AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Nordic-Baltic HR Business Partner and Sweden HR Lead in Södertälje, Sweden

The Nordic-Baltic (NOBA) Marketing Company employs around 450 people across 7 countries and has offices located in Södertälje, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. By 2025 AstraZeneca NOBA aims to become a recognised leader in its core therapy areas and thus improve the lives of millions of people. This will be achieved by driving excellent launches, building close collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders in health care systems, and developing high performing teams.

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives everyday. Our success comes from the combined efforts of all our people and HR has a critical role to play.

Main duties and responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced and engaged HR professional that can create value for the NOBA business by shaping and driving strategic people plans, helping us deliver on our bold ambition. In this role, you will partner with a number of different NOBA client groups in areas such as capability building, organization design, change management and strategic recruitment to ensure we have engaged teams with the right capabilities for our current and future needs. You will also have the opportunity to take lead responsibility for one or two cross-NOBA HR initiatives and processes, for example talent management or employee development.You will provide coaching, advice and expertise to line managers for more complex Swedish employee issues and drive local employee related activities in Sweden. You will work closely with others in the NOBA and Sweden HR teams to ensure delivery of a fully integrated HR service to managers and employees.

The role reports to the NOBA HR and Internal Communications Director and is based in Södertälje, Sweden. There will be some limited travel required across the other Nordic and Baltic countries.

Essential requirements

  • Educated to Bachelor’s Degree level

  • Proven record in business partnering to deliver organisational transformation, workforce planning, capability and talent development, culture change and performance management.

  • Strong project manager with evidence of delivering significant projects/ people solutions (quality, quantity, time, cost)

  • In-market HR operational work experience gained in Sweden (HR market practices, labour laws and regulations, employment relations)

  • Experience of working within a healthcare-oriented and / or multinational company

  • Fluent and confident communicator in written and verbal English and Swedish

Desirable requirements

  • Postgraduate HR degree and/ or professional HR qualification

  • Breadth of experience beyond HR business partnering / generalist e.g. Centre of Expertise, HR Service Delivery

  • Interest and ambition to develop careers internationally

If you are interested, apply now!

For more information about the position please contact Gemma Dainty,

Welcome with your application no later than May 31, 2017.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.