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Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics

応募後で応募 求人ID R0042197 掲載日 08/19/2021 Location:Lexington, Massachusetts; Fujisawa, Japan; Vienna, Austria

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us in the Takeda R&D – Innovation & Technology Sciences as Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. 


The Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics, will be a member of the Advanced Processing, Control, and Automation (APCA) team and will lead a cross-functional network of leaders, scientists, engineers and subject matter experts by collaboration with technical teams to deploy the PharmSci Process Informatics Strategy to ensure focused progression towards the digital goals and ambitions of PharmSci. Provide mentorship to ensure adoption of digital acumen and promote arising opportunities.

  • You will lead the team enabling excellence and acceleration in technology transformation and delivering forward-thinking, disruptive, meaningful solutions leveraging emerging and innovative technologies, principles and methods.

  • Overall program responsibility for Process Lifecycle Informatics technology in Pharmaceutical Sciences, R&D and global leadership in managing multiple areas of PharmSci innovation.

  • Expected to engage others by inspiring commitment through leadership and clarity of vision. Lead by influencing through relationships, fostering a culture of innovation and strategic improvement and lead the development of novel capabilities aligned with organizational needs. Champion change and be a role model for other management and staff not only in technical expertise but across Takeda competencies.

  • Coordinates functional Process Lifecycle Informatics strategy and collaborate closely with Head, Technology Excellence & Head, Innovation Development and Head, Innovation and Technology Sciences to maintain the Technology and Innovation Framework across Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Manages Interface Processes and Strategies towards relevant stakeholders within Takeda (such as Information Technology, Global Manufacturing & Supply, Global Quality, Data Science Institute) and beyond (vendors, industry peers, regulatory authorities)

  • Steer critical, cross-functional and functional projects and ensures delivery according to strategy and plan.

  • Tailors, promotes, deploys and governs fit-for-purpose principles, methods and frameworks to globally enhance maturity in adopting forward thinking technologies.

  • Support the PS organizational digital transformation through  change management.

  • Supports the Head of Technology Excellence in strategic and other relevant affairs

Technical Ownership Themes (re. Process Lifecycle Informatics):

  • Recipe Development

  • Development and Manufacturing Execution

  • Development and Manufacturing Execution Review

  • Process Intelligence & Analytics

  • In-Process Quality Intelligence

  • Process Genealogy & Knowledge Management


As part of the APCA team within Takeda R&D, the Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics will report to the Head of Technology Excellence and lead efforts to:  

  • Overall Responsibility for Process Lifecycle Informatics Programs in PharmSci, R&D

  • Lead and mentor a cross-functional internal Network of Senior Leaders, Scientists, Engineers and Subject Matter Experts

  • Collaboration with internal & external Stakeholders such as Global IT, Gobal Quality and Global Manufacturing, Industry Bodies, Academia, Regulatory Bodies, Vendors & Suppliers

  • Expected to engage others by inspiring commitment through leadership and clarity of vision

  • Ownership of functional strategy across Pharmaceutical Sciences in alignment with Enterprise Vision

  • Sponsoring, steering and governance of critical, large-scale cross-functional deployment and implementation Initiatives and ensures delivery according to  Digital Strategy and Ambition.

  • Exemplifies and is recognized for expertise in, and contributions to, Functional and Divisional team leadership and communication and participates in performance management


  • This position requires substantial knowledge and experience in managing diverse, cross-functional teams in the biopharmaceutical industry, developing & delivering against long-term strategic objectives.

  • Must possess an inquisitive mind & influences and encourages creative thinking in senior leaders and employees and finds ways to nurture digital innovation across all areas of influence.

  • Excellent leadership skills and proactive stakeholder & external partner engagement and relationship management are key to meet the role expectations.


  • Comprehensive understanding of the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Comprehensive understanding in Digital Strategies

  • Comprehensive understanding of  IT Operations

  • Comprehensive understanding of Software Development Lifecycle Framework

  • Comprehensive understanding in Business Administration

  • Comprehensive understanding in GxP & non-GxP Informatics

  • Fundamental expertise and demonstrated leadership across Process Lifecycle Informatics


  • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures

  • Functional level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results

  • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing

  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company

  • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms

  • Demonstrates leadership presence and confidence

  • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization

  • Builds teams across functions and geographies with individuals who have the right skills and experience to deliver on key organizational initiatives.

  • Invests time in helping others to enhance their skills and perform at a higher level

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Provide input to highly complex decisions that impact the Patient, R&D and broader enterprise

  • Accountable for decision making for designated function

  • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions

  • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are implemented swiftly to yield flawless execution 

  • Accountable for providing input to and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope


  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace

  • Cultivates a broad network of relationships throughout Takeda, with affiliates and external partners, in the industry and area of expertise.

  • Effectively represents function in negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner

  • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions


  • Encourages creative thinking in senior leaders and employees and finds ways to nurture innovation across all areas of influence

  • Forward thinking with the ability to recommend, influence and implement organizational change and continuous innovation

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions

  • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market

  • Identifies opportunities and anticipates changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment affecting the business.

  • Role models respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation


  • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

  • Deep expertise required

  • Ability to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective 


Education and Experience (Required):

  • Technical Degree with at least 7-15 years of relevant program leadership and management experience

  • General R&D, IT, Quality and Technical  Operations experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Direct experience in envisioning, building, and deploying Digital Program Strategies and Solutions

  • Track record of successful leadership & management of medium to large, multi-disciplinary globally dispersed teamsand influencing senior-level management & key stakeholders is required.

  • Proven track record of leading and driving the implementation of global digital solutions and organizational culture change as well as delivering on innovation programs with complex business or scientific deliverables.

  • Strong judge of talent with the ability to mentor and develop is a minimum requirement.

  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is a minimum requirement.


  • As this is a global role, some domestic and international travel may be needed from time to time


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company match of charitable contributions

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs

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Lexington, MA

Fujisawa, Japan, Vienna, Austria

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