AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Negotiation & Labour Law Manager in Gothenburg, Sweden

Are you a senior expert in employer relations, labour law and negotiations?Would you like to apply your expertise in a global company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then you might be the person we are looking for!

We are now recruiting a business oriented and customer focused Negotiation & Labour Law Manager to join AstraZenecas Negotiation and Labour Law (N&LL) function in Gothenburg.

AstraZeneca is a science led global organisation with a single ambition – we pursue ground breaking science to improve the lives of patients. In Sweden AstraZeneca employs about 6700 people working within research and development (R&D), manufacturing and marketing of medicines. As a vital part of AstraZeneca’s HR department, the N&LL function provide labour law expertise throughout the business organizations in Gothenburg and Södertälje, including union relations and negotiations, policies and agreements.

As Negotiation & Labour Law Manager you will be part of a highly professional and service minded team that work across AstraZeneca’s R&D site in Gothenburg and the two manufacturing plants in Södertälje. The role does not include direct reports. As a senior expert in the subjects of labour law and negotiations you will provide expertise and guidance to the business. You will also act as the internal expert in defined areas of the labour law within the N&LL team. The role has mainly a national remit but includes working across cultures and countries in a global setting. Some travel between the sites in Gothenburg and Södertälje is required. You will report to the Senior Director Negotiation & Labour Law that is placed in Gothenburg.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide expertise within Swedish labour law and negotiations

  • Lead negotiations within defined areas (MBL, LAS & tvisteförhandlingar)

  • Act as internal expert in defined areas of the labour law within the team

  • Responsible for quality and development of internal labour law training material

  • Establish, develop and interpret agreements and policies

  • Perform labour law related Investigations

  • Responsibility for one or more labour law subject areas

  • Share expertise and guidance within the business and with colleagues

  • Work collaboratively within the team across the sites to further develop the N&LL function at AstraZeneca


  • BSc or MSc in Law or Human Resources with focus on labour law

  • Solid experience of working with labour law and negotiations and a recognized expert in the area

  • Ability to interact with people at different levels in a global organization

  • Ability to communicate labour law related issues to people outside your area of expertise

  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team as well as independently

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Excellent Swedish and English, both verbal and in writing

  • Ability to travel

  • Experience of union relations and negotiations is beneficial as well as previous experience of working within the private sector.

The right candidate has a strong drive and energy and is confident but yet prestigeless. Business perspective and customer focus is essential together with a structured, solution orientated mindset and a strong delivery focus. Our world is fast paced and dynamic and to be successful you should thrive on variety and have a commitment to deliver.

If you are interested, apply now!

Welcome with your application no later than April 22, 2018. Please apply as soon as possible since we are continuously interviewing candidates.

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. In addition to being one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca is proud to provide a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and cross-boundary collaboration. Within this environment employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives, and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

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.