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Posted on Sep 17, 2019 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zürich, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For our client in Zurich we are looking for a TDOC Head for a 6 month contract.

Location: Zurich

Workload: 100%

Start date: ASAP

Job Description:

Interim TDOC Head

The interim TDOC head needs to work closely with their Clients HR Business Leader, TET member and business and HRBPs as their work is critical to the success of the unit, and ensuring that the talent pipeline is robust and the organisation is healthy.

This position will partner closely and collaborate with the other Head TDOC BU/Functions and with the TDOC Practice Leaders to support both the design and delivery model of any mandated global TDOC programs, frameworks or processes, and work out how these can be delivered cost consciously and pragmatically within their allocated Client group. They may also lead the design of global Takeda wide programs or initiatives themselves.


Global Strategy & Cross Collaboration

The Interim TDOC Head TD&OC works closely together with the Global TD&OC Head and their respective Client HR Head, as well as their HR and business leadership, to ensure that the defined, enterprise wide Talent and Organization Development Strategy is reflected in the Client specific plans - including designing and building an integrated talent plan which includes workforce planning, a talent management and talent development approach, D&I and organisation capability programs.
Partner with the TD&OC Global Practice Leaders to develop global offerings so this fits the businesss needs. Agree with TD&OC team what the best delivery model is for the different global offerings so that these can be implemented pragmatically within their Client organisation.

Provide Thought Leadership on Talent Management and Organisation trends and within the Pharma industry and within their Client specific unit, to ensure the enterprise wide Talent and Organisation strategy is shaped accordingly.

Working within and as part of the Global TD&OC team to share best practices, evaluate offerings within their own and other parts of Takeda, and establish across all of business how these can be integrated into enterprise wide/Takeda offerings.

Responsibilities And Activities Specifically Within Their Client

Implement mandated global programs and processes consistently assuring their integration in business strategies.
Work with HR Business Partners and business LT to understand development needs, capabilities gaps, and ensure best practice sharing of tools and resources.
Leverage global vendor relationships to ensure the most cost-effective learning and development processes and programs are in place for deployment of global programs within their Client, at the appropriate level (global, regional and/or country).

Collaborate with TD&OC team, HR BPs, Generalists and TBS to ensure the most effective and efficient way to service their Client population.
Provide and integrate best-in-class assessment, and development tools to support their effective deployment by the leadership and management population in a consistent manner, utilising existing and Takeda wide programs and processes.

Illustrative examples of these initiatives include:

o Working with the Client HR Head, BPs and LT to ensure the on-going development and career progression of talents in that unit.

o Embedding of Quality Conversations and Leadership Behaviours.

o Agree, and manage, as appropriate, the delivery model of development programs, including leadership and other skills related programs utilising the global and Takeda wide offerings.

o Develop attraction and retention activities and principles towards key talents in cooperation with Compensation & Benefits.

o Lead the implementation of a BIC global employee survey, other surveys and follow-up efforts.

o Provide on-going coaching, guidelines and advice to business, upskilling both the leaders and HR. Help enable HR to deliver on programs and initiatives as needed.

Key Capabilities

The Interim TDOC Head must have a consultative skills set and be someone who can operate and hold their own with an executive team, and someone who understands the current and future business needs, but also what pragmatically needs to be done to deliver on the strategic agenda for the enterprise and across Takeda.
A strong coaching and influencing skills set - with a strategic mindset, business focus and an ability to advise and influence both business and HR leaders of their respective Client on how to best develop and retain top talent across Takeda and build a strong organisation.

The interim TDOC Head does not deliver everything themselves, but focuses more on agreeing the strategic agenda with the Clients management team. The Interim TDOC Head would need to decide what the delivery model is and part of their role is to ensure others are enabled to deliver.


Strong collaboration and partnering skills are required.
A University degree in Business Administration, Economics, HR, psychology or other relevant discipline

Minimum 8-10 years working experience within HR in TM/LD/OC, and preferably with Generalist experience
Significant experience in the design and delivery of talent and organisation strategies and initiatives at complex global firms know for progressive people practices
Comprehensive knowledge of both theory and practical application of talent management and organisational effectiveness initiatives, and depth in business and organisational models
Proven ability to establish trust and credibility with senior business executives
Strong experience in working across functions and in different cultures
Strong experience in high level complex project management across functions and
Strong influencing skills in a Matrix organisation, ability to work in and work through seemingly contradictory situations with a positive and solutions oriented mindset.
Fluent English written and spoken

For more information please contact Barbara Tenerowicz at: (see below)

Reference: 757636330

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