Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 1/19/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Head, Talent Development & Organizational Capability - United States Business Unit 1703398-MZ


The Head, Talent Development and Organization Capability (TD&OC), United States Business Unit (USBU) plays a significant role in the design and implementation of Takeda s talent and organizational effectiveness strategies to support a diverse and global organization. Specifically, the position is responsible for implementing the Talent and Organisation Development Strategy for a Client, i.e. a Region, Business Unit or Function within Takeda, which they have been assigned to, in support of Takeda s business objectives.

This position ensures that the defined talent and organizational strategies for their Client are delivered consistently across Takeda, and is critical in ensuring that Takeda s workforce has the capabilities required to move the business through large scale transformation, growth and change at a rapid pace.

Reporting into the Global Head TD&OC, this position will partner and take ownership of USBU s requirements, and will be responsible for all the four areas of Talent Management, Talent Development, Organisation Development and Diversity and Inclusion.

The Head TD&OC USBU needs to work closely with their Client s HR Head, Takeda Executive Team (TET) member and business and HR Leadership Team as their work is critical to the success of the unit, and ensuring that the pipeline is robust and the organisation is healthy.

This position will partner closely and collaborate with the other Head TD&OC BU/Functions and with the TD&OC Practice Leaders to support both the design and delivery model of any mandated global TD&OC programs, frameworks or processes, and work out how these can be delivered cost consciously and pragmatically within their allocated Client group. They may also lead the design of global Takeda wide programs or initiatives themselves.


Global Strategy & Cross Collaboration

In collaboration with the Global TD&OC Head and the other members of the global TD&OC team (i.e. other Head TD&OC BU/Functions and TD&OC Practice Leaders), define the overall and enterprise wide Takeda Talent and Organisation Development Strategy to support a diverse and global organization.

The Head TD&OC USBU works closely together with the Global TD&OC Head and their respective Client HR Head, as well as their HR and business leadership, to ensure that the defined, enterprise wide Takeda Talent and Organization Development Strategy is reflected in the Client specific plans including designing and building an integrated talent plan which includes workforce planning, a talent management and talent development approach, D&I and organisation capability programs.

Partner with the TD&OC Global Practice Leaders to develop global offerings so this fits the business s needs. Agree with TD&OC team what the best delivery model is for the different global offerings so that these can be implemented pragmatically within their Client organisation.

Provide Thought Leadership on Talent Management and Organisation trends and within the Pharma industry and within their Client specific unit, to ensure the enterprise wide Talent and Organisation strategy is shaped accordingly.

Working within and as part of the Global TD&OC team to share best practices, evaluate offerings within their own and other parts of Takeda, and establish across all of business how these can be integrated into enterprise wide/Takeda offerings.

Head TD&OC USBU may also lead the design of new global programs, if/as required (double hatting).

Responsibilities and activities specifically within their Client:

Implement mandated global programs and processes consistently assuring their integration in business strategies.

Work with HR Business Partners and business LT to understand development needs, capabilities gaps, and ensure best practice sharing of tools and resources.

Leverage global vendor relationships to ensure the most cost-effective learning and development processes and programs are in place for deployment of global programs within their Client, at the appropriate level (global, regional and/or country).

Collaborate with TD&OC team, HR BPs, Generalists and TBS to ensure the most effective and efficient way to service their Client population.

Provide and integrate best-in-class assessment, and development tools to support their effective deployment by the leadership and management population in a consistent manner, utilising existing and Takeda wide programs and processes. Illustrative examples of these initiatives include:

Undertake Workforce Planning analysis, identify D&I, culture and org capability programs.

Utilising the Takeda wide and global talent review and succession planning processes, guidelines and methodology, prepare, plan and complete the Talent Review Sessions for the Client s LT and work with the HR Head, LT and BPs to ensure implementation of follow-up actions. Ensure the talent review process is cascaded within the organisation further.

Implement succession planning and lead Talent Brokering to ensure internal and external talents are placed into appropriate roles to ensure that both Client s and Takeda s business needs, as well as the individuals on-going development and career progression are met.

Working with the Client HR Head, BPs and LT to ensure the on-going development and career progression of talents in that unit.

Embedding of Quality Conversations and Leadership Behaviours.

Agree, and manage, as appropriate, the delivery model of development programs, including leadership and other skills related programs utilising the global and Takeda wide offerings.

Develop attraction and retention activities and principles towards key talents in cooperation with Compensation & Benefits.

Lead the implementation of a BIC global employee survey, other surveys and follow-up efforts.

Provide on-going coaching, guidelines and advice to business, upskilling both the leaders and HR. Help enable HR to deliver on programs and initiatives as needed

Key Capabilities

A strong coaching and influencing skills set with a strategic mindset, business focus and an ability to advise and influence both business and HR leaders of their respective Client on how to best develop and retain top talent across Takeda and build a strong organisation.

The Head TD&OC USBU does not deliver everything themselves, but focuses more on agreeing the strategic agenda with the Client s management team. The Head TD&OC USBU would need to decide what the delivery model is and part of their role is to ensure others are enabled to deliver.

Strong collaboration and partnering skills are required.


A University degree in Business Administration, Economics, HR, psychology or other relevant discipline

Minimum 8-10 years working experience within HR in TM/LD/OC, and preferably with Generalist experience

Significant experience in the design and delivery of talent and organisation strategies and initiatives at complex global firms know for progressive people practices

Comprehensive knowledge of both theory and practical application of talent management and organisational effectiveness initiatives, and depth in business and organisational models

Proven ability to establish trust and credibility with senior business executives

Strong experience in working across functions and in different cultures

Strong experience in high level complex project management across functions and countries

Strong influencing skills in a matrix organisation, ability to work in and work through seemingly contradictory situations with a positive and solutions oriented mindset.

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