Recruiting Partner at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Posted in Human Resources 6 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Attention: If you are a current Alexion employee, please apply via Alexion's internal Life & Career portal. . Note that you will need to be connected to the VPN if you are applying away from the office. Alexion does not contact candidates via instant messaging or chat tools. At no time will we ask candidates for fees associated with obtaining software, nor do we provide employees with a cashier's check to purchase new equipment. If you are contacted in this manner, please be aware that it is fraudulent, and please do not provide any information or money to these individuals. Applicants should only apply through this Alexion website. Any fraudulent activity should be reported to

Req ID: 26723
Job Category: Human Resources
Location: Boston, MA
Posting Date: November 24, 2021
Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chanceto change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an evolving Talent Acquisition team at Alexion and be a trusted and visible talent advisor and business partner to hiring managers, hiring teams and business leaders. In this critical role, the Recruiter Partner will partner with Talent Acquisition Leads, recruiting colleagues, Talent Discovery (Sourcing) Partners, hiring managers, and business leaders to develop and deliver recruiting strategies to hire amazing talent into Alexion. The Recruiting Partner will be responsible for managing relationships and driving the hiring process across various functions (e.g. Corporate Functions, R&D, Commercial, and Global Operations), with their work and input directly influencing Alexion's ability to meet its near and longer-term strategic objectives.

You will be responsible for:

  • Partner with hiring managers to thoroughly understand Alexion's near-term goals and longer-term strategic priorities; build comprehensive talent sourcing strategies and robust hiring plans to meet resulting hiring, workforce/talent and capability needs
  • Develop recruiting goals and strategies for defined functions and hold all participants in the sourcing and hiring process accountable for their respective roles
  • Perform full-cycle recruiting for various functions, including sourcing, assessment, selection, offer negotiation, and on-boarding
  • Develop, implement and manage a thoughtful candidate and employee experience
  • Act as a trusted advisor to managers and leaders by proactively gathering and maintaining market insights and competitive intelligence related to talent and the competitive biopharmaceutical talent landscape; develop methods to share competitive intelligence to inform managers, leaders and colleagues' talent management and talent acquisition efforts
  • Develop strong and effective partnerships with all cross-functional HR colleagues, including People and Culture Partners/HR Partners, HR shared services and Total Rewards
  • Develop, enhance and execute on Alexion's attraction and employer and recruitment branding efforts; build awareness for and a sense of excitement about Alexion, as an employer, leader and innovator in rare disease and differentiate as the most rewarding company to work for
  • Maintain candidate and appropriate recruiting status data across recruiting systems (ATS, CRM)
  • Establish and utilize recruiting reports, metrics and analytics to keep all stakeholders informed throughout the recruiting process as well as to identify trends, manage performance and measure TA effectiveness, and enhance the efficiency and quality of the hiring process
  • Identify and champion new and innovative approaches to diversity, inclusion and belonging talent attraction and sourcing, ensuring these are integrated into all employer branding and sourcing efforts

You will need to have:
  • Proven ability to influence, guide and drive the recruiting and hiring process
  • Able to provide thought leadership for talent, talent capabilities and talent acquisition to TA and HR colleagues as well as hiring managers, hiring teams and business leaders at all levels
  • Solid business acumen and understanding of how great talent impacts the business's strategy and objectives
  • Proven success at building strong credible advisory relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Authenticity, integrity and values consistent with Alexion's core values, patient-centric mission and leadership behaviors
  • Self-motivated recruiting professional who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, often ambiguous environment
  • Strong judge of talent; proven ability to assess talent and ability to articulate candidates' strengths and limitations, values and motivators
  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of the sourcing and recruiting process, with the willingness/capability to be both hands-on and consultative
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem-solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

We would prefer for you to have:
  • 8+ years' talent acquisition, talent discovery and/or sourcing experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Knowledge of talent trends, relevant labor laws and legislation
  • Ability to effectively manage external search partners, as needed; manage vendor relationships and performance


Alexionis a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Furtherinformation about Alexion can be found at: .

Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lackthereof, sex, sexualorientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status,parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy(including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin aninteractive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here .

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