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Global Talent Scout & Capability Lead (Commercial)

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-165599 Date posted 24/05/2023

Global Talent Scout & Capability Lead (Commercial)

Location: Gaithersburg US

Salary: Competitive and excellent employee benefits

At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

How do you spot the potential for something world-changing? With bold, empowered people and leaders who champion curiosity –and the fearlessness to pursue ideas in new ways.

The Global Talent Scout & Capability Lead (Commercial) is an established Manager and Leader in the Talent Scouts function. They are seasoned Head-hunters with a proven track record in delivering executive search projects as well as pipelining against some of our businesses most critical skills.

They are responsible for creating business critical, senior level and Therapy Area-aligned external talent pools, based on business need and linked to overall business and people strategies. The Scout works hand in hand with T&D and HR to ensure full alignment of external scout work with internal succession.

In this role you will manage a team of Talent Scouts (covering the commercial functions Globally – Biopharmaceuticals Business Unit (BBU) and Oncology Business Unit (OBU), leading/inspiring the team as well as embedding operational excellence and standards within the delivery of the Scout function.

They partner with business leaders, HRVP’s/BP’s, Talent Acquisition teams and  engage at the most senior levels/business executives in the organisation by engaging, inspiring, persuading, influencing and bringing external talent insights to the discussion.

The Global Talent Scout and Capability Lead (Commercial) will also be  lead on one or more global projects / SME topics across the function e.g. Scout Academy, Beamery, Pulse etc.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Establishes the external Talent sourcing strategy with a medium to long term view

  • Establishes rich external talent pipelines, directly linked to key roles/critical skills in BBU and OBU, ensuring a successful conversion of talent pipeline candidates into hires.

  • Lead and run live search for senior hiring that supports pipeline activity (typically Senior Director upwards)

  • Accountable for building strong external Senior Executive Team (SET) succession pipelines, validated with SET members

  • Build a validated active pipeline of external candidates and actively promotes and shares with the talent acquisition teams to reduce costs and time to hire.

  • Works closely with key partners i.e. Global Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, HR Business Partners, T&D Directors, Executive reward  to understand the key roles, critical skills and the current population in order to assess risk areas where the talent pipeline would need expanding if no ready now internal successor

  • Provides solutions to benchmark internal talent where needed (with external mapping/insights)

  • Can drive successful ways of working and positive relationships across Talent Acquisition / HR

  • Works with the business to establish future global (1-3 year horizon) talent requirements, in [business critical areas]

  • Builds knowledge of talent presence (i.e talent insights) to determine the best approach to engage talent.

  • Can present insights and talent sourcing strategies at senior level to persuade/influence

  • Attends relevant global external meetings/conferences to assess talent and build networks

  • At a high level, (aligned with the global talent acquisition leads) facilitates cross-SET external talent conversations.

  • Strong coach and people developer as well as inspiring and leading teams to deliver against their goals

  • Strong resource planning to ensure their team is resourced appropriately to meet the business needs

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor's degree and eight plus years relevant experience is required.

  • Previous experience of working as an internal Talent Scout or as a Head-Hunter/Senior Researcher/Executive Consultant

  • Proven T experience or equivalent, gained in an equivalent Pharma/Biotech business or extensive supplier side pharma/biotech work

  • Excellent business & commercial competence

  • Strong people management and leadership experience

  • Coach, developer of people and resource planning in teams

  • Outstanding communication and influencing skills

  • Confirmed ability to work in a fast paced changing environment

  • Data & Analytics skills with the ability to lead change & business improvement

Desirable:

  • Experience of using a CRM

  • Good understanding of scientific concepts/drug discovery and development process (Across Commercial & R&D)

  • Excellent project and change management skills

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we ‘re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next

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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.

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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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