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Global Human Resources Director - (Gaithersburg, MD)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-008820

Posted date: Jun. 13, 2017

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people. As a Principle Human Resources Business Partner, in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to enable business success with a focus in building a great place to work and high performing culture. You’ll have responsibility for implementing the company strategy relating to HR throughout their assigned organizational area including: Recruitment - identify current staffing gaps and future needs and effectively partner with the recruitment team to address these needs. Compensation and Benefits - Be fluent in articulating the value of the entire compensation and benefits philosophy, practices and package; appropriately influence managers to use reward mechanisms to enhance individual and collective performance; partner effectively with compensation and benefit specialists to develop and deliver solutions. Performance management - enable managers to use the full range of performance management tools to achieve high performance. People Development - Coach manages and teams for high performance and to develop their capability for now and for the future. Build the organization - Develop organizational principles and designs to drive organizational effectiveness. Process Excellence – Deliver all people related processes within the TA area in the most effective and efficient ways. Provide guidance and governance. Promote employee relations - Understand and execute the current company policies and lead/participate in union negotiations/relations as required. Use technology and data – fluent in applying HR processes, technologies and tools. Use metrics to drive actions and discussions to anticipate organization needs, set path for the future. Change management - partner early with clients to anticipate potential changes and effectively lead change programs, such as Respiratory 2020 and others.


Essential Requirements

  • Educated to degree standard in HR or related field
  • Significant HR experience within a global organization, preferably in bio-tech/pharma
  • Experience supporting a global diverse function at leadership level
Desirable Requirements
  • Post Graduate Qualification in HR or related field
  • Experience in other HR Specialism a plus
  • Experience in leading/co-leading an key aspect within a major organizational transformation

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.