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Portfolio Management and Improvement Lead

Boston, MA
Start date
Apr 17, 2024

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Job Description

Job Title: Portfolio Management and Improvement Lead

Location: Cambridge, MA

About the role:

You will design, develop, and implement portfolio management business process for Global Quality (GQ), as well as project management to specific Function or Lab of the Future projects within Global Quality to lead transformation and operational efficiencies in business processes.

Lead and take accountability for projects and related project performance including milestone hit rate, risk mitigation and oversee and guide important program processes associated with preparing for new projects to support GQ strategy. Communicate project and portfolio risks, opportunities, and options

This is a hybrid role that reports to the Head of Global Quality Business Strategy.

How you will contribute:
  • Lead projects within your accountability to successful completion in collaboration / partnership with the GQ Enterprise, Quality Functions, OpUs, Regions, and sites. Lead cross-functional project team meetings to achieve project success by overcoming barriers and elevating when needed.
  • Manage transformational project portfolio ensuring understanding of GQ strategy and support portfolio/strategic initiative reviews.
  • Deliver strategic portfolio reports to senior leaders within Global Quality for the top identified Strategic Projects across the network.
  • Garner credibility and support across the organization through influence.
  • Develop and present business cases, build business case development capabilities in others, ands performs data analysis and insights to underpin all recommendations. You will explain and justify rationale.
  • Help maintain data accuracy in Portfolio Management Tool SPOT, Site Risk Register, Value Creation, and other benefit tracking systems.
  • Support strategic planning concerning projects and growth capacity and coordinate tactical information flow with sites/functions at enterprise level.
  • Facilitate translation of strategy into clear and measurable goals & establishes dashboard to measure milestone and ensures alignment at the enterprise level.
  • Lead Program by applying project management knowledge, continuous improvement, agile ways of working, change management methodologies, tools and techniques to strategic project portfolio on an enterprise level.
  • Support Quality of the Future, including process improvement.

What you bring to Takeda:
  • B.S. Degree in Business, Project Management, Engineering, or Biological Sciences/Pharmacy
  • Minimum 5 years experience in process improvement/portfolio management
  • Experience in agile ways of working and PMO/program management and project management in practice
  • Experience in Power BI

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.
  • Travel approximately 10% - 20% (national and international)

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.

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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:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$149,100.00 - $234,300.00

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.


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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