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Digital Lead

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Job ID R0038572 Date posted 06/01/2021 Location Wicklow, Ireland

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Digital Lead - Takeda Ireland

We are looking for a person to super charge our digital and data journey, to do this, you will need to be able to learn and understand our business and translate that into impactful activities in the digital and data science space. The key focus of this role will be to Lead the Digital program on site in Bray. The successful candidate will drive the execution for local implementation of GMSGQ data analytics roadmap initiatives as well as any local digital / data initiatives, and deliver programs to focus on upskilling a group of ‘Digital Citizens’ as well as upskilling all site members.

The Digital Lead will work with Data Scientists and within Operating Units and Regions and across all geographies and support engineering innovation initiatives (COBOTs, Robots, and 3D Printing).

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Digital and Data Strategy on site

  • Develop, Maintain and govern the site digital and Data strategy

  • Ensure alignment with Global Digital strategy

  • Assess, recommend, and implement new technologies to site

  • Manage the delivery of digital and data projects at site level

  • Provide technical leadership in both data management and data science approaches to site and team


  • Collaborate with Digital and Data Science Teams within region/OpU to align on best practices.

  • Encourage Digital Team to be active contributors and collaborators within OpU/Region or across Takeda e.g., Communities of Practice (CoP).


  • Create appropriate digital capabilities at site to deliver the digital roadmap utilizing the support from global functions/Business Excellence Teams, as necessary.

  • Coach digital concepts and mindsets and behaviours across the organization, including Senior Leadership.

Dimensions and Aspects of the Digital Lead Role

  • Develops vision, drives change, and supports others in the change management process

  • Influencing across the organisation outside of direct reporting lines

  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to create value for Takeda as needed. Capable of assessing complex situations and communicating status, resolution alternatives, costs and benefits, resource requirements, implications, and recommendations to senior management.

  • Interacts with all levels of the organisation and collaborates strongly with global Digital and Data Science Teams – developing strong relationships with key stakeholders across the Takeda network.

  • Passionate about digital technology and advances site digital program

  • Participates in relevant industry fora as appropriate, conferences, benchmarking groups etc. to further Takeda’s pursuit of excellence.

Key Education/Knowledge

  • Ideally, we are looking for a person with a strong bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Engineering, Supply chain, IT etc. who also has a strong background and/or qualification in Data Science and Digital management.

  • Experience in bio/pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or life sciences industry is preferred

  • High level project management skills – ability to lead portfolio of projects

  • Proven Digital, Data Management & Data Science skill set required

  • High curiosity for learning and applying new Technologies is critical

Competencies and Previous Experience

  • Demonstrated passion for not accepting the status quo and self-driven to improve the business

  • Program management capabilities

  • Exceptional coaching, teaching, presentation (oral and written), and facilitation skills

  • Courage to make complex decisions and/or recommendations, comfortable with ambiguity

  • Excellent listening skills and emotional intelligence

  • Systematic thinker, and strong knowledge of business processes

  • Flexible and learning agile, demonstrating ability to assimilate new knowledge and standards quickly


Bray, Ireland

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

Job ID R0038572
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