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Global MES Functional Analyst

Lessines, Belgium; Wicklow, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Ospedaletto, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Santa Rufina, Italy; Rieti, Italy; Vienna, Austria

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On the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) team at Takeda, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms:

  • Small Molecules
  • Biologics
  • Plasma
  • Cell and Gene

As part of the GMS team, you'll have the opportunity to pursue unique experiences and build new skills, and you'll know that the work you do every day makes an impact — on our patients, our people, our planet, and on yourself.

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

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  • Collaboration

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

  • Innovation

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

  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 11 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2022.

  • Work-Life

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

  • Empowerment

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

Global MES Functional Analyst

Job ID R0075077 Date posted Nov. 24, 2022 Location Lessines, Belgium

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Job Description

About the role

Takeda has embarked into an ambitious digital journey that will enable best-in-class processes in manufacturing and supply chain. As part of the digital core, we are deploying manufacturing execution systems (MES) across our global manufacturing network. In this role, you will be acting as Global Functional Analyst to successfully deliver MES across Takeda.

How you will contribute

  • Responsible for coordination of new MES system releases at Takeda from business need gathering, global system deployment and qualification and delivery to the sites.

  • Participate in the definition and deployment of global standard MES interfaces to Level 4, 3 and 2 systems (ERP, LIMS, DMS, Inmation/SAIL).

  • Provide support on the review of vendor documentation including FS and FAT/SAT protocols.

  • Support with the development and execution of global validation test scripts (IQ/OQ).

  • Work with Site System Owner and Technical SMEs to deploy, test and troubleshoot interfaces locally.

  • Support the analysis of issues and bugs reported by the sites and coordinate corresponding hot fixes deployment.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or >5 years of MES experience.

  • >3 years of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. Knowledge of plasma, biologics, and small molecule manufacturing.

  • Experience with Werum/Körber PAS-X

  • Experience with Siemens Opcenter.

  • Experience of Computerized System Validation, System Development Life Cycle and Change Management processes

  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)

More About Us

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.


BEL - Lessines

Bray, Ireland, Grange Castle, Ireland, ITA - Pisa, ITA - Rieti, Vienna, Austria

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