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Associate Director, Global HR
Company: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Location: Princeton, NJ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/09/2022
Expire Date: 02/09/2023
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
Job Description
Associate Director, Global HR
Job Summary

Leading in driving culture change, partnering with leadership to lead both strategic, operational, and behavioral changes that transform the business. Act as a trusted advisor to global business leaders connect & integrate insights into critical people strategies and hold others accountable for delivering on these. Coach & enable leaders to consistently embody the culture needed & improve the effectiveness of leadership teams, whilst also enhancing manager effectiveness & capability. Identify, explore and leverage synergies across the global HR team to maximize collective business impact. Identify and action opportunities for automation, manager and employee self-service. Develop clear service level standards that define expectations and create accountability for delivering enhanced value through People Operations Services.

Job Description
Provides professional, effective and customer focused HR expertise to support the delivery of the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Global Strategy i.e. talent management, succession planning, recruitment, performance management, training and development, reward and recognition
Works with the Global Heads of Function and Line Managers to proactively plan recruitment in relation to employee needs; partners with talent acquisition team and recommends the most effective recruitment and selection solutions
Provides advice, education and coaching on employee relation issues to ensure compliance with European and global legal requirements; manages, investigates and provides a consultative service on all disciplinary matters
Actively supports/monitors the on-boarding process and provides guidance and coaching at management level
Drives the understanding and application of a consistent and fair performance management process across the business; ensures consistency in the rating of performance and values and behaviours through guidance/coaching/measurement clarity
Works with the Global Heads of Functions to establish processes to monitor, analyse and proactively influence employee KPI measures in order to identify and deliver actions (retention, turnover, sickness absence)
Work closely with the HRBPs to align on process to ensure consistent approach is followed.
Works in partnership with the Global Total rewards teams to ensures the consistent and fair application of pay and reward across the business
Check Payroll activities for Global Employees, including liaison with HR Admin teams across, Payroll providers across EU and checking payroll accuracy for Global EU Employees
Conduct all activities in full compliance with relevant EU and global laws, the European and Global Code of Conduct, relevant policies, and procedures
Own the creation, documentation, and management of the end-to-end global employee lifecycle processes including new hire processing, on-boarding and integration, employee relations, exits, and maintenance of global employee records
Identify and action opportunities for automation, manager and employee self-service
Develop clear service level standards that define expectations and create accountability for delivering enhanced value through People Operations Services
Collaborate with counterparts in other domestic and global regions to build synergies and consistency. Provide guidance on the application of key People policies and practices across affiliate offices.
Partner to build dashboards & reporting to enable transparency and access to information and metrics that inform People and business leaders
Partner with vendors and ensure good service delivery and accountability of the services provided to the team.
Staying abreast of changes to local/global laws that may impact or require changes to personnel policies and internal processes.


A minimum of 7-8 years of human resource with three to five years' global HR experience.
A bachelor's degree in business administration or human resources, or equivalent experience preferred.
Works council/union experience preferred
GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources) or SHRM
Travel required (10-20
Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential preferred.
Workday experience strongly preferred
Pharmaceutical experience preferred
Detailed understanding of Global HR functions, processes, and best practices
High level of organization, managing risk and decision-making skills working in a fast-paced environment
Superior analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to identify problems and systematically gather data, identify root causes and address data integrity issues required.
Excellent communication skills; written, oral and listening


Come discover more about Otsuka and our benefit offerings; https://www.otsuka-us.com/careers-join-otsuka.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

Valid Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Accommodation

The COVID-19 Vaccination is mandatory for incoming new hires and employees. Uploading documentation with proof of full vaccination record or an Otsuka approved accommodation will be required during the pre-employment process as permitted by law. New hires must be fully vaccinated unless there is an approved accommodation prior to start date.

Statement Regarding Job Recruiting Fraud Scams

At Otsuka we take security and protection of your personal information very seriously. Please be aware individuals may approach you and falsely present themselves as our employees or representatives. They may use this false pretense to try to gain access to your personal information or acquire money from you by offering fictitious employment opportunities purportedly on our behalf.

Please understand, Otsuka will never ask for financial information of any kind or for payment of money during the job application process. We do not require any financial, credit card or bank account information and/or any payment of any kind to be considered for employment. We will also not offer you money to buy equipment, software, or for any other purpose during the job application process. If you are being asked to pay or offered money for equipment fees or some other application processing fee, even if claimed you will be reimbursed, this is not Otsuka. These claims are fraudulent and you are strongly advised to exercise caution when you receive such an offer of employment.

Otsuka will also never ask you to download a third-party application in order to communicate about a legitimate job opportunity. Scammers may also send offers or claims from a fake email address or from Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc, and not from an official Otsuka email address. Please take extra caution while examining such an email address, as the scammers may misspell an official Otsuka email address and use a slightly modified version duplicating letters.

To ensure that you are communicating about a legitimate job opportunity at Otsuka, please only deal directly with Otsuka through its official Otsuka Career website https://vhr-otsuka.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External.

Otsuka will not be held liable or responsible for any claims, losses, damages or expenses resulting from job recruiting scams. If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact Otsuka's call center at: 800-363-5670. If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job recruiting scam, please contact the FBI through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at: https://www.ic3.gov, or your local authorities.
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