Sr Dir Talent Management

  • Otsuka
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Apr 17, 2019
Human Resources

Job Description


Sr Dir Talent Management


Job ID: 2019-10722
Type: Full time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Human Resources


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs as well as nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (9.9 billion) in 2016.

All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at


The Senior Director, Talent Management will work closely with the entire HR team to design and deploy and overall only Otsuka Talent Strategy and set a new expectation for the enterprise to deliver end to end talent solutions

Areas of focus include and are not limited to:

  • Will work closely with the CHRO and Senior Business Partner/OE lead to build a solutions HR model and metrics for success
  • Rationalize and streamline strategic Talent spend and partnerships
  • Build and market and end to end talent lifecycle slate of offerings focused on executive, leadership, and management levels.
  • Co- create sales development offerings and rotational programs and tools
  • Develop a targeting executive development onboarding experience
  • Co-lead building the HR model of future with hear of people and HRBPs and HRIS etc.
  • Enable a shared services TM model that includes WD design and implementation with HRIS, LD, PM, TM, Succession
  • Build end to end only Otsuka talent strategy encompassing learning, leadership development, cultural immersion, onboarding, recruitment – hire to develop to retain and engage lifecycle
  • Build a true L&D arm with 3rd party support that is targeted and relevant
  • Build enterprise capabilities in OE, change
  • Dynamic Otsuka career maps and journeys for employees
  • Use of technology, data and metrics to drive predicative modeling and strategies for people, talent, org and recruitment; AI assessments and gamification incorporated to talent approaches; Data and insights for predictive talent modeling and workforce planning
  • Drive next gen succession planning
  • Board presentation and macro people analysis
  • Cultural and engagement surveys of future – real time
  • Consolidate and manage strategic third party relationships to ‘right size’ a competitive and strategic Otsuka Talent Office
  • Develop OD and change capabilities for enterprise, starting with HR team members
  • Enable a Talent Partner solutions model including consultation and annual program offerings with close collaboration across HR and the business

Travel 15-30%


Strategic thinker with 10+ years of experience in execution of complex, multi-functional projects and programs

  • 10 + years of Human resources/OD experience
  • Experience with leading teams and a talent development strategy
  • Ability to solve for complex scenarios, problem solve and thrive within ambiguity
  • Demonstrated passion for talent and org development
  • Self-starter with strong analytical and organization development skills
  • Strong project management skills, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to execute programs and processes
  • Effective influencing skills
  • Strong ability to work actively with partners at all levels throughout the organization
  • Excellence in in oral, written communications and presentation skills
  • Innovation and ambassador to new and different ideas and the perseverance to see them through
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and database management

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources Management, or related field
  • Master's/PhD. in HR, OD, Organizational Psychology or related discipline preferred