Pfizer Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Reporting to the Head of Science and Medicine Talent Acquisition Lead, the Science and Medicine Talent Acquisition Sr. Manager will independently spearhead the design, development and execution of talent acquisition strategies and processes supporting a complex (multi sites) WRD organization including Oncology, Internal Medicine, Rare Diseases, Immunology and Inflammation, Early Clinical Development and External Science Innovation. S/he will also ensure the compliance with current laws, regulations and company policy. The person will lead a recruitment team and serve as a single point of contact as well as a trusted advisor to the SVPs and Human resources colleagues in the above organizations. Additionally, s/he will recruit best-in-class candidates for senior positions across various business units within the mentioned organizations and proactively create talent pipeline strategies while managing multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Develop a deep understanding and awareness of the various business units within WRD, especially the site knowledge of Cambridge and La Jolla/SSF

  • Lead a group of recruiters to proactively identify business needs for talent; design innovative and sustainable talent recruiting strategies, as well as flawless execution

  • Build strong relationships with senior business leaders and HR leaders to influence, coach and drive the recruiting strategies and process.

  • Responsible to define and implement a standard and consistent process, define service guidelines and metrics as needed.

  • Identify, seek and utilize various analytics tools, analysis of market trends as well as competitive talent landscape, to provide reports and metrics on talent pipelines to drive decisions on talent strategies in the mentioned organizations.

  • Work cross functionally with HR partners to maintain compliance and integrity.

  • Partner closely with Sourcing Specialist, develop creative and diverse sourcing strategies for key positions and proactively create talent pipelines for the aligned areas.

  • Design and integrate recruiting strategies to ensure diverse candidate slates.

  • Lead and participate in ex-US WRD recruiting as necessary

  • Mentor and manage a team of geographically aligned and/or remote recruiters, providing guidance and performance management

  • Understand team members' interests and capabilities, seek opportunities to develop and promote team members' career path


  • BS degree required.

  • 8+ years of recruiting experience required in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry. Specific experience to research and development is required. Management experience strongly preferred.

  • Proven record of designing and implementing successful talent acquisition strategies

  • Ability to prioritize and lead

  • Excellent consultative, strategic thinking, problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior business and HR leaders

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations applicable to hiring practices

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in utilizing various analytic tools required

  • Prior experience working with Workday or other applicant tracking systems a plus

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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Last Date to Apply for Job: Oct 31, 2018

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