Head of Process Engineering (f/m/x)

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Job Description

The Process Equipment Engineering department provides holistic engineering strategies and solutions to support the site Vienna to sustainably achieve capacity plans, delivery- and productivity targets following EHS & Quality Compliance guidance.

The Team drives availability and implementation of state-of-the-art manufacturing assets and platforms according to Pharma 4.0. They provide technical support, own Lifecycle Management of process equipment assets and deliver input and design for capital planning and project execution in alignment with our global and local strategy.

About the role:

As Head of the Process Equipment Engineering Department, you will provide leadership to the local organization, their leads and experts.

As member of the global OpU Process Engineering Leadership Team and the local Site Engineering Leadership Team you will drive engineering solutions supporting the local strategy in alignment with the global network.

How you will contribute:

  • Driving the Takeda culture with emphasis on safety, quality, ethics & compliance, innovation and sustainability

  • Manage the Lifecycle Ownership / System Ownership of all process equipment assets at the site Vienna that covers fractionation, purification, formulation & aseptic filling, visual inspection and packaging

  • Building and developing strong and highly skilled teams by supporting a continuous learning & improvement approach to intensify in-house Front-End Design of process equipment platforms

  • Fostering a fact-based and data-driven culture to help focusing on the few priorities and delivering superior results

  • Strengthening cross-functional collaboration locally and globally with the aim to introduce industry 4.0-wide technology & automation trends (e.g. robots & cobots and many more)

  • Selecting, developing and implementing state-of-the-art and purpose-fit upcoming technology standards based on asset conditions, capacity modeling, process efficiency and volume growth scenarios.

  • Support daily operations according to escalation matrix (major issue resolution)

  • Delivering Lifecycle implementation projects and continuous improvement initiatives by allocating internal and external resources effectively and efficiently

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Minimum of 8 years of proven leadership experience including cultural & behavioral change

  • Proven ability to create an environment that inspires and enables talents and teams to elevate their capabilities

  • Excellent communication skills to align cross-functional teams on priorities

  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking and decision taking personality

  • Passion for purpose-led innovation, networking and your own personal development

  • Broad knowledge of process equipment solutions and best practices in the field

  • Strong professional experience in an advanced technological industry - ready to implement Industry 4.0

  • Robust negotiation skills in German and English

  • Solid experience in dealing with OPEX and CAPEX budget responsibility

  • Experience with lifecycle management and project execution

  • GMP experience is highly recommended

  • Ideally graduated from a science, engineering or IT college or university

What Takeda can offer you:

  • A competitive remuneration package with a minimum salary of € 4 527,78 gross per month (full time, collective wage agreement for the chemical industry) - the actual salary depends on your professional experience and qualifications!

  • A family-friendly company environment: Support with parental leave, bilingual company kindergarten

  • Comprehensive training programs

  • Work @ home depending on the position / department

  • In-house Canteen with discounts or meal vouchers

  • Free vaccination program

  • Medical checkups

  • Workers council (events, festivals, shopping vouchers, etc.)

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Employee Recognition Program

  • Takeda Resource Groups

  • Fitness Center

More about Takeda:

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.


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