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Takeda Pharmaceuticals HR Insights & Analytics Lead in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an HR Insights & Analytics Lead to be based in Zurich, Switzerland. Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


Global Portfolio Division is a newly formed business within Takeda, brought together to position Takeda’s future success by growing our global brands – through lifecycle management, geographic expansion and market penetration – as well as supporting continued growth of our late-stage pipeline and driving best-in-class launches. GPD is made up of over 12,000 FTE across 77 countries and is based in three main regions: EUCAN, Growth & Emerging Markets (GEM) and China. Additionally, we have 3 global organizations: Vaccines Business Unit, GPLS, and Global Medical as well as business partner functions such as DD&T, Finance, HR and Communications. The Global Portfolio Division represents 30% of Takeda’s revenues and this is expected to grow to 40% over the next three years. It is also accountable for the vast majority of the near-term growth.

The creation of this division provides a unique opportunity to implement an integrated talent identification and development model, enabling talent mobility and embedding lifelong learning. We are seeking an innovative leader to spearhead the implementation of the new model for talent.

  • Using people metrics and analytics to improve HR performance and drive business performance as well as improve the employee experience so employees can thrive. Define and lead projects that drive significant insights and change across topics including workforce planning, employee experience, DE&I, attrition, succession planning and talent acquisition.

  • Act as a strategic advisor to senior leaders driving strategic, high value workforce-related projects. Using an understanding of the businesses, provide valuable insights to improve our workforce strategy.

  • As an individual contributor, collaborate with Talent, People Advisory Group and HRBP's as a liaison to the People Analytics team. Acting as an advisor, building their ability to access, interpret, and take action on insights through People Analytics solutions.


GPD Analytics & Insights

  • Collaborate with embedded HR partners to understand HR strategy, business strategy and areas of opportunity to better support employee and both HR and business strategies

  • Support the creation of HR KPIs for HR Leaders across GPD and the creation of people related KPIs for GPD TET leaders

  • Share global insights from People Analytics to GPD HR teams. Support communication of new tools and resources available to the HR community provided by the People Analytics team

  • Conduct analyses on topics such as hybrid working models, retention, engagement, and DE&I for total GPD and for the BU/Fs within GPD

  • Support GPD initiatives requiring analytics or measurement strategies such as GPD transformation, strategic workforce planning, employee experience, succession planning, TA Programs and Process Excellence

People Analytics

  • Launch global survey initiatives like EES, exit survey, onboarding survey and pulse surveys

  • Conduct enterprise wide, advanced analytics on topics such as hybrid working models, retention, engagement, and DE&I. Conduct high-level analyses on these topics at a BU/F level

  • Create and acquire new data sources such as internal mobility data, Talent Neuron, external benchmarks and more. This includes working with partners such as HRLT, TET Leaders, Legal, Data Governance, Work Councils and others to receive required approval

  • Support HR Community’s capability development to become data-driven organization to better support employees and both HR and business strategies.

  • Create self-service tools & technologies to allow HR Community to have the data and insights they need at their disposal

Embedded HR Analytics

  • Utilize the self-service resources provided by People Analytics and TBS People Solutions to find insights related to key HR metrics to better support employees and both HR and business strategy

  • Support managers and leaders to use Perceptyx action planning tool after the conclusion of the EES. Utilize the tool to help answer any additional questions or deep dives for the teams they support.

  • Collaborate with the Analytics & Insights partner to 1) conduct deep dive analysis to help solve business problems 2) create On Demand/Pulse Surveys 3) identify areas of opportunity to create action plans based off of key HR metrics like turnover, engagement, DE&I, etc.


Critical Skills and Competencies

  • Possess an excellent understanding of HR Analytics, including identifying trends, the ability to synthesize complex data from multiple sources, identify patterns and recommend additional analyses. This individual will have top notch communication skills and the ability to translate data finding into actionable recommendations in a written format.

  • Be a strategic consultant to senior Human Resource and business leaders to identify business issues, translate them into analytics projects and provide insights and decisions.

  • Educate Human Resource colleagues on using data to make better people-decisions to help transform Human Resources into a data-driven organization.

  • Conduct high-level analyses on several topics including turnover, hiring, employee experience, external workforce trends and diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Partner with our research and operations teams to communicate findings from deep analyses ranging from deep-dive descriptive statistics to predictive models to our Human Resource partners.

  • Create stories with data and translate technical findings to partners, including senior leaders and C-suite executives.

  • Basic understanding of statistics

  • Advocate for Data Privacy and the ethical use of data.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 3 years of Human Resource experience

  • Consulting skills, problem definition, hypothesis building, solution development and partner management skills.

  • Experience with statistics and advanced analytics. For example: distributions, mean and variance, significance testing.

  • Data visualization skills using tools such as PowerBI, Tableau , ggplot, or matplotlib.

  • Data manipulation skill such as joins, unions and filtering using code-based approaches or tools such as Alteryx. Data manipulation outside of excel, more than just pivot tables. Coding is preferred.

  • Ability to operate productively when there is ambiguity and progress forward with a bias for action.

  • Thinking with an enterprise mindset to unleash all possibilities to best support a global business.

  • Superior communication, highlighting the ability to effectively listen to expert colleagues’ insight

  • Passion, humility, integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Takeda’s values

  • Able to manage challenges, think creatively, and pivot quickly yet have the ability to bring stakeholders along effectively through times of change.

  • Demonstrated experience translating technical content into understandable narratives with a variety of stakeholders at all levels.

  • Demonstrated complex reasoning and ability to work in a consultative role.

  • Ability to story tell using the data as a foundation.

  • Stakeholder management

  • Have outstanding collaboration with the ability to work with multiple partners to accomplish goals.

  • Self-motivated along with the ability to respond quickly to requests


At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D- driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

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At our heart are committed colleagues. We offer interested people numerous opportunities and strongly believe in, and promote, diversity, equity and inclusion. As a company we offer roles based on merit, welcoming candidates of any gender, age, religious belief, race or ethnic origin or disability. Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility – what talent do you have?


Zurich, Switzerland

Lexington, MA

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