HR DIRECTOR - Oranienburg Plant


HR DIRECTOR - Oranienburg Plant

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Oranienburg bei Berlin
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HR DIRECTOR - Oranienburg Plant

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Job ID 1701565

Location Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany;

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 an HR Director in our manufacturing plant in Oranienburg.

Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000

professionals working together across 70+ countries. We have an unwavering

dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Role Objective

The HR Director is the face of HR and a key member of the management team responsible for the Plant. As a strong partner to all of the 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.



  • Senior level decision making in relation to people management practices
  • Developing and implementing an annual agenda for HR in line with the business plan.
  • 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

  • Proactively manage the annual performance management cycle
  • Embed a performance culture ensuring all employees receive ongoing feedback in line with Quality Conversation



  • Lead talent mapping and calibration and guide people managers to develop differentiated IDPs (Individual Development Plans)
  • Maintain succession plans for all department
  • Facilitate job rotations to ensure an appropriate fit between roles and individuals skills even as the organization evolves
  • Design and implement training initiatives that address critical organizational capability needs at all levels
  • Establish an appropriate mix between promoting up, lateral moves and hiring in talent
  • Partner with the management team to recruit critical roles.  And ensure appropriate HR resource to partner with managers at all levels in recruiting internal and external talent for roles throughout the organization, building relationships with recruiters, drafting briefs and setting up interviews where necessary.

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;

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

HR Team Leadership

  • Develop and manage the on-site HR team
  • Deploy HR team resources to provide full HR services onsite

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 German


  • Fluent in German and English written and spoken
  • 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


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Corporate Philosophy

Our corporate philosophy, Takeda-ism, has been developed over our 230-year history. This enduring set of core value guides all our activities. We pledge to act with integrity – comprising Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance – in our day-to-day work. Along with our Vision and Values, Takeda-ism helps us create value and serve the needs of the environment, our communities, employees and patients all over the world.

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