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Agile Lead

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Job ID SR0050797 Date posted 07/09/2020 Location Lessines, Belgium

  • As a member of the Business Excellence team, lead the AGILE team comprised of AGILE OE Coaches and AGILE Champions.
  • Responsible for the development of the site AGILE roadmap with the Business Excellence Lead in close collaboration with Quality Services and Improvement.
  • Lead AGILE Waves at site.
  • Represent Takeda Lessines and collaborate across the Takeda network to adopt and share best practices
  • Be an expert in Change Management at site/function


A.Lead site AGILE program:

  • Lead implementation of AGILE waves at site.
  • Build AGILE capabilities within team and monitor progress of AGILE Champions towards certification.
  • Provide technical coaching and support for the AGILE team.
  • Select new AGILE Champions to fill new vacancies within the team.
  • Support BE Lead in building strong engagement of SLT and all site colleagues with the AGILE program through site bootcamps/workshops/coaching initiatives.
  • Actively participate in global AGILE program co-ordinated by the AGILE PMO.
  • Collaborate with the Technical training and PMO teams to provide an aligned AGILE support to site
  • Deliver the AGILE site roadmap through a series of waves, developing local capabilities at site through each deployment.
  • Develop own capabilities in AGILE to provide appropriate guidance to local team.

B. Collaboration:

  • Develop Team to be active contributors in the Agile community, in Lessines and within the Takeda network.
  • Share across the network best practices

C. Site AGILE roadmap:

  • Maintain balanced site roadmap detailing AGILE activities which will be executed in the fiscal year.
  • Ensure all AGILE workstreams are considered when creating roadmap and cross workstream synergies are highlighted.
  • Ensure roadmap is aligned with GMS/GQ strategy and OpU/Regional strategy.
  • Ensure all AGILE Champions and AGILE OE Coaches receive challenging assignments linked to their development within the AGILE wave deployments.

D. Coaching

  • Create appropriate AGILE capabilities at site to deliver the AGILE roadmap utilizing the support from AGILE workstream as necessary.
  • Coach on AGILE concepts, mindsets and behaviors across the organization, including to Senior Leadership.
  • Coach the AGILE coaches to develop technical and soft skills competencies, needed for their function.


  • Bachelors degree in a technical field/business required, Advanced degree is preferred
  • At least four years of experience in a Quality, Supply Chain or Operations environment required, three years of experience in bio/pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or life sciences industry is desired
  • Demonstrated passion for not accepting the status quo and self-driven to improve the business
  • Courage of conviction and open to critical feedback
  • A positive and resiliant leader
  • Program management capabilities
  • Exceptional coaching, teaching, presentation (oral and written), and facilitation skills
  • Courage/experience to provide coaching/feedback to all levels of the organization including superiors
  • Excellent listening skills and emotional intelligence
  • Flexibile and learning agile, demonstrating ability to assimilate new knowledge and standards quickly
  • Good level in FR and GB

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