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Executive Director, Diversity and Global Health Equity

Company: BeiGene
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

DEI&B STATEMENTAt BeiGene, we like to say, cancer has no borders, and neither do we.In order to create impactful medicines that will help everyone, we believe in including everyone.We continually foster and environment and culture that reflects and supports the diverse communities of the patients we serve, the unique qualities that each colleague brings to BeiGene, and our core principles in support of social justice and equity for all.We dont only want to be the best biotech company for our colleagues and patients. We want to be best biotech company for the world.At BeiGene, we are driven by the power of change, and we know that if each of us focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at work and in our lives, we will leave a legacy that will continue beyond us.Everyone belongs at BeiGene and were all in!General Description:The Executive Director, Diversity and Global Health Equity, is a strategic leadership role that reports into the Global Head of HR and serves as a key member of the HR leadership team (HRLT). This individual will be the global lead on all Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) matters for the company and will collaborate and help drive all health equity initiatives taking place across the organization.This role works cross-functionally and partners with multiple internal and external stakeholders including:Global Idea (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness) Council which serves a cross-functional advisory body, Corporate Affairs Team, ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) group, Global Clinical Operations, Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Patient Innovation, Learning & Development, Global Procurement, external consulting firm(s), global work-life balance project team, global benefits team, as well as internal and external counsel.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must understand the importance of BeiGenes mission and its values of Patients First, to improve global health and well-being, Bold Ingenuity, to make bold commitments and deliver against them, Driving Excellence, to have a sense of urgency and agility to follow the science and deliver for patients while maintaining integrity, while concurrently demonstrating Collaborative Spirit and show respect for individual differences,
  • Advances BeiGenes corporate reputation by serving as a public ambassador in the industry through authentic engagement and communication on health equity & DEI&B by effectively partnering with internal and external stakeholders in the process, putting our commitments to Patients First.
  • Collaborates on health equity (the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health), through patient assistance programs, collaborations with charitable foundations, and external facing health equity initiatives through patient advocacy organizations.
  • Supports health equity by partnering with global benefits team to ensure diverse and inclusive benefits for all employees in all countries across the employee life cycle.
  • Promotes initiatives to support colleague engagement and well-being, including mental health as a key priority.
  • Conducts industry benchmarking to track trends and progress in this space, particularly in our industry.
  • Participates on enterprise-wide health equity policies, projects, and communications.
  • Leads enterprise-wide DEI&B policies, projects, and communications including pay equity studies and DEI&B considerations in vendor selection and on-boarding.
  • Demonstrates behaviors aligned with One Company culture through open communication and maintaining an enterprise-wide mindset.
  • Seeks to build a high-performing, inclusive culture by first understanding the overall organizational health then identifying gaps and then offering pragmatic and effective solutions.
  • Creates and contributes content to the annual ESG report commenting on health equity and DEI&B initiatives, goals, and progress against the long-term health equity & DEI&B strategy.
  • Supports the development of a diverse high potential talent including rotations, internships and succession planning to cultivate employees to their highest capability.
  • Works with managers, employee relations, or legal to properly address micro-aggressions where applicable, ensuring commitment to our global code of conduct.
  • Coaches leaders in creating a trust-based culture and develops strategies that drive long-term performance
  • Requires the individual to understand the various roles and responsibilities of the business at a depth which will allow them to challenge the business leaders to fully leverage existing resources and to make trade-off decisions so that the highest priority activities are adequately resourced.
  • Fosters an environment where courage to deal with volatile sensitive issues tactfully and to challenge appropriately is strongly encouraged and consistently demonstrated.
  • Models and propagates the Company values.
  • Cultivates a diverse and inclusive environment. Creates psychological safety for internal colleagues and external partners.
  • Must have strong presentation skills to present to leadership teams internally and to also represent BeiGene in the external community, speaking on DEI&B and health equity topics.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable requirements related to laws and regulations.Education Required:BA/BS MA preferred; with 10+ years progressive experience in Human Resources, with expertise in health equity and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEI&B), preferably within the biotech /pharmaceutical / life sciences industry.Skills:
    • 10+ years Health Equity and/or DEI&B experience ideally at a pharmaceutical / biotech / life sciences organization.
    • Bachelors Degree in business or related field; Masters degree a plus.
    • Certification(s) in DEI&B, global health, health equity, preferred.
    • Military experience, where applicable will be applied against the education and/or experience requirement.
    • Fosters a dynamic, rewarding, and inclusive workplace, and creates an environment of psychological safety for colleagues.
    • Requires the ability to work as a team player with an enterprise-wide mindset
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to effectively operate in a very fast-paced environment in multiple time zones
    • Role will involve 25% or more local, regional, and global travel while serving as a public ambassador.
    • Must have strong written and verbal presentation skills and properly represent BeiGene in external professional conferences and in the broader community.
    • Strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus to executive against strategic plans.
    • Strong interpersonal and written, verbal and presentation communication skills, with the ability to develop a high degree of personal credibility across various internal and external stakeholders and senior leaders.Competencies:Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions and responds to management direction.Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit and shares expertise with others.Adaptability Able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

Keywords: BeiGene, San Mateo , Executive Director, Diversity and Global Health Equity, Executive , San Mateo, California

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