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HR Director/Personalleiter (M/F/D) Oranienburg Plant

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0006241 Date posted 12/17/2018 Location:Oranienburg, Germany

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as Director HR (f/m/d) in our manufacturing plant in Oranienburg.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 31,000 professionals working together across 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine, and we need bright, forward-thinking, ambitious and energetic people to support us on our journey.

Global Manufacturing & Supply is the backbone of Takeda. We strive to ensure that our medicines are made available wherever our patients are. Takeda’s production facilities in Oranienburg, has a key strategic role in our global manufacturing network and has been supplying quality medicines to the world since 1873. Fresh air and stunning countryside on the fringe of the cosmopolitan, multicultural city of Berlin makes Oranienburg the ideal place to live as well as work.

The HR Director is the face of HR and a key member of the plant leadership team. As a strong coach and partner to all business leaders, the HR Director’s principal area of impact is in shaping the culture of the organisation and implementing people strategies to help achieve the established business priorities.



  • As a member of Site Leadership Team shape and lead our plant and our people in the spirit of a patient-centric and agile organization
  • Senior level decision making in relation to people management practices
  • Developing and implementing a People Strategy in line with the overall Plant Strategy
  • Ensuring HR plans support the needs of the business but are also flexible enough to cope with changes in the organisation, as and when they occur
  • Developing and deploying progressive employment policies to attract, develop and retain top talent at all levels: early career, mid-career and senior leaders
  • Talent scout establishing an external presence to position Takeda as an Employer of Choice; maintaining a strong talent pipeline
  • Contribute to the GMS/GQ HR agenda globally, as a senior member of the GMS/GQ HR network and implementing agree initiatives locally

People Culture and Change

  • Lead Program AGILE mindset and behaviour workstream ensuring appropriate HR resources are allocated
  • Develop and deliver leadership training modules for senior leaders and people managers throughout the organization

Performance Management

  • Embed a performance culture ensuring all employees receive ongoing feedback in line with Takeda’s performance management philosophy
  • Build people manager skills to set appropriate goals and differentiate and recognize individual or team performance

Talent Management                                                                                                                                                        

  • Embedding robust talent management processes at the site– helping the organization map the right people to the right roles, ensuring strong succession planning and capability building for now and the future  

Organisation Design

  • Guide the management team in designing roles and team structure to facilitate empowerment, agility and opportunities for development

Compensation and benefits

  • Develop compensation and benefit solutions to encourage and recognize high performance, and agile mindset and behaviors;
  • Ensure payroll is completed accurately and to deadline
  • Make recommendations for pay rises in consultation with department heads. Implement any increases and promotions.

Employee Relations

  • Built strong relationships with the relevant Works Council and allocate appropriate resources to work with them on agreements

Resourcing / Employer of Choice

  • Vacancy management ensuring critical roles are filled on time with high caliber candidates
  • Rollout Takeda EVP and establish appropriate relationship with universities and professional associations to establish Takeda as an employer of choice
  • Implement measures from previous Best-in-Class employees survey and manage the 2017 project

HR Team Leadership

  • Develop and manage the on-site HR team

Education and Experience

  • University degree, ideally in Human Resources
  • Ideally previous industry related experience, international company experience, multi-cultural environment
  • Minimum of 5 years generalist HR and/or HR Business Partner experience
  • Best practice HR partnering to deliver strong business performance
  • Fluent in business English written and spoken as well as in German


  • Result oriented and able to develop plans/solutions and to deliver expected results even in ambiguous circumstances
  • Skilled in developing HR plans/initiatives and aligning people management practices to support business objectives
  • Openness and flexibility and ability to deal with and communicate change effectively
  • Ability to manage and interpret employment laws into pragmatic solutions and navigate line management through its complexities
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Analytical and problem solving skills along with the ability to make timely and balanced decisions
  • Business communication, negotiating and influencing skills demonstrated by the ability to use a range of different approaches, to persuade others and to gain acceptance of proposals and decisions
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with cultural sensitivity
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Experience in Talent Development and Talent Management
  • Change Management experience
  • Strategic and hands on approach

Why Takeda?

  • Our values guide how we work and can be felt across every department – for more than 235 years, we have cultivated an ethical work environment filled with Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance
  • We take actions and make decisions by focusing on patient-centricity; your contribution will make an impact on people’s lives and change futures every day
  • The atmosphere in Oranienburg is really special: Start your daily work in a friendly, diverse and open-minded environment. You can spend your lunch break together with your colleagues in our own canteen or outside surrounding the green nature of our plant
  • After work you can use our company health program to do sports or enjoy the sunny days at the lake
  • An attractive Compensation/Benefits package and unique development opportunities in a global expanding talent network makes Takeda a Top Employer
  • Our plant is located in the Greater Berlin area. Public transport will take you from central Berlin to Oranienburg in approx. 30-45 minutes!


Oranienburg, Germany

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