Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

  • Senior Manager, Human Resources

    Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition. At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA), we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach – and one of Japan’s oldest and most respected companies.


    With the recent FDA approval and availability in the U.S. of RADICAVA® (edaravone) MTPA is rapidly expanding our operation across all functional areas to launch this new product in the U.S. market. Concurrently, the company is expanding its research efforts and exploring collaborations with partners to discover and bring treatments to market for unmet medical needs including orphan diseases. We currently seek motivated professionals who share our vision of scientific excellence, innovation, and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of patients. 


    The Senior Manager, Human Resources must have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all facets of Human Resources including but not limited to: employee relations, company policy and procedure compliance, HR educational training, and performance management. 

    The Senior Manager, HR is accountable for building and maintaining strong relationships with the clients they support. Partnering with other members of the HR team and other key internal partners, the HRBP Senior Manager will leverage knowledge and best practices to provide guidance and counsel to management team, supporting the building and maintenance of a skilled and motivated workforce capable of and, committed to, delivering their business strategy. 

    With minimal guidance and coaching from the Associate Director, HR, the Senior Manager, HR acts as an advisor to assigned management teams by providing advice and guidance on sensitive and often complex HR issues, in the areas of compensation, performance management, learning & development, recruitment, job evaluation, change management and employee issue resolution. 


    • Provide strategic direction and ensure the effective execution of all aspects of human resources management, including compensation and benefits, compliance with federal and state employment laws, talent management, training and development, performance management, recruitment, employee retention, and HR data management and reporting metrics 
    • Assess human resource needs and oversee the refinement and implementation of organization-wide systems and structures 
    • Respond to staff needs and ensure effective staff are recruited, retained, and developed 
    • Work closely with organizational leadership and managers to maintain a positive work environment and culture, and help facilitate the resolution of interpersonal issues 
    • Foster a trusting environment that is characterized by transparency, active listening and direct communication 
    • Collaborate closely with the senior management team to ensure that all Human Resources initiatives are aligned with the strategic direction and goals of the organization 
    • Partner with other functions of the HR team (talent acquisition, compensation, learning & development, etc.) to meet clients’ business needs


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.

    • Minimum of 5 - 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience.
    • Preferred: Experience in a startup organization; prior pharmaceutical experience.
    • Excellent business writing and verbal communication skills.
    • In-depth knowledge of HR processes, programs, policies and systems.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively, up to executive levels, with other individuals and groups in a matrix organization.
    • Advanced MS Office skills.
    • Willingness to travel up to 5%.
    • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
    • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment, i.e. computers, phones, copy machine/printer
    • Ability to carry, handle and reach for objects
    • Ability to lift and pull up to 15 pounds 


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