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HR Implementation Consultant, Learning and Talent Management, Associate Director

Boston, Massachusetts


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HR Implementation Consultant, Learning and Talent Management, Associate Director

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Job ID R0018621 Date posted 09/25/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a HR Implementation Consultant, Learning and Talent Management, Associate Director in our Lexington, MA office!

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


  • The role will lead the planning, selection and implementation of technology solutions within a specific HR functional discipline (e.g., Learning and Talent Management [Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management]) to support HR becoming more efficient and effective. The role will bring strategic HR systems consulting experience, including expertise in advanced HR technology platforms. The role will assess current and future business and employee needs, define features, develop success criteria including employee satisfaction.
  • This role will partner with the Head of HR Business Technology and will provide input within a specific HR Functional discipline (i.e., Learning and Talent Management), to the HR Technology strategy which includes the development of a 3-year roadmap. One of the outcomes is to drive exceptional employee experience in an evolving digital world. In partnership with technology architects, business stakeholders, employees and HR leaders, the role will help define HR’s future technology landscape within the specific HR Functional discipline.
  • The role will evaluate and recommend new tools and solutions (e.g., RPA, AI, ML, etc.) to enhance end-user productivity and empower employees, as well as to improve the capabilities and usability of existing HR technology.
  • The candidate will influence teams to implement technology solutions in partnership with other stakeholders such as IT, HR, Takeda Business Solutions (TBS), businesses and procurement.
  • The role will also work with stakeholders in HR, TBS, Finance, IT, Legal, Ethics & Compliance and business units to identify, prioritize, consult and implement business processes and technology initiatives. Lead deployment of Global HR systems-based projects and programs in support of these initiatives.
  • Enable effective decision making by all levels of Global HR and business management by providing technical expertise and functional consultative leadership.


  • Lead the development of a strategic technology roadmap within a specific HR functional discipline (e.g., Learning and Talent Management [Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management]) by partnering with Business leaders, HR Business leaders, HR Centers of Expertise, Takeda Business Solutions, IT, Ethics & compliance, Legal, etc. to understand business processes and needs.
  • Leads evaluations of HR technology and product due diligence for HR solutions using industry best practice benchmarks.
  • Provides consultation and project oversight, support and advocacy for large-scale HR technology implementations.
  • Partner with Business and Global IT leads to build business case, justify, and prioritize major system initiatives in alignment with Global HR Technology strategy and business objectives.
  • Participate in global systems technology strategy, software selection and implementation supporting the evolution of service delivery for Global HR, enabling global integration and compliance, and providing stakeholders with tools to achieve their business objectives.
  • Support Global HR systems and business vendor relationships and evaluate service for effectiveness, cost efficiency, and business and employee satisfaction.  Keep informed with latest market technology developments and evaluate applicability within Takeda.
  • Work with stakeholders in Global HR and other business functions to identify, prioritize, and document systems, process, and Global HR systems/data-related initiatives.
  • Implement business process strategies for end-to-end global HR processes to achieve efficiency, productivity and improved control. Identify, design, and implement business and technology solutions for Global HR and the business units it supports.
  • Continuously evaluate Global HR systems and processes to provide accurate and timely information.
  • Coordinate with Global IT and Global Finance to ensure effective integration of Global HR systems with other business applications and processes.
  • Proactively work with Global HR Business Partners, HR Centers of Excellence and Innovation (HR COEIs), and business at large to understand organizational change and consult on effectively managing key Global HR processes supported by Global HR systems, as applicable.
  • Establish personal networks with counterparts in other organizations and maintain open communications with peers and employees while creating and supporting an environment that fosters teamwork, cooperation, respect and integrity.
  • Collaborate across Takeda at large to create and evaluate recommendations to improve global process design.
  • Responsible for allocation decisions and support prioritization, ensuring projects, programs, and activities are completed as planned and budgeted.
  • Responsible for budgetary planning and control for their programs, and for coordination with IT to align budget priorities across functions. Monitors performance against financial parameters.
  • Consult with global Takeda business areas in support business initiatives for business development, merger/ acquisition, integration, and product rollouts. Lead deployment of Global HR systems-based projects and tasks in support of these initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field, Master’s degree desired
  • Project management and change management experience, setting priorities, governance and decision rights, milestone tracking and measuring effectiveness of solutions.
  • Understanding of Agile, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies is a plus
  • Experience implementing technology strategies in decentralized global organizations


  • Ability to travel (25%)


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • 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

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