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Laboratory Digital Lead

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Job ID R0030183 Date posted 02/17/2021 Location Lessines, Belgium

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Quality Control Takeda Lessines is undertaking a digital and data transformation. This role will build and drive a digital strategy and culture within the QC & Microbiology lab of Lessines, to find solutions to our biggest business challenges and improve productivity.

Benchmarking and define strategy :

  • Responsible for the deployment of a automatization/digital strategy and culture within the QC & Microbiology lab of Lessines.
  • Identify digital - Robotics opportunities to ensure the laboratories further develop new processes to allow substantial improvements.
  • Benchmarking and best practice sharing with other sites and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Provide digital expertise and guidance in collaborations with internal and external parties 
  • Intensive collaboration with key stakeholders, and network building within the QC organization and between Takeda sites

Deloyement of digital strategy :

  • Build business case & prioritize Digital -Robotics initiatives in line with the site and quality strategy
  • Identify cost needs to support the QC & Microbiology digital roadmap
  • Ability to anticipate problems and opportunities in the digital – Robotics space, accurately estimate the likelihood of their occurring, and isolate their key drivers to manage them efficiently
  • Lead meetings to define the best projects, facilitate project team meetings & meetings with the sponsor, Coordinate various changes / transformations, best practice and continuous improvement initiatives in coordination with relevant interfaces (e.g. IT) within Takeda
  • Lead post workshop communication to appropriate stakeholder and hand-off/transition of next steps to owners
  • Initiates and maintains work schedule and priorities; manage workflow and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a high-volume environment, while meeting deadlines and attention to details
  • Coach digital concepts and mindsets and behaviors across the QC & Microbiology Lab organization
  • Spokesperson or "translator" between laboratory and IT

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors or an equivalent degree  
  • Excellent IT and digital system knowledge
  • Practical knowledge of working in a GMP laboratory (preferably in quality control/microbiology)
  • Ideally 6-8 years of experience within pharma industry, with a focus on Lab and digitalization
  • Completed technical or scientific training
  • Demonstrated experience in change management 


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