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Senior Tech Ops Specialist

Singapore, Singapore
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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 R0127914 Date posted 07/10/2024 Location Singapore, Singapore

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Job Description

Takeda's Singapore biologics manufacturing facility focuses on manufacturing potentially life-saving medicines for patients suffering from rare blood disorders such as Hemophilia A and B. As part of the company’s Biologics Operating Unit network, the site is Takeda’s only biologics drug substance manufacturing facility in Asia.  The facility has two buildings, including manufacturing suites and laboratories, as well as Takeda’s first positive energy building certified by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark scheme in 2022.

Job Title: Senior Tech Ops Specialist
Location: Woodlands, Singapore

About the role:

This role will champion and drive initiatives to pursue excellence in various fronts to achieve best-in-class manufacturing practices. The key job objectives include cost optimization, error prevention, contamination control and technical knowledge management.

How you will contribute

  • Responsible as the SME, to champion, develop and refine contamination control strategy

  • Lead complex investigation team which would comprises members from other functions

  • Drive error prevention and human performance initiatives to achieve Right-First-Time objectives

  • Identify and participate in process optimization projects to drive for cost reduction

  • Drive initiatives to enable a structured technical know-how and knowledge retention

  • Champion improvement of manufacturing process utilizing technical, business, Operational Excellence, human performance, and training methodologies

  • Responsibility to adhere to any applicable EHS requirements.

  • Commitment to a fair and respectful relationship to others and behavior in accordance with Takeda’s Code of Conduct.

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

What you bring to Takeda:

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering / Bioengineering / Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Pharmaceutical Engineering or related and possesses at least 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry

  • Diploma in Applied Chemistry / Biomedical Sciences / Chemical Engineering / Food Science & Technology / Biologics & Process Technology / Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology/ Food Science & Nutrition / Molecular Biotechnology / Biotechnology / Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Pharmacy Science or related and possess at least 10 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Subject Matters Expert in at least two of the areas of Bio-contamination Control, Lean Manufacturing, Tech Transfer, Technical training.

  • Possess good communication and presentation skills

  • Ideally be Green belt trained/certified and possess good understand of LEAN and Six Sigma concepts.

  • Possess critical thinking skills

  • Good knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

  • Proficient documentation skills and computer skills including Microsoft Excel/Word/Powerpoint

  • Strong self-motivated team player with hands-on attitude

  • Good time management and team coordination skills

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

  • Understanding of requirements from support functions and their capabilities

  • Experience as a system user of business systems such as C3ME, XFP or Trackwise

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses/goggles, gloves and safety shoes

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to cleanroom

More about us:

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.

Empowering our people to shine:

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.

Locations

SGP - Singapore - Woodlands

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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  • Collaboration

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Our belief in putting people first extends beyond our patients — it includes their families and communities, as well as our Takeda colleagues and their families.

We are committed to embracing our differences, valuing different perspectives, and fostering a culture of respect, inclusiveness and empowerment.

Our embedded Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy enables us to attract and retain exceptional talent, drives innovation, and helps address systemic inequalities in our communities.

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Patient


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People


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