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Talent Acquisition Partner, CMC

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Mar 1, 2024

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The Role:

We are looking for an accomplished Talent Acquisition Partner to join our Global Talent Acquisition team helping bring top talent into Moderna for the future.

As Moderna is undergoing unprecedented global pipeline development, join us to help lead the charge in building the next generation of the company. With 45 vaccine and therapeutic programs, 9 of which are in late-stage development, we are thrilled to bring in a dynamic and experienced biopharma talent partner. This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of Moderna at a critical inflection point. This role will be based in our Cambridge, MA HQ.

We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Partner who will own the recruiting process and is willing to grow their skills and capabilities within the role. This position involves heavy hands-on recruiting including sourcing, screening, assessment, and selection. The ideal candidate will work closely with Hiring Managers or Leaders to run a seamless recruiting process, identify, screen, and select the right candidates, and manage the offer process through to onboarding.

Driven by a deep understanding of the Moderna culture and Mindsets, the biopharmaceutical industry, its competitors, and overall market conditions, you will proactively partner with HR, Recruiting Leads, and business leaders to understand Modernas scaling and long-term workforce needs to develop robust, forward-thinking candidate pipelines through creative and innovative sourcing strategies and methods. You will act as an advisor, using market data analysis and industry research to inform sourcing strategies that enable future capability building, and influence stakeholders to act proactively regarding their current/future talent mix and talent market availability.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Manage the end-to-end recruiting process from opening to hire, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience across all stakeholders.

  • Support up to 20 or more requisitions based on volume and business need.

  • Partner with key internal stakeholders such as the Candidate Experience Associate (CEA), Talent Acquisition Operations (TA Ops), Finance, Compensation (Comp), and HR Business Partners (HRBPs).

  • Grow and Develop into a consultative partner to the business, aiming to run a seamless hiring process and improve recruitment outcomes.

  • Utilize external and pipeline data to influence candidate slates and hiring decisions.

  • Collaborate with Leaders up to the Senior Director level on roles within a sub-function or direct line.

  • Conduct full-cycle sourcing, screening, assessment, and selection of candidates.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelors degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of talent acquisition experience preferably within the biotech/pharma industry (in-house/corporate plus agency is ideal). Open to a mix of in-house/corporate and agency experience

  • Demonstrated track record of managing candidates and hiring managers across the recruiting lifecycle

  • Exceptional sourcing and candidate management.

  • Expert skills in creatively assessing talent .

  • A high drive for results. You set a high bar for yourself and others.

  • A natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate, and conduct your work, leveraging data to tell a story.

  • A digital first mindset and learning agility to leverage new technology systems and tools, including expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, Applicant Tracking Systems, CRMs, and sourcing technologies.

  • A curiosity that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo and embrace diversity of thought, background, and experience.

  • Sense of humor and flexibility in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

  • Relocation will not be provided for this role.

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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