Graduate Talent Management Co-Op at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA

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Graduate Talent Management Co-Op

The Vertex Co-Op Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from a hands-on perspective. You will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. When you join our internship program you should not be surprised to see that our environment is one that is innovative and team oriented, where collaboration is not just a word, and "we are fearless" is in everything we do. Students can expect to be challenged by their summer project plan, connect with other interns, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Not only will interns learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments, but they will interact and have exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams through a series of Professional Development Workshops.

Be FEARLESS... Join us and help kick start the path to your career!

Co-op Program: 6 Month Commitment (January - June 2020), Full Time, 40 Hours/Week

Job Summary:
As a member of the Vertex team, you will perch atop a world-changing organization and have the opportunity to learn, grow, and hopefully thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and impact-driven environment. On a daily basis, you will likely find yourself exposed to new perspectives, developing and growing in ways you didn't expect you would!

If you're looking for a structured, predictable, and hold-your-hand type environment, Vertex unfortunately won't be it! Tenacity, a go-getter/self-starter mentality, and a willingness to speak up and fully embrace radical candor are essentials. As too is the desire to work in a nimble fast-paced biotech, where bottlenecks, imperfect processes, and growing pains are the norm on the road to world-changing success.

FYI talent comes in all forms and sizes, we're not easily dazzled by big-brand schools or companies. We are dazzled by people who genuinely want to improve the world and who have the growth mindset and chops to make it happen!
The Talent Management Co-Op will be based in Boston but will support Talent Management (TM) needs for both the domestic and international Human Resources (HR) teams and will have the opportunity to partner with key stakeholders throughout the HR division, supporting over 15 countries on complex projects and enhancements to our processes and initiatives.
Collaborate with Talent Management and subject matter experts on the design of talent management solutions (talent assessments, succession planning, talent reviews, critical skills pipeline)-Collaborate with Learning and Development Consultants on learning solutions for the business area - Collaborate with Organizational Development Consultants on change management activities for Vertex Priorities

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist with Talent Management programs under the direction of the Head of Executive Assessment and Development
  • Document processes, programs, and process improvements
  • Collaborate with other members of HR, communications, and Talent Management on key talent management programs and projects
  • Ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity
  • A strong sense of intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and executive presence
  • Strategic and analytical thinking; demonstrate sound judgment and a willingness to resolve issues and problems in a timely manner
  • Personal commitment and drive to set and exceed high standards and objectives
Strong interpersonal skills and communication-sense of integrity with relationships and


  • Bachelor's degree. Must be currently enrolled in accredited masters or PhD program in I/O Psychology, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, MBA or related field
  • 1-2 years of previous work experience, internships or co-ops
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Experience creating written documentation for different stakeholders (PPT and Word)
  • Experience with data entry, analysis and review using Excel, Tableau, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate and build credibility and rapport with colleagues and clients
  • Must be a US Citizen or legally authorized to work in US as a permanent resident
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Interest in Human Resources and/or Biotech
  • Minimum commitment 6 months with preference for 8 or 9 months
  • Quality and detail oriented
  • Workday knowledge and experience
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse culture and environment
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving abilities

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