Senior Human Resources Business Partner - GMS, Oncology, & Biologics
Cambridge , Massachusetts
November 24, 2017

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner in our GMS, Oncology, and Biologics team.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. A s a Sr. HRBP in our GMS, Oncology, and Biologics team , you will be empowered to drive change management for the GMS, Oncology, and Biologics teams. In this role you will leverage your skills in; talent management, succession planning, leadership development, and orginizational design to develop organizational capability to help achieve the future growth of the organization, and a typical day will include:

  • Senior level decision making in relation to people management practices
  • Developing and implementing an annual agenda for HR in line with the business plan.
  • Ensuring HR plans support the needs of the business but are also flexible enough to cope with changes in the organisation, as and when they occur
  • Leveraging progressive employment policies to attract, develop and retain top talent at all levels: early career, mid-career and senior leaders
  • Contribute to the GMS/GQ HR agenda globally, as a senior member of the GMS/GQ HR network and implementing agree initiatives locally

People Culture and Change
  • Lead Program AGILE mindset and behaviour workstream ensuring appropriate HR resources are allocated
  • Develop and deliver leadership training modules for senior leaders and people managers throughout the organization
  • Facilitate and enable ongoing peer to peer coaching
  • Develop Change Agents

Performance Management
  • Proactively manage the annual performance management cycle
  • Embed a performance culture ensuring all employees receive ongoing feedback in line with Quality Conversation
  • Build people manager skills to set appropriate goals and differentiate and recognize individual or team performance

Talent Management
  • Lead talent mapping and calibration and guide people managers to develop differentiated IDPs (Individual Development Plans)
  • Maintain succession plans for all critical roles
  • Partner with CoEs to ensure appropriate training initiatives that address critical organizational capability needs
  • Establish an appropriate mix between promoting up, lateral moves and hiring in talent
  • Partner with the management team and CoE to fill critical roles drafting briefs and setting up interviews where necessary.

Organisation Design
  • Guide the management team in designing roles and team structure to facilitate empowerment, agility and opportunities for development
  • Ensure all Job Descriptions are kept up to date, create new JDs as and when necessary

Compensation and Benefits
  • Leverage global compensation and benefit solutions to encourage and recognize high performance, and agile mindset and behaviors;
  • Support managers through the annual compensation and benefits cycle .

Employee Relations
  • Built strong relationships with the relevant specialists and HR Generalists to ensure that performance or grievance issues are dealt with in a legally compliant and professional way

Employer of Choice
  • Partner with other BUs and Functions to ensure that the Takeda EVP is appropriately leveraged to attract top talent to the Oncology and Biologics teams
  • Implement initiative to address ongoing Best-in-Class Employee Survey feedback


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Human Resources
  • Minimum of 10 years Talent Development, Organization Capability and/or HR Business Partner experience
  • Best practice HR partnering to deliver strong business performance
  • Previous industry related experience, international company experience, in a multi-cultural environment is preferred.

  • Result oriented and able to develop plans/solutions and to deliver expected results even in ambiguous circumstances
  • Skilled in developing HR plans/initiatives and aligning people management practices to support business objectives
  • Openness and flexibility and ability to deal with and communicate change effectively
  • Ability to manage and interpret employment laws into pragmatic solutions and navigate line management through its complexities
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Analytical and problem solving skills along with the ability to make timely and balanced decisions
  • Business communication, negotiating and influencing skills demonstrated by the ability to use a range of different approaches, to persuade others and to gain acceptance of proposals and decisions
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with cultural sensitivity
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Experience in Talent Development and Talent Management
  • Change Management experience
  • Strategic and hands on approach

A little about us:
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