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Product Owner, DD&T Corporate Strategy/経営企画向けITシステム のプロダクトオーナー (ID:553)

Tokyo, Tokyo
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At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Job ID R0105436 Date posted 09/04/2023 Location Tokyo, Tokyo

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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.

About Takeda: 

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.



  • CSDのステークホルダーと協働して収集したデータ・デジタルの活用ニーズをもとにCSDのITロードマップ・実行計画を策定する
  • データ・デジタルの活用促進を通じて、新たなビジネスプロセスの創出を支援するとともに既存ビジネスプロセスを改善する
  • CSDが使用する専用アプリケーションやソフトウェアを適切に管理し、安定稼働に必要な保守・運用、システム開発を主導する
    • 経営会議サポートシステム(仮称)、企業理念ダッシュボード、BSCアプリといった、Microsoft365テクノロジー(PowerPlatform(PowerApps,PowerAutomateなど)) をベースとしたアプリケーションが現在利用・開発中であり、これらの運用に関する年間計画を策定し、実運用を主導する
  • グローバルDD&Tのステークホルダーと連携して、グローバル・プラットフォーム/アプリケーションの展開やセキュリティ対策の実行を支援する
  • CSDのビジネス改善に役立つ、新しいデータ&デジタル技術に関する知識を収集し、応用する
  • データ・デジタルを適正に活用するために、CSDのステークホルダーのITリテラシー向上に必要な施策を展開・実行する

  • As a product owner of IT systems in the Corporate Strategy Department (CSD), develop and maintain effective working relationships with CSD stakeholders in Japan to promote their use of data & digital to support the creation of new business processes and improve existing business processes.

  • Agilely gather business needs, develop an IT roadmap and execution plan for CSD and build consensus with business leaders.

  • Develop a deep understanding of CSD's business and take proactive actions to resolve issues by leveraging data & digital.

  • Provide appropriate management and oversight of operational vendors for dedicated applications/software used by CSD and lead the maintenance and operation, and system development necessary to ensure stable operation.
    In addition, comprehensive management during application delivery includes demand collection management and accompanying documentation and stakeholder briefings.

  • Work with DD&T or DD&T stakeholders to support the deployment of global platforms/applications or the implementation of security measures and their appropriate use by CSD.

  • Gather and apply knowledge on new data & digital technologies to help improve CSD’s business.

  • Develop and implement measures necessary to improve the literacy of CSD employees to properly utilize data & digital.


  • Responsible for ensuring stable operation of applications/software and improving system functionality required for CSD's business execution in Japan.

  • The following applications/software under the jurisdiction of CSD DD&T now or in the future will be covered.

  • Management meeting support system (tentative name), Corporate Philosophy Dashboard, BSC App

  • These are all applications built on M365 technology (Power Apps, Power BI, Teams, etc.) and will be operated and improved in collaboration with the in-house technical team.

  • Responsible for establishing an annual plan for the operation and improvement or development of the application based on an understanding of Takeda's Data & Digital strategy and building consensus with business leaders.

  • Manage and supervise the contractors and members of the outsourcing team as required for the execution of the work.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • 10 years or more of relevant experience

  • Ability to write and speak in the English language. Specifically, experience working with global stakeholders using English to conduct business, and the ability to communicate in meetings and emails without assistance

  • Experience in application development (requirements definition, design, development, testing and operation)

  • Basic knowledge of IT infrastructure (networks, servers, security, etc.)

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills

  • Business relationship management skills; ability to connect and engage with local management and stakeholders on areas of expertise

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

  • Work with virtual teams located in different countries around the world, aligning and adapting different work, culture and communication styles

  • Team player with some experience leading and collaborating cross- functionally to ensure successful delivery of solutions

  • Experience as a project manager for system development projects and development of business applications

  • Financial Management for IT Services skills


  • Master’s degree

  • Experience with application management

  • Experience with Takeda operations

  • Have a good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and experience with validated systems

  • Experience planning and proposing projects and managing vendor development

  • Experience with AI/RPA and other digital technologies

  • Experience with data analytics

  • Experience in business process analysis using methods such as process mining

  • Deep knowledge of the Power platform and experience using the technology to improve business processes


  • Gain experience working in a global organization

  • Be at the forefront of technology transformation in a top global pharmaceutical company

  • Opportunity to collaborate with colleagues with a variety of data & digital skills, and to be exposed to a variety of implemented technologies themselves


  • A person who is curious and interested in new things and technologies, as well as proactive and able to take initiative based on his/her own ideas

  • Able to work with cross-functional teams from diverse backgrounds with interest and sensitivity to collaborate with others

  • A person who can empathize with Takeda's philosophy and objectives and who can contribute to the benefit of patients


  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time

  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects

  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment i.e. computers, phones, etc.


  • Access to transportation to attend meetings

  • Ability to occasionally travel to meetings in the Area


Tokyo, Japan

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