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Director Regional Lead, Capital Project & Portfolio

Jūsō-honmachi, Japan


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Director Regional Lead, Capital Project & Portfolio

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Job ID R0010519 Date posted 09/09/2019 Location Jūsō-honmachi, Japan

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Job Description

Please note that this job requires native level English(definitely)/Japanese(hopefully) language command not only in speaking, but also in business writing and reading. (English language : TOEIC参考730点以上)



Department introduction

Global Engineering is maintaining Takeda long-range capital investment strategy and portfolio and leads as the center of expertise for engineering across the production network. We make sure the company introduces best practices and up-to date technologies and implements global strategies on engineering, maintenance, project management, automation and qualification. Reginal Engineering Japan has responsibility for Japan site. (Osaka, Hikari, Fukuchiyama, NIhon seiyaku Narita, Nihon seiyaku Osaka)


  • As member of the Global Engineering Team, the Capital Project and Portfolio Lead (CPPL) provides guidance and support to all site Project Management Teams at the assigned manufacturing sites and leads larger scale CAPEX projects or investment programs within the region. The CPPL reports to the Regional Head of engineering and will support both the site leadership teams as well as the Global Engineering Team to drive business performance consistent with the TAKEDA´s core values of Patient – Trust – Reputation – Business
  • The CPPL is responsible for the implementation of good project management practices and proper control of the overall Capital Plan execution at the assigned sites and will lead as fully responsible project manager specific, complex capital projects or capital programs as needed.
  • The CPPL will liaise with external project management / engineering service providers to ensure proper staffing options for capital investments.
  • The CPPL will liaise with external project management / engineering service providers to ensure proper staffing options for capital investments.


  • Drive Best highest safely standards during design, construction, commissioning and qualification at all assigned sites within the region.
  • Guide and support the Site Project Management Teams and Lead in all aspects of project management, from initiation over staffing, leadership, reporting until handover.
  • Act as member of the project steering committee for medium size, site managed projects.
  • Support the Implementation of global project management standards at the assigned sites.
  • Support the assigned sites in developing and optimizing their Capital Investment Plans in close cooperation with the Site Head of Engineering and his/her team.
  • Ensuring the sharing and application of best practices.
  • Review site adherence to Global Engineering project management processes
  • Facilitate establishment of project controlling standards in alignment with Global Engineering Standards.
  • Facilitate and support the generation of a contracting guideline.
  • Contribute to the development of business cases for new projects
  • Realization of the assigned complex investment projects or suite of projects and fully responsible Project Manager. Within these projects, responsibilities include:
    • Deliver the project to internal customer requirements (time, cost, functionality and quality).
    • Minimization of life cycle costs and project schedules.
    • Responsible for adherence to Global Engineering project management processes
    • Ensure Statutory / Legislative compliance with HSE, Quality (cGMP), local regulations and Finance (SOX) requirements for all project work
    • Responsible for the compliance and the development of project related procedures and systems in full alignment with Global Engineering.
    • Assemble, develop and lead a high performing and fully motivated project team, ensuring availability of required competencies within the team.
    • Development of technical concepts to address the needs of our internal customers
    • Understand the needs of our internal customers and compile these into URSs
    • Meet quality requirements according to Validation Master Plan, results of audits and feedback from QA. No critical findings in project audits or reviews.
    • Achieve functionality as defined in the URS. (User Requirement Specification)
    • Demonstrate innovation by implementation of state of the art technical solutions to ensure compliance with internal and external quality, safety and ecology standards.
    • Develop and own project schedule and expedite progress
    • In depth planning of individual project phases, including C&Q (commissioning & qualification) and start-up phase to full production capacity
    • Achieve customer satisfaction, survey by project champion and user.
    • Successful project hand-over to the user-team including the right level of training and correct documentation.Develop, drive and improve a best in class regional maintenance and asset care strategy.
  • In cooperation with procurement, develop optimized regional sourcing strategies for engineering and construction management services.
  • Close collaboration with regional and global engineering teams.
  • Foster a professional network (internal and external to Takeda) constantly assessing and seeking best practices for use at the site and for the broader Takeda network. Active participation at ISPE or similar networks is encouraged.



  • 高専・大学(工学系)卒業以上(専攻:機械系、電気・計装系、生産システム系等)

             Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent (mechanical / process / chemical or equivalent)

  • Languages: Fluent business level English capability
  • Fluent Japanese writing and verbal communication skills required

  • Experience: At least 10 years in Projects Management, including 5+ years as Project Manager of sizeable investment projects; exposure to GMP or other highly regulated projects is required, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • High communication skills, analytical mind-set, ability to work under pressure
  • GxP/QA knowledge
  • Innovative thinking
  • Building relationships and teamwork
  • Know how in qualification and validation processes is a plus
  • Can establish and coordinate service contracts with engineering service providers

[Additional desired Skills]

  • PMO certification
  • Regulatory-related knowledge such as the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, GMP, GLP, and HACCP


  • 諸手当:通勤交通費、借家補助費、勤務時間外手当など
  • 昇給:原則年1回 
  • 賞与: 原則年2回
  • 勤務時間:本社(大阪市中央区・東京都中央区)9:00~17:30 、工場(山口県光市・大阪市十三)8:00~16:45 、研究所(神奈川県藤沢市)9:00~17:45
  • 休日:土曜、日曜、祝日、メーデー、年末年始など(年間123日程度)
  • 休暇:年次有給休暇、特別有給休暇、リフレッシュ休暇、産前産後休暇、育児休暇、



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