Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition and People Services

General & Administrative Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to unlock and direct the remarkable power of the human immune system to prevent or treat cancer, as well as autoimmune and infectious disease. The company is founded on the belief that the repertoire of T cell receptor (TCR)-antigen codes that drive health and disease represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science. Repertoire scientists created and developed the DECODE and DEPLOY suite of technologies, which allow in-depth characterization of TCR-antigen pairs, and the ability to rationally design and develop novel targeted immune medicines.

From its sites in Cambridge, Mass., and Zurich, Switzerland, Repertoire’s team of more than 120 is creating a new category of immune medicines enabled from its DECODE discovery platform. The company’s first product in the clinic is a novel multiclonal T cell therapy consisting of T cells derived from the peripheral blood, activated against a curated set of antigens, and armed with a proprietary cytokine. Repertoire is in clinical-stage immuno-oncology development today, targeting metastatic solid tumors. In the field of autoimmunity, Repertoire is using its proprietary platform to discover novel epitopes and TCRs from patients with type 1 diabetes. The company is also using its DECODE platform to discover infectious disease antigens and responding T cell clones.

Role Overview

Reporting to the CHRO, this individual will be responsible for our talent acquisition and people services functions.  They will lead a small, focused team to design and execute a range of recruitment strategies and goals to meet diverse requirements across the organization.  This individual will also lead our people services to expand our HR operational efficiencies to support the company’s growth.  This individual will build a data-driven services organization that provides exceptional support to business leaders and employees.  They will be a collaborative and hands-on partner to the business, providing relevant talent market insights, developing sourcing strategies, and tools that allow the organization to hire talent that thrive at Repertoire.   They will develop, iterate, and own the strategy and implementation of key HR data management, processes, and policies to support the employee experience.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for creating and deploying talent acquisition strategies to ensure a consistent representation of Repertoire and to drive an exceptional candidate experience.
  • Responsible for leading people operations to ensure we manage employee data effectively, provide analytics, and deliver an exceptional employee experience.
  • Develop and execute programs, strategies, and tactics to ensure Repertoire is able to attract and build a pipeline of diverse, top talent.
  • Oversee administration of internal referral program, ensuring high quality standards, and response rates.
  • Drive D&I through strategic local partnerships.  Ensure proper diversity of candidate slates.
  • Develop and refine internal processes to create a first-in-class candidate experience from the first point of candidate contact through onboarding.
  • Establish preferred supplier strategy for recruiting and manage the budgets and vendor contracts/relationships with all relevant job posting sites.
  • Deploy a range of selection techniques to assess the suitability of candidates and standardize corporate interviewing processes and strategies.
  • Manage and administer HR compliance programs including Background Checks, EEO Reporting, I-9/ E-Verify compliance, and immigration related compliance requirements.  Build strong partnerships with internal legal teams and external vendors to stay up-to-date and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Ensure high quality HR transactional data management, accurate documentation, and record keeping.  Develop and manage the maintenance of department SOP’s and supporting documentation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of work experience in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of strategic talent acquisition experience including 3+ years’ experience leading a team. Preference for recruiting experience in life sciences. 
  • Experience leading talent acquisitions and people operations functions in a rapidly growing biotech company.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing a diverse team.  This includes demonstrated success in attracting and developing highly sought-after talent and an ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor.
  • Experience working with complex organizations during periods of growth and change.
  • Proven experience in developing strong relationships and establishing trust and credibility with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated track record of excellent decision-making abilities; ability to make decisions logically, methodically, and quickly (as appropriate).
  • Data-driven perspective; an analytic ability to drive a quantitative culture throughout HR.
  • Outstanding communication skills: ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  • Able to work within a matrix environment with proven track record of effectively influencing and navigating across organizational boundaries and building relationships that produce results.
  • Strong proficiency in onboarding, offboarding, compensation, and benefits processes supported within the people operations function.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

 

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture. Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce.  We believe in actively pursuing equity in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and take action as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.