Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant - Temporary at Vertex in Boston, MA

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Job Description:

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is currently seeking a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant to provide recruiting support to the continuous and exciting growth of the organization. The Senior Consultant will support various functions in our Global Medicines Development organization, including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Medical Writing, Patient Safety, and Project Management. This is an opportunity for an experienced recruiter to make an immediate impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and execute a recruiting strategy, which results in a top-tier, qualified talent pool of professionals and a strong candidate pipeline

  • Develop and execute a sourcing strategy, pre-screen candidates and deliver pre-qualified diverse candidates for hiring manager's evaluation

  • Partner with hiring manager to identify role of interview team, assign competencies using both technical and behavioral interviewing models

  • Partner with other Human Resource functions in order to attract and hire talent that will help to sustain and contribute to the Vertex culture

  • Utilize solid negotiating skills to close candidates

  • Provide weekly and ad hoc updates to staffing team, hiring managers and business partners as needed

  • Effectively manage the recruitment process by balancing budget, timelines and customer needs

  • Ability to select qualified vendors and maintain positive relationships

  • May contribute to projects as part of the long-term strategy of building a best-in-class staffing organization

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 6+ years pharmaceutical/biotech industry recruiting experience a must, preferably in Development
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, highly matrix organization
  • Proven track record of finding unique ways to source and attract qualified candidates
  • Superior selection skills and a high level of proficiency in assessing individuals
  • Proven ability cultivating successful relationships internally and externally
  • Results driven, ability to demonstrate/quantify success relative to established targets and metrics
  • Strong listening, facilitation and communications skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and computer and web skills, along with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations/information

Location: This role is based on site in our Boston, MA office

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