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OpU Automation Lead

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Job ID R0053031 Date posted Dec. 01, 2021 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description

About the role:

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • To develop and implement the Global Automation strategies to the Biologics OpU that will standardize global processes and infrastructure.

  • SME in Facility Operational Technology, Machine Automation, Digitalization and Manufacturing Systems

  • Support Site Automation & Digitalization projects.

How you will contribute:

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Own and develop Automation solutions that are consistent with specific needs of the manufacturing environment.

  • Lead Site Automation teams to develop long term automation strategy for sites in key areas of building & process, SCADA, PCS, data historian, recipe manager, Industry 4.0 and MES.

  • Drive the Automation roll-out process at the Site level ensuring cost, schedule and technical solution are achieved.

  • Develop & nurture core competencies of the automation personnel at the sites to ensure technical capabilities are built and the knowledge and experience are maintained.

  • Take ownership in preparing adequate and cost effective solutions for all automation investment related projects. Leverage best practices and expertise across the Engineering network.

  • Coordinate the Automation and associated IT capital plans and annual spending across the Biologics network and ensure the capital KPIs are met.

  • Lead and drive Site working groups to ensure clear action plans with delivery milestones.

  • Own and Lead harmonization across the network to ensure consistent core solutions are being implemented.

  • Be aware of technology trends and benchmarks in the industry. Benchmark against peers so that Takeda is inline with industry.

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Must be able to display indepth knowledge and expertise in Automation solutions including Delta-V, Siemens PCS7, PLC, SCADA, i-Fix, Wonderware, Inmation and OSI Pi.

  • Displays strong problem solving capabilities.

  • Can display analytical and conceptual thinking.

  • Has a deep and broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing process, regulatory environment, trends in automation innovation, and financial acumen.

Leadership

  • An enterprise leader balancing and aligning goals and priorities to meet company objectives.

  • Ability to influence within the organization to drive decisions, alignment, and conflict resolution for complex cross-functional issues

  • Being a mentor developing future leaders.

  • Displays and drives Takeda culture of Takeda-ism, PTRB, safety, and quality into the organization.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Full accountability for complex decisions regarding Automation, organization capability and delivery of value to the business.

Interaction

  • Is able to easily engage with both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance and rollout Automation solutions.

  • Collaborate across all technologies including Plasma, Biologics, Small Molecule within GMS to align on vision and priorities for Automation excellence.

  • Works across Site teams to align and implement Automation best practices.

Innovation

  • Is capable of identifying new trends in the industry like cloud computing.

  • Is able to benchmark against peers in the industry

  • Provides inputs for defining the innovation roadmap in GMS Automation strategies

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

Complexity

  • Manages with a matrix of reporting lines and across functional areas

  • Provides leadership to drive highly complex Automation.

What you bring to Takeda:

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Required

  • Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent (mechanical / process / chemical or equivalent

  • Languages: Business fluent proficiency in English & Local Language (written and oral) ,

  • Experience: More than 12 years experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise.

  • Minimum of 8 years leadership experiences

  • Broad knowledge of Automation solutions and best practice in field of expertise.

  • High communication skills, analytical mind-set, ability to work under pressure.

  • GxP/QA knowledge.

  • Innovative thinking.

  • Building relationships and teamwork.

  • Used to working in a complex global / matrix organisation.

  • Can establish and coordinate service contracts with external service providers.

Additional desired Skills:

  • Experience with data analysis.

  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry not limited to technical aspects only.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Travel requirements

Regular travels to Takeda sites within the region and to equipment and service providers. (Approx 25% travel).

Locations

Zurich, Switzerland

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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