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Job Description:

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is currently seeking a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant to provide recruiting support to our Global Medicines Development and Affairs client groups as well as other groups to be assigned.  This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced recruiter to join a phenomenal team and make an immediate impact.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute a recruiting strategies, which result in top-tier, qualified talent pools of professionals to build strong recruitment pipelines
  • Become a credible, trusted talent advisor to the business
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies, pre-screen candidates and deliver pre-qualified diverse candidates for hiring manager’s evaluation
  • Ensure a positive client and candidate experience throughout the full recruitment life cycle.
  • Partner with hiring managers to identify roles of interview team, assign competencies/areas of focus using both technical and behavioral interviewing models
  • Effectively integrate diversity and veteran recruitment into the staffing process to ensure diverse candidate slates.
  • Grow existing network, foster new relationships and attend networking events to further identify talent for the organization
  • Partner with other functions to attract and hire talent that will help to sustain and contribute to the Vertex culture
  • Provide weekly and ad hoc updates to Talent Acquisition 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 talent acquisition organization
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6+ years pharmaceutical or biotech recruiting experience
  • 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
  • Possess exceptional emotional intelligence and decision making skills
  • 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
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and effectively and be proactive
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail

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

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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