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Engineering Technology Lead (Fill/Finish Drug Product Engineering)

Lexington, Massachusetts, Zug, Switzerland


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Engineering Technology Lead (Fill/Finish Drug Product Engineering)

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Job ID SR0038928 Date posted 12/04/2019 Location Lexington, Massachusetts; Zug, Switzerland

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.

Join us as a Engineering Technology Lead (Fill/Finish Drug Product Engineering) in our office in Zurich Opfikon, Switzerland.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As an Engineering Technology Lead you will champion transformation of engineering, manufacturing and facility technologies and innovation at Takeda and the biopharmaceutical industry; actively participates in key industry forums and applicable societies; scout innovation and develop new facility and equipment technologies in collaboration with MFG Science and Pharm Sci for all fill/finish drug product manufacturing and engineering technologies.


  • Provides innovation solutions in engineering and manufacturing network for fill/finish drug product facilities and engineering process.
  • Provide Engineering support for new technologies concepts from Pharm Sci & Manufacturing Sci.
  • Build relationship and develop working process with MFG Sci, Pharm Sci innovation leaders.
  • Lead and establish technology groups, CoPs leading to harmonize engineering technologies across manufacturing sites and ensure sharing and application of best practices and expertise.
  • Industry recognized Subject Matter Experts for drug product fill/finish sterile and non-sterile facilities and engineering process.
  • Industry recognized Subject Matter Experts for drug product fill/finish sterile and non-sterile facilities and engineering process.


  • Technical, Scientific and/or Engineering degree with 15 years of technical experience or an advanced degree in a scientific/technical discipline with 10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical engineering or similar industry
  • Experience in Engineering Technologies supporting product development and/or manufacturing (both highly preferred).
  • Recognized as an expert or leader in their specific field.
  • Experience in global process and facility engineering and the associated regulatory and quality requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP/GLP regulations, ICH, FDA CMC, ISPE and PDA Guidance Documents is preferred.
  • Strong technical, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of techniques utilized in the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Strong organizational and strategic thinking skills, required.
  • Recognized externally as an expert (e.g., leads industry forums or invited speaker at conferences)

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at

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To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include: Competitive basic salary, Car Allowance, Annual Bonus, Contributory Pension Scheme, Private Health Cover and Life Assurance.

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