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Capital Project Portfolio Lead - Biologics - Opu

Job ID R0052798 Date posted Nov. 23, 2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?

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

“At our heart are committed colleagues. We offer interested people numerous opportunities and strongly believe in, and promote, diversity, equity and inclusion. As a company we offer roles based on merit, welcoming candidates of any gender, age, religious belief, race or ethnic origin or disAbility. Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility – what talent do you have?

In this role, you will contribute to Takeda’s mission by having the ability to lead effectively and work concurrently across multiple projects in a goal-oriented, timeline-driven, and dynamic work environment, while ensuring quality and accuracy. A typical day will include:


At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

About the role:


  • Project Portfolio Management and Oversight on Capital Execution across manufacturing sites

  • Subject matter expert / coach in Project Management and delivery

  • Site support in Capital planning processes

  • Leadership of assigned major projects and programs as required

How you will contribute:


  • Lead and drive the overall CAPEX budget planning process (LRP, MRP, MYC) and ongoing LBE target setting process.

  • Lead and coordinate the site Capex approval processes to ensure timely submission, review and approval of investments.

  • Coordinate capital review steering committee meetings.

  • Evaluate the proposed investments together with Subject Matter Experts and other functional personnel including Finance and S&BE to ensure the content is well presented and correct.

  • Evaluate the investment costs presented to ensure they are in line with industry benchmarks and other similar investments that have previously been made.

  • Lead and guide site project teams in project evaluation and execution as required.

  • Drive & track project execution at the site level and provide guidance as needed.

  • Provide support, guidance and training to the site Project Managers and teams.

  • Lead collaboration and sharing of best practice between the Site Capital Leads via the Capital CoP

  • Lead collaboration between OpU and Global to deliver optimal and standardized CAPEX planning processes in Takeda through the CoE.

  • Oversee the Capital KPIs through the SPOT process.

  • Lead and support other Engineering initiatives as requested by OpU head on an adhoc basis.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Must be able to display in-depth knowledge and expertise in project portfolio management.

  • Displays strong problem solving capabilities.

  • Can display analytical and conceptual thinking.

  • Has a deep and broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, regulatory environment, project management methodology and financial acumen.


  • 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 decisions regarding capital portfolio management, organization capability and delivery of value to the business.


  • Is able to easily engage with both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance and help deliver projects to cost and schedule.

  • Collaborate across all technologies including Plasma, Biologics and Small Molecule within GMSGQ to align on project management standard operating procedures.

  • Works across Site teams to align and implement project development and execution best practices.


  • Is capable of identifying latest trends in the industry.

  • Is able to benchmark against peers in the industry.

  • Provides inputs for defining the innovation roadmap in GMS CQV strategies.

  • 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.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • 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: 15 years + min experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise.

  • Minimum of 8 years leadership experience

  • Broad knowledge of project management methodology and capital portfolio management.

  • Excellent 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.


Travel requirements

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


Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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