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Global Head of Executive Search, Boston, MA (US)

United States
Status interviewing
Tags Talent Acquisition


Date posted

13 Apr 2021

The Company

Our client is a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry and has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the best companies to work for in the United States. With a focus on R&D and remaining a values-based organization, our client has continued to expand across the globe and is positioned for future growth. Reporting to the Global Head of Talent Acquisition Strategy and Programs, the Global Head of Executive Search will provide the strategic leadership and business partnership to the global executive team.

The Role

The Global Head of Executive Search will provide the vision and leadership to execute on the global talent needs at the top level of the company to support business growth and drive performance. This is a key talent acquisition role with exposure across the organization, this person will be responsible for the end-to-end executive recruitment function. Designing and implementing strategies to identify and attract senior level talent to the organization, the Global Head of Executive Search will also partner closely with external vendors and external search partners to ensure best-in-class talent is being delivered. In addition, this position works in close collaboration with total rewards to design competitive offers to candidates, leveraging deep understanding of global markets and portfolio of executive compensation elements.  

The Individual

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred). In addition, 15+ years of progressive talent acquisition and executive search experience, ideally in the life sciences industry. Exceptional communication and executive presence skills are necessary as is previous exposure to working with executive leadership teams and preferably board exposure. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with others in high-pressure environments and a proven track record in being highly effective in ambiguous environments.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Talent Acquisition
  • Industry
    Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Global Head of Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • Potential upsides
    This is a phenomenal executive search leadership role filling only the top level of executive talent at a global organization. There is a high level of exposure to the board and you will have the ability to leverage the existing external search firm partnerships.
  • Potential challenges
    There is a high amount of exposure in this role and those who do not enjoy a visible and high-pressure environment will not thrive.
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