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ThermoFisher Scientific Global Director, Early Talent Recruiting in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Join our team as the Global Director of Early Talent Recruiting, a pivotal role reporting directly to the Vice President of Talent Acquisition. In this position, you will have the opportunity to shape and drive our global Early Talent hiring strategies, playing a key role in attracting and cultivating the next generation of talent for our organization.

A day in the Life:

  • Act as a strategic business partner, providing proactive and consultative guidance on early talent recruiting strategies.

  • Lead and mentor a team of talent specialists passionate about Early Talent pipelines, encouraging relationships with schools, universities, and national organizations.

  • Collaborate with regional Talent Acquisition leadership and business/functional leaders to develop and implement effective Early Talent hiring plans.

  • Continuously evaluate recruiting processes, driving improvements and implementing innovative solutions in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in early talent recruiting, working closely with peers and business leaders to ensure a diverse and inclusive candidate pool.

  • Provide partners with regular updates on hiring progress and key initiatives, keeping them informed and engaged in the Early Talent recruitment efforts.

  • Collaborate with the talent management team to identify and select candidates for Leadership Development Programs, providing valuable input and insights.

  • Stay abreast of market trends and emerging technologies, evaluating new vendor opportunities that can enhance our experience and streamline our efforts.

  • Establish and track critical metrics to measure the impact and success of Early Talent recruiting strategies, making data-driven adjustments as needed to optimize outcomes.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Minimum of 8 years of Talent Acquisition experience.

  • Proven track record of at least 5 years leading early talent and university relations teams within a global organization.

  • Experience with Workday and/or Phenom People preferred.


  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire recruitment teams, fostering a collaborative and results-driven environment.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and data analysis skills, with the ability to effectively translate data into actionable insights and make data-informed recommendations.

  • Proficiency with recruiting systems and platforms, bringing to bear technology to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to forecast budget needs and prioritize spending initiatives in alignment with strategic objectives.

  • In-depth understanding of higher education systems and experience building and maintaining strong relationships with academic institutions.

  • Ability to handle relationships with multiple early talent tech vendors, ensuring optimal outcomes and leveraging innovative solutions.

  • Shown success in collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve objectives and drive organizational talent needs on a global scale.

  • Willingness to travel.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

*This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requiring accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Messages left for other purposes, such as not being able to get into the career website, following up on an application, or other non-disability related technical issues will not receive a response.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in Massachusetts is $145,500.00–$213,400.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.