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Material Change Management Specialist I

Los Angeles, California
Start date
Mar 26, 2024

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Job Description

The MCM Specialist I position leads and support projects and change controls for material changes (raw material, auxiliaries, excipients,) at Los Angeles site and other impacted manufacturing sites ensuring supply continuity and business growth.


  • Manage simple projects for raw material changes for all products/plants considering lowest possible impact on market supply and manufacturing operations while still maintaining highest possible efficiency in change implementation.

  • Support projects with a broad scope: Identify and engage necessary resources. Identify barriers and recommend solutions. Develop a project plan and implement to timeline. Communicate project status to requestors, customers and senior management.

  • Define implementation plan and if required mitigation strategy based on supply/demand forecast.

  • Align different Supply Chain views and needs (Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management) in the context of material change to one Supply Chain implementation strategy.

  • Support local and global teams (internal/external) in defining program strategies, developing goals, assigning project tasks ensuring the team meets all goals for up to 25 projects in parallel.


  • High School Diploma or GED plus 4+ years of related experience

  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, business, operations, Supply Chain or other related technical field and 1 or more year of related experience

  • Experience with TrackWise or similar Quality Management or Change Control software.

  • Experience working in a FDA-regulated industry / GXP environment.

Important Consideration

  • Position responsible for hands-on execution of all activities in the office.

  • May work up to 7 hours on computer using keyboard and mouse.

  • Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 10lbs

  • Inside working conditions.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around the facility.

  • Must be able to work off hours as required as the LA Site is a 24/7 facility.

  • May be required to enter controlled environments requiring special gowning.

  • Required to work onsite minimum 60% of the time and this is subject to change. Must be available to work 100% onsite.

  • Infrequent travel (5-10%) may be required for business reasons (i.e. to attend trainings, meetings, benchmarking, networking etc.) May need to work at both Los Angeles and Van Nuys locations.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

USA - CA - Los Angeles

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$56,000.00 - $88,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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.


USA - CA - Los Angeles

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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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