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Head of Talent Management and Learning, Global Oncology

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:

The Head of Talent Management and Learning; Global Oncology Business Unit, plays an important role in the design and implementation of Takeda’s talent and organizational effectiveness strategies to support a diverse and global organization. Specifically, you will implement the Talent and Organization Development Strategy for the Global Oncology Business Unit. Join Takeda as a Head of Talent Management and Learning, Global Oncology where you will be responsible for four areas: Talent Management, Talent Development, Organization Development and also represent OBU at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. As part of the Global Oncology Human Resources team, you will report to the Global HR Business Leader (HRBL) Oncology.

How you will contribute:


  • In collaboration with the HRBL team in the OBU, define the enterprise wide agenda for the respective Business Units to support a diverse and global organization.

  • Develop an integrated talent plan which includes workforce planning, a talent management and talent development approach, DE&I and organization capability programs, according to the global frameworks.

  • Identify and agree any OBU specific needs or important business/organizational issues that cannot be covered through and are above and beyond global programs or the Takeda wide offerings and develop a plan for how these issues can be addressed using the resources of the Client involved.

  • Assess the performance and effectiveness of existing initiatives and programs, identify best practices from other units in Takeda that could be used, and build the short-term and long-term action plan and delivery model.

Cross collaboration and input to Takeda wide initiatives

  • Provide input, direction and collaborate with other units on cross-organizational projects to ensure Takeda´s needs globally are represented and met.

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

  • 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.

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 Global Talent Management, HR BPs, Generalists and TBS to ensure the most effective and efficient way to service their client population

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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

  • Experience designing and delivering talent and organization strategies and projects at complex global firms know for progressive people practices.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of both theory and practical application of talent management and organizational effectiveness projects, and depth in business and organizational models

  • Experience working across departments and in different cultures.

  • Experience in high-level complex project management across departments and countries

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Ways of Working

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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