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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, Executive Talent Acquisition Pipelining & Sourcing (Remote)


Information Technology Director


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology, and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary

The Global Talent Pipeline & Sourcing Lead will lead a dynamic team to support strategic proactive pipelining and passive sourcing activities for executive positions globally across the enterprise. The Lead is responsible for developing and executing innovative talent strategies that will result in:

  • delivery of high-quality talent to meet current and future business demand

  • proactive executive talent engagement/pipelining to strengthen and deliver superior succession benches of top executive talent for future capabilities and top talent in advance of upcoming talent needs across the enterprise

  • superior and dynamic stakeholder and candidate experiences

  • delivery of competitive intelligence (market and talent insights) across all talent channels and presented to our talent and business partners

The Global Pipeline & Sourcing Lead and supporting team members will collaborate directly with leaders across the organization to understand their talent needs and will foster relationships that will enable us to anticipate their needs and create risk mitigation talent strategies to support the business. He/she will provide our business partners (Recruiters, Hiring Managers, HR Business Partners, Talent Management, COE Partners) with root causes and insightful analysis that paves the way to collaborate on recommendations and improvements. He/She will have strong experience with competitive intelligence and data and market analysis to help drive data-informed strategies and decision making. The Global Pipeline & Sourcing Lead is part of the Global Talent Acquisition team reporting to the Head of Executive Talent Acquisition & Strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and management of innovative sourcing channels that will deliver robust candidate pipelines utilizing various sourcing methodologies, channels, tools, and technologies.

  • Liaise with TA Leads, HR Business Partners, and Executive Recruiters to comprehend workforce and hiring demand plans to develop sourcing strategies to meet short-term strategic demand and future capabilities needed for BMS

  • Responsible for proactive talent pipelining and programs and succession planning for critical roles across the organization to support internal development and risk mitigation strategies

  • Advise business and HR leaders on long-term talent needs aligned to corporate strategy in partnership with Talent Management and Global Inclusion & Diversity partners. Spearheaded efforts to support and evolve Executive-level Inclusion & Diversity efforts across the enterprise

  • Provide sourcing expertise, market data and insights, and best practices to Talent Acquisition/Talent Management team members as well as other key stakeholders to share market intelligence related to industry trends and talent segments and bring forward innovative executive recruitment strategies

  • Support the development and evolution of the BMS employment brand to target executive candidate populations

  • Collaborate with TA Enablement groups to drive more effective processes that can simplify and accelerate projects and productivity within the team and across matrixed partnerships to produce strong business outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability to manage stakeholders at all levels of a highly matrixed organization with the ability to work across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams and develop deep relationships with key stakeholders and has become a trusted advisor and executive recruitment partner to the organization

  • Experienced people manager that cultivates a team environment focused on inclusiveness and where employees feel free to bring their authentic selves to work. Adept with coaching, developing, and maintaining engagement to ensure delivery of all accountabilities across the team

  • Develop and implement talent pipeline strategies to identify high potential candidates, by utilizing all available candidate sources globally (LinkedIn, professional associations, conference programs, attendee lists, social media, etc.)

  • Manage the sourcing/talent pipelining volumes to support the Recruiters to ensure development and maintenance of robust, diverse candidate pipelines through competitive sourcing methodologies aligned to business strategy of high effort/high impact needs

  • Partner with People Services Service Management and Reporting Teams and/or HR Analytics to provide data and analysis for all reporting required

  • Responsible for data integrity within the Applicant Tracking, Candidate Relationship Management systems and other related tools

  • Actively sources, serving as a role model, and coaches Research/Sourcing team members (dependent upon demand) to support development of the overall sourcing and pipeline capabilities within the team

  • Coach and mentor team to own and excel in the ongoing talent pipeline relationship management responsibility by engaging high-quality passive talent to assess their drivers (timing, location, career aspirations) and fit for current or future positions at BMS to support proactive talent strategies to enable a robust external pipeline and succession planning strategy

Qualifications & Experience

  • 10-15 years’ recruiting experience: with the most recent 5 years focused on recruiting/sourcing executive talent within a Pharmaceutical/Biotech environment

  • Expert level of knowledge of the strategic lifecycle of recruiting; including, but not limited to, sourcing, screening, candidate attraction, relationship building, reference checking and external networking

  • Experienced people manager with the ability to manage a team of professionals and work in a matrixed environment. Deep experience coaching, developing, and maintaining engagement to ensure delivery of all accountabilities across the team and operating as an inclusive and transparent people leader.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage stakeholders at all levels of a highly matrixed organization with the ability to work across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams

  • Experience working with and presenting to executive level leadership teams with a strong executive presence

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively partner and collaborate with colleagues in the Centers of Expertise and peers in Talent Acquisition/Talent Management to deliver high quality executive talent for BMS

  • Demonstrated ability to develop meaningful and trusted relationships with all levels of an organization

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage deadlines for a variety of active and proactive requisitions and pipeline priorities

  • Strong understanding of technology and experience using talent acquisition systems, including Applicant Tracking, Candidate Relationship Management, Artificial Intelligence, Social Media Platforms, and other predictive tools

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate ideas and influence others to accomplish goals and objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize ad hoc market intelligence data to provide information (talent market trend, threats, opportunity, etc.) to be used at business strategy level

Minimum Requirements/Knowledge Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 10 years relevant experience

  • Consulting skills/ impact and influence abilities/ strong stakeholder management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills with experience and inclination toward innovation and leveraging data and qualitative insights

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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