Business Areas

Takeda’s business areas are home to a variety of roles ranging from data scientists and manufacturing associates to medical affairs and financial analysts. Different business areas can and do work together, but each also has its own purpose, strategic priorities and culture. The one thing that unites each and every group around the globe is our commitment to putting patients at the center in order to achieve Takeda’s mission of bringing better health and a brighter future to people worldwide.

Corporate Functions

Corporate Functions plays a huge role in the safe and legal operation, communication, reputation and people policies of Takeda around the world.

Europe & Canada (EUCAN)

With its central hub in Zurich, Switzerland, the EUCAN team is focused on leading the way in gastroenterology, oncology and neurology diseases, and transforming the treatment of rare diseases.

Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS)

Working closely with Global Quality, GMS is the business unit responsible for producing our life-saving medicines and ensuring they reach the people who need them most.

Global Quality (GQ)

Working closely with Global Manufacturing & Supply, GQ makes sure our medicines and therapies meet our high standards and comply with the regulatory requirements of external agencies and authorities.

Japan Business Unit (JPBU)

JPBU is home to both the founding of our company and the Takeda philosophy. This BU is committed to being a best-in-class biopharmaceutical company with a focus on gastroenterology, oncology and the central nervous system.


Takeda Oncology BU employees work with urgency and purpose. Their role in treating oncology patients is important, and their overall mission is clear and close to their hearts: aspiring to cure cancer.

Plasma-Derived Therapies (PDT)

PDT strives to meet the growing demand for plasma-derived medicines that treat complex and rare diseases. Employees here work across the entire plasma value chain, from donor to patient.

Research & Development (R&D)

This global team, together with our partners, harness cutting-edge science to push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring transformative, life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

US Commercial Organization (USBU)

In the US unit, our talented teams innovate treatments in the areas of gastroenterology, neuroscience, ophthalmics, immunology, hematology, and rare diseases.


This critical BU has a strong history of creating vaccines for some of the most prevalent diseases in the world, such as measles. Teams are currently working on an exciting pipeline that includes dengue, zika and norovirus.

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