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Global Chapter Lead - Security & Risk

Bratislava, Bratislava
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At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Job ID R0098219 Date posted 11/08/2023 Location Bratislava, Bratislava

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Job Description

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people, brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we – as a Takeda team – can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

We are taking a large step forward to create a future-ready organization that evolves at the speed of science and technology, to meet the needs of patients by seeking and incorporating novel digital capabilities, data, and agile methodologies. Our aim is to provide digital solutions that are personalized to each patient’s unique needs and health circumstances. With individual care at the center, we can support patients in actively managing their personal care journey – from the moment they are diagnosed through treatment and beyond. Our Digital and IT team plays an integral role in accelerating this exciting journey.

This Global Chapter Lead role is a key global ICC leadership team member reporting to the VP, Global ICC. He/She leads and manages the global chapter team consistently across different locations. (Slovakia, Mexico, APAC) He/She creates and assumes ownership of strategies and goals that are aligned with business objectives and global chapter specifics.

The Global Chapter Lead is accountable for the technical implementation of the initiatives coming from Takeda business, after priority and budget are clearly defined by the IT Business partner. They ensure the global chapter has high quality resources who have the necessary technical skills to be mobilized onto Agile teams.

The Global Chapter Lead is responsible for the readiness of the software development organization.  He/She guides local Chapter Leaders and/or Subchapter Leads to build the appropriate skills and capabilities needed to operate in an environment that embraces agile principles and practices. They are focused on creating high performing teams across the product and technology enablement organizations.


Chapter Development

·Provide the vision and lead Global Chapter capabilities build-out.

·Lead the team of local Chapter Leads or subchapter Leads based on the size of the global chapter.

·Clearly define specific chapter capabilities, with a harmonized set of roles and skills

·Lead the global chapter as an experienced practitioner and be a role model to the members, team leaders and Chapter Leaders.

·Manage complex and difficult escalations, risks and issues related to the chapter specific services delivered by the Global Agile teams.

·Analyze and solve unique and complex problems, requiring broad-based solutions, across the chapter and regions globally.

Talent Development

·Work with HR on strategic level and ensure across all the local chapters and subchapters to recruit top talent.

·Build relationships that establish Takeda’s brand in respective location and support candidate traction – e.g., local universities, research program investments, hiring events, hackathons, etc.

·Work with Global ICC and Local ICC Leads to achieve hiring and performance target

·Responsible for meeting hiring target goals, and strategize path to accelerate hiring if goals are not met

·Manage multiple hiring sources – RPO, Contract to hire partners, boutique companies as relevant based on scope

·Onboard the local Chapter Leads and/or Subchapter Leads

·Track the progress of each local Chapter Lead or Subchapter Lead and their teams toward completion of the chapter specific and management training curriculum.

·Set targets for development and growth and completes final assessment of Chapter Leads in professional development

·Lead talent development and retention initiatives, including provisioning of training, sharing of best practices, and initiatives to promote a culture of continuous improvement.

·Create opportunities for ICC employees to engage with senior leaders and get exposure, to discuss career development

·Being a coach/mentor for Chapter Leads in different countries.

Resource Allocation and Staffing

·Coordinate staffing of chapter members in agile teams

·Manage resource allocation constraints for chapter members across the Agile teams and procure flex resources where appropriate.

·Manage resource allocation for Global projects.

·Assess and balance the resourcing needs of the Global Agile teams.

Performance Evaluations

·Oversee collection of formative and evaluative feedback for each Chapter Leader from their network of professional connections

·Oversee delivery of performance evaluations for Chapter Leaders, factoring in individual contributions and collective team performance


·15+ years’ experience building and managing global teams.

·Proven experience in a fast-paced Agile environment

·Proven experience as a practice director in a consulting organization or/ and manager in a large enterprise.

·Technical expert in the area, function, and IT

·Developing and driving the high performing technical teams

·Leading and managing international and global teams

·Managing people and the high complex organization with more than 50 employees

·Building a mentorship and training program to groom and grow juniors.

·Leader, who can inspire, influence, and motivate the large multicultural audience/organization.

·Excellent written and verbal English skills with ability to clearly present ideas

·A track record of success in developing technology leaders and staff.

·Proven track record of driving continuous improvement initiatives applying common methodologies such as LEAN, AGILE, or SAFe.

·Operating in an IT/data technology complex environment, heavily regulated environment

·Demonstrated capability to successfully collaborate and lead in a matrix organization and manage a complex cross functional global environment.

·Working within international / global remit and within and across other cultures

·Technically strong with proven ability to make sound decisions and lead data and digital technology teams.

·Ability to lead effectively and work concurrently across multiple priorities in a goal-oriented, timeline-driven, and remote management work environment.

·Solutions oriented, with the ability to structure ambiguous problems and develop qualitative and quantitative approaches for identifying and assessing various options to provide solutions.

·Strong business acumen with an ability to understand the business implications of decisions.

·Strong strategic thinking

·Result oriented – drives pragmatic solutions and balances the ideal with the practical to deliver the best value to the organization.

·Makes timely decisions and translates strategy into action. Ensures impact is quantified, tracked, and realized.

·Drive simplification, innovation and continuous improvement activities while ensuring business continuity and minimal business disruptions.

·Passionate about change and continuous improvement; willing to challenge the status quo and dissent when needed, and not afraid to point out areas of development.

·Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

·Champion/Expert in the change management

·Highly collaborative working style, strong interpersonal capabilities and relationship building; proven ability to manage diverse client and stakeholder relationships, and to collaborate effectively with customers and colleagues.

·Excellent ability to facilitate discussions around complex issues and bring them to resolution.

·Understand the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Honesty, Fairness and Perseverance) and put them into action through Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business, in that order.

·Behave ethically in daily job and the achievement of the business goals.

·Make sure his/her team make decisions aligned with values (Takeda-ism) and Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business, in that order.

·Consistently reinforce the importance of Takeda-ism and PTRB and take appropriate actions to meet our high ethical standards.


Flexibility in working hours due to the global nature (different time-zones) and demands of the role and the organization.


Flexibility to travel (~20 - 40%).



As a motivated employee, you should be compensated appropriately. The minimum salary for this position is € 6000 per month (full time), but your final remuneration package may be higher depending on your qualifications and experience

Annual Bonus

Employees have the opportunity to earn an annual bonus based on company, business unit, and individual performance.

Referral program

Bonuses are available for referrals if your friends join Takeda.


  • We care about your future. So, we offer a retirement plan for employees, which includes up to a 3% match. You'll also have access to life insurance covering short-term and long-term disability in case of injury or death.

  • When in need, we'll support you. Our Takeda-sponsored individual medical plan will give you access to timely health treatment for your medical needs. We also have additional payment available for critical illnesses.

  • We understand mental health is also important. Counseling and support resources are available 24/7 through our assistance program for employees and immediate family members.

  • We want you to spend time away. We offer generous paid leave and also additional time off for maternitypaternity, and parental leave.

  • We are committed to helping the world. You'll have the opportunity to participate in paid time away for volunteering activities.

  • We know there's more to life than work. we return to the office, you'll enjoy a mix of remote working and in-office collaboration in our state-of-the-art facilities. During summer we have flexible workweeks with half-day Fridays.

  • And some additional benefits because at Takeda, we invest in our people.

  • You’ll have access to:

  • Daily allowance for meals

  • Supplementary monthly payment to spend on retirement savings, educational courses, and leisure activities

  • Assistance for home office internet or English learning expenses


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  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
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    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
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    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

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Create an exceptional people experience.


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