AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Human Resources Services Specialist Finland/Baltics – Nordic-Baltic Marketing Company (NOBA) in Finland

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases.

By 2025 the AstraZeneca Nordic-Baltic Marketing Company aims to become a recognized leader in our core therapy areas and thus improving lives of millions of people. We will achieve this by driving excellent launches, building close collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders in the health care systems, and developing high performing teams.

We are a fast paced and evolving organization focused on excellence in science, brands and people. Nordic-Baltic has offices in Södertälje, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius.

We are now looking for a Human Resources Services Specialist to be based in our office in Helsinki.

The role

In the role as Human Resources Services Specialist you are working as a generalist but may have specialist knowledge in a particular Human Resources functional area. You will manage the day-to-day operations within the area and be responsible for implementing policies and ensuring compliance. Activities are managed rather than supervised; immediate manager providing guidance.

Typical accountabilities and responsibilities

You provide HR services to Finland and Baltics including:

  • Employee and manager queries on policies and procedures

  • Contract / employment documentation management

  • Workday and other HR system updates

  • Payroll & FCF management

  • HR Reporting

  • Policy review, alignment and simplification

You will also:

  • Manage own tasks and operates independently to interpret, diagnose and resolve identified problems, escalating only complex issues for resolution

  • Monitor performance, identifying and resolving any issues regarding HR services delivery, working with internal and external parties

  • Regularly review HR policies and processes, identifying areas for enhancement and making recommendations for change

  • Tracks changes in applicable labour laws and works with internal and external parties to deliver appropriate solutions

  • Acts as an HR specialist for area of responsibility, providing specialist advice or heading-up project delivery in this area

  • Play an active role in the NOBA HR team and may own delivery for one or more NOBA HR activities and programs

  • Meet AstraZeneca expectations pertaining to Code of Ethics, AstraZeneca Values, Compliance and other policies and procedures

As part of the role you act as Country HR lead for Finland:

  • Provide local Employment Relations expertise, working with the local co-operation forum and ensuring relevant Information and Consultation legislation is observed

  • Work with line manager and NOBA HRBP in complex cases where local HR presence is required e.g. business change

  • Partner with the Country Lead on local engagement activities, culture and leadership role modelling to ensure we continue to grow Finland as a Great Place to Work

  • Co-ordinate local She Health Environment (SHE) activities working with Country Lead and local SHE committee

Minimum experience / requirements

  • Educated to a degree level

  • Has extensive HR generalist experience

  • Strong judgement and influencing skills

  • Independent and collaborative worker

  • In-depth experience in HR systems (Workday, SAP)

  • Collaborative

  • Agile learner

  • Ability to work in constantly changing environment

  • Detail oriented


  • Experience in a multi-national company

  • Experience of HR delivery across more than one country

  • Experience of collaborating virtually – virtual teams, virtual manager / employee support

More information

For more information please contact Gemma Dainty, tel +46 (0)70 347 6456.

Welcome with your application no later than December 14, 2018.

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.