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Head of Talent Acquisition Partners, North America


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.    



US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of "fully vaccinated" assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.


The Director, Head of Talent Acquisition, will drive, inspire, and lead the TA strategy, programs and initiatives while fostering an amazing candidate experience, and developing a pipeline of diverse, high performing talent! 


Reporting to the Head of Market HR, North America, this forward-thinking leader will leverage their strategic and creative capabilities to support ongoing recruiting needs by leveraging all aspects of candidate experience, talent pipelining and employment branding for varied business growth needs. Working with key stakeholders, this leader will ensure all processes, systems and audits are fully compliant, while meeting or exceeding KPIs. You will lead and inspire a team of 20+, by setting direction on business initiatives, streamlining operations, leveraging data to develop and implement solutions, adopting systems and enacting policies and programs that make the TA function best in class.



Your Role:

This passionate leader is accountable for leading the overall talent acquisition strategy for North America businesses as follows:

  • Partner and communicate with HR Leadership and key business stakeholders to create a strategy for talent acquisition and deliver exceptional recruitment service that aligns with the company’s talent philosophy, values, operating principles, and culture.
  • Create an innovative and proactive Talent Acquisition function that supports the HR organization globally.
  • Act as a talent advisor to Senior Leaders & HR Business Partners by driving and owning full lifecycle recruitment for positions across the organization.
  • Turn strategic vision for talent acquisition into actionable implementation plans, addressing key area of the organization, both functional and geographic and their specific hiring needs.
  • Champion diversity and culture in all aspects of the hiring process, from content of job descriptions, training for hiring managers, formulation of interview panels as well as candidate experience leading into a measurable improvement in availability and selection of diverse candidates into the organization.
  • Ensure customer needs and projects are scoped currently, and apply keen project management skills to meet deadlines
  • Lead long-range workforce planning that impacts the recruitment, engagement, performance, training, development, and retention of the company’s workforce.
  • Serves as a primary source of staffing and recruiting strategy advice, consultation, and education
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to build out pipeline for current and future hiring demands, understanding business / geographic plans.
  • Leverage data analytics and market intelligence to build partnerships with business leaders and continuously compare and improve overall recruiting effectiveness
  • Effectively promote employee value proposition
  • Accountable for a positive candidate experience at all stages of the recruitment process.
  • Drive a compliant recruiting process through recruiting audits and partner with legal & HR peers to ensure legal and policy alignment
  • Manages client expectations and guides hiring manager and candidates alike through the recruiting process
  • Partners closely with the RPO & MSP Teams to implement and support all company TA efforts



Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in HR, Organizational Development, Psychology, Management, or Business Administration.
  • At least 10 years of progressive responsibility within a TA team including at least 5 years leading a team in that function, within a highly matrixed organization.
  • Proven ability to build, manage, and retain a team of dedicated TA professionals that will embody the values and brand of the company.
  • Proven change agent with the record of accomplishment for delivering on people and culture strategies.
  • Experience in build out of operations, data analytics, technology, tools, platforms, and processes that help streamline TA effort, bringing a faster time to hire and a diverse slate of high performing talent into the business, balancing a desire for consistency with an awareness of local market factors and needs
  • Hands on experience in using an ATS and associated tools to track performance and metrics and to create a community of potential candidates.
  • Ability to influence and to act nimbly in the interests of talent initiatives.
  • Inspires others: Shares passion for the vision, culture, and opportunity
  • Business Minded: Demonstrates strategic thinking, operational intelligence, and sound judgment; Results-oriented: Focuses on delivering results
  • Data-driven: Balances data with gut, embraces test and learn approach to make informed business decisions. Capability to run complex data, market intel to identify trends that tell a story to customers and support change
  • Collaborative: Builds partnerships and ensures shared success
  • Accountable: Owns and keeps commitments; Disciplined: Enforces operational rigor.
  • Executive presence; builds respect and trust with all levels in the organization
  • Creative, curious, and innovative.  Unafraid of trying new approaches balanced with pragmatism.
  • Deep strategic ability but can flex readily to tactical as well, hands on approach.  Truly enjoys both strategic and execution.
  • Work with speed, intention, and focus.  Demonstrate the ability to act decisively in ambiguous situations, taking risks after establishing the ROI of the initiative/effort
  • Strong team builder and team member with a sense of urgency; focus on execution.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Adept at working within a global complex, cross-functional team environment with the ability to grasp and implement new concepts in a timely fashion leveraging excellent time/project management skills.
  • Shows ability to prioritize and complete a high volume of work and customer demands
  • Is aware and use “state of the art” key recruiting technologies and methods including developing and executing innovative search techniques to generate a pool of candidates necessary to staff open positions
  • Desire to reflect and support an unconscious bias culture and drive diversity and inclusion


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA strongly preferred



Location for this role will be a hybrid of remote and onsite in Burlington, MA 


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Job Requisition ID:  233701
Location:  Burlington
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model: 

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