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Talent & Development Director- Operations, IT & Enabling

Местоположение Кембридж, Англия, Великобритания Идентификатор вакансии R-102632 Дата публикации 05/12/2021

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Human Resources at AstraZeneca is a fast-paced, creative and purposeful environment where innovative thinking is encouraged. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and we need top talent whose curiosity, learning-agility and strong values orientation results in the delivery of high quality, impactful outcomes that accelerate our people and business success.

There hasn’t been a more exciting time than now to be part of the Global Talent & Development CoE. We’ve been on a transformational journey building a culture of life long learning, build future focused leadership and organisational capabilities, advancing our pipeline of diverse future leaders, and accelerating the development of our early talent. Now we are looking to embed and consolidate our new ways of working, delivering value for the business by ensuring we have the right talent available at the right time, and supporting unlocking the potential in everyone everyday. 

The AZ Talent & Development strategy will shape the way that we develop our early, mid and late stage pipeline of talent through implementing cutting edge development methodology, behavioural assessments, stretch assignments and analytical insights to help our people thrive and realise their full potential. As our team invests in fulfilling this important purpose, we’re looking for an agile, business focused and collaborative HR leader to come join the team.

Typical Accountabilities:

As Talent & Development Director for Operations, IT & Corporate Enabling Units you will lead, design and deliver activities to accelerate the development of AstraZeneca high potential employees and key organisational development priorities. A strategic business partner to the functional area your key stakeholders will include the SET, Senior Leadership Teams, HR Leadership Teams/VP, & HR Business Partners. 

You will work with the business to understand the key 0-3 year succession pipelines and talent/capability insights, reviewing the outputs from the strategic workforce plan to lead, design and deliver activities to accelerate the development of AstraZeneca high potential employees. Whilst also translating these business requirements into clear demand signals for the T&D CoE practice areas.

You will own the SET area annual talent review cycle and SET area succession plan up to SET-1, building and maintaining the plan.  Working collaboratively across other functions on the talent market place to share opportunities for cross functional development and identifying stretch development opportunities for our high potentials.

You will support the establishment and lead the delivery of the SET area early talent programmes, development centres and be the talent agent across the function for Top Talent and leadership succession – providing 121 career coaching & development support.

You will contribute to building and maintaining SET area Talent dashboards and the measuring of ROI, along with the design, development or execution of global Talent & Development products as required.

As a key brand ambassador for the Talent & Development Centre of Expertise (CoE) you will provide insights and connections, consulting with the business and leading the SET area talent reviews.   Working closely with the Talent Acquisition CoE you will support the Talent Scouts and HRBP/VP’s to build external succession insights, ensuring a full talent pipeline of ready now, ready later talent for all business-critical roles.

Key success measures will be the deep understanding of the business priorities, the engagement of our people, depth and coverage across our functional succession pipelines, and a validated bench of diverse succession candidates for our most critical roles.

Qualifications & Experience required for this role:

  • Extensive experience within Talent Development, Executive Assessment, Organisation Development, or HR Business Partnering

  • Ability to demonstrate working globally with and/or leading complex projects

  • Experience consulting, facilitating and presenting to groups and leaders at all organizational levels including exec level.

  • Exec and high potential career coaching

  • Ability to effectively operate in an environment of constant change and able to work with ambiguity

  • Strong analytical mind, creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate expertise and global operational HR experience, ideally in talent development or related activity.

  • Bachelor's degree in Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Psychology, or Business related field

  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills to create partnerships to implement change; consistently displays a readiness and willingness to share knowledge; is open to different perspectives and to building consensus

  • Believes in and champions the AZ values and actively works to develop a culture of inclusion & diversity.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Nichola Davies . We welcome your application, no later than Friday 26th March 2021.



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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