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Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 6, 2023

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The Role:

As the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Moderna, you will own the strategy, implementation, and execution of all aspects of global talent acquisition in an incredibly dynamic, high-growth environment. This strategic role is designed for a creative and innovative thinker who is passionate about the intersection of differentiated best-in-class recruitment, digital innovation (think AI and ChatGPT), and the creation of an inclusive, diverse organization that thinks differently about making an impact. You will pioneer new approaches to talent assessment and sourcing, build exceptional recruiting teams, design innovative and engaging talent attraction strategies, lead hands-on leadership searches, and optimize next-generation talent acquisition tools in order to align the appropriate processes and measurements to ensure the team's success. Your primary focus will be driving the front-end talent engine, grounded in Modernas Mindsets, to hire for future capabilities and geographies for the company , while creating strategic approaches that identify and attract diverse talent pipelines to successfully meet business needs now and in the future This role is based in our Cambridge, MA offices with flexibility to work from home 30% of the time. We believe in-person collaboration fuels our exponential growth and fosters our unique culture. Travel is ~10% - domestic and international.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Build and lead a high-performing Talent Acquisition team of best-in-class recruiters and TA leaders that embrace a tech-forward, data-driven in-house recruiting model.

  • Continuously assess and evolve recruitment processes globally to ensure laser-focus on automation, measurement, and optimal key outcomes/effectiveness.

  • Develop and implement a diverse global talent acquisition strategy that aligns with Moderna's business objectives and growth plans.

  • Continuously improve the candidate experience, ensuring engaging and delightful interactions with Moderna throughout the recruitment process.

  • Leverage next-generation analytics, insights, and research to assess talent acquisition processes, future hiring plans, market drivers, and talent pools.

  • Collaborate with HR business partners and business leaders to understand talent needs and develop targeted strategies to attract diverse candidates or build future talent pipelines

  • Optimize talent acquisition tools and technologies to streamline processes and enhance data-driven decision-making.

  • Partner across HR to champion employer branding initiatives to position Moderna as an employer of choice in the market.

  • Establish and track key performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of talent acquisition and quality of hire.

  • Foster a culture of belonging, high performance, continuous improvement, and innovation within the Talent Acquisition team.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to talent acquisition and employment practices.

Here's What You'll Need (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 15+ years of in-house talent acquisition experience

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A demonstrated desire to re-invent talent acquisition and differentiate Moderna as an organization that prioritizes talent and hires in a digital-first, innovative way

  • Experience leading, motivating, and developing a diverse global team of talent advisors at all levels

  • Maintain a personal executive search load of up to 5-10 senior level searches from sourcing through offer acceptance

  • Digital-first mindset, embracing technology and analytics to drive talent acquisition strategies

  • Exceptional teamwork and collaboration skills, working effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

  • Proven track record of success in attracting diverse talent and building inclusive recruitment processes and teams

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence at all levels of the organization

  • Experience in the biotech or life sciences industry is a plus

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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Cambridge, MA
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