AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Human Resource Business Partner in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

AstraZeneca is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, with a broad range of medicines designed to fight disease in important areas of healthcare: cardiovascular, diabetes, respiratory and cancer.

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to achieve our shared goals no matter where you start with us. When we see an opportunity for change we seize it and make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial finding those moments and recognising their potential.

AstraZeneca’s HR function is on a transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in HR operations and business partnering. As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class HR support and leadership becomes ever more important.

We’re currently looking for a HR Business Partner for our Malaysia marketing company. This role reports to the Malaysia Country HR Director.


  • Crafting and implementing Strategic Workforce Planning, Culture and Engagement, Talent Management, Performance Management, People Development and Recruiting strategies

  • A trusted advisor to the Business Leaders - you will work in partnership with the Malaysia Country Leadership Team in providing recommendations/challenges/coaching/advising on HR policies and practices to enable the execution of people plans

  • Leading all elements of the annual people management cycle

  • Engage and contract with other HR colleagues, COEs and business managers to diagnose, design and deliver specific people interventions

  • Driving adoption of the new HR Operating Model, coaching business clients to use the right channels/HR teams to receive the support they need

Capabilities/Experience required:

  • Significant strategic HR Business Partnering experience, including managing complex business change with the ability to articulate a vision, set direction & inspire commitment from own team and broader organisation.

  • Strong track record of driving a people development mind-set and building robust approach to talent management pipeline development

  • Strategic thinking and the ability to translate business goals into actionable people plans

  • Achieving results through effective collaboration in a matrixed organization

  • Self-starter with a drive to make things happen at pace

  • Strong emotional intelligence, listening, influencing and coaching skills to support the shaping of the agenda at a senior level across geographical boundaries

  • Able to attract and develop diverse talent and drive individual and team performance Enterprise mind-set

  • Technical HR knowledge / skills associated one or more of the following disciplines - Resourcing, Performance & Reward, ER, L&D, organisational change

  • Strong stakeholder and influencing skills

  • Bachelor’s degree; a MBA/post-graduate degree is desirable

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.