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Job Advert Title
HR Manager / HR Operations Specialist
Function/Business Area
Human Resources
Human Resources
Employment Class


HR Manager / HR Operations Specialist

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

As part of our internal HR Operations expansion, we are now recruiting for an experienced HR professional who will be responsible for Case Management, supporting cyclical HR processes and organisational design. On a daily basis this will include:

  • Providing case management support to employees and managers where escalated by the HR Service Delivery Team.
  • Providing sound advice and guidance to managers and employees on a variety of case management issues such as underperformance, disciplinary, grievance and sickness absence.
  • Identifying and analysing legal and compliance risks in employment situations and partnering with HRBP's & Employee Relations to mitigate.
  • Monitoring and tracking trends in case management queries to proactively identify issues and opportunities to overcome these trends. 
  • Collaborating with HRBPs and leaders on business change projects including managing a portfolio of global business change projects. 
  • Supporting the delivery of cyclical HR processes.
  • Keeping up to date with employment law and employment law trends

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven HR experience, gained in a HR Operations model in a complex, global environment
  • Relevant end-to-end Employee Relations (ER) experience including management of complex and high-risk cases.
  • Experience of working with and supporting HR Business Partners
  • Experience across core HR functions; Compensation, Benefits & Performance Management and experience in HR process design.
  • A broad understanding of the HR employee lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to exercise sound judgement 
  • Strong Turkish and English communication skills

Preferred Knowledge and Experience:

  • Project Management and Continuous Improvement experience


  • Batchelors degree and relevant professional qualification

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.