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AGILE Champion

Tianjin, Tianjin Municipality
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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 R0104699 Date posted 09/28/2023 Location Tianjin, Tianjin Municipality

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Job Description

Job Title: AGILE Champion

Location: Tianjin, China

About the role:


How you will contribute:

1.Establish common understanding of AGILE program and 5 workstreams.

2.Collaborate with workstream leads and owners to understand key programs for deployment and applicability to site/function.

3.Participate in the strategy deployment process at site/function to understand strategy and support translation into AGILE activities in roadmap.

4.Actively support the delivery of the AGILE roadmap and wave initiatives, developing skills through co-leading initiatives and eventually lead AGILE projects.

5.Participate in AGILE bootcamps learning key skills necessary for workstream activities.

6.Develop own capabilities in AGILE as detailed in AGILE Champion certification document.

7.Visit other sites occasionally to learn, share, and replicate good practices.

8.Be a “new pair of eyes”; provide feedback and receive feedback.

9.Support and assist other AGILE Champions for the sites and functions in their AGILE journey.

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

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

12.Ensure roadmap initatives are present on SPOT reporting tool.

13Lead elements of the AGILE roadmap and eAGILE Wave initiatives under the guidance of the site BE Lead.

14.Coach AGILE concepts and mindsets and behaviors across the organization, including Senior Leadership.

15.Participate in site/functional workshops to improve coaching capabilities.

What you bring to Takeda:

1.Demonstrated passion for not accepting the status quo and self-driven to improve the business.

2.Courage of conviction and open to critical feedback.

3.Recognized as indivdiual that demonstrated consistently strong performance over time and an aptitute for learning agility.

4.A natural leader, comfortable networking and connecting people.

5.Agile learner with proven abilites to put theory into practice.

6.Project management capabilities.

7.Strong facilitation and organisation abilities.

8.Excellent listening capabilites.

9.Experience in Lean and six sigma and problem solving, Black belt/green belt is a plus.

10.Manufactoring experience, prefer FMCG,white household appliances, or car industry.

11.Mandarin and English are must.

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, 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.


Tianjin, China

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