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Site Digital Director (f/m/d)

Oranienburg, Brandenburg
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On the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) team at Takeda, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms:

  • Small Molecules
  • Biologics
  • Plasma
  • Cell and Gene

As part of the GMS team, you'll have the opportunity to pursue unique experiences and build new skills, and you'll know that the work you do every day makes an impact — on our patients, our people, our planet, and on yourself.

Job ID R0118270 Date posted 02/27/2024 Location Oranienburg, Brandenburg

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Site Digital Director (f/m/d)

About the role:

We are looking for the leader of our Data, Digital and Technology (DD&T) function at our manufacturing site in Oranienburg, close to the capital Berlin.

The DD&T Lead is responsible for driving the digital transformation journey to empower the site’s vision of providing high-quality medicine for people worldwide.

The Site Digital Lead is a member of the Site Leadership Team, but reports to the Global Head of DD&T for the Small Molecules Operational Unit (SM OpU).

Find out more about our DD&T function here:

How you will contribute:

  • Be a motivating leader of the Data, Digital & Technology team at our Oranienburg site, delivering DD&T services to the site

  • Closely partner with the operational team and other DD&T leaders and teams to collaborate on providing holistic technology solutions that enable, transform and enrich long-term business strategy and ways of working

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and continuous improvements of local DD&T function, covering people, processes, hardware, software and budget

  • Chair the DD&T Site Community and champions the Data and Digital change management at site level as a member of the Site Leadership Team (SLT)

  • Be an active member in the global Small Molecule(SM) Operating Unit DD&T Leadership Team and support the development of the global SM OpU DD&T strategy

  • Responsible to build, maintain and implement the site DD&T strategic roadmap in collaboration with the site DD&T Community, Site stakeholders, site SLT and Global DD&T teams

  • Develop local and global DD&T initiatives aligned with the business needs by simplifying, digitalizing, and automating the processes

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Many years of relevant work experience in manufacturing operation with responsibilities in strategy setting, people management & financial management

  • Innovative leader, a connector with an enterprise mindset and a trusted advisor

  • Team player, inclusive and collaborative with excellent communication abilities in German and English

  • Ability to influence others to achieve a common objective

  • Visionary and Strategic thinker from a business and technology standpoint with a demonstrated experience to lead and effectively drive organizational change and continuous innovation 

  • Strong understanding of current digital and emerging technologies, their potential application and translate those into business opportunities and implementation roadmap

If you love making an impact through new technologies, digital innovation and data utilization and want to lead the digital transformation of a manufacturing site and have a direct impact on 800+ employees and their work, apply with us now! We would love to have a dialogue.

In this position you will report to the Head of DD&T SM OpU GEM.

Your benefits:

  • Attractive and competitive salary

  • Open-minded and modern working environment

  • 30 vacation days

  • Company pension plan

  • Further education and training

  • Subsidized canteen

  • Subsidized sports programs

  • Disability insurance

  • Long-term account

  • Employee discounts

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Company accident insurance

  • Performance-related bonus

  • Trusted working hours

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Deferred compensation as desired

  • Global Wellbeing Program

  • Parent Child Office

  • Employee Recognition Program

About Us:

Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

In Oranienburg more than 800 employees produce solid drug forms (tablets and capsules). The site is also home to a pilot production facility for clinical development projects. Drug production in Oranienburg can look back on a tradition of more than 135 years. Oranienburg is located in the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Area.

How we will support you:

Takeda is proud of its commitment to create a diverse workforce and to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are living with disabilities, chronic illness or neurodiversity, please feel free to let us know so that we can provide you with appropriate support during the application process.


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