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PDT DDT Delivery Lead

Bannockburn, Illinois
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:

Plasma-derived therapies are critical, life-saving medicines, which patients with rare and complex diseases around the world rely on every day. Global demand for these therapies, particularly immunoglobulins, has increased dramatically over the last 15 years, and continues to grow. Takeda is established as second largest provider of plasma-derived therapies (PDT) globally. Leveraging on 75+ year pioneering legacy, Takeda believes there is tremendous potential to do more to meet expectations of patients and health care providers with plasma-derived therapies for patients with immunologic, hematologic, autoimmune and other complex diseases.

PDT’s mission is to transform the lives of patients through innovation and sustainability from plasma donation to delivery of holistic plasma-derived therapeutic solutions. Data Digital & Technology (DDT) is a trusted PDT partner, transforming donor experience and patient lives through innovation and excellence. You will will deliver technology capabilities for the Supply Chain suite of applications. Based in our Bannockburn, IL office, you will report to the Delivery Lead.

How you will contribute:

  • Partner with Takeda Supply Chain Management, Global Manufacturing, and PDT Supply Chain teams to scope new technology needs, additional features to current products, and identify integration opportunities to bring value to supply chain operations

  • Lead workshops with business stakeholders to align on short-term, mid-term, and long-term vision for supply chain operations

  • Facilitate meetings around complex topics regarding supply chain tasks and activities

  • Connect desired product outcomes with key performance metrics

  • Create data-driven narratives that focus the team

  • Create a business case for product optimization or creation of a product or feature using data, customer feedback, and business signals

  • Understand the system(s) and technology around their products and features and what impacts and outcomes this work will have on the company, technology, and design

  • Present a holistic product vision for a new or complex product

  • Prioritize decisions across a product area by understanding how decisions affect the business and overall portfolio of products including budget and labor impacts

  • Use cross-reference data from other functions and products to gain insight on next steps and prioritization.

  • Assess and communicate problems, so that escalation mechanisms can determine impacts and connection to ultimate needs.

  • Support the team in complex, sometimes lengthy experimentation to create and validate completely new products or features that are a major change to a product

  • Understanding of usability and product design and work with designers to iterate through designs to reach goals

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree science or business-related field

  • 7+ years of experience in relevant field

  • Direct experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or industrial engineering

  • Expertise in process optimization and efficiency within a manufacturing or supply chain environment

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and methodologies

  • Experience with production processes and supply chain management

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams, including engineers, designers, and supply chain professionals

  • Experience with technology and systems relevant to manufacturing and supply chain

  • Familiarity with industry-specific metrics

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 Ways of Working

  • 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.


Bannockburn, IL

Boston, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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