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Digital Delivery Project Manager

Lexington, Massachusetts
Start date
May 1, 2024

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Job Description


  • Provide leadership to cross-functional teams and/or projects/programs composed of multiple projects/work streams with varying complexity in successful delivery of high-impact DD&T initiatives within a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant
  • Determine optimal prioritization of initiatives based on business value. Plan solutions to achieve identified objectives, drive program achievement, interface with senior GMS/GQ DD&T management and GMS/GQ business stakeholders to influence decision-making on projects
  • Responsible for managing a matrix team of internal and/or contractors on a project-by-project basis.


  • Maintain project timeframes, budget estimates, and status reports for any projects or programs within area of accountability – deliver on your commitments
  • Coordinate and manage project team members and develop schedules and individual responsibilities to deliver on our project commitments
  • Partner with DD&T and business area leaders across multiple functions to identify and plan major programs and projects
  • Initialize and plan projects and work streams of varying complexity spanning multiple site-based locations
  • Assure appropriate prioritization and alignment with the strategy and direction of the organization and that appropriate resources are allocated for their development
  • Direct and coach team members to meet business needs as it relates to their project team involvement
  • Ensure that program/project governance effectively aligns with technology strategy/roadmaps and enterprise plans e.g., acting as SPOC for site & DDT PMO, following site’s PMO processes for DDT projects, site prioritization, value capture
  • Drive processes for assigning budget and resources to programs/projects e.g. tracking program/project performance against plan; and updating priorities and budget/resource assignments based on performance and/or changes in conditions
  • Monitor the market to gain knowledge and understanding of emerging PMO knowledge and implement best practices and continuous improvements
  • Participate in development of and maintaining Digital roadmap e.g. SPOT record maintenance, DD&T Program and functional boards.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Significant, well-rounded business acumen in the pharmaceutical or life sciences industries


  • Ability to define and communicate compelling, business-enabling technology vision and the value of this vision, along with actionable roadmaps to achieve target states across people, process, and technology dimensions
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading and influencing cross-functional teams. Able to gain buy-in and promote shared ownership of projects

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Develop and controldeadlines, budgets, and activities
  • Lead technology-driven innovation, take smart risks, drive small experiments and front end studies to solve emergent problems


  • Adept at developing meaningful “trusted advisor” relationships with business and technical stakeholders of all levels
  • Proven ability to work well with people from different disciplines and with varying degrees of business or technical knowledge
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly both in verbal and written forms to all organizational levels


  • Solid grasp of strategic technologies, good practices, and regulations that Takeda needs to act on and operationalize in the next three to five years, including but not limited to MES, Historian, Analytics, Data Integrity, Digital Transformation, IOT, Smart Devices, Industry 4.0, Informatics, Business to Plant Integration


  • Able to guide and direct a portfolio of projects from demand to closure
  • Cultural awareness to engage globally with sensitivity to local and regional considerations
  • Awareness of overall pharmaceutical business landscape and applicable disruptions
  • Ability to drive plans to simplify significant complexity of our current combined technology estate


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years relevant experience leading highly visible, complex Technology programs/projects including management of full lifecycle implementations
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to handle issues that occur during project completion
  • Excellent organization, budget, and time management skills to keep projects on track and within budget – attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written English communications skills, business acumen, problem solving, and analytical skills to communicate ideas and data in a persuasive and appropriate manner
  • Experience formulating, organizing, and monitoring inter-connected projects
  • Experience partnering with business area leaders to plan and deliver programs and projects with limited or competing resources (time, budget, people)
  • Ability to manage data collection and analysis to make fact based decisions
  • Ability to set priorities, develop workflow processes, and manage project teams in a fluid environment


  • Certified pProject mManagement pProfessional (PMP or Prince 2)
  • In-depth pharmaceutical manufacturing industry experience (GxP shopfloor)
  • Extensive exposure to pharmaceutical manufacturing regulations and quality assurance/control
  • Masters degree or equivalent

Travel Requirements – up to 25% in any given month.

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 - MA - Lexington - BIO OPS

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$84,000.00 - $132,000.00

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 - MA - Lexington - BIO OPS

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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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