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Human Resources Business Partner, CVMD

Location Wilmington, Delaware, United States Job ID R-062255 Date posted 09/26/2019

We lead our industry in our development of a strong and varied pipeline. This means our people are here to win, we give you a breadth of opportunities to be curious and do cutting edge, unique work that has big impact on science and medicine.

We are recruiting a dynamic Human Resources professional with a passion for contributing to and operationalizing our people strategy for our Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Diabetes (CVMD) Team. Working in alignment with the Lead HR Business Partner and in collaboration with Global Centers of Expertise, and HR Services team, the incumbent will be accountable for the full employee life cycle of Human Resources.

This is an ideal position for a professional with 3-5 years of HR Partnering experience, and a desire to have a well-rounded HR experience, collaborate with critical business functions.

In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to successfully add to and operationalize the people strategy for multiple parts of the business; including the talent agenda.

You will be involved in building and sustaining relationships with leaders, employees, centre of expertise, and the broader HR team to lead all aspects of the employee life cycle, while coaching, advising and influencing our front-line managers on employee matters. Employee data accuracy and delivery of people metrics to inform business decisions will be your responsibility. Additionally, there will be accountability for project-based support as required for talent management, succession planning, development of reward structures and change management programs, along with fostering the company and functional cultures through employee engagement initiatives

Role based in Wilmington, DE

Typical Accountabilities

  • Experience collaborating with employees in office locations as well as in the field
  • Experience navigating a matrixed business environment, and guided others through it
  • Experience partnering with analytical teams or organizations
  • Successful track record of taking raw data and turning it into a compelling story
  • Successful collaboration with teams on projects and process improvement
  • Ambitious to get the job done and can work independently or as part of a team
  • Comfortable presenting new information to large groups of people
  • Strong analytical thinker with high level eye for business
  • Able to apply good judgement and influence leaders
  • Validated project and change management capabilities
  • Able to vigilantly prioritize
  • Participates in setting and executing against the strategic direction of the business area
  • Sit on function leadership Team for Sales or Mkt functions
  • Oversea complex hires with Talent Acquisition Team
  • Lead cultural change and working principles
  • Liaises with senior management to understand business requirements from a People Strategy perspective.
  • Works across the HR function and business seeks to ensure interventions are integrated in a consistent way that supports AZ’s organisational objectives
  • Coaches, supports, mentors and challenges managers in the application of HR policies and practices, provides advice and guidance on complex HR issues to minimize risk and financial exposure.
  • Drives and supports the development and delivery of cultural change plans and interventions
  • Align the need of the business with AZ Global processes, technology and service delivery
  • Process information apply business judgment and articulate solutions based on data
  • Read the external environment, draw information from a wider range of sources, understand how decisions can impact AstraZeneca financial success.
  • Understand our scientific principles and confidently talk about our products and the diseases we treat


  • Bachelor degree
  • 3+ years of HR Partnering experience
  • Previous experience in Human Resources.
  • Successful coaching of managers and employees through challenging employee relations issues
  • Experience working with companies that have gone through transformation and shown to be resilient through change
  • Core skills for success:
  • System Thinking / Data driven decisions / Commercial Financial Acumen / Scientific Acumen
  • Demonstrate AZ Values in Behaviors in everyday decision and challenge.
  • Work cross-functional / work well on teams and possess enterprise mind-set
  • Solution oriented / independent partner / project management / communication / influence


  • Masters Level Qualification in specialism
  • HRBP experience within or outside AZ.
  • Proven HR Solutions expertise
  • International experience
  • Pharma / Biotech experience

Next StepsApply today!
To be considered for this exciting opportunity please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenienceit is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.
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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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