Senior Manager,Talent Acquisition

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Blue Bell , PA 19422

Posted 3 weeks ago

Company Overview

Achillion is Dedicated to transforming the lives of patients and families affected by disorders and overactivation of the complement system's alternative pathway. Achillion is focused on developing and commercializing factor D inhibitors for rare diseases Targeting indications for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) and C3 Glomerulopathy (C3G). Achillion is also exploring potential for broader applications in other complement mediated diseases.

Currently, we are advancing a clinical-stage portfolio of orally-administered small molecule factor D inhibitors

  • ACH-4471 proof of concept validated in both PNH as monotherapy and in combination w/C5 inhibitor
  • ACH-4471 proof of mechanism validated in C3G, proof of concept trials underway
  • ACH-5228 and ACH-5548 demonstrated enhanced potency and improved pharmacokinetic properties

Achillion has financial strength and is well-funded with approx. $270M cash and investments as of YE 2018

Position Overview:

Achillion is looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Senior Manager who is highly energetic to lead and execute talent acquisition strategy and successfully help Achillion grow through talent acquisition. This leader will be responsible for all components of talent acquision including: Workforce planning, sourcing, recruiting, and onboarding new colleagues to Achillion Additionally, this role will report to the Senior Vice President & Head of HR and will also partner with HR Director to support HR Operations projects.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the recruiting and onboarding process working with Head of HR and HR Director

  • Source candidates leveraging latest job boards to ensure our positions are marketed well

  • Ensure a high quality candidate experience for all interviewees

  • Partner with the business to develop job requirement and job descriptions

  • Execute open requisition request and ensure appropriate approvals before positions are posted

  • Establish a robust and effective recruiting process

  • Develop and execute onboarding plans to ensure engaging colleague experience into Achillion

  • Support HR Director and Head of HR in all aspects of HR Operations including benefits and support of all HR process and initiatives

  • Keep track of recruiting and headcount for Achillion

  • Educate leaders and managers on effective recruiting and interviewing processes

  • Continuously improve talent acquisition processes and systems

  • Liaise and negotiate with external recruiting firms and recruiters

  • Stays abreast of external practices and apply them appropriately

Organizational Relationships

Reporting to SVP & Head of HR and works closely with HR Director

This position will regularly interact with individuals at all levels within the organization up to and including Senior Leadership Team, department heads, hiring managers, etc.

Education and Experience

  • BS or an advanced degree
  • 5-10 years of work experience in recruiting, preferably in pharmaceutical industry

Technical / Funcational Skills and Knowledge

Understands full-life cycle recruiting process. Knowledgable of best practices and legal / compliance environment

Ability to work in a high demand, fast pace environment

Self motivated and self starter, willingness and ability to dive deep and roll up one's sleeves

Strong verbal and written communications. Ability to interact easily across all levels within the organization; tactful, mature, flexible. High level of collaboration, negotiating, and influencing skills. Work collaboratively and network with hiring managers, department heads, and SLT

Strong negotiation skills

Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines

High attention to detail and accuracy

Strong proficiency in MS office products


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Senior Manager,Talent Acquisition

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.