and other creative techniques. They will be able to cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective candidates for future opportunities while ensuring a consistent representation of Ipsen and driving a world-class candidate experience. This position serves as one of the first points of contact a potential employee has with Ipsen, requiring an individual that can communicate at all levels.

The Associate Director, Executive Search & Strategic Projects will be a hands-on team member who will collaborate to operate in a data-driven recruiting organization that provides relevant analytics for talent acquisition and process excellence. S/he will be responsible for continuous process improvement in candidate experience, program effectiveness, and team productivity.

Main responsibilities / job expectations
  • Work closely with Talent Acquisition and Executive Search to deeply understand the requirements of open roles, the functions and the ways in which each role fits into the broader organization
  • 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 the 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
  • 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 execute a broad range of planned, innovative and effective sourcing strategies to generate a strong and diverse candidate flow
  • Develop and maintain a strong pipeline of qualified talent to submit to current and future client base.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of sourcing efforts through data analysis and reporting, including preparing search progress reports, status reports, and market trend/feedback reports continuously improving the usage of tools and information to help drive the business
  • Develop and maintain talent mapping for relevant functional areas
  • Analyze industry trends, competitors, therapeutics areas, etc.
  • Screen potential candidates to create a short list to provide to Hiring Managers
  • Research, recommend, implement and maintain best in class sourcing tools including but not limited to LinkedIn, Phenom People, etc. and provide valuable insights on performance and potential enhancements

Knowledge, abilities & experience

  • Bachelor's degree in HR or related discipline
  • 8+ years of Talent Acquisition experience with a passion for Sourcing
  • 4+ years of recruiting experience within the biopharma/life science industry
  • Experience working in a matrixed global environment
  • Knowledge of LinkedIn, Boolean Searches, Clinical Trial Searches through the FDA website and other social media and AI search methods
  • Interest in finding strategic and creative ways to source and find top
  • Experience working with large complex organizations during periods of growth and change
  • Experience executing programs to develop and maintain a robust pool of talent
  • Experience in operating with minimal direction in a dynamic environment
  • Proven experience in developing strong relationships through establishing trust and credibility with colleagues and candidates
  • Demonstrated track record of excellent decision-making abilities; ability to make decisions logically, methodically, and quickly (as appropriate)
  • Outstanding communication skills; ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and effective manner
  • Strong business acumen with an understanding of how strategic talent acquisition impacts the business
  • Bold and courageous with an ability to understand cultural and political nuance
  • Able to work within a matrix environment with proven track record of effectively influencing and navigating across organizational and geographical boundaries and building relationships that produce results
  • Ability to identify ongoing and anticipate upcoming needs of the organization and take steps to identify candidates before positions are needed or created
  • Ability to overcome obstacles both internal and external to the company in pursuit of the right talent at the right time
  • Capacity for meeting challenges with resilience and perseverance in reaching the goal
  • Ability to work with ambiguity on job specifications to drive rigor and forward momentum in the absence of full information by performing own research and diligence
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Ability to establish and maintain credibility, to influence and build trust
  • Passion for the patient and drive for results orientation

Essential Functions - Physical Position Requirements: Machines and/or Equipment Used
  • PC literacy required; MSOffice skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment (personal computer, photocopy machine, fax machine, etc.)
  • Ability to work on a computer up to 7 hours a day. Close vision required for computer usage
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk.
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment

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

  • +/-25% Travel will be required

Key Technical Competencies Required
  • 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
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees, including those at the executive levels of the organization
  • Must have a high sense of urgency with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

One Ipsen Way of Being

(The below apply for all employees and described how to act with a biotech way of being)

We Trust Each Other
  • Respect each other and all our stakeholders
  • Empower others
  • Respect & be open to inclusion and diversity
  • Enable feedback and foster a speak-up culture
  • Embrace cross-team collaboration
  • Be transparent and share information

We share and learn every day
  • Be proactive in learning from each other and through experiences
  • Listen and be open to views and needs of all external stakeholders
  • Seek transformation through innovation
  • Innovate

We own our outcome
  • Be accountable and responsible
  • Set clear expectations and prioritize
  • Be results and value driven, not task-oriented
  • Bring solutions
  • Seek continuous improvement to be better always
  • Own our Company Social Responsibility strategy

We honor our word
  • Walk the talk & talk the walk
  • Ensure that we make ethical decisions, stay compliant at all times
  • Never compromise on quality
  • Care for our employees, patients and society and the environment

We drive to win together
  • Be entrepreneurial
  • Fast in turning our ideas into action; be agile
  • Be demanding of ourselves as we strive for success
  • Believe in making a difference
  • Celebrate success
  • Enable talent inclusion and diversity

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.

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.","datePosted":"2020-11-24T00:00:00.000Z