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Team Leader Talent Acquisition Partner, Enabling Functions, Maternity Cover 12 months

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Team Leader Talent Acquisition Partner, Enabling Functions

Maternity Cover 12 months

Location: Cambridge, UK

Ground-breaking work that impacts lives

Are you resilient, driven and have the ability to thrive in a challenging fast paced environment? Can you work in periods of ambiguity and change, work with systems and see opportunities for improvement? Can you demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to clearly articulate strategic messages in a compelling and exciting way? These qualities will be the foundation to your success in Talent Acquisition.

As the Team Leader Talent Acquisition Partner (TAq) for the Enabling Functions, you will play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on patients’ lives. This is an exciting opportunity for someone not only passionate about recruitment but also passionate about developing, coaching and managing a team.

The Enabling Functions in AstraZeneca is made up of 7 different SET areas. HR, Finance & GBS, Global Corporate Affairs (GCA), Legal, Compliance & Sustainability, GPPM, and Global Business Development. You will play an integral part of the Enabling Functions Talent Acquisition Team as one of the two Team Leader Talent Acquisition Partners to support the Global Talent Acquisition (GTAq) Lead, to ensure true partnering in all Talent Acquisition related projects or initiatives.

There are three main elements to your role:

  • You will take responsibility for shaping and driving the operational outputs of a great team that manage the sourcing and hires across the 7 areas of Enabling Functions.

  • You will have full exposure to Senior Business Leaders within the organisation and be involved in SET-1 recruitment and below.

  • Working with the Talent Acquisition Lead, you will have exposure to country wide, strategic ad hoc projects relating to many different areas within the business.

Key Accountabilities in the role:

  • Monitor team delivery using reports, metrics, kpi’s and use data to drive improvements, and provide training as needed

  • Working with the HUB and GTAq lead you will understand business priorities and tailor TAq support in your team to meet their requirements.

  • Mentor and coach your team and work with them on their development.

  • Be the aligned point of contact for the Enabling Functions, Global Talent Acquisition Lead, Business Leaders, as well as HRBP’s.

  • Deliver the recruitment services and inputs to the formulation of recruitment strategies in partnership with colleagues, HRBPs and hiring managers to identify and fill vacancies with talented individuals with the right capability and skills in a timely and cost efficient manner.

  • Develop strong partnerships with hiring managers and candidates, whilst building a pipeline of qualified candidates to meet both current and anticipated business needs.

  • Ensure assigned recruitment services are in compliance with Global Recruitment and country policies/guidelines

  • Gather and analyse feedback from various sources for continuous improvement

  • Proactively build and develop relationships with Hiring Managers, HR Business Partners and other colleagues providing consultation, project management and service delivery

  • Participate in all activities in the recruitment life cycle including; recruitment marketing, sourcing planning, screening, interviewing, pre-selecting, offer management, hiring and onboarding

  • Educate the business in the use of Interview approach, recommend resources and techniques for interviewing, assessing and evaluating applicants

  • Work with continuous improvements to ensure that the way of working remains fit for purpose and exploit new ways of working and lean methodology to ensure a great candidate and hiring manager experience

To be successful in this role you will require the following:

  • Experience in managing and coaching a successful team

  • Experience in delivering full life cycle recruitment services

  • Experience in identifying and securing passive candidates via various ‘direct’ channels – Social Media; LinkedIn etc., networking, market mapping, careers fairs, industry events, etc

  • Proficient IT skills, including all Microsoft office, spreadsheets, databases, reports and able to produce meaningful management information.

  • Communication, presentation and project management skills

  • Stakeholder management and relationship building skills

  • Persuading, influencing, negotiating and consultation skills

  • Educated to Degree Level or relevant recruitment experience

Desirable Requirements:

  • Corporate recruiting experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry

  • In house recruitment experience

So, what’s next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

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Additional information

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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.