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Lead, Global Industrial Hygiene

Lexington, Massachusetts
Start date
Apr 14, 2024

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Job Description

Job Title: Lead, Global Industrial Hygiene

Location: Lexington, MA

About the role:

You will be the single point of contact and subject matter expert for Industrial Hygiene across the company. You will oversee the implementation of global Industrial Hygiene standards across the company to ensure that health hazards in the workplace are adequately assessed for risk and managed, as well as provide training and expertise to the EHS teams at sites and regions to support successful industrial hygiene program execution and support evaluation and selection of external laboratories who analyze IH samples.

This is a hybrid role that reports to the Head of EHS R&D and Vaccines.

How you will contribute:
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Industrial Hygiene (IH). Implement relevant standards and related resources and practices to deploy across the company to ensure health hazards are risk assessed and managed.
  • Provide expertise in the SME area and ensure that engineering and administrative controls are appropriate and validated to function as intended.
  • Provide SME input to design, construct and maintain industrial hygiene related topics for our global facilities. Participate on other corporate EHS partner teams (i.e., Safety Data Sheets)
  • Monitor Industrial Hygiene program performance of sites across the company– consisting of internal manufacturing locations, R&D locations and Vaccines locations as well as providing support to external manufacturing and research partnerships. Communicate performance issues and opportunities to site leadership, regional leadership and corporate EHS leadership.
  • Lead execution of global Industrial Hygiene Initiatives. Work in partnership with other functions across the company to advance IH initiatives in a collaborative manner.
  • Foster environment for knowledge sharing and development of Industrial Hygiene expertise. Ensure site EHS teams understand the necessary IH resources and capabilities to accomplish the IH program.
  • Be a role model for Takeda-ism. Collaborate with the corporate EHS team, corporate DD&R partners, and site EHS teams to understand EHS Industrial Hygiene needs and assure understanding of EHS standards and requirements.
  • Chair internal corporate EHS industrial Hygiene community of practice to promote industrial hygiene programs, policies and best practices across Takeda.
  • Develop and manage relationships and budgets with third-party consultants and vendors related to corporate EHS industrial hygiene systems. Ensure the execution of EHS Industrial Hygiene enhancements and the development of additional tools / processes needed to support EHS Industrial Hygiene.
  • Contribute to other global health and safety initiatives/projects, and support other duties as assigned.

What you bring to Takeda:
  • Degree in life sciences, engineering, chemical engineering, or similar field.
  • 6 - 8 years of experience in Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, or associated industry; experience collaborating with cross-functional teams, regulatory agencies, and vendors; previous experience in program management and demonstrated application of health and safety practices.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or globally recognized equivalent.
  • Possess a deep knowledge of Industrial Hygiene programs and practices and EHS standards and best practices, laws, and regulations, and experience with exposure modeling. Able to translate this knowledge to actionable programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with the implementation and sustainment of a EHS Industrial Hygiene program on a global scale.

Important Considerations

At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. In this role, you may:

  • Work in a controlled environment requiring special gowning and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. This may include additional hearing protection for loud areas.
  • Need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and/or artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
  • Work in a cold, wet environment.
  • Work multiple shifts, including weekends, or be asked to work supplemental hours, as necessary.
  • Work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.

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.

#GMSGQ #ZR1 #LI-MA1 #LI-Hybrid

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:

Lexington, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$133,000.00 - $209,000.00

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.


Lexington, 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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