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Spero Therapeutics Associate Director, Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Us

Spero Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SPRO) is a multi-asset clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Mass. We are highly committed to advancing novel treatment approaches for bacterial infections with a world-class team of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical experts. The company has a pipeline of novel and highly differentiated antibacterial and rare disease product candidates focused on the unmet needs of patients with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infections. Spero?s lead product candidate, tebipenem HBr (tebipenem pivoxil hydrobromide, formerly SPR994), is designed to be the first oral carbapenem antibiotic for use in adults to treat serious bacterial infections, including those caused by MDR Gram-negative infections. In September 2020, Spero announced positive top-line results from its Phase 3 ADAPT-PO clinical trial of tebipenem HBr in complicated urinary tract infection and acute pyelonephritis. Spero is also advancing SPR720, its oral antimicrobial agent in development for the treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease, a rare orphan disease. Spero?s third product candidate, SPR206, is an IV-administered agent being developed as an innovative option to treat MDR Gram-negative bacterial infections.

We sincerely believe that our novel product candidates will have meaningful impact on patient health and significant commercial applications for the treatment of MDR infections in both the hospital and community settings.

General Scope and Summary of Role

Spero Therapeutics is looking for a collaborative, enthusiastic partner responsible for leading a team of recruiters and continuously driving for the best hiring manager and candidate experiences. In this role you will lead by example and provide insights to the business, while delivering high quality candidates and advancing the Spero employment brand across numerous markets and professional communities. The successful candidate will be instrumental in supporting the adoption and use of analytics to fuel desired talent outcomes and find efficiencies.

What You?ll Do

  • Hands-on full-cycle Clinical Recruiter, including deep sourcing, candidate engagement, and closer

  • Drive innovative recruiting programs and processes to facilitate faster, higher-quality hiring, and meeting hiring plans in a timely manner by utilizing data and analytics to elevate the function

  • Partner with Talent Operations to leverage data, dashboards, and data visualization tools to evaluate hiring processes and ensure all diversity and hiring goals are met

  • Build enterprise-wide programs that further mature our hiring models

  • Drive process improvements and optimization of talent acquisition processes across the enterprise

  • Evaluate tools and technologies that make us better managing the RFP process, vendor management, and impact assessment

  • Participate and impact headcount planning, recruiting team capacity modeling, and forecasting

  • Conceptualize, deliver, and optimize recruiting metrics and dashboards for talent acquisition and business leader consumption

  • Use analytics and predictive modeling to drive talent acquisition and business decisions

  • Build and enable a data driven approach to recruiting

  • Identify potential risks or barriers for talent acquisition teams and develop programmatic solutions

  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and career development to team members on your team and across the talent acquisition function

  • Engage directly with executive level stakeholders as the subject matter expert around recruiting processes and measurement

What You?ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience

  • 10+ years of Recruiting experience with at least 5+ years in leading a successful Talent function in a high-growth, fast paced healthcare environment

  • Experienced people leader managing 5+ team members, maintaining engagement, development and accountability

  • Ability to develop creative, innovative solutions and drive effective organizational change

  • Proven track record in sourcing passive talent and clinical recruiting

  • Experience with implementing / improving applicant tracking systems (ATS),

  • Analytical expertise to synthesize market intelligence data to provide information (talent market trend, risks, opportunity) to help make business decisions

  • Experience regularly interfacing and communicating executive leaders up to the C-suite

  • Expert knowledge of analytical tools and visualization such as Excel, Python, R, SQL, and/or Tableau

By joining our committed and highly motivated team, you will experience a workplace culture that is inclusive, fair, challenging, supportive, and respectful. Spero?s culture is one that emphasizes ?servant leadership,? or putting ego aside and working for the benefit of the team and our patients and values our colleagues? opinions and celebrates accomplishments in service of patients.

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