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Human Resources Business Partner

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Coppell, TX
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Location: Coppell,
United States
Job reference: R-012354

Posted date: Aug. 14, 2017

Human Resources Business Partner

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Human Resources Business Partner
in Coppell, TX, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Lead Human Resources Business Partnerwill be responsible for developing, planning and delivering human resources programs and services to our Coppell, TX Supply site as well as our Denver, CO facility. This is a growing supply site, and will increase in staff from the current approximately 120 employees to between 180-200 by 2020. T
he incumbent is responsible for aligning people strategy to the site's business objectives. The HR Site Lead serves as a consultant and adviser to management as well as an employee champion and a change agent. The successful Lead Human Resources Business Partner leverages workforce insights to anticipate needs and deliver integrated solutions to enhance performance, develop talent at all levels and foster a culture of accountability, teamwork and enterprise thinking. Lead Human Resources Business Partner builds partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to the site. In addition, this role work with the site leadership team to shape and build a high performing culture with 100% employee engagement.

The Lead Human Resources Business Partner will report to the Executive Director of the Supply site and be part of the Americas Regional HR team. This role is located in Coppell, TX.

  • Contribute to the development of the Lokelma Supply Team’s business strategy and link the human resources business plan and the functional human resources plan.
  • Develops strategic workforce plans in conjunction with client business group and HR Leadership to ensure the workforce has the right shape and skills required to deliver the business strategy
  • Act as a member of the Site Leadership Team, taking joint accountability for delivering site strategy and annual objectives.
  • Lead, assess and manage the human resources strategy, policies, systems and practices in the areas of talent management, talent acquisition, organizational development and design, and employee relations. Ensure these practices are aligned with business goals and are implemented with consistency across the AstraZeneca enterprise.
  • Support the Regional Director of Human Resources for the Americas and the team as they: assess, identify and develop critical talent; develop accountability; foster more collaborative teamwork; promote efficiencies; and support the growth of the business.
  • Serve as an internal consultant and coach to the leadership team, managers and colleagues on all human resources and people management issues.
  • Provide business perspective and insight to ensure the company continues to grow and remain innovative.
  • Actively identify gaps as well as propose and implement changes as necessary to manage and cover risks.
  • Build effective and strong business relationships with internal clients.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of key talent in a creative and responsive way to meet the demanding, ongoing needs of the organization and its clients.
  • Drive performance improvement processes and promote positive changes in the people management arena.
  • Drive succession planning processes for key talent and critical hiring needs.
  • Identify potential employee relations issues, offer guidance and provide strategic initiatives to promote a productive and engaged workforce.


Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 to 12 years of progressive human resources experience in a large, fast-growth global business. Experience working in complex and matrixed environment is important.
  • Prior experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Proven experience in all areas of human resources with a strong focus on talent management, recruitment, change management, employee relations, organizational effectiveness, and training and organizational development. Possesses a working knowledge of compensation.
  • Possess a solid business, analytical and process-oriented approach to human resources that positions human capital solutions in business terms.
  • Outstanding client service orientation.
  • Strategic thinker who is also accustomed to working in a hands-on manner to accomplish multiple priorities.
  • Effectively coaches leaders on performance, effective management practices and other business issues.
  • Outstanding business acumen with analytical/metrics capabilities; highly accountable and empowered style.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, flexible and high-growth environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build trusting relationships as well as influence employees at all levels. Strong team player.
  • Solid judgment with a high degree of integrity that encourages others to trust and seek advice and counsel. Serves as a sounding board.
  • Proactive in identifying solutions to business issues; responsive with a high sense of urgency.
  • Seasoned change management skills; possesses an understanding of innovative approaches to engaging the workforce.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; comfortable navigating through ambiguity.
  • Solid project management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

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.