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Communications Sr. Manager

Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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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 R0120010 Date posted 03/29/2024 Location Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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Job Description

Takeda’s manufacturing site in Round Lake, Illinois, produces life-saving therapeutics for patients worldwide. The Communications Lead is responsible for the site’s internal and external communications, media relations, public relations, crisis communication, and change management communication. In addition, they manage the overall site strategic communication plan. Report directly to the Site Head of Human Resources and indirectly to the Site Head, and they also partner closely with Global Manufacturing and Supply Communications as required. This role plays an essential in shaping this organization's internal communication strategies with our employees.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage internal communication initiatives, promoting diversity and equity, fostering a positive organizational culture, promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, employee engagement, safety, sustainability, and quality, and ensuring alignment with objectives.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy and roadmap for the site. 

  • Oversee external communication efforts, including media relations, press releases, and representing the manufacturing site to the public.

  • Act as a communication liaison with visitors (internal and external).

  • Collaborate with site cross-functional teams, including Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, Quality, and Operations, to ensure cohesive messaging and alignment with organizational goals.

  • Create, edit, and produce various communication materials, such as site newsletters, emails, social media posts, slides, presentations, videos, and news articles submitted on behalf of the site.

  • Partner with the above site corporate communication and/or corporate branding as needed.

  • Advise senior leaders of communication-related initiatives and developments throughout the organization.

  • Utilize communication technologies and tools to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of communication initiatives.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with superb ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling messaging.

  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills and journalistic ability to source and write stories.

  • Ability to understand the strategic vision and influence change across multiple audiences and through channels.

  • Ability to build cross-functional relationships and influence without authority across all levels and functions.

  • Proficiency with communication tools, content management systems, and social media platforms.

  • Familiarity with video production.

  • Excellent command of written and oral English.

  • Good time management skills and a high degree of self-organization

Education and/or experience

  • Bachelor's degree in English, public relations, marketing, journalism, communications, or related field and (7+) years of experience in a related field.

  • 6+ years of dedicated experience in internal communications preferred.

  • Experience writing for a variety of different audiences.

  • Experience in working in a manufacturing organization is desired.

  • Pharma, med tech, or healthcare industry and agency experience desired.

Physical Demands

  • This position supports a manufacturing plant and requires an on-site presence.

  • In general, the position requires sedentary work in an office setting and the use of personal protective equipment in the manufacturing environment.




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:

USA - IL - Round Lake - Drug Delivery

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$133,000.00 - $209,000.00

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.


USA - IL - Round Lake - Drug Delivery

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