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Lead Maintenance & Reliability Plasma

Lexington, Massachusetts, Zug, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland


Every day, employees working in Takeda’s Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and Global Quality business unit are shaping the future of healthcare. They are breaking down barriers and ensuring our life-changing medicines are available, accessible, and affordable to patients. Life-changing for you. Life-changing for patients.

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

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  • Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 13 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2018.

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Lead Maintenance & Reliability Plasma

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Job ID SR0042859 Date posted 10/21/2019 Location Lexington, Massachusetts; Zug, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland


  • To lead and drive the OpU M&R programs that can easily be deployed at a Site level with a focus on processes, asset reliability & business value.
  • Lead site M&R organizations to roll out the long term maintenance strategy in key areas of facilities & utilities, process equipment and spare parts management.
  • Oversee and optimize the site maintenance budgets, maintenance plans, long term equipment replacement plans and spare part sourcing strategies.
  • Establish Equipment Criticality and apply risk based maintenance strategies to equipment and systems.
  • Lead and direct the auditing process at the Site level to endure processes and strategy are rolled out correctly and is effective in delivering a robust M&R program.
  • Develop & nurture core competencies of the M&R personnel at the sites to ensure the knowledge and experience is maintained.
  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory GMP, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Be aware of maintenance trends and benchmarks in the industry. Benchmark against peers so that Takeda is in line with industry.
  • Drive and lead participation of M&R site SMEs in working groups in defining best practices, troubleshooting and measuring performance across the site network.
  • Provide support for the Site and global KPI suite around M&R operational performance.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Must be able to display in-depth knowledge and expertise in M&R strategies.
  • Displays strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Can display analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Has a deep and broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, regulatory environment, asset life cycle management, trends in innovation, and financial acumen


  • An enterprise leader balancing and aligning goals and priorities to meet company objectives
  • Ability to influence within the organization to drive decisions, alignment, and conflict resolution for complex cross-functional issues
  • Being a mentor developing future leaders
  • Displays and drives Takeda culture of Takeda-ism, PTRB, safety, and quality into the organization

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Full accountability for complex decisions regarding asset life cycle management, organization capability and delivery of value to the business.


  • Is able to easily engage with both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance and rollout M&R programs.
  • Collaborate across all technologies including Plasma, Biologics, API and Small Molecule within GMS to align on vision and priorities for M&R excellence.
  • Works across Site teams to align and implement M&R best practices.


  • Is capable of identifying new trends in the industry like 3D printing of spare parts.
  • Is able to benchmark against peers in the industry
  • Provides inputs for defining the innovation roadmap in GMS M&R strategies
  • Ensures process knowledge sharing across sites and GE functions for effective development of organizational capabilities


  • Manages with a matrix of reporting lines and across functional areas
  • Provides leadership to drive highly complex M&R programs that span multiple sites across different demographics.


  • Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent (mechanical / process / chemical or equivalent
  • Languages: Business fluent proficiency in English & Local Language (written and oral).
  • Experience: More than 15 years experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise.
  • Minimum of 8 years leadership experience
  • Broad knowledge of M&R processes and best practice in the field of expertise
  • High communication skills, analytical mindset, ability to work under pressure
  • GxP/QA knowledge
  • Innovative thinking
  • Building relationships and teamwork
  • Used to working in a complex global / matrix organization.
  • Can establish and coordinate service contracts with external service providers

Additional desired Skills:

  • Experience with data analysis
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry not limited to technical aspects only

Travel requirements

  • Regular travels to Takeda sites within the region and to equipment and service providers. (Approx. 25% travel)

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