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Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition Technology & Process (Digital Talent Acquisition)

Lexington, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 22, 2024

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Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition Technology & Process (Digital Talent Acquisition)Takeda PharmaceuticalsLexington, MAAbout the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join Takeda as a Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition (TA) Technology & Process (Digital TA), located in Lexington, MA, where you will lead HR system enhancement efforts for Workday Recruiting and other packaged solutions across multiple teams and country locations. You will also guide communication between functional business leaders, Data Digital & Technology (DD&T) teams, Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence & Innovation (TA CoEI), People Solutions, and technology partners to develop project scope, accountabilities, and timelines. You will define requirements, recommend process improvements, coordinate data conversion and testing efforts, and promote change management and communication plans for all projects. As part of the HR Data Digital and Technology team, you will report to the Head of Digital Talent Acquisition.

How you will contribute:
  • Liaison between TA Technology and the TA COEI to translate TA business needs into technical feasibility, assist in enhancement prioritization, and communicate status of Workday Recruiting modifications and issues.

  • Strategize with Product Owner, Business Unit talent acquisition leadership, and Talent Acquisition CoEI on how to improve derived value from the technology.

  • Move between project management and principal business analyst accountabilities; building on experience gathered working with both traditional waterfall and agile project methodologies.

  • Use strong subject matter expertise in Talent Acquisition and related HR technologies, and prior experience in design and configuration of recruiting platforms

  • Gain an understanding of technology adoption challenges and opportunities over a culturally and geographically diverse stakeholder group and implement solutions accordingly.

  • Define business goals and success criteria for projects.

  • Create project plans, user stories, and backlog with business leads and technology providers.

  • Develop project status presentations, provide leadership reporting, and facilitate global project team meetings.

  • Partner with business unit/location leads and technology partners to establish timelines, roles, and responsibilities.

  • Define requirements, understand system capabilities, and lead stakeholders in process improvement decisions related to configuring systems to best meet those requirements.

  • Monitor deliverables from business units/locations and technology partners and follow-up to ensure delivery and functionality goals are met.

  • Partner with People Solutions HR service organization and the HR DD&T team in design of integration and support requirements for the projects.

  • Escalate issues where there is a need to deviate from the global design or best practice for a business unit or location.

  • Coordinate the change management, communication, and support plans with technology partners and business units/locations.

  • Follow-up on any post-implementation issues and ensure successful adoption.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 6+ years' prior work experience in a project management or workstream lead role to support these HR domains: Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, or Learning/Development.

  • Experience working with or supporting Workday Recruiting strongly preferred.

  • Experience leading teams or workstreams delivering system implementations in large, global, matrixed organizations while partnering with the business and IT functions and 3rd party technology providers.

  • Define and manage project plan including tasks, stakeholders, risks, and issues.

  • Design user process flows and translate them into system requirements.

  • Apply system configuration options and balance user requirements with system sustainability and performance expectations to guarantee an optimal user experience.

  • Experience in Agile Development, with specific product-focused experience, working with Agile teams (Scrum, Kanban).

  • Operates with a high level of discretion and is respectful of confidentiality in execution of all responsibilities; will handle confidential data.

  • Ability to translate technical requirements and language to a non-technical audience

  • High-level critical thinking and strategic approach required; agile approach and can adapt and pivot when necessary.

  • Excels at developing relationships throughout the organization; building networks and ability to collaborate closely with team members at various levels of management, including engaging with senior leaders.

  • Needs a high degree of initiative, autonomy, and ability to collaborate in a hybrid environment while meeting objectives.

  • Growth mindset with demonstrated commitment to learning & development of self and others.

  • Ability to collect, analyze and present data.

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 Work Paths

  • 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 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.


USA - MA - Hayden - 45-55

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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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