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Chapter Engineer (or Manager) Operation Technology (OT) Shopfloor Endpoint & Cyber Security

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 R0110743 Date posted 11/08/2023 Location Multiple Locations

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Job Description

Please note that this job requires business level Japanese language command not only in speaking, but also in business writing and reading.





  • The Critical Infrastructure Management – OT Shopfloor Endpoint & Cyber Security Chapter Engineer (or manager) offers specialized expertise and carries out site-specific activities and services to present manufacturing applications to shopfloor users. The job holder provides feedback to the Service Management of the Chapter and serves as a local partner for operations and project deliveries.

  • This role is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating  global cyber security controls and standard operating procedures (SOP) to prevent or minimize cyber security risks at manufacturing sites in Japan and globally by collaborating with stakeholders

  • Provide comprehensive and independent oversight and governance to ensure manufacturing, quality and supply chain systems comply with the required SOPs and cyber security risks strategy and plans

  • Implement standard solutions that align with the global security strategy in order to assure business continuity and mitigate security risks at the manufacturing sites as well as accelerating the business strategy

  • Act as site contact to comprehensively cover the cyber security field in manufacturing sites (including Industrial Control System (ICS)) by collaborating with stakeholders (e.g. Engineering, business in plants, global data & technology, etc.)


For Critical Infrastructure Management Chapter OT Shopfloor Endpoint & Cyber Security Services:

  • Operates CIM OT Shopfloor Endpoint Services needed to publish shopfloor applications on Global Manufacturing and Supply & Global Quality (GMSGQ) sites, following global CIM standards and procedures.

  • Represents the CIM OT Shopfloor Endpoint & Cyber Security team at site and/or region, collaborating with local and global teams.

  • Partners within Data, Digital & Technology (DD&T) and CIM chapters to support defining/evolving standards and site level deliveries.

  • Holds interfacing service providers accountable withing the service operations processes.

  • Runs continuous monitoring and improvement.

  • Builds & upgrades OT Shopfloor Endpoint & Cyber Security environments.

  • Acts as Point of Contact for site-level security requirements, approvals, and maintenance, including site-level incident response activities.

  • Acts as Point of Contact for global-level security requirements to align with the global security related programs / projects.

  • Builds and conducts communication plans for cyber security matters with relevant departments at manufacturing sites in Japan (e.g. Engineering, business in plants, global data & technology, etc.)

  • Builds and conducts communication with global functions (e.g., global security team, network team, IT infrastructure / architecture teams, etc.) for cyber security matters.

  • Reports cyber security activity objectives, progress, issues, etc. to senior leadership directly or in meeting bodies.

  • Manages operations of cyber security related activities with stakeholders based on plans as well as aligning with global cyber security strategies.

  • Develops plan of security awareness campaigns, organization, and education for manufacturing sites in Japan.

  • Oversees periodic security assessments and initiates change based on results.

  • Monitor. site-level adherence to global and site-specific security procedures

  • Manage continuous monitoring and improving of the cyber security environment.

  • Plans, manages, and facilitates security scanning and testing in manufacturing sites in Japan


Travel Requirements – Ability to travel up to 60-70% to the factories (Osaka, Narita and Yamaguchi prefecture) if the candidate is hired at Tokyo.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or similar, such as Engineering

  • Ability to write and speak in the English and Japanese languages

  • Experience in risk management operation in cyber / Information security and/or IT infrastructure/manufacturing fields

  • Experience working with stakeholders or team member at a practical level to lead and drive tasks for goal achievement

  • Demonstrates strong autonomy in problem solving such as in security incidents

  • Ability to set priorities, align stakeholder expectations, develop and execute associated action plan

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with logical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills

  • Ability to work with teams located in different sites, aligning, and adapting different work, culture, and communication styles

  • Experience with working on a global projects

  • Self-motivated with a positive and flexible attitude


  • Experience in building, implementing, and improving cyber security governance and processes in collaboration with stakeholders

  • Relevant industry experience (3+ years) such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device industry preferred

  • General knowledge about GMP

  • Knowledge and expertise in OT (Operational Technology) cyber security including ICS (e.g., IEC62443, ISO27001, etc.)

  • Ability to build on extensive in-depth knowledge within the technical area of expertise and to enhance their own skills

  • ITIL process knowledge / certification


Tokyo, Japan

Osaka (Juso), Japan

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