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Takeda Pharmaceuticals: Director, biolife transformation lead

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

This is a Full-time position in West Deerfield, IL posted March 25, 2020.

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do.

We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States.

At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring.

Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home.

Improving Lives.

Improving life for everyone.BioLife’s employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.ACCOUNTABILITIES Leads the BioLife Transformation office responsible to meet plasma collections growth and cost improvement objectives in support of PDT aspirations to serve more patients (75%)Ensures transformation sprint activities are prioritized and completed to achieve near-term and longer-term results projected in 2020 MRP and LRF.Oversees the day-to-day priorities and focus of the Transformation Office and Workstream Leads to support People, Process, and Value objectivesPeople – Change Management, Communications, HRProcess – Project Management, Regulatory, Quality/Legal/TechValue – FinanceIdentifies cross-team interdependencies and drives to resolutionSurfaces risks, facilitates the development of mitigation strategies, and oversees their implementationEnsures strong governance and communication to support desired resultsEnsures a constantly up to date view of an integrated roadmap across all workstreamsFacilitates cross-team communicationManages all updates and follow-ups to the BioLife and PDT SteerCoOversight and Support of Agile and Digital Product Teams (25%)Ensure initiatives and Agile Teams are consistent with overall strategy and ambitionProvides strategic guidance and pressure tests Agile Teams’ business cases and pilot assumptionsDIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) ExpertiseA bold, unconstrained thinker and doer who demonstrates a clear understanding of the objectives and tactics needed to achieve transformational resultsMust demonstrate excellent leadership, change management, customer sensitivity, analytical, interpersonal, planning, communication, and collaboration skills necessary.

Must also have the ability to manage strategically and think innovatively.Ability to manage in a fast paced, challenging environment while remaining focused on obtaining objectives.Successful leadership across varied projects and teams.On occasion the incumbent may work in/ visit a plasma collection center or test laboratory where potential exists for exposure to biohazardous blood or plasma.LeadershipIntegrityFairnessHonestyPerseverancePutting the patient at the centerBuilding trust with societyReinforcing our reputationDeveloping the businessDecision-making and AutonomyProvide direction on when projects move forward, when to escalate issues, and when to close out open actions.Determine needs for analysis of data and drive overall recommendations for decisions that need to be made across the networkInteractionCoordination and ability to drive results across other functionsHas a reputation for delivery that reinforces the required sense of urgencyInnovationDisplays a strong ability to prioritizeAble to spot patterns/trends across teams that enables the identification of the root causes of problemsHas a strong attention to detail and an organized approach to workComplexityHas skills in disciplines beyond project management in order to develop an integrated approach, accounting for value and people factorsEDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Essential: Bachelor’s Degree.

10+ years in a healthcare/medical related capacityDesired: Past history of successful project management, continuous improvement management and or leadership experience is highly desirable.Project management, Supply Chain Operating Systems, and Financial management skills are necessary.

Lean and or Six Sigma Green/ Black Belt skills desired, certification preferredADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Add any information legally required for your country here)FLSA Classification (US) – ExemptDomestic Travel – up to 40%Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents: Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda’s Talent Acquisition department.

Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal.

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal.

Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment OpportunityShire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.EEO is the Law EEO is the Law – Supplement Pay Transparency Policy Reasonable AccommodationsShire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.