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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

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Takeda has maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 235 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and on 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.


Primary Role

Reporting to the Head of Learning, this position is responsible for embedding the Human Performance Model (HPM) program as a key pillar of the Learning Organization strategy for Tech Ops.

Scope includes management of learning interventions associated with the program, development of templates and tools to reduce human error opportunities and support the CI Journey. The role interacts significantly with Operational Excellence, EHS, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering & HR disciplines in a highly matrixed manner to ensure the effectiveness of the program.

The HPM Lead will assure that the necessary tools and processes are in place (including engaging and effective learning interventions) to support an error free environment. They will leverage the existing Takeda Human Error Avoidance program, building a holistic framework encompassing both pro-active and reactive error reduction strategies, combined with Takeda’s blue belt problem solving methodology when root cause is unknown. Together with the Learning Program Office Lead they will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of HPM maturity assessments, Document Design frameworks and proactive tools for eliminating errors in support of our Supply Value proposition. 


25%: Working with site local HPM Champions, populate the KM site as a known best practice repository to embed the required cultural/behavioral change to eliminate errors.

20%: Coach leaders and site champions on HPM to embed and achieve required results based on results from maturity assessments

20%: Enhance the global HPM strategy which includes standard, robust processes for eliminating error, robust human error investigation tools, and proactive application of human error reduction tools

15%: Partnering with the Learning Program Office Lead, establish and deploy a maturity assessment to ensure program is embedded and effective

10%: Lead the global community of Human Performance Model Champions, sharing known best methods, tools and processes to eliminate errors, partnering extensively with OpEx team

10%: Build internal learning interventions to build and enhance capability, in both the center and site locations

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BSc in Science or Engineering discipline required, 10 - 15 years of experience in global biopharmaceutical environment. Human Performance Model qualification, with practical experience of creating and deploying similar program in industry.
  • Experience in training and development desirable. Robust knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulatory compliance needed.
  • Organizational Psychology background a benefit, as is a strong background and understanding of Operational Excellence tools, especially DMAIC problem-solving and CI mindset.

Other Requirements

  • Some travel (domestic and international) required.

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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.

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