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Small Molecule OPU Lead, Capital Projects and Portfolio

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:

  • Project Portfolio Management and Oversight on Capital Execution at assigned sites.
  • Subject matter expert / coach in Project Management and delivery.
  • Site support in Capital planning.
  • Leadership of assigned projects and programs, as required.How you will contribute:
    • Lead and drive the overall CAPEX budget planning process (LRP, MRP, MYC) and ongoing LBE target setting process.
    • Lead and coordinate the site Capex approval processes to ensure timely submission, review and approval of investments.
    • Coordinate capital review steering committee meetings.
    • Evaluate the proposed investments together with Subject Matter Experts and other functional personnel including Finance and S&BE to ensure the content is well presented and correct.
    • Evaluate the investment costs presented to ensure they are in line with industry benchmarks and other similar investments that have previously been made.
    • Lead and guide site project teams in project evaluation and execution as required.
    • Drive & track project execution at the site level and provide guidance as needed.
    • Provide support, guidance and training to the site Project Managers and teams.
    • Lead collaboration and sharing of best practice between the Site Capital Leads via the Capital CoP
    • Lead collaboration between OpU and Global to deliver optimal and standardized CAPEX planning processes in Takeda through the CoE.
    • Oversee the Capital KPIs through the SPOT process.
    • Lead and support other Engineering initiatives as requested by OpU head on an adhoc basis.DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTSTechnical/Functional (Line) Expertise
      • Must be able to display in-depth knowledge and expertise in project portfolio management.
      • Displays strong problem solving capabilities.
      • Can display analytical and conceptual thinking.
      • Has a deep and broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, regulatory environment, project management methodology and financial acumen.Leadership
        • An enterprise leader balancing and aligning goals and priorities to meet company objectives.
        • Ability to influence within the organization to drive decisions, alignment and conflict resolution for complex cross-functional issues.
        • Being a mentor developing future leaders.
        • Displays and drives Takeda culture of Takeda-ism, PTRB, Safety and Quality into the organization.Decision-making and Autonomy
          • Full accountability for decisions regarding capital portfolio management, organization capability and delivery of value to the business.Interaction
            • Is able to easily engage with both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance and help deliver projects to cost and schedule.
            • Collaborate across all technologies including Plasma, Biologics and Small Molecule within GMSGQ to align on project management standard operating procedures.
            • Works across Site teams to align and implement project development and execution of best practices.Innovation
              • Is capable of identifying latest trends in the industry.
              • Is able to benchmark against peers in the industry.
              • Provides inputs for defining the innovation roadmap in GMS CQV strategies.
              • Ensures project management knowledge sharing across sites and GE functions for effective development of organizational capabilities.Complexity
                • Manages with a matrix of reporting lines and across functional areas.
                • Provides leadership to drive project management methodology that span multiple sites across different demographics.What you bring to Takeda:
                  • Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent (mechanical / process / chemical or equivalent)
                  • Languages: Business fluent proficiency in English. One or more European Language desirable
                  • Experience: More than 12 years experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise
                  • Minimum of 8 years leadership experience
                  • Broad knowledge of project management methodology and capital portfolio management.
                  • Excellent communication skills, analytical mind-set, ability to work under pressure.
                  • GxP/QA knowledge.
                  • Innovative thinking.
                  • Building relationships and teamwork.
                  • Used to working in a complex global / matrix organization.
                  • Can establish and coordinate service contracts with external service providers.Additional Desired Skills:
                    • Experience with data analysis.
                    • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, not limited to technical aspects only.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONTravel RequirementsRegular travels to Takeda sites within the region and to equipment and service providers. (Approx. 25% travel).LocationsZurich, SwitzerlandLexington, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical, Boston , Small Molecule OPU Lead, Capital Projects and Portfolio, Other , Lexington, Massachusetts

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