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Manager, ESG and Value Creation

Tokyo, Tokyo
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Vaccines prevent 2 to 3 million deaths each year and have transformed global public health. For the past 70 years, Takeda has supplied vaccines to protect the health of people in Japan. Today, Takeda's global vaccine business is applying innovation to tackle some of the world's most challenging infectious diseases, such as dengue, COVID-19, Zika and norovirus. Takeda’s team brings an outstanding track record and a wealth of knowledge in vaccine development, manufacturing and global access to advance a pipeline of vaccines to address some of the world's most pressing public health needs.

Job ID R0116383 Date posted 02/20/2024 Location Tokyo, Tokyo

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Job Description




Takeda is unwavering in our commitment to patients. With the patient at the center of everything we do, we continue to innovate and drive changes that will better their lives - we’re looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

Takeda is a global industry leader –we are united by our four priorities (Patients, Trust, Reputation, and Business) and our shared values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. Takeda-ism is more than just a word. It’s a belief and a mindset which guides our decisions, behaviors, and interactions. It’s how we strive to work and live, every day.


Takeda creates sustained growth through values-based impact. We operationalize our corporate philosophy to create long-term value with our corporate values. By using our core strengths and capabilities as a biopharmaceutical company, Takeda creates long-term value for patients, shareholders and society while also sustaining positive impact for our people, communities, and the planet. Our sustained growth through enduring values fuses why we exist (our purpose) with where we are going (our vision) and how we deliver on our vision (our values). Our Leadership Behaviors, anchored in our values, guide our employees on how to deliver operations consistent with our vision and purpose. We believe that everyone in Takeda is a leader regardless of their role and we expect our people to focus on four behaviors: Think Strategically, Inspire Others, Deliver Priorities and Elevate Capabilities as they contribute to our vision and purpose.Our imperatives and priorities direct where Takeda must focus to deliver on our vision and purpose. Informed by a materiality assessment, these imperatives and priorities are framed under patient-people-planet powered by data, digital and technology with corporate philosophy metrics that hold us accountable for making progress on these focus areas. 

With that in mind, this role will help further Takeda’ssustained growth to:

  • Ensure ESG data disclosure transparent, assured, reliable at an enterprise-level

  • Provide Dx solution for ESG data for automation and assurance

  • Make interactive connections and engagement with internal/external ESG stakeholders 


1.ESG Index management

  • Submit surveys on time for Indices which Takeda reply to through a year

  • Engage relevant SMEs to request disclosure of necessary Metrics to be publicly available

  • Analyze result and draft the report to necessary executives

  • Explore digital transformation for ESG index and data 

2.General ESG data assurance management

  • Prepare the draft of RFP (Request for proposal) for third party assurance partner 

  • Engage internal SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to deal with assurance firm and be sure to keep SMEs on schedule 

  • Update sustainability disclosure on yearly-basis

  • Update assured general ESG Metrics and two frameworks ( SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and WEF (World Economic Forum) Core Index ) content on  
    Sustainability Disclosure page to meet needs of indices, stakeholders and investors.

3.IR engagement and interactions

  • Prepare and support ESG Sustainability answers for IR meetings working closely with IR team

  • Maintain common ESG Q&As to be updated with additional Q&As working closely with IR team

  • Bring outside-in perspective of ESG into the organization by hearing investors’ feedback 

4.Team OPEX control

  • Understand team’s project and keep track of budget every month working closely with CoS team

  • Support the control and submission MYC (Mid-Year Commitment) /MRP (Middle-Range Planning) commitment from sustainability team to GCA (Global Corporate Affairs BU)

5.Japan-based employee engagement

  • Be responsible forJapan-based employee engagement programas across functional team

  • Engage and motivate engagement group to understand sustainability approach at Takeda


  • Strong ESG data management

1.Shouldhavea strong understanding of ESG data and be able to effectivelycollect, analyze, and interpretit. Thisinvolvesidentifyingrelevant ESG metrics, ensuring data accuracy and integrity, and implementingrobust data management systems.

2.Effective partnership and communicationwith SMEs: EngageSMEs, who handle all imperative-relatedmetrics and operations in differentfunctionsat an global-level

3.Reporting and Disclosure: Transparent reporting and disclosure of ESG performance iscrucial for building trust and credibility. A manager shouldplay a criticalrolesupportingaccurate and timely reporting, following recognized frameworkssuchasWEF and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)wehaveengagedatam company-level.

  • Stakeholders’ management and value creation 

1.Engage with various stakeholders, suchasintuitionalinvestors, employees, customers, iscrucial for effective ESG management. A manager shouldsupport strategies to communicate ESG initiatives, addressconcerns, and build strong relationships with stakeholders.

2.Focus on creating long-termvaluethrough ESG initiatives. Thisincludesidentifyingopportunities for innovation, cost savings, and revenue generation thatalign with sustainability goals.

  • Flexibility and agility on continuous improvement of ESG data 

1.Capable of understandingESG data expectationand itsrequirements, whichisstillevolvinggiven ESG world outside. Need capability to catch outside 2.ESG perspective andsupport deliveringright insights and key takek aways to Takeda’ssustainability strategy

ESG management is an ongoingprocess, and a manager shouldcontinuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of ESG initiatives. Thisinvolvesconducting regular assessments, benchmarking againstindustrypeers, and implementingimprovementsbased on feedback and lessonslearned.

3.Be open and exploredigitalsolutioninto ESG data management for accuracy and transparency. The data should be assured by the third party, whichrequireall the data to be documented and repeatable for assurance


1.Inclusiveand collaborative teamwork : think about teamwork and team commitment first. Commit to team collaboration rather than individual goals.

2.Assertive communication skills with strong stakeholder engagement skills: engage all the SMEs in different functions at a globe with right amount of information through right communication channels. 

3.Commit to the individual KPIs : right prioritization, capable of work time management productively and efficiently.

4.Strategic/forward-lookingmindset : capable of creating and articulating our path moving forward aligning with our long-term sustained growth based on what we’re doing 

5.Hold accountable forwell-being and life-long learning opportunity as an individual-level :commit to personal work-life alignment that is still effective for teamwork

6.Business level of Japanese and English both in writing and speaking

7.Global work experience is a plus

8.7-10 years in business operations. Pharmaceutical industry experience and ESG/Sustainability experience are plus

9.Bachelor’s (or Graduate preferred) degree in Sciences,  Business, Sustainability, or other relevant areas.




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What Takeda can offer you:

Allowances: Commutation, Housing, Overtime Work etc.

Salary Increase: Annually

Bonus Payment: Twice a year
Working Hours: Headquarters (Osaka/ Tokyo) 9:00-17:30, Production Sites (Osaka/ Yamaguchi) 8:00-16:45, Research Site (Kanagawa) 9:00-17:45
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, May Day, Year-End Holidays etc. (approx. 123 days in a year)
Paid Leaves: Annual Paid Leave, Special Paid Leave, Sick Leave, Family Support Leave, Maternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Family Nursing Leave.

Flexible Work Styles: Flextime, Telework

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Success profile

What makes a successful team member within Vaccines at Takeda?

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Inventive
  • Perseverance
  • Honesty
  • Collaborative

Our leadership

Vaccines represent a new dimension of global impact — successful leadership at Takeda can be encompassed in these four pillars:

Demonstrating strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients and build trust, reputation and business

Creating the environment that inspires and enables people to move the organization forward

Focusing on the few priorities and delivers superior results

Elevating the capabilities of the organization for now and the future

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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