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Scrum Master

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 R0102846 Date posted 05/07/2024 Location Bratislava, Bratislava

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Job Description

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are creating a future-ready organization that uses data and digital to meet the needs of patients, our people, and the planet.

We need your help to make this happen. Join our new Innovation Capability Center (ICC) in Bratislava, Slovakia.

In this role at our state-of-the-art center, you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and create solutions that will benefit patients around the world. Become the heart of our internal innovation engine.

At Takeda we unite in diversity! 

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individuals are recognized for the diverse backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continually improving workplace experience and accessibility for everyone, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our Team.

The Opportunity

As a Scrum Master, you'll act as a facilitator and advocate of the Agile methods of collaboration, in alignment with a product-centric organization. This role coordinates supports and assists all aspects of a product team. You’ll collaborate closely with and is the single point of contact to the product owner, coordinate the development team and align with release management to achieve customer satisfaction.

Please note that this position is cover for maternity leave!!


  • Providing rigors for all Agile ceremonies, including quality of story production and effective retrospectives while having a constant focus on improving the team.

  • Ensure there is full comprehension by the technical teams of all product stories during scoping and ideation phases.

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on consistently improving and problem-solving.

  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on removing impediments.

  • Use expert agile knowledge to guide teams to utilize tools and practices for software development.

  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity.

  • Support the product owner and provide education where needed

  • Act as a trusted representative for the team in committees, coordinate with IT colleagues from other teams, and are SPOC for the product owner and release manager or other functions of the business.

  • Deliver ongoing training for the team, product owners, developers, and testers to consolidate and support the future development of agile methods in the organization.

Skills and Qualifications


  • Minimum 2 years of Scrum Master experience leading small-mid-sized agile teams

  • Minimum 2 years of IT/SW delivery experience working in an agile environment

  • Demonstrable experience to apply Scrum principles, practices, and theory of Scrum, Kanban, Agile Development, and Integration

  • Strong analytical skills to grasp complexities and identify relationships between problems, risks, issues, and solutions; ability to work with a team to reach a consensus

  • Solid Team and Organizational coaching experience to realize benefits arising from Agile Principles, self-management, empowerment, incremental deliveries, and inter-team cooperation

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

  • Proven ability to continually build job knowledge & skills

  • English language proficiency


  • Healthcare and Life Sciences industry experience desired

  • Industry-recognized Agile and/or DevOps Qualifications,

  • Preferred Technical Degree (or equivalent experience)

What Takeda Can Offer You

At Takeda, you may build your career, while contributing to better people’s lives. Expect trust driven culture built around Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance. Joining ICC will give you access to high end technology, training and colleagues who will support your growth.


As a motivated employee, you should be compensated appropriately. The minimum salary for this position is € 2800 per month (full time), but your final remuneration package may be higher depending on your qualifications and experience.


Here are a few benefits our employees are enjoying at Takeda. To get a full picture of what we are offering, follow this link.

  • Cafeteria
  • Medical - High standard medical care
  • Bridge days
  • Summer Hours
  • Multisport Card

Your application and any and all conversations that occur with the recruiter, HR, and the hiring manager as part of that application will be treated in the strictest confidence.



SVK - Bratislava – Svatoplukova

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Success profile

What makes a successful team member within Corporate at Takeda?

  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Insightful
  • Results driven
  • Goal-oriented
  • Achiever
The environment is dynamic and evolving, so you have to be adaptable.

Maciej Niedospial - Business Reporting Manager

I’m fortunate enough to work with a highly skilled, diverse and dedicated bunch of people, and for that, I’m grateful! My colleagues continue to amaze me.

Sheelagh Gartlan - Recruitment Business Partner

Takeda is a company that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. By bringing people together who have diverse backgrounds, competencies, and personalities, innovation and ideas grow.

Michelle Chen - Human Resources Manager

  • Impact across generations Partnership brings together world-leading plasma companies to focus on developing and delivering a hyperimmune immunoglobulin in the global fight against COVID-19.
  • Takeda Scoops Global Top Employers® Award Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced it has become part of a select group of only 15 to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


Protect our planet.

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