Director, Talent Acquisition

Job Description

Job Title:          Director, Talent Acquisition

Reports To:      Chief Human Resources Officer

Location:           Boston, MA

Position Summary:

Reporting to Chief Human Resources Officer, the Talent Acquisition Director will collaborate closely with the business leaders and members of the HR team to lead the scale-up and expansion effort for our growing organization. The Talent Acquisition Director will lead the human capital planning process to deliver on our branding, sourcing and talent acquisition needs in partnership with the line and HR business colleagues. Also, he/she will be a critical member of the HR Leadership Team and contribute to the advancement of the People Strategy for the organization. This person will be responsible for working with and advancing talent acquisition initiatives in support of the company strategy. 

What makes this role special:

  • Seek to have a profound impact on young children and their families
  • Potentially be part of the first launch of a medicine for a rare pediatric liver disease
  • Work on a portfolio of multiple potential therapies
  • Gain a rare diversity of commercial experience
  • Develop strategy, as well as manage execution
  • Help shape the culture and future of an emerging biopharma with a big vision
  • Collaborate with a small, collegial team of good people
  • Learn from leadership with deep experience and a history of success
  • Be part of an early biopharma company in an excellent financial position
  • Enjoy great work/life balance, including flex hours, ability to work remotely on Friday’s, generous holiday schedule and business-casual work environment 

Responsibilities (may vary):

This description is not intended to provide an all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Duties may change at the discretion of management, and/or management may request duties be performed that are not listed. This job description is not a contract of employment and does not change your status as an at-will employee. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive the overall talent acquisition strategy for Albireo, manage and develop a team of Talent Acquisition resources to support end-to-end recruitment of front-line, high volume roles to C-suite executive search
  • Oversee the candidate experience for the enterprise, including the development and management of the talent acquisition strategies, tactics, budget, headcount plan and reporting of key metrics
  • Lead recruitment pipelining to build organizational capabilities and strengthen our skills at all levels and actively contributes to the success of our onboarding process and year-one retention
  • Lead the evolution of Albireo’s Employment Brand and contribute to the social media strategy. This includes partnering with corporate communications to maintain up-to-date content for Albireo’s career website as well as content that employees can use to elevate and amplify the Albireo brand in their own social media presence
  • Works closely with HR team members to design and implement enterprise-wide programs and standard processes to support the talent management initiatives for transforming leaders, enhancing talent, driving performance and retention, and ensuring a healthy leadership pipeline. This includes designing strategies that optimize the quality and effectiveness of the workforce through talent planning, succession planning, engagement, and talent analytics from a talent acquisition scope of responsibilities
  • Anticipate future trends by continuously analyzing and addressing market conditions and cutting-edge recruitment practices
  • Manage relationships with 3rd party partners including search firms, advertising, job boards and social media vendors
  • Monitor solutions, policies, vendors, candidate and employee feedback to drive continuous improvement. Ensure that structure and process adhere to recruitment process and government guidelines 


  • Bachelor’s degree equivalent or higher in Business, Human Resources or a related field required
  • 10+ years of talent acquisition and/or talent management experience with 5+ years in a biotech or pharma preferred
  • Ability to develop strategy, set priorities, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven experience using social media and talent acquisition methodologies to source, hire, and demonstrate ROI using data and analytics. Knowledge of HRIS systems and able to leverage system capabilities
  • Proven ability to establish trust and credibility with senior business executives and experience supporting Executive-level recruitment
  • People management experience and strong peer relationships/team player
  • Ability to lead and manage vendor partnerships, strong negotiation skills and ability to close offers through diplomacy, and strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work with and maintain company confidential and proprietary information
  • Knowledge of federal, state recruitment standards and best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (HRIS Systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


Equal Opportunity Employer

Albireo Pharma, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.

Note to employment agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes.  Albireo is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.