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Senior HR Manager Iceland TEVA

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Hafnarfjordur, IS, 211

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Your role:


Looking to take the next step in your HR career? Ready for new adventure?
We are offering an interesting opportunities for a Talented Expert to step into the role of Senior HR Manager and join our Office in Hafnarfjordur to support in leading the HR activities and services (Hire-retire) and execution of people processes and business initiated HR plans within the Iceland.


For Iceland:

  • Supporting employee lifecycle “hire to retire” in partnership with management and HR; aligning HR processes and policies across the countries and to TEVA´s European working model. Reviewing, changing and implementing as required administrative HR policies, procedures and programs to support and strengthen HR activities, including: hire, rehire, on-boarding, transfer, promotion, demotion, training and development, performance management, talent management, leave of absence and separation.
  • Developing and implementing HR strategies that will support the corporate development strategy and respond proactively to close any skill gaps that may exist.
  • Managing the Icelandic payroll with local payroll provider for all TEVA Iceland employees
  • Working with and understanding all Teva affiliates’ compensation strategy, systems and standards. Translating these to local country perspective and apply to add value to the business.
  • Being responsible for reporting as required internally and externally (headcount, safety, salary statistics etc.).
  • Managing and monitoring HR budget, FTE’s and Cost of Labor and benefits within Iceland.
  • Driving employee engagement and ensure actions are initiated and completed in relation to the result of the EE survey in order to deliver an organization consisting of highly engaged & motivated employees at all levels and also ensuring TEVA is seen as an employer of choice in the region.
  • Partnering with Country management, to execute the HR plan of Teva Iceland.
  • Providing support and coaching to line managers regarding all people processes and organizational Development and effectiveness.
  • Managing the recruitment process together with the central CoE for site based positions.
  • Coordinating and facilitating the performance and talent management processes for Iceland.
  • Supporting delivery of the training programs on local level.
  • Consulting on local benefit programs (e.g. health, disability, pension, time off) where applicable
  • Support implementation of reorganization processes within Teva Iceland including separation and redundancy negotiation when applicable
  • Being committed to ensuring a positive work environment with a focus on equal opportunities and according to the Teva values.
  • Taking care of general admin work, e.g. related to payroll data, employment contracts, HR systems etc.


Your profile:


  • HBO or University degree in Human Resources /Labor Law or other applicable discipline.
  • 7 - 10 years of experience within HR area, preferably in international organizations.
  • Experience in change management activities.
  • Technical & Generalist knowledge of National Labour Law, Hire- retire processes and policies, Compensation & Benefits.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in Icelandic and English language is required.
  • Experience in global (matrix) organization preferred.
  • Execution focus, project management skills.
  • Knowledge of HRM systems.
  • Collaborative strong Business Partner with influencing capabilities.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization, locally and internationally.
  • Open-minded and trustful person.
  • Being hands-on and focus on execution and delivery.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing working environment.



Human Resources

Sub Function

HR Business Partner / HR Manager / Generalist

Reports To:

Cluster HR Sr Dir, Benelux & Nordics

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