Reward Partner - 12 Month Secondment

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time


At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. Every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every single day.

We are a dynamic and exciting team to be part of, with our contribution spanning all areas of reward and all stages of the employee life cycle, working so that together, we build rewarding experiences that inspire growth.

We work collaboratively with colleagues across the business to provide support for reward solutions which assist business delivery, acting to drive country / SET area alignment to global reward policies, as well as providing analytical insight for any review of reward provision.

What you will do:

  • You will provide consultancy mentorship and advice to all areas of the business on the development, embedding and implementation of AZ’s global total reward strategy on a multi-country basis.

  • Based on an understanding of the legal and regulatory landscapes of total reward, you will develop trusted partnerships to share insight (external and internal) on total reward development to support the medium-term achievement of business objectives.

  • You will work with all country and SET areas across their relevant area to ensure all annual reward cyclical activities are effectively planned and delivered, continually integrating understanding of AZ’s total reward philosophy and Performance Development programme into the business.

  • Building leaders’ understanding of AZ’s total reward philosophy and approach by providing them with proactive insight to drive adoption of total reward tools through all business activities, along with appropriate level of challenge to drive continual improvement.

  • In this role you will proactively plan the delivery of consistent global tools and approaches across all teams and markets, ensuring any total reward changes in the relevant country/SET area are aligned with global must win priorities, challenging bespoke requests as appropriate.

  • Providing insight and advice on benefit policy development and assurance reporting (as per required cycle) to manage risk, using evaluative judgements in complicated or novel situations.

  • Continually evolve your understanding of the external environment, including changes in legal, regulatory and market best practice approaches.

  • Providing local country perspectives to influence ongoing development of global total reward policies and practices.

Essential Requirements:

  • Significant experience in delivering end-to-end total reward in a large, complex global organisation

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to provide insight based in business need

  • Expert knowledge of the development and delivery of total reward policies (including well-being), from design to delivery, embedding change through the organisation

  • Well-developed people skills and ability to engage, influence and negotiate with major stakeholders and internal clients

  • Evidence of leading consultation on all elements of total reward (including well-being) across employee consultation groups (including Unions / Works Councils)

  • Experience of developing reward knowledge and expertise across HR, reward, managers and employees

  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience of managing contracts with third party suppliers, including wholesale review and change of providers

  • Experience of HRIS and delivering reward change in collaboration with shared services

Desirable requirements:

  • Educated to Degree Level

  • Post Graduate Qualification in Reward or HR

  • Understanding and a keen interest in inclusion and diversity and ways in which reward can make a difference to the organisational agenda

  • Experience of leading and managing teams (matrix or direct)

  • Strong project management capabilities

  • Developed reward network

  • Experience of AI and ways to deliver value through digitalisation

  • Interest and experience of bringing sustainability to life through reward practices

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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