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Head of Plasma Fractionation and Teardown - Factory of the Future

Multiple Locations
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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 R0123186 Date posted 05/16/2024 Location Multiple Locations

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Job Description

About the role:

You will act as a GMS Business Partner to Biolife (Plasma Collection) and lead the Plasma-related (Teardown & Fractionation) function to develop future process and technologies as a member of the extended BioLife Leadership Team. Drive implementation of innovative technologies in Teardown and Fractionation to reduce operational cost, enable our sustainability goals to become carbon neutral by 2040, improve process efficiency and increase Fractionation throughput.

You will support the Plasma sites in best practices knowledge and problem solving, and lead implementation strategies and risk assessments related to plasma VSA and FoF initiatives between BioLife and GMS.

This is a hybrid role that will report to the Head Plasma Product Ops. & External Supply.

How you will contribute:

  • Define the network strategy of projects deployment following Plasma OpU objectives
  • Define in collaboration with all the manufacturing sites the Factories of the Future Strategy, with the aim to achieve the capacity targets. Define, prioritize and lead the FoF strategy and the global initiatives relevant to Teardown & Fractionation.
  • Drive and support network capacity increase projects, including manufacturing bottle neck cycle time reduction and variation reduction initiatives.
  • Provide leadership to assess network throughput impacts, provide guidance and risk assessments related to network capacity, processes, and systems.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to add robotics, automation, or improved Engineering design to improve Safety, Quality/Compliance and Operational Efficiency.
  • Lead Factory of the Future Blueprints Initiatives. Define and implement in collaboration with all the manufacturing sites the Factories of the Future Strategy, with the aim to achieve the capacity targets.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to drive FoF initiatives through feasibility and execution stages. Define, prioritize and lead the FoF strategy and the global initiatives relevant to Teardown & Fractionation
  • Perform competitive intelligence assessments.
  • BioLife interface management; manage technical support for organization ensuring optimized performance across both organizations.
  • Define strategy & implementation plan for interface of BioLife to GMS to ensure E2E global alignment of plasma supply to expansion programs. Support device implementation strategies assessments.
  • Co - Lead BioLife-GMS VSA Governance structure to ensure coordination and management of VSA projects & initiatives are aligned with BioLife & GMS strategic priorities to enable successful execution. Works across GMS, PDT BU R&D, and site representatives to align on vision and priorities for the whole Plasma OpU

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering or equivalent required
  • 15+ years of related experience in plasma with 10+ in a management role
  • Knowledge and experience of Bio-Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sciences, Engineering
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant regulations, plasma collection and plasma fractionation required
  • Experience defining the strategy and roadmap for complex, cross-functional initiatives
  • International background appreciated – must be fluent in English.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.

Empowering our people to shine:

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Locations

Boston, MA

Zurich, Switzerland

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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