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Astellas Pharma Talent Acquisition Manager in Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at .

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope:

Responsible for all talent acquisition activities for exempt and non-exempt level hires within Astellas

US and its US affiliates.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Manages talent acquisition activities across the US enterprise with a focus on creating an exceptional candidate and client experience.

  • Assist with the strategic design of talent acquisition strategies to secure the best talent for Astellas.

  • Assist with the project management activities for talent acquisition expansions, reorganizations and restructures.

  • Ability to work with line managers at all levels and assists them in developing plans to secure talent for open positions.

  • Ability to manage external partners in the talent acquisition process such as: RPO's, research companies and external recruiters.

  • Ability to execute the overall recruiting process and evaluate the effectiveness of current processes and systems and implement efficient solutions.

  • Effectively collaborate with internal HR partners in developing strategies to manage current and future hiring needs.

  • Ability to develop compensation offers based on current employee data and market trends.

  • Excellent team player with strong rapport skills, ability to style shift with various personality styles.

  • Ability to use and understand talent acquisition metrics and the ability to implement strategies to improve results.

  • Must be able execute tactical job requirements.

Quantitative Dimensions:

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, this position is responsible for the Talent Acquisition needs of the organization across the US Region. This position delivers top talent to Astellas based on the needs of the business.

Organizational Context:

This position reports to the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition. This position does not have direct reports but must be able to operate effectively with limited authority. This position provides support to clients and Sr. Leadership across the organization.



  • Must have 3- 5 of talent acquisition or related experience.

  • Must have demonstrated understanding of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field

  • Must be able to demonstrate the following competencies: high level of energy and commitment to accomplishing results; strong time & project management, organization and prioritization skills; leadership; strong interpersonal communications and organizational savvy; and building strong teams.

  • Must have an absolute commitment to EEO/AA and Astellas' ethics policy.

  • Must have demonstrated competencies in interviewing skills, in developing rapport with candidates and presenting a positive picture of the Astellas opportunity. Must have the ability to gain an understanding of the Astellas business in order to define competencies.

  • Must be able to train, influence and coach hiring managers & teams to improve the selection process.

  • Must be able to negotiate and close with job candidates including senior management job

  • 15% travel or less domestically.


  • Master's degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources

  • Relevant experience recruiting top talent from the following industries: rare diseases, neuromuscular diseases and/or gene therapy products


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans


Category Human Resources

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans