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Head of Human Resources

Company: Astellas
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas! Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at Astellas is a Japan based global pharma company with the total sales revenue of JPY1,519B (FY22) and market cap of JPY3,470B (2023/3/28). We operate business in 70+ countries. Astellas' vision is to be at the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into VALUE for patients. We are embarking upon an organization wide transformation to shift from a traditional pharma company into a cutting-edge, VALUE-driven life science innovator. This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply. Purpose and Scope:It was announced on 27th April 2023 that Katsuyoshi Sugita, Chief People Officer and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CPO&CECO) was nominated as a new Representative Director candidate for the Board of Directors. Due to this wonderful news, and the commitment needed in his new appointment, it is expected that he will need someone who can be the Head of HR. Therefore, we are looking for a Head of HR, that will report into the CPO&CECO. The Head of HR is expected to elevate the global HR organization to the next level and transform the current HR organization to a world class business that operates effectively and efficiently with HR business partners, COE specialists, and HR Operations. This role will have the mandate to develop HR strategy and implement programs consistent with the company's vision, mission and values. The Head of HR will present specific HR measures and initiatives to the board and take an active part in executive team discussions, working closely with top management and senior leader across the organizations.The Head of HR will report to the CPO&CECO (Chief People Officer & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer). This role will be accountable to manage day-to-day operations and work closely with CPO&CECO in driving the organization and culture transformation for the company.The Head of HR will directly manage all HR subdivisions and be responsible to lead a global HR organization (approx.410 colleagues) while driving multiple change initiatives to transform the current organization and build a more innovative culture. This position is a peer to Heads of Ethics & Compliance.Location - We are open on the location but regular travel to Japan will be necessary.Essential Job Responsibilities:Act as the Global HR Head and HR Business Partner to the top management, formulate and execute global HR strategies, focusing on all aspects of the organization and people strategy including leadership development, succession planning, talent development/recruiting planning, performance management, engagement, total reward strategy, cultural integration, operational excellence and organizational development.Participate, support and guide the senior management team in their execution of the business plan and continually update and advise the senior executives on human capital matters.Develop and execute a full range of human resource programs across the organization globally.Build a more collaborative culture to work effectively across regions to achieve the organization's business and HR goals. Play a key role in both growing the top line and sustaining a profitable organization.Ensure consistency and effectiveness of all human resource processes throughout operations with a focus on optimizing performance and improving competitiveness.Drive the simplification and digitalization of HR programs and tools while maintaining quality services to the business.Act as a company spokesperson on HR practices; demonstrate sophistication in dealing with both internal and external stakeholders. Be both a company and employee advocate, staying close to the employee base while keeping the best interests of the company in mind at all times.Benchmark the company against "Best in Class" and bring forward appropriate competency adjustments to maintain a leading-edge innovative and competitive culture.Assess and upgrade the HR operating model (structures, roles and capabilities, etc) to support the organization's transformation and culture change.Lead cross function stakeholders in managing critical employee risk matters and make decision collectively.Quantitative Dimensions:# of employees: All Astellas (about 15,000 employees)Internal Key Stakeholders: Top management, Division Heads, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Corporate AdvocacyExternal Key Stakeholders: Investment community, HR communityOrganizational Context:The role will have 10 global direct reports and approximately 400 indirect global reportsPDN-993554c5-8d72-471c-99a2-275b78c423f3

Keywords: Astellas, Chicago , Head of Human Resources, Human Resources , Northbrook, Illinois

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