Associate Director, Employee Experience & Engagement in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 9/13/2023

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.


Reports to and partners with the Head of Employee Experience & Engagement to drive the strategy around how to create an excellent employee experience that enables our people to bring their very best to serve patients. This position is responsible for initiatives that support our culture and drive employee engagement, such as our Global Employee Engagement Survey, work-life balance initiatives, and Employee Value Proposition (EVP); will serve as a thought partner to the organization and manage change and communication strategies that drive engagement and retention.


- Employee Listening

- Design and administer Global and US-specific engagement surveys; assess impact of actions, and define global and local commitments based on insights
- Build and execute communication, change management and training plans around the surveys
- Provide best practices, guidance, and support across a global HR community to drive effective listening and action taking strategies considering regional and local requirements and needs.
- Surface critical insights across listening programs (e.g., onboarding surveys, exit interviews) and capture the voice of the employee in dynamic ways
- Be a subject matter expert to partner with HRBPs, global and regional HR colleagues, and leadership; enable them with data, tools, and expertise to effectively listen and take action with their client groups/teams
- Employee Value Proposition (EVP)Bring Daiichi Sankyo’s Employee Value Proposition to life. Responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing evolution of a plan to embed a consistent EVP into our programs and processes in collaboration with HR, IT, and other key stakeholders. Engage employees around our Employer Brand narrative (EVP) and target messaging and content to different employee segments.
- Program Change ManagementManage projects, change management and communication plans around prioritized engagement initiatives. Develop processes and documentation for program/process evolution.
- Other Engagement Priority Initiatives

- Lead prioritized initiatives to enhance the employee experience (e.g. work-life balance, hybrid work) using a design thinking approach and incorporating innovative thinking and external best practices
- Identify and implement multi-prong engagement and communication tactics; build internal presentations, messages, and other content as needed
- Connect the dots between how employee engagement positively drives business outcomes and share the story of actions taken based on employee feedback
- Build leadership accountability in executing key engagement priorities and for leaders to engage their teams in discussion and take local action.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)

- Bachelor's Degree in psychology or communication fields required
- Master's Degree preferred

Experience Qualifications

- 7 or More Years Human Resources and/or communications experience required
- Experience running employee engagement surveys required
- Project / program management required
- Change management strongly preferred preferred
- Experience with Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) strongly preferred preferred
- Ability to analyze data and make data driven decisions preferred
- Experience designing communications strategies preferred
- Ability to write simplified and effective employee communications preferred


Ability to travel up to 10% Conferences and business meetings as necessary

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.