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Divestment Lead

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Job ID R0019120 Date posted 05/11/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Divestment Lead in our Zurich office.

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


  • Driving the evaluation and executing due diligence (DD) activities for all Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) relevant business development (BD) divestment deals from manufacturing and supply perspectives in global, regional and local in close alignment / collaboration with stakeholders within GMS / GQ and across Takeda.
  • Managing supply agreements in collaboration with all stakeholders within GMS / GQ.
  • Design procedures to streamline the Due Diligence and deal execution process


  • Engage with key stakeholders within GMS and its relative functions to ensure the creation of MSA and TSA for divestment deals
  • Responsible and/or participant in BD divestment evaluation activities relevant to GMS and provide leadership / coordination / relation management (both for internal functions and external partner) capability as needed.
  • Ensure efficiency and professionalism in evaluations of BD divestment deals and follow up activities to be executed as planned.
  • Report on BD deals and ensure timely and appropriate reporting on progress and status of on-going evaluation activities including proper closure.
  • Lead and Example Takeda’s Leadership Behaviors, values and competencies including Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business with excellence


  • Business, Scientific or engineering graduate (BSc, MSc), preferably complemented by supply chain management, design and development 
  • Pharmaceutical industry knowledge (5 to 15 years) preferably with job experience in pharmaceutical operations, supply chain management, Quality, project management and from working in an international environment
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.  Additionally, Japanese is desired
  • Patient and Customer centric with service-orientation
  • Good communicator
  • Experienced in negotiating and resolving conflicts/problems


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.

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