Talent & Organisational Effectiveness Director – R&D

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 150 - 200
  • Salary: 150 - 200


At AstraZeneca, we’re pioneering a new kind of bio-pharmaceutical organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the development of our talent pipeline and help our people thrive. Join us and be part of a team that’s making a difference!


As Talent & Organisational Effectiveness Director, you will lead, design, and deliver activities to accelerate the development of AstraZeneca high potential employees. You will work closely with key stakeholders, including the Senior Executive Teams (SET), Senior Leadership Teams, HR Leadership Teams/VP, & Senior HR Business Partners.

Your role will involve understanding and translating key succession pipelines and talent/capability insights, leading activities to accelerate the Business Critical Role (BCR) pipeline of talent, and owning the annual talent review cycle. You will also contribute to the development of our global suite of talent and development offerings.

Essential Skills/Experience:
– Extensive experience within Talent Development, Organisation Development, or Strategic HR Business Partnering/large market HRD
– Ability to demonstrate working across a global matrix, and leading complex projects
– Experience consulting, facilitating, and presenting to groups and leaders at all organizational levels including exec level.
– Ability to effectively operate in an environment of constant change and able to work with ambiguity
– Strong analytical mind, creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills
– Demonstrate expertise and global operational HR experience, ideally in talent development or related activity.
– Business and commercial acumen (appreciation of the Commercial or R&D business environments) coupled with results orientation
– Strong collaboration and influencing skills to create partnerships to implement change; consistently displays a readiness and willingness to share knowledge; is open to different perspectives and to building consensus
– Believes in and champions the AZ values and actively works to develop a culture of inclusion & diversity.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
– Bachelor’s degree

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office.

But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

Join a talented global team that’s powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients, every day. We’re here to help unlock the power of what science can do and ultimately have a big impact on patients’ lives.

We’re high-performing, digitally savvy innovators, who unite together as one to simultaneously support and push each other forward. With countless opportunities available, this is the place to build an unrivalled reputation. And, as you take your career in new directions and to even greater heights you’ll be rewarded for your successes.

Ready to make a difference?. Apply today and help us accelerate towards our big purpose and impact patients!

Date Posted 12-Mar-2024

Closing Date 29-Mar-2024

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.



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