Senior Director, Human Resources

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Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.


Senior Director, Human Resources



The Senior Director Human Resources US will be a valued member of the US Leadership Team, leading our regional people agenda, ensuring that BioNTech has the right talent, capabilities, and structure to achieve our inspiring goals. This HR leader will partner with the business by collaborating with key stakeholders to drive solutions that meet our strategic goals and business needs with guardianship of BioNTech’s Passionate, United, and Innovative culture. They will ensure that HR programs and processes are effectively managed and delivered in close cooperation with our global teams and Centers of Excellence. This role will be preferably based out of Cambridge, MA.




  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of the US HR strategy, ensuring alignment to BioNTech’s overarching HR and corporate strategy.

  • Trusted coach and sparring partner for regional and global senior business leaders on people related topics to drive best and innovative ways of working and to contribute to the achievement of our goals.

  • Lead regional talent strategy, organizational design, and organizational health, collaborating and aligning with our US sites and remote workforce and global stakeholders.

  • Enable the US HR team by creating a stimulating and meaningful environment that can navigate complex challenges while offering growth and development opportunities to team members.

  • Contribute to the buildout of global HR strategy and design & execution of global HR processes and systems harmonization to evolve the function to provide value-maximizing support that enables BioNTech to continue to successfully grow – in a sustainable manner.

  • Oversee the effective implementation and delivery of HR programs and processes, ensure compliance with US legislation, and drive continuous improvement, utilizing HR metrics and KPIs.

  • Support employee engagement and development efforts to help ensure our workforce is highly motivated and continuously developing in line with strategic and business demands.

  • Drive regional and support global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts, fostering a culture of belonging.





  • 10 plus years of Human Resources experience or equivalent, including time spent in highly regarded organizations known for strong competency in human resources/talent management. Exposure to best-in-class, business-focused human resource functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field. Advanced degree preferred. CCP, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP is a bonus.

  • Strategic leader and contributor with a proven track record of success in a globally matrixed organization.

  • Demonstrated HR business partner experience in a dynamic organization and HR leadership experience.  

  • An inherent drive to enable employees in their efforts towards translating science into survival.

  • Interest in joining an HR team that prides itself on providing all employees, including HR, a best-in-class employee experience, understanding of leadership in the country in a decentralized organization.

  • Entrepreneurial, collaborative, curious, and agile spirit.

  • Excellent ability to grasp complex topics and approach them with a solution-oriented and goal-oriented mindset and ready to be hands-on.  Ability to thrive in ambiguous work environment. 



Preferred requirements: Previous experience in leading at least one HR center of excellence. Leadership within in the biotech, pharma, or life science industry.

Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to employee wellbeing and offers best-in-class benefits & HR programs to support an inclusive & diverse workforce. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance

  • Pre-tax HSA & FSA, DCRA Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance & Concierge Program (EAP) available 24/7

  • Parental and Childbirth Leave & Family Planning Assistance

  • Sitterstream: Virtual Tutoring & Childcare Membership

  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holidays (including Floating) & Year-End U.S. Shutdown.

  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Assistance Programs

  • Wellbeing Incentive Platforms & Incentives

  • Professional Development Programs

  • Commuting Allowance and subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home, Auto & Pet Insurance


…and more! More details to be shared.


BioNTech is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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