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Learning Business Partner Lead (Associate Director Level)

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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 developing and maintaining strong Learning Business Partner relationships to facilitate the assessment, guidance & support for the Learning Organization elements to build and enhance performance and capability across Tech Ops.

The Learning Business Partner Lead works with their assigned OpU or Centre Leadership team, to develop learning strategies that assure appropriate capability exists to meet our Supply Value proposition.  Additionally they will also work directly with the site Training Leads, Business Excellence Leads for the OpU or center role to ensure robust Learning system elements are in place and appropriate technical learning solutions are provided for site and OpU use.   The Lead will provide guidance, support, and coaching for site Training Leads to assure that there are appropriate capabilities in place to support efficient and effective learning systems and processes for Tech Ops.


25%: Partners with Operating Unit LTs to identify appropriate learning strategies and focus areas, enabling learning system compliance and effectiveness across Tech Ops.  Key responsibilities include technical learning needs analysis, performance consulting, and partnering with site Training Leads to prioritize key learning interventions in support of customer requirements and evolving Regulatory requirements

20%: Provide guidance and support to site leadership teams, and site or center Training Leads to implement learning and human performance model strategies and compliance, driving performance and continuous improvement and coaching in the implementation of the Tech Ops Learning Organization strategy

15%: Works with the Head of Learning to implement and drive Tech Ops Learning Organization strategy, as Learning Business Partner in the assigned area.

15%: Promotes the standardization of technical learning core programs, competency based training interventions, and learning system processes

10%: Partner with OpU sites and center functions in deploying the maturity assessment tools. Work with Learning Program Office Lead on analytics and reports for OpU LT and thereafter ensure identified improvements are incorporated into Tech Ops learning strategy or site specific actions

10%: Support the Learning Community of Practice, best practice replication, LMS utilization, consistency of learning standards, coaching & development of site training leads across Tech Ops

5%: Trends operating unit learning system results and shares with leadership to ensure ongoing support for learning and improvements needed

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BS in Science, Life-science or Engineering discipline required, with 5 -10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical environment.  Training qualification (Certificate or Diploma level preferred), with experience in managing a training function.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in training and development and instructional design. Robust knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulatory compliance needed.  Experience in global biotech / pharmaceutical manufacturing is preferred.

Other Requirements

Travel (domestic and international) required – 30-40%

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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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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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