Senior Manager European Talent & Leadership Development (m/f/x)

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Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Senior Manager European Talent & Leadership Development (m/f/x)


The position:

The job holder is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of European talent management programs and leadership trainings; this includes the design of a pan-European holistic approach of talent development and leadership to meet the demands of HQ and Affiliates, and supporting its timely and effective implementation. The incumbent works in close collaboration with the HR leadership team and Business Leaders, and coordinates with other DS business unit globally to ensure alignment of talent development & leadership strategies and practices.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Support the Director to operationally implement a Top Talent Program

  • Leading the DS talent development and leadership initiatives in alignment with the overall company strategy to become a truly global company

  • Owning impact of talent development & Leadership, monitoring, reporting and acting to improve impact 

  • Profound consulting and business partnering experience 

  • Exercise influence and advocacy in a virtual matrix organization with stakeholders at different levels (local, regional, corporate and with our global colleagues in Japan and US)

  • Being a trusted partner towards HR Leaders, enabling the people plan through a robust talent and leadership plan

  • Effectively leading projects, and teams

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • > 8-10 years of experience in leadership / talent / organisation development

  • University degree in business psychology, human resources management or business management 

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience partnering with senior leadership, and the ability to 'performance consult' in senior settings

  • Proven track record to drive impact in similar roles 

  • Strong intercultural collaboration competencies

  • A sense of autonomous judgement as what intervention will generate the greatest impact for our business, both immediately and/ or longer term

  • Fluent in English and German, other European languages appreciated (Spanish / French / English)

  • Proven learning agility, openness for new approaches

  • Travel within Europe required



What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.