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Engage Others Motivates and influences others to gain support for ideas, strategies and actions in service to providing superior pharmaceutical products to patients; provides appropriate background so that messages are meaningful with audiences.

Collaboration Establishes productive relationships and partners with others across the organization to ensure common understanding of objectives and achieve shared goals.

Drive for Results Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals, never forgetting the end result is to help patients through innovation in medicine.

Strategic Approach Makes sound decisions that are consistent with our mission, values and organizational objectives.

Lead Change Proactively evaluates, promotes, and initiates change that creates value for patients, the organization, and our shareholders.

Self Awareness Seeks feedback from others, modifies self-perceptions and actions based on this feedback, and actively develops skills and behaviors to enhance contribution.

Develop Capabilities Seeks opportunities to develop oneself and others so that we can continue to achieve sustained growth.


  • Teamwork

    Takeda builds strong, borderless and empowered teams through fairness and promoting shared goals. By working together, we optimize energy and can lead the change for a better world.

  • Innovation

    Takeda implements bold initiatives on a daily basis by striving for continuous improvement and encouraging enthusiasm and creativity. This value speaks to attracting the best minds in the industry that are committed to delivering novel therapies to patients worldwide.

  • Diversity

    Takeda respects and includes a broad range of people and ideas in its daily operations. Our organization encourages each individual to act with empathy and to apply their unique skills to realize the company’s true potential.

  • Passion

    Takeda's drive comes from perseverance, urgency and a strong desire to contribute to patients. We put this passion to work in everything we do and demonstrate courage to fight for ideas and objectives to raise the quality of our solutions, create stronger ties with our stakeholders, and deliver results.

  • Commitment

    Takeda works to meet its responsibilities to stakeholders on a daily basis. We provide adequate support and challenge to ensure we deliver high-quality solutions that help more people around the world.

  • Transparency

    Takeda appropriately shares information and promotes honest, sincere dialogue with stakeholders to build trust. This trust enables us to strengthen our relationships with employees and external communities.


  • Medicine for the World

  • Inspired by Patients

  • Corporate Citizenship Activities

News and Events

  • Moving Mountains

    Moving Mountains My Story and Why I’m Climbing.
    I oversee Corporate Communications at Takeda Oncology. We're committed to discovering and developing treatments for patients with cancers.

  • One Vision: We aspire to cure cancer.

    Takeda completes acquisition of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., significantly enhancing our global oncology portfolio and reinforcing our commitment to develop medicines for patients living with cancer.

  • Our communities

    Rushing Toward a Cure (RTC) launched in 2006 in partnership with the Patriots Radio Network (WBZ 98.5) and our local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). With RTC, Takeda Oncology contributes a set financial donation to the LLS for every 100 rushing yards gained by New England during the pre, regular and post-seasons. This money helps fund vital blood cancer research, patient services and education programs.


Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Our US Offices are in Cambridge, MA. Research & Development employees in our Cambridge location focus on oncology, gastroenterology, immunomodulation, biologics, translational research, and external innovation. In March 2016, we opened our newest space at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, featuring 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and lab space.

While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!


Primary Role

The EHSS Manager will guide and develop a team of EHSS Specialists to support all site and global EHSS programs, trainings, inspections and activities across Massachusetts Bio Operations sites (including manufacturing locations in Lexington and Cambridge, warehouses in North Reading and Belmont, and associated offices). He/she will ensure that all related internal and external compliance obligations are met while providing excellent customer service to the site.  A strong focus will be placed on technical expertise, EHSS project and program ownership, leadership and ability to influence business partners.


The following are general guidelines and time spent on each activity may vary widely dependent on site activities and workforce:

20% Collaborate with and influence other Shire departments to implement programs, manage change and respond to incidents

20% Manage, mentor and develop direct reports

15 % Develop and lead EHSS programs to ensure compliance with the latest regulations, best practices or corporate standards.

15% Ensure that all EHSS related incidents are reported and investigated to determine causes. Help establish and implement corrective actions and make recommendations for areas needing improvement. Track corrective actions to closure. Ability to lead complex investigations across the site

10% Compile metrics for internal or corporate reporting - continuously improve data integrity (

10% Plan and direct activities of junior staff, consultants and/or contractors for day-to-day operations

5% Interface with corporate EHSS and site leadership team for program development and implementation

5% Develop and deliver EHSS training to all personnel as required by regulations and by Shire standards and procedures. Lead and assist with internal audit inspections related to the EHSS program requirements for Shire . Gather and manage data related to the EHSS programs working with other Shire departments, consultants, and contractors; assemble, analyze and deliver the data for reports to State or Federal agencies

Education & Experience Requirements

Essential: 7+ years’ experience in the EHSS field; BS/BA required in technical discipline: engineering, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental studies, life science or similar field.

Desired: Professional certification and/or Master’s Degree in related field.

Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing/laboratories or other highly-regulated industry (oil & gas, pulp & paper, chemical manufacturing, steel, etc.) strongly desired.  Experience with management systems, LEAN, Six Sigma methodology preferred. Previous direct reports or direct oversight of personnel desired.

Other Requirements

  • Position is located in Lexington and/or Cambridge, MA
  • Ability to operate a car (valid driver’s license) and travel via air, rail or other means of passenger conveyance. 
  • Travel to satellite locations required (Belmont, N. Reading, and Cambridge)
  • Travel to corporate EHSS meetings, conferences, audits, etc. upon request
  • Continuous professional development by attending EHSS professional organization meetings whether local or out of state
  • Candidate must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning and wear of protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.  No make-up, jewelry, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in manufacturing work environments. 
  • May involve occasional work in a cold, hot, high-noise, at heights, or wet environment. 
  • Work may be required outside of the standard 8-hour workday including weekends.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs. and remain standing or walking for extended periods in the performance of site inspection and compliance activities
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda’s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Job ID SR0031397

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