Shire Early Talent Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Early Talent Program Specialist is responsible for support of the Financial Leadership Program (FLP), Information Technology Program (ITDP), and Operations Development Program (ODP) from recruitment, through program management, and eventual permanent placement. These are global Rotational programs designed to recruit, develop and deploy strong talent for Shire’s Tech Ops, Finance and IT functions globally.


Relationship Management:

First line of contact to interns, program members, rotation supervisors and a need interact with program sponsors and leadership teams which consist of senior leaders within Finance, IT, and Tech Ops


Recruiting Efforts:

Support execution of recruiting strategy, plan and participate in initiatives at core schools, on campus events, and participation in the interview and selection process


Rotation Placement:

Support the relocation process (Workday, Relocation, etc.)



Responsible for the smooth onboarding of interns and program participants, some potential facilitation


Event Planning/Logistics:

Planning of events such as training, leadership coffee chats, team building, community service events, etc. from securing venues or meeting rooms, ordering catering, securing facilitators, sending invitations, tracking acceptances, processing expenses, day of support, etc..



Supporting Early Talent Lead with budget as requested.



Preparation of presentations and other materials

Inventory/Purchasing of early talent recruiting swag

Early Talent Metrics and/or Benchmarking Research

Other early talent or talent management support as requested


Essential: This position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Additionally, the candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

  • Resourcefulness and the ability to solve problems of medium complexity particularly in navigating systems and processes (hiring, expense processing, mobility, etc.)

  • Ability to build and manage relationships with many and varied professionals, internal and external to the organization and at all levels of the organization

  • Highly organized and able to support multiple programs at once

  • Event and project management

  • Ability to navigate through change and ambiguity

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Workday a plus.

Complexity and Problem Solving:

  • Represent Early Talent function at Cambridge and Lexington Hubs

  • Coaching to intern and full time participants

  • Representation of Shire at external recruiting events

  • Ability to resolve problems independently of medium complexity working with colleagues across Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Mobility, Corporate Services, Finance, etc..

Other Requirements:

Domestic Travel up to 10%--primarily for recruiting events.

Cambridge, MA will be primary work location but may need to work from Lexington, MA one or more days per week as needed for program support.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.