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Global Talent Acquisition Leader (Commercial)

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Are you ready to take on a leadership role that will shape the future of Talent Acquisition at AstraZeneca?

Reporting to the Vice President Talent Acquisition, the Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Commercial is responsible for delivering a world-class integrated talent acquisition strategy to attract, hire and onboard the best talent for our growth through innovation strategy across the Commercial cluster.

As the Global Talent Acquisition Leader Commercial, you will be the primary Talent Acquisition point of contact for aligned HR Vice Presidents, our Senior Executive Team (SET) and SET-1 leaders.

You will be accountable of all aspects of Talent Acquisition strategy and delivery for the Commercial segment. Your role will involve developing and driving integrated global workforce planning, talent acquisition strategy and employer branding strategies. You will play a crucial role in championing internal movement of talent and influencing the succession plan for the business across the talent segment. You will also be responsible for analysing, forecasting, and planning for the workforce supply and demand, ensuring business areas have a right-sized and agile workforce with the necessary current and future skills and capabilities. You will indirectly manage an extended matrix Talent Acquisition team based in global locations and may own global projects impacting broader Talent Acquisition and/or Human Resource issues.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire with excellent influencing skills without a need for direct reporting lines

  • Excellence in producing, analysing, improving metrics across a Talent Acquisition function

  • Excellence in managing and meeting budgets whilst driving and implementing best practice standards and consistent high-quality accurate data

  • Excellence in developing and implementing Talent Acquisition strategies

  • Demonstrates curiosity and a learning mindset in their approach to innovation and personal development for themselves and others

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of leading and managing the full life cycle of a Talent Acquisition function within a large, complex organisation of ~2000+ hires per annum across multiple locations

  • Experience of working in a global organisation

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences, biotech or technology sector experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Experience of implementing and delivering a cost per service model for Talent Acquisition

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

Join a talented global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients, every day. The fuel behind our evolving, rapidly growing enterprise, we're here to help unlock the power of what science can do and ultimately have a big impact on patients' lives. Integrated and closely aligned with the whole enterprise, we offer our expertise, and leverage exciting new technology and digital innovations, to accelerate AstraZeneca's evolution. We do all of it strategically, looking ahead to the new challenges we'll face and improving the way the enterprise operates today. With countless opportunities available, this is the place to build an unrivalled reputation. And, as you take your career in new directions and to even greater heights you'll be rewarded for your successes.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now and join us in our mission to improve lives through science!

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