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Capital Program Lead – Cell & Gene Therapy

Zurich, Switzerland


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Capital Program Lead – Cell & Gene Therapy

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Job ID R0011260 Date posted 08/14/2019 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description


  • Deliver a CAPEX investment portfolio of interdependent projects in the area of cell & gene therapy
  • Ensure consistent deployment of best in class technologies
  • Ensure transfer of lessons learnt between the projects
  • Responsible for overall portfolio schedule & budget
  • Provide regular management up-date and act as enabler for individual project teams


  • Alofisel Investment Projects


  • As member of the Global Engineering Team, the Capital Program Lead (CPL) provides guidance and support to assigned projects and leads larger scale CAPEX projects within the portfolio. The CPL reports to the Global Head of CAPEX Project Management and will support both the project teams as well as the Global Engineering Team to drive business performance consistent with the TAKEDA´s core values of Patient – Trust – Reputation – Business.
  • The CPL is responsible for the implementation of good project management practices and proper control of the overall portfolio and will lead as fully responsible project manager specific, complex capital projects as needed.
  • The CPL is responsible to ensure a harmonized project execution and exchange of “lessons learnt” across all individual projects which are in scope of the portfolio.
  • The CPL demonstrate innovation by implementation of state of the art technical solutions to ensure compliance with internal and external quality, safety and ecology standards.
  • The CPL will liaise with external project management / engineering service providers to ensure proper staffing options for capital investments.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Sound Project Management expertise, including change management and contract management
  • In depth technical expertise in GMP environment


  • Experience in large and complex projects as well as both formal and informal leadership / coordination
  • Strong focus on delivering results as well as services
  • Inspiring and building trust
  • Successful in building relationships, top talent and teamwork

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Takes decisions to progress projects and portfolio within the approved scope
  • Escalates decisions for any matters outside the approved scope and budget



  • Global and local Operating Unit Engineering teams
  • Other members of the Engineering Leadership team
  • GMSGQ and Leadership Team’s (LT`s)


  • External organizations to understand industry trends and best practices
  • External service providers and equipment vendors


  • Can identify latest trends in the industry

  • Can benchmark against peers in the industry

  • Ensures project management knowledge sharing across sites and GE functions for effective development of organizational capabilities.


  • Manages with a matrix of reporting lines and across functional areas
  • Provides leadership to drive project management methodology that span multiple sites across different demographics



  • Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent (mechanical / process / chemical or equivalent
  • Preferable +10 years of general engineering experience thereof +5 years’ experience in investment projects in international environment
  • Experience in investment projects in international environment
  • Broad Leadership experience for the management of internal and external resources in international environment
  • Outstanding Project Management knowledge including successful contract management with ability to deliver safe and fully compliant projects.
  • Well-developed communication skills, able to present to Senior Management
  • In-depth technical experience in a GxP regulated environment with knowledge of chemical and/or pharmaceutical engineering operations.
  • drive and focus on results
  • building relationships and teamwork
  • managing intercultural teams
  • English fluency (written/oral) essential,


  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry not limited to technical aspects only
  • Good understanding of EHS and Quality aspects in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Production and / or production planning experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience within Cell &Gene Engineering projects highly advantageous



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