Lead Talent Partner, Commercial & Medical Affairs

Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Apellis Pharmaceuticals

People & HR
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about finding and hiring top talent? Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you can truly make a difference?

Apellis Pharmaceuticals is seeking a dynamic Lead Talent Partner for our Commercial, Medical, and General & Administrative functions. In this role, you will be the Lead Talent Acquisition (TA) Partner for our Commercial, Medical, and General & Administrative teams, driving the full-cycle recruitment process with a proactive and strategic approach. As a true TA partner, you will need to understand Apellis’ unique business strategy, leverage data and technology to understand market trends to source and secure top talent and be focused on creating strong collaborative relationships with business leaders and HR colleagues.

If you are excited about sourcing, pipelining, and finding quality candidates who are eager to grow and develop and become Apellucians, then this is the opportunity for you!


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Partner strategically with business leaders to understand and proactively address their hiring needs for Commercial, Medical, and G&A functions.
  • Lead full life-cycle recruiting efforts, from sourcing and screening to interviewing, offer negotiation, and pre-onboarding.
  • Develop and execute innovative sourcing strategies to build a strong pipeline of passive and active candidates, focusing on quality hires who can excel and grow within the organization.
  • Support the implementation of a talent review and succession planning strategy, in partnership with the Commercial & Medical HR Business Partner, identifying critical skills and potential gaps within the organization.
  • Use data and analytics to tell compelling recruiting stories, providing insights and trends to drive informed hiring manager decision-making.
  • Collaborate with the compensation team to design and present attractive, competitive offer packages that align with market trends and candidate expectations.
  • Conduct value-based interviewing and selection processes to ensure candidates are a strong fit for Apellis’ culture and business needs.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with hiring managers, HR business partners, and executive leadership, serving as a trusted advisor on all talent acquisition matters.
  • Manage candidate experience throughout the recruitment process, ensuring a positive and engaging journey from application to onboarding.
  • Ensure data integrity within the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and other recruiting systems, leveraging technology to streamline processes and improve efficiency.
  • Stay current on market trends, technology, industry developments, and competitive intelligence to continually refine and enhance recruiting strategies.
  • Represent Apellis at industry events, career fairs, and networking opportunities to build the company’s employer brand and attract top talent.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in Talent Acquisition, with a strong background in the life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven experience recruiting for Commercial & Medical, with a track record of successfully hiring field-based positions.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining pipelines of high-quality candidates through proactive sourcing and networking.
  • Experience using data and analytics to inform recruiting strategies and decision-making.
  • Strong understanding of incentive compensation structures and the ability to articulate compelling offers to candidates.
  • Proficiency in Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) tools; Greenhouse experience preferred.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and drive results.
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality, with a professional and approachable demeanor.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive, resourceful approach to challenges.
  • Commitment to delivering a positive candidate experience and building Apellis’s employer brand.

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional travel to Apellis’s headquarters and other locations as needed.

Benefits and Perks:

Apellis offers a great benefit package which includes: health insurance with full premium coverage, 401K with company match, paid time off (PTO), long- term disability insurance, life insurance and more! Visit https://apellis.com/careers/ to learn more.

Company Background:

At Apellis, we are committed to developing transformative therapies for people living with a broad range of debilitating diseases by controlling complement, part of the body’s immune system. Our work is rooted centrally at C3, which is the only target in the complement cascade that addresses all three pathways that can drive disease. Targeting C3 has broad platform potential to treat many diseases where patients have few or no treatment options available. Our programs across ophthalmology, nephrology, hematology, and neurology are further exploring what is possible by targeting C3.

Visit https://apellis.com/about-us/ut.html to learn more.

EEO Statement:

Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumoconiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

For San Francisco postings: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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