25 days old

Sr. Director, Total Rewards

Blueprint Medicines
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
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Senior Director, Total Rewards

Cambridge, MA


Job Summary:

Our vision is simple yet bold—deliver a new generation of highly selective therapies to dramatically improve patients’ lives. To do this, we are fueled by curiosity and ignited by hope.

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial, strategic, and experienced enterprise leader, who dares to be different in order to unleash the vast potential of our total rewards and help shape the future of our employee experience. This exciting opportunity for an experienced, global Total Rewards professional provides an opening to create strategy that will enable rapid growth while driving organizational high-performance, solid business results, and shareholder value. This leader will bring their unique perspective coupled with intelligence, boundless energy and a natural allure to rapid, yet informed change to drive our collective success.

In this newly developed position, the Senior Director, Total Rewards will create an integrated global Total Rewards vision and strategy in support of the business strategy and operational growth plans. Additionally, the successful candidate will expand the Total Rewards function over time while partnering day-to-day with employees, managers, team members and senior leaders to attract, retain and engage the “Blue Crew”. This role also has a unique opportunity to be on the ground floor of broader HR strategic initiatives as we embark on the next chapter of the Blueprint Medicines story.


  • Guided by company strategy and functional business objectives, assess ongoing competitiveness and consequently design and implement (oversight or hands-on) meaningful solutions, impacting results of the core business, in the areas of:  Compensation, Benefits, Rewards & Recognition, Wellness, Performance Management, Board support.
  • Partner with senior leadership to inform sales and other field-based compensation programs to ensure appropriateness and alignment with broader company compensation philosophy.
  • Ownership of the communication strategies for total rewards programs which will creatively and effectively attract and retain key talent, enabling the organization to meet key priorities and the needs of the business.
  • Ability to set a path forward and be a visible, internal consultative compensation, benefits and rewards expert and advisor who further drives the strategic value of our total rewards. As a SME, build awareness and education programs for employees at all levels in all areas of Total Rewards to ensure an understanding of their collective value.
  • Flex your analytical capabilities to ensure accurate forecasts and actual calculation of expenditures/value in compensation, benefits, recognition, wellness and equity programs in collaboration with Talent Acquisition and Finance for budget planning and effective talent-based decision making. Ensure data integrity.
  • Be an active leader and member of the HR leadership team driving towards common goals and an inclusive culture that nurtures our individuality while contributing to the collective strength of the team.
  • Provide leadership through senior leaders on the Total Rewards team to manage a diverse set of programs and activities and positively impact the professional growth of both direct and indirect members of the HR team and beyond.
  • Understanding the importance of working with balance, partner with Total Reward team and organizational leaders to drive our cultural commitment to wellness.
  • Be an external thought leader on current Total Rewards market practices and future trends in a manner which enhances Blueprint’s brand awareness.
  • Partner with HR leadership and external executive compensation consultants on the design, development and recommendations for the Compensation Committee.
  • Ensure all practices are compliant with all governmental regulations.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum twelve years of experience in Total Rewards with significant demonstrated success building and launching a spectrum of broad-based, innovative total rewards programs
  • Strongly prefer eight plus years in fully-integrated life sciences and/or technology companies that have experienced rapid growth and had high performing cultures
  • In-depth understanding of executive compensation design, administration and governance globally in biotech/pharma
  • Compensation and/or benefits certifications a plus


  • Must have executive gravitas (sophisticated, confident and credible presence) and facilitation skills with a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Work with speed, intention and focus. Demonstrate the ability to act decisively in ambiguous situations, taking risks after establishing the ROI of the initiative/effort.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that drive a connection between content and value while building excitement, demonstrated creativity and consistent accuracy.
  • Thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative culture while remaining nimble, pragmatic and resourceful to drive solutions for unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business.
  • At home in a results-driven, highly accountable environment where you can make a clear impact.
  • A team player, who listens effectively and invites response and discussion.
  • Strong customer focus and solution orientation due to an overall positive outlook, acting on the belief that solutions and plans are stronger when appropriate collaboration occurs across and beyond the organization.
  • Inherent sense of urgency that enables a proactive, consultative approach to seize opportunity, influence others and overcome challenges.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to influence and negotiate with great latitude on outcomes.
  • Positive interpersonal skills that enables relationships to flourish. Possesses the ability to develop trust and confidence among all levels within the company.
  • Ability to grasp and implement new concepts in a timely fashion leveraging excellent time/project management skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment
  • Up to 10% travel (including international)


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Blueprint Medicines’ mission is to dramatically improve the lives of patients with genomically defined diseases. Our singular focus is to use our deep understanding of the genetic blueprint of cancer and other diseases driven by the abnormal activation of kinases to craft highly selective medicines aimed at eradicating these diseases.

We don’t think in small steps. We think in giant leaps.

We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking.

We know that what each and every one of us does matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.


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