Technology Lead

  • Full Time
  • Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Takeda profile

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Job Description

About the role

As a member of our Global Engineering Process & Technology team, you will drive the transformation of engineering and manufacturing technologies across Takeda and the biopharmaceutical industry. You will make a significant impact on Takeda’s Industry 4.0 future and improve the lives of people around the world by setting technical direction, creating vision and strategy for key and innovative technologies, and establishing best practices and standards. You will work with colleagues across the organization to solve challenges and make recommendations to deliver world-class results that meet regulatory, quality, capacity and EHS requirements.

How You Will Contribute

  • Lead, coordinate and develop vision, strategy, and execution roadmaps for key and innovative manufacturing technologies/solutions (focus on robotics) to accelerate Takeda’s innovation programs.
  • Build relationships and develop working processes with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead and establish Technology Groups/CoP’s to harmonize engineering technologies across OpU’s and manufacturing sites and ensure sharing and application of best practices and expertise.
  • Provide SME technical support to CAPEX investment projects and investment proposals, participating in feasibility studies, concept design, scope definition for critical cGMP aspects and innovation.
  • Own/author standards, guidelines & templates for technologies
  • Technology scouting and active participation in international conferences and events.
  • Lead project or working teams to deliver innovation projects.
  • Liaise with other key functions and stakeholders involved in the development of existing and future technology solutions (e.g. eAGILE FoF).

What You Bring To Takeda

  • Technical, scientific and/or engineering degree with 10-15 years of technical experience in biopharmaceutical engineering or similar industry.
  • Proven knowledge of engineering technologies supporting product development and/or manufacturing, ideally in drug product manufacturing facilities (e.g. formulation, fill & finish, inspection, packaging)
  • Solid knowledge of cGMP/GLP regulations, ICH, FDA CMC, ISPE and PDA guidance documents is preferred.
  • Incumbent thinks broadly and uses insights to challenge, adapt or transform current ways of doing things.
  • Able to provide strategic direction and roadmaps to evaluate, test/pilot, recommend and implement key areas of technologies.
  • Strong project management skills and technical writing experience
  • Excellent stakeholder, communication and change management skills.
  • Strong focus on delivering results with service excellence, reliability first mindset.
  • Hands-on mentality, strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Fluent in English (written/verbal)

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.

Empowering our people to shine

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, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Zurich, Switzerland

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