Talent Acquisition Lead Global Science

Pfizer Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 6 months ago


The Talent Acquisition Lead (TAL) for Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) and Global Product Development (GPD) is responsible globally for the sourcing of high quality, diverse, qualified candidates for all roles within the client groups. The TAL will manage a large Talent Acquisition team focused on full life cycle recruitment and direct sourcing, comprised of full-time employees and contract resources (as well as contract resources as required), aligned to support the business units. They will develop a global talent acquisition strategy for their client groups that meet the needs of those businesses. They will have direct responsibility for all direct sourcing, talent acquisition, internal hiring processes and administration within their client group in the USA, and a matrix responsibility for EX US providing centralized support as defined by the global TA leadership team

The TAL will be responsible for all legal and compliance adherence in their client area. This role will also have responsibility for spearheading Diversity recruiting strategies for Pfizer across all TA teams to ensure consistent approach


  • Working with senior level clients within the WRDM, GPD, Medical, and Chief Patient Office groups as well as the HR Leads supporting those leadership teams, to will build a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy to deliver the resources required by the business.

  • Develop a workforce plan with the business and HR Leads to identify future talent needs and build programs to support that plan.

  • Direct responsibility for the TA team in the US, and a matrix responsibility for the global TA activity undertaken for businesses. This includes providing management direction to the regional and country TA teams, building their business expertise and knowledge.

  • Work with the Global Science HR Team to oversee executive recruitment for the Global Science organizations, including management and optimization of relationship with niche, external firms

  • The TAL will develop a deep understanding of the business they are supporting, understanding the strategic priorities of that business and the talent required to deliver the operating plan in the current and future years.

  • TAL's will develop a specific Employee Value Proposition (EVP) for their business that is aligned to the global Pfizer EVP

  • Working with talent management, develop an external talent pool for strategic roles and specific scarce skill areas identified by the business.

  • Develop a strong relationship with the clients and maintain close and regular contact with the client to ensure continued alignment and monitor progress to plan.

  • Identify talent acquisition issues and develop corrective action plans quickly and communicate transparently with the business and HR clients.

  • Build a resourcing strategy and plan that prioritizes the resourcing needs and deploy TA resources with the skills and capabilities required to deliver that plan.

  • Responsible for the continued development of the team and management of the budget.

  • Seek to continually improve the effectiveness of the team and its delivery against plan ensuring we deploy technology and process improvements continually to reduce costs, improve the quality and decreases time to hire.

  • Lead senior level hiring activity

  • Interface with university recruiting activity, including advanced degrees to identify the most appropriate use of university recruitment to the business.

  • Partner with Diversity recruiting to integrate diversity into the staffing process and ensure diverse candidate slates

  • Develop metrics that support the business objectives and maintain close monitoring and reporting for the purposes of TA improvements.

  • Share best practice across the TA function and share resources to achieve the goals of the wider business as needed.

  • Where requirements of the business go beyond the agreed levels the TAL will provide the business with costed options for the business to provide additional funding.

  • Responsible for the allocation of work within the team including when to use direct sourcing or external search organizations and building a network of external agencies to provide cost effective and efficient support to the business.

  • Develop a culture of ownership and accountability with a high emphasis on Client and candidate satisfaction

  • Lead/Participate in projects across the global TA and HR organization

  • Build a robust pipeline of candidates with suitable qualifications and experience in the scientific/medical arena

  • Champion Diversity Recruiting efforts across all teams in partnership with TOPS to improve diversity slates and hires across all businesses and regions: outreach efforts and collaborations, partnerships with Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs), targeted campaigns


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in Talent Acquisition or HR with at least 5 years of managerial experience and with at least 5 years of experience managing a recruiting team for a science-focused organization/business

  • Preferred candidate will have a good Scientific/Medical education and an understanding of how to identify candidates and present roles.

  • Experience with managing in a client facing role with high levels of customer service

  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources and workload in a complex environment

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Demonstrated experience of working successfully in a highly regulated and compliance led environment

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with HR and Business leaders and experience of developing a TA strategy and plan.

  • Strong leadership, exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • A good understanding of technology and innovative solutions within the TA environment

  • Ability to lead matrixed, cross-functional work teams across multiple regions, cultures etc.

  • In-depth understanding and experience with sourcing, talent processes, talent assessment, and metrics


  • 8 years' experience within HR or TA in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Degree in Life Sciences


  • Periodic travel between Pfizer's sites, mainly in the northeastern part of the United States.

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.

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.

Other information:

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

  • Location details: Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; Groton, CT; Peapack, NJ; Collegeville, PA

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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