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FUTURE OPENING - HR Specialist with German

Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship
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At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Job ID R0119281 Date posted 03/14/2024 Location Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship

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Job Description

Attention prospective candidates: We are currently advertising this role to establish a pool of interested talent with German language skills for future openings Interested individuals are encouraged to register their interest by applying for the role. We will reach out to you as soon the right position becomes available.


Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a key business partner for Takeda creating an exceptional experience where you feel supported and confident in our solutions. We harness the power of data and digital to optimize end-to-end processes across Finance, Procurement and HR. TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale. With a clear line of sight to the patient, we create seamless experiences that free up our partners' and colleagues' time to focus on our purpose – better health for people, brighter future for the world.

Join our team in Lodz and contribute to an exceptional employee experience while driving organizational success!

Enjoy the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements, blending the comfort of your home office with the vibrant atmosphere of our Lodz office.


As an Employee Lifecycle Specialist at Takeda, you will deliver back-office support services with a focus on employee experience, proficiency, and promptness. You will work on solutioning for queries, execute employee changes in our HR systems, generate HR paperwork, and work collaboratively on improvement initiatives.

Accelerate value & make an impact by:

  • Utilizing HR Systems: Proficiently navigate HR systems (Workday) and the Employee Portal to address inquiries related to HR policies, procedures, and tools.

  • Executing Employee Lifecycle Changes: Handle all aspects of employee lifecycle changes in HR systems including hiring, job changes, terminations, and leaves of absence. Maintain meticulous records and ensure compliance with company policies and legal regulations.

  • Generating HR Paperwork: Prepare HR documentation such as contracts of employment, annexures, work certificates, and ad-hoc reference letters. Ensure accuracy and completeness of all paperwork generated.

  • Collaboration and Data Accuracy: Collaborate with Talent Acquisition (TA) operations, Payroll, and Compensation & Benefits teams to verify and maintain the correctness of employee data. Facilitate seamless information flow between departments.

  • Providing HR Support: Respond to HR inquiries and issues via a ticketing system (Service Now). Offer timely and effective solutions while adhering to established protocols and policies.

  • Policy Compliance: Ensure all documentation and requests adhere to company policies and legal requirements. Maintain high standards of compliance and confidentiality in handling employee information.

  • Process Improvement: Actively contribute to enhancing Corporate Services procedures and processes to boost employee satisfaction, drive performance, and achieve organizational goals. Participate in regional or country-specific projects aimed at optimizing HR processes.

  • Query Resolution: Identify and research incoming queries from managers and HR Business Partners. Provide comprehensive responses and escalate issues as necessary to ensure timely resolution.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Human Resources or Customer Service, preferably in an HR Service Centre.

  • Ability to operate with a solution-faced mindset and desire to deliver exceptional employee experience.

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Good skills in German (both written and spoken).

  • Strong understanding of HR policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Proven experience working with HR systems, preferably Workday.

  • Proven experience working with a Case Management System, preferably ServiceNow.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and proactive approach to process optimization.

What Takeda can offer you:

No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people. We offer you a full range of benefits, such as:

Your Wealth

  • Competitive Salary

  • Annual Bonus

  • Referral Bonus

  • Social Fund (Christmas Bonus, Holiday Allowance etc.)

  • Employee Recognition

Your Health

  • Medical Care - various packages for the employee fully sponsored by Takeda. Family packages additionally paid by employee.

  • Eyeglass refund

Your Future

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Employee Capital Plans

  • A broad variety of learning platforms

  • Professional Growth opportunities including mentoring program.

  • Next-Generation Series – our comprehensive offer of internal webinars available to all employees from day 1

Your Well-Being

  • Subsidized Sport Card

  • Takeda Sport & engagement teams

  • One additional day-off for voluntary activities

  • Fruits in the office, broad variety of coffee and tea

  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working

  • Employee assistance program

We don’t do ordinary – at Takeda we unite in diversity!

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individuals are recognized for the diverse backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continually improving workplace experience and accessibility for everyone, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our Team.

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Lodz, Poland

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What makes a successful team member within Corporate at Takeda?

  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Insightful
  • Results driven
  • Goal-oriented
  • Achiever
The environment is dynamic and evolving, so you have to be adaptable.

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I’m fortunate enough to work with a highly skilled, diverse and dedicated bunch of people, and for that, I’m grateful! My colleagues continue to amaze me.

Sheelagh Gartlan - Recruitment Business Partner

Takeda is a company that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. By bringing people together who have diverse backgrounds, competencies, and personalities, innovation and ideas grow.

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  • Impact across generations Partnership brings together world-leading plasma companies to focus on developing and delivering a hyperimmune immunoglobulin in the global fight against COVID-19.
  • Takeda Scoops Global Top Employers® Award Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced it has become part of a select group of only 15 to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


Protect our planet.

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