General Information

Job Advert Title
Senior Manager Talent Acquisition
United Kingdom
Function/Business Area
Human Resources
HR Talent
Employment Class


Senior Manager Talent Acquisition

About Astellas:

At Astellas we 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 global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword, it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.
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 minds together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About This Job:

This role sits within a Global Talent Acquisition (TA) function and is part of a team supporting our Established Markets Region (Europe, AUS, Canada & NZ). Reporting to the regional TA Director, the position will support the Established Markets Talent Acquisition strategy, with a focus on attracting, developing and retaining the best talent to meet the needs of an innovative Pharma company now and in the future. The region is supported by an outsourced recruitment model (RPO) so part of this role will be to ensure the highest standards of operational recruitment delivery and the evolution of the service through continuous improvement.

Key Activities are noted below:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the TA landscape (including process and technology) across Established Markets, aligning to global strategy
  • Understand the TA strategy for Established Markets and impact on the roadmap for outsourced recruitment
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships with key stakeholders within HR and the business and understand their roles in or supporting end to end processes
  • Drive an operational strategy centred on excellence for managers and candidates and promote a culture of continuous improvement, refinement and/or simplification of process
  • Monitor/analyse key metrics and data, working with the RPO to continually improve service delivery
  • Troubleshoot/resolve operational issues, working with relevant stakeholders ensuring adherence to agreed processes
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to ensure work instructions and process flows are up to date/relevant
  • Maintain a cadence of operational calls with appropriate stakeholders to summarise/track actions and ensure delivery and ensure that any changes are appropriately communicated
  • Act as an ambassador for TA and HR, proactively and appropriately managing any escalations and ensuring Audit compliance across operational activity
  • Support Talent Acquisition projects as necessary

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Talent Acquisition experience at an above country level and strong awareness of best practice
  • Proven operational management experience (preferably gained from an RPO/outsourced recruitment environment)
  • Strong understanding of recruitment technology and able to link functionality to recruitment process, seeing how interlinked processes and systems combine in end-to-end processes
  • Experience of documenting and refining processes with good attention to detail
  • Evidence of managing recruitment projects or initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at all levels at all levels
  • Solutions driven, able to solve complex problems with practical, pragmatic and workable solutions, adapting to a changing environment
  • Able to work additional hours if required within a global matrix structure
  • Candidates must be fluent in verbal and written business English


  • Solid educational background (degree preferred)

Additional Information:

  • This is a permanent full-time position based in the UK. The role does not currently support relocation/visa sponsorship
  • We operate a hybrid working pattern (office/remote – travel to the office in Addlestone if required)

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.