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Employee and Labor Relations Lead

Job ID R0038744 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location Remote

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Job Description

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the centre of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.
Takeda is an equal opportunity employer - At our heart are committed colleagues. We offer interested people numerous opportunities and strongly believe in, and promote, diversity, equity and inclusion. As a company we offer roles based on merit, welcoming candidates of any gender, age, religious belief, race, ethnic origin or disability. Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility – what talent do you have?

For our offices in Warsaw and Lodz, we are looking for a bright Employee and Labor Relations Lead!


The position is responsible for providing consultative support and management of complex employee relations and investigation cases to employees and managers in partnership with local HR Partners.
Equally important is providing LR/ER advice and guidance, working across all BUs and functions operating in the country. This includes partnering with local HR Partner in creating and socializing country specific employee policies and handbook creation.
The role will be a core member of a LR/ER community led by the Head of Labor Relations for Europe, who will help shape the LR/ER agenda and drive business change.

As a result of our improved, hybrid ways of working, The Employee and Labor Relations Lead will be splitting their time between our commercial HQ in Warsaw, our corporate Hub in Lodz and of course home-office.


Employee Relations

  • Work closely with the EU Employee Relations team to ensure positive labor relations are maintained in the country
  • Provide counsel to HRP’s on complex employee relations issues
  • Investigate complex (escalated) cases
  • Lead creation and delivery of processes, tools and trainings related to employee relations including on matters of labor negotiation
  • Lead ER case management such as Performance improvement counselling, Employee investigations

Labor Relations

  • Ensure positive labor relations is maintained in the Country
  • Develop Labor relations strategy for the country that include activities such as: Implementation of changes to labor agreements, Strike response plan, Facilitating bargains
  • Manage acquisition integration/divestment
  • Contribute and be involved into global LR initiatives and activities


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in local Labor Relations
  • Broad HR Generalist experience, ensuring a rich business acumen
  • Sound understanding of EU employment regulations and local country labor law
  • Proficient in Polish language for interactions with the Work’s councils and/or Unions, along with fluent English language
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher education equivalents)
  • Curiosity, engagement, ease in managing stakeholders at all levels across the organization
  • Demonstrates an ability to deal with ambiguity, balance risks and provide credible advice
  • Proven track record in implementing initiatives to drive exceptional employee experience


Warsaw, Poland

POL - Poland Remote

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Full time