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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-014526
Posted date: Oct. 09, 2017

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees  makes a difference to patient lives everyday. Our mission is ambitious and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do and to always put patients first.

We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

AstraZeneca’s HR function is on a transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in HR operations and business partnering.  As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class HR support and leadership becomes ever more important.

As the HR Director for US Commercial you will provide end to end Human Resources services and supporrt the people strategy. Reporting to the Head of HR OBU (Oncology Business Unit).   You will have full responsibility for designing and implementing company strategy relating to Human Resources throughout this organisational area and play a key role in the formulation of AstraZeneca policies and procedures. You will also manage specialist functions and generalists.

The location for the role initially can be Gaithersburg, US

Role Responsibilities:

As HR Director you will:

Develop and implement the people strategy for the US commercial marketing company  that is aligned with the organisation's vision and its current and long-term business objectives

Advise the business area executive team on HR issues in order to inform and support business planning/decision making  activity

Support the business in communicating and enabling change within the business area and oversee the regional deployment of multiple core HR processes, including talent management, reward, performance management and recruitment, making recommendations for change where these do not align to business needs

Identify organisational needs, critical people and organisational capabilities required to support these. Develops and ensures the execution of actionable plans for the business area

Actively monitor and challenge the leadership team, providing effective coaching, to ensure that AZ values and performance standards are effectively reflected in recruitment, talent planning and reward decision-making

Financially plan and manage budgets for all areas of responsibility required for delivery of HR services

Build capability within the HR function to deliver against objectives mentoring and developing talent whilst working closely together with the local HR directors and centre of excellence in HR  to assure alignment with the overall strategy and service delivery

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in a senior HR generalist position
  • Capability in developing and implementing HR strategy
  • Strong commercial and analytical skills
  • Project and change management skills
  • Leadership of teams
  • Degree and postgraduate HR qualification
  • Experience managing a workforce in Europe
  • Global Experience

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

HR Director US Commercial
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AstraZeneca in the U.S.

Our North America Commercial Headquarters are in Wilmington, DE, and one of our three core global R&D centers is in Gaithersburg, MD. Gaithersburg is also home to MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. We have a number of other R&D, manufacturing and office locations across the country.

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