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R&D Business Productivity and Efficiency Project Manager

New York
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3 Sep 2022

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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as an R&D Business Productivity and Efficiency Project Manager where you will serve as business process support for the R&D Business Operations Framework e.g. Risk, Quality, Data Privacy, Training Committee and other governance teams established to support R&D Business Process Excellence. You will also provide project management, aligned with functional and business unit goals, to drive operational efficiencies in business processes and that increase connectivity across R&D and the broader Takeda organization. As part of the R&D Regional and Business Operations team, you will report to the Head, R&D Productivity and Efficiency Program and work across R&D and the broader Takeda organization.

How you will contribute:
  • Ensure projects are planned and executed in line with goals, timeline and budget.

  • Support projects by being main contact point between functional leads and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure deliverables are progressing according to specifications and completed on time.

  • Partner with functions within R&D and other key partners e.g. IT, Procurement, Legal, Quality and EHD and other corporate initiatives, to establish relevant team sponsorship and functional representation in productivity and efficiency activities.

  • Support collection of project and program level KPI's and to provide project level content to internal program communications.

  • Identify and assess risks with significant business impact, reporting to the Head R&D Productivity and Efficiency to escalate issues / roadblocks.

  • Identify interdependencies and ensure connections are made across different projects and platform teams.

  • Play a role in team effectiveness, ensuring open communications, effective conflict resolution and collaborative engagement within and across projects and activities.

  • Proactively identify potential issues or obstacles and plans contingencies. Follow issues through to resolution ensuring that all key stakeholders are informed of outcomes and implications.

  • Proactively manage key stakeholders and facilitate relevant communications to appropriate teams, functions.

  • Develop and prepare key communications to strengthen and support change management efforts.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Minimum BS/BA degree with MS/MBA preferred

  • 6+ years of relevant business experience required; Pharmaceutical / Technology experience preferred

  • 3+ years experience project management in a multi-disciplinary, global environment and leadership experience

  • Proactive, resourceful, self-motivated, with strong interpersonal skills to interact professionally with different levels in the organization.

What Takeda can offer you:
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

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.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

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, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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  • Job Reference: 703174220-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Location: New York
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent