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Head of Site Engineering

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 R0092322 Date posted 05/11/2023 Location Multiple Locations

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Job Description

Sarà considerato requisito preferenziale l'appartenenza alle categorie protette (legge n. 68/99)

JOB TITLE: Head Pisa Site Engineering



  • Lead and manage engineering operations for manufacturing operations in Pisa plant.

  • Provide holistic engineering and maintenance support to the site to sustainably achieve capacity plans and fulfillment targets.

  • Maintain equipment and facilities, performing facilities management including operations of utilities and critical systems, providing engineering technical support and capital planning and execution

  • Responsible for performance management and professional development of direct reports.

  • Accountable for performance management and professional development of engineering personnel. Allocates resources, assigns priority to tasks and acts as an advisor to Site senior management in the delivery of value-added services for Pisa Site.

  • Manages budgets and contract resources.

  • Provides management oversight to ensure that Facilities, Utilities and Equipment are properly maintained, fit for intended use, operated in a safe and efficient manner, and are compliant with all regulatory requirements.

  • Provides management oversight of delivery of coordinated major maintenance activities including scheduled plant shutdowns. Ensure organizational agility in order for timely response and resolution to operational issues.

  • Accountable for development of technical subject matter expertise and provision of adequate engineering resources (internally and externally) to ensure system reliability, robustness and maximum availability.

  • Ensures delivery of compliant and robust engineered solutions to improve reliability and efficiency of systems and equipment based upon best practices and operational periodic reviews.

  • Supports the planning and execution of site capital investment projects to ensure that projects are on time and on budget.

  • Supports and control the site CAPEX and equipment lifecycle


  • Demonstrated experience in bioprocess engineering and expert knowledge of systems, equipment, facilities, automation is required.

  • Preferred experience in sterile filling operations and sterile filling lines under isolator.

  • Ten years of experience in an engineering and/or facilities function within a biotech/pharmaceutical operations/manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrate strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients, and build trust, reputation and business.

  • Create an environment that inspires and enables people to move organization forward

  • Capable to focus priorities and delivers superior results

  • Elevate capabilities of the organization towards future

  • Budget management and finance related knowledge for both CAPEX and OPEX mgmt.

  • Internal/External functions/resources

  • Innovation and risk taking

  • Dealing with Internal/External key stakeholders

  • Strategic project planning and execution within challenging timelines and environment


  • Degree in Engineering (preferred in industrial topics: Chemistry, Electric etc...)

  • Excellent communication, leadership, organizational and coaching skills

  • Must be a team player prepared to lead, work in, embrace a team based culture

  • Project management skills

  • People management skills

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Fluency in English (both written and oral)


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.


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, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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