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Lean Manager (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 R0127399 Date posted 07/04/2024 Location Oranienburg, Brandenburg

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-oriented, innovation-driven company that inspires you and promotes your career? Then take your future in your hands and become part of Takeda as a

Lean Manager (f/m/d)

Together with your colleagues in the change management team, you can expect varied and challenging projects along the way from day one entire value chain of pharmaceutical production.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Deploying AGILE program across sites and functions in order to build expertise and common understanding of the program.

  • Ensuring that the best-known methods are used within global workstreams.

  • Actively supporting the delivery of the AGILE principles and participate in AGILE bootcamps learning key skills.

  • Runs activities related to the AOS/AGILE Operating System (e.g. supports 5S implementation, runs Standard Work workshops to eliminate bottlenecks or improve workforce utilization, supports problem solving activities a.o.).

  • Support and assist AGILE Champions across OpU/Region where required, in their AGILE journey.

  • Actively share best practises through AGILE sharing tools and Community of Practice (CoP).

  • Support creation of site roadmap detailing AGILE activities which will be executed in the fiscal year in collaboration with the site/functional Leadership Team.

  • Lead elements of the AGILE roadmap and AGILE 4.0 Wave initiatives under the guidance of the site BE lead.

Your profile:

  • A university MSc degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, IT & digital, quality management or engineering.

  • Relevant professional experience in Lean Six Sigma or Lean expertise in the processing of manufactured products.

  • Expertise in process design and optimization of manufacturing processes

  • Capability of explaining complex concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

  • Proven knowledge in scientific process improvement in pharmaceutical or similar processes.

  • Strong communication, leadership and coaching skills to clarify professional, methodological and technical queries.

  • Fluent in English and preferably some knowledge of German language.

  • Strategic and logical thinking, a confident manner and a strong solution orientation.

In this position you will report to the Associate Director Agile.

Your benefits:

  • Attractive and competitive salary

  • Open-minded and modern working environment

  • 30 vacation days

  • Company pension plan

  • Further education and training

  • Attractive Relocation Package including brokerage fees

  • Subsidized canteen

  • Subsidized sports programs

  • Disability insurance

  • Long-term account with various possible uses

  • 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.

The Oranienburg manufacturing site in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region is the Takeda site with the most employees for the production of solid dosage forms (capsules and tablets). The site also houses a pilot production facility for clinical development projects. Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Oranienburg can look back on a tradition of more than 135 years. Today, we supply over 65 countries with high-quality medicines from Oranienburg. Takeda Oranienburg is a regionally significant employer and has been awarded the independent Top Employer certificate several years in a row. The site is characterized by its long company history and excellent opportunities for further development.

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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