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Data Analytics Lead, Global Quality Management Systems

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

At Takeda, your data skills will change lives. As the Manager of Data Analytics, you will have the opportunity to improve our plants and functions operations and allow you to work with interesting and demanding data. Choose where you want to work across our Global Manufacturing & Supply Network around the world and enjoy the dynamic spirit of the Takeda Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain team.

Are you eager to be a part of an innovative environment that makes a difference in patients’ lives? Then join our new, dynamic and highly motivated Data Analytics team today - we are looking forward to receiving your application.

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What makes a successful Global Data Scientist? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Team Player
  • Analytical
  • Curious
  • Digital
  • Communicator

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  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

  • Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor our global team.

  • Since 1781, the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance) have guided everything we do—from decision-making to interacting with patients.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

  • Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

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Data Analytics Lead, Global Quality Management Systems

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Job ID R0012726 Date posted 11/08/2019 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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 as Quality Management Systems Data Analytics Lead (Global) in our Greater Boston, MA  offices.

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 Futureto people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a QMS Data Analytics Lead Global, a typical day will include:


  • Lead, coach and support development and implementation of metrics which measure the health of the Quality Management System for the Organization. 
  • Lead, coach and support process improvement activities in the Global Quality function; and ensure metrics measure top Quality objectives.
  • Facilitate the identification and management of global QMS Compliance Risks through metrics and collaborates with Risk team for appropriate mitigation and reduction. 


  • Establishes metrics to monitor health of QMS systems
  • Champion global harmonization and consistency in metric definition and reporting
  • Applies continuous improvement to metrics program
  • Support ongoing data management requests
  • Escalates issues and roadblocks to management as needed.
  • Supports Quality and organizational objectives
  • Utilizes metrics to make identify areas of concern with the QMS and propose solutions accordingly to ensure control is maintained.  Coach's site and LOC personnel on QMS metrics
  • Lead activities to drive effective global Knowledge Hierarchy and Knowledge Management processes.
  • Lead communities of practices for Global Processes and drive a continuous improvement mindset to ensure compliance sustainability and harmonization across the Takeda organization.
  • Strong leadership and effective interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgement and conflict management skills as is demonstrated in a matrix global environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to act globally to anticipate potential problems and risks related to quality systems expectations. Experience with organizational change management.
  • Proven leadership capability and effectiveness in ability to work well with cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Demonstrated leadership and capability to work effectively in a fast paced rapid changing technology environment and to work on multiple work streams and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organization, written, and verbal skills to convey global project goals and inspire support from both subordinates and senior management
  • Other duties as required


Technical/Functional Expertise

  • Solid understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
  • SME on metrics and key attributes which identify the health of Quality Systems
  • Solid understanding of Lean Methodologies including but not limited to Continuous Improvement
  • Profound knowledge and experiences with Quality Management and systems in a regulated industry
  • Structured in communication and presentation to senior management


  • Proven ability to lead by directing change as well as by influence on areas not within direct control.
  • Lead and drive collaborations with cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Independent global leadership to work effectively in a fast paced rapid changing technology environment and to work on multiple work streams and projects simultaneously
  • Lead and routinely demonstrate strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment and conflict management skills as is demonstrated in a matrix global environment.
  • Enable Takeda to deliver on its commitment to Patients, Trust, Reputation, and Business

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Responsible for metrics linked to Global standards and global procedures for GxP functions.
  • Responsible for assuring documents issued complied with internal architecture and are fully compliant with external regulations


  • Key interactions across manufacturing and development network
  • Key focal point for cross functional collaborations internal to Takeda
  • Key interactions with peers through external business groups (ex.  PDA, ISPE, RAPS)


  • A solid grasp of industry, scientific, and regulatory trends to leverage innovations to make Takeda a model for the industry
  • This role will be principle to engaging cross functionally to assure Takeda is advancing innovation for a Quality advantage.


  • This global role is responsible for supporting a Quality Management System that is “fit for purpose” to support the broad range of established and innovative product lines.
  • This global role is responsible for implementing processes that will allow effective Knowledge Management across the Takeda gloabl network.


  • Scientific or engineering graduate (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Steadily increasing managerial experience and responsibility > 10+ years combined with strong technical operations background.
  • Experience must include successful examples of managing global change by influence – without direct resource control;
  • Strong focus on delivering global results as well as building site capability to demonstrate effective governance
  • Extensive global pharmaceutical industry knowledge
  • Fluent in written and spoken English


  • 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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