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Senior HR Business Partner

Neuchâtel, Canton of Neuchâtel
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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 R0116604 Date posted 02/05/2024 Location Neuchâtel, Canton of Neuchâtel

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Job Description

About the role:

In this exciting opportunity as an HR Business Partner, you'll be reporting directly to the HR Site Lead, contributing to a dynamic, agile, and matrix-based HR organization.

How you will contribute :

  • Deliver on specialized HR support to leaders around employee relations, talent and performance management, talent acquisition, employee engagement, time management and compliance with local labor law.

  • Partner with leaders to determine key people priorities and deliver solutions to ensure the organization capability, structure and culture are in place to drive the achievement of business goals.

  • Provide expert and well-reasoned HR advice and ensure that all people activities are managed in line with Takeda Culture and Values, policy and local regulations and standards.

  • Collaborate with our Talent Acquisition Team to enable recruitment of talents aligned with site capabilities needs, ensure timely hiring against vacancies as well as pay equity.

  • Coach and advise leaders on all aspects of people management, including employee relations, change management and people development in line with Takeda philosophy and policy.

  • Help leaders drive talents reviews and build robust succession planning for key positions.

  • Help leaders look around corners with data-driven recommendations that improve performance, retention and overall employee experience.

  • Enable the implementation of rewards and benefits strategies aligned with the organization expectations working closely with our Compensation and Benefits team.

  • Foster diversity and inclusion and contribute to rolling out global initiatives at site level

  • Be accountable for HR compliance in line with labor and employment regulations and to manage business risk arising from employment liability, work closely with the Swiss SECO and local authorities for the issue of relevant permits. 

  • Participate or lead HR projects aligned, among others, with our objectives of digitalization and simplification. 

  • Collaborate with regional CoE’s and relevant Global / BU HR colleagues to design and deliver best practice HR solutions in line with global standards.

  • Collaborate with HR Services to ensure effective delivery of HR operations.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • 10 years’ experience in HR among which a significant experience as HRBP in an industrial environment.

  • Industry and HR Knowledge – understands the pharmaceutical industry and business. Curious and up to date on current and possible future trends related to a broad spectrum of HR practices.

  • Coach and Mentor – elevate the capabilities of the organization for now and the future. Fosters the professional growth of others through knowledge sharing, professional and personal coaching, personal attention, and effort.

  • Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner.

  • Analytical Skills – ability to identify the root cause of problems/opportunities and determine possible solutions.

  • Organization Effectiveness – creates an environment that inspires and enables people to move the organization forward. Enables teams to work collaboratively and have challenging discussions. Gets things done.

  • Priorities and Clarity - focuses on the few priorities that matter most. Track record of implementing programs that reduce complexity and measurably improve business performance.

  • Team effectiveness – strong team player with desire to grow with and through others fostering an environment where differences are valued, and success comes through collaboration and constructive feedback.

  • Employee Relations – experience in managing difficult situations and leading complex investigations with diplomacy and discretion modeling ethical behavior and taking necessary disciplinary actions as needed. 

  • Labor Law – strong knowledge of Swiss Labor Law and implementation with pragmatism in a manufacturing environment

  • Time management – good understanding of employees scheduling linked to manufacturing requirements and tracking through HRIS tools.

  • IT and Digitalization – highly comfortable with business scorecards and metrics (PowerBI) and motivated to embark in Takeda’s journey around digitalization.

What Takeda offers you :

- Competitive salaries

- Full accident coverage

- Participation in health insurance premiums

- Advantageous pension plans

- Subsidised meals

- Financial participation in employee sports activities

- Transport: support for local public transport passes, free parking, car sharing program.

- Takeda Neuchâtel offers its employees an attractive working environment and conditions. The well-being, safety, development and career advancement of its employees are at the heart of our vision and our Human Resources, Health, Environment and Safety policies

- Takeda Neuchâtel is an employer committed to its employees and to future generations.

More about us:

With over 700 employees, Takeda Neuchâtel is one of the ten largest employers in the Canton of Neuchâtel, and one of the leading biopharmaceutical production sites in Switzerland. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the site employs a wide range of professionals trained in biotechnologies and their application to industrial production.

With over twenty nationalities, Takeda Neuchâtel offers an international, diverse and innovative working environment within a company that is firmly rooted in and committed to its local ecosystem.

Takeda Neuchâtel is certified as a Training Company by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. We train young apprentices in a variety of fields, including laboratory quality control, logistics, IT and biopharmaceutical production.

“Empowering our people to shine”:

Takeda is proud of its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to skin color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Success profile

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.

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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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  • 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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