Lead, Learning and Talent Management, Corp Functions Job at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Zürich, ZH

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Learning and Talent Management Lead, Corporate Functions

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Learning and Talent Management Lead, Corporate Functions in either our Boston, Tokyo, or Zurich offices!

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

Set a learning and talent management agenda, across and within each of the Global Corporate Functions, that details how we will develop our talent, evolve targeted capabilities and create a culture of continuous learning

Work alongside Corporate Function HR Business Leaders and HR Partners, the embedded Talent Leads and BU/Function Leaders to deploy and embed our talent management plans

Contextualize and deploy relevant frameworks developed by the Talent Management Center of Excellence and Innovation (COEI)

Trusted member of the Corporate Function HR Team with a deep understanding learning and talent management theory including external trends and contemporary thought leadership

Key contributor to Takeda’s Global HR Function and communities of practice who elevates capabilities within and across HR

Deliver an exceptional people experience within Corporate Functions, so everyone can fulfill their potential and enable Takeda’s mission

Set a learning and talent management agenda, both within and across the Global Corporate Functions, with integrated linkages between “buy-build” strategy

Develop and deploy learning curriculum’s aligned to Corporate Function capability agendas. Contextualize and embed enterprise wide learning programs. May facilitate training sessions

Establish talent review methodology, facilitate select Talent Review sessions and set metrics to monitor impact. Establish mechanisms to enable internal global talent movement for example across Global Finance or between PVPS and BUs

Develop and deploy a development framework and tools applicable to all employees. Establish targeted programs for groups such as high potentials, pivotal roles, or early career intern and Leadership Programs

Oversee the deployment and embedding of cyclical Talent related processes e.g. Performance Management, Talent Reviews

Set assimilation frameworks for Sr. Leaders and Pivotal roles. Establish plans and partner with Sr. Leaders on their assimilation

Support executive development (coaching, assessment, mentoring, MBA)

Subject matter expert in areas of learning and talent management theory/methodology who provides consultation to embedded HR and Corporate Function Leaders

Engage in collaborative relationships with LOC/BU HRBLs and HR Partners, HR COEIs and other Corporate Function leaders to deliver learning and talent management solutions that make an impact

Lead indirect teams of HRBLs, global HR Partners, as well as BU/Function employees to deploy frameworks and programs. Create an environment which inspires people to do their best and is aligned to the Company’s values. Elevate HR capabilities

Lead and participate in Global HR projects and Communities of Practice as required. Apply knowledge of contemporary external best practices to co-create solutions that are relevant and make a difference

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

7 + year’s experience within HR focused on learning or talent management. HR Business Partner experience is a plus

Experience working with Corporate Functions and/or supporting a complex global organization undergoing transformation is a plus

Strategic Agility – strategic enterprise thinker who finds innovative ways to develop solutions. Exceptional ability to translate an agenda aligned to a function’s future focused objectives, deploy it and deliver results

Creates Clarity – focuses on the few priorities that matter most. Track record of implementing programs that reduce complexity and measurably improve business performance

Organization Effectiveness – creates environment that inspires and enables people to move the organization forward. Enables teams to work collaboratively and have challenging discussions. Gets things done

Skilled Coach and Mentor – elevates the capabilities of the organization for now and the future. Fosters the professional growth of others through knowledge sharing, professional and personal coaching, personal attention and effort

Industry and HR Knowledge – understands the pharmaceutical industry and enabling business functions. Curious and up to date on current and possible future HR and business trends. Thought leader (theory and practice) as it pertains to evolving organization capabilities, systems thinking, learning and organization change

Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner. Adept at storytelling and bringing others along change journey and adopting new ways of thinking

Analytical Skills – ability to identify the root cause of problems/opportunities and determine possible solutions

Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips

Domestic and international travel will be required, estimated 20%

401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions

Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

Community Outreach Programs

Empowering Our People to Shine

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Boston, Tokyo, or Zurich

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Boston, MA

Tokyo, Japan, Zurich, Switzerland

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Full time

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Company Location:  Zürich, ZH

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