Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us in the Takeda R&D - Innovation & Technology Sciences as Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics
At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
The Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics, will be a member of the Advanced Processing, Control, and Automation (APCA) team and will lead a cross-functional network of leaders, scientists, engineers and subject matter experts by collaboration with technical teams to deploy the PharmSci Process Informatics Strategy to ensure focused progression towards the digital goals and ambitions of PharmSci. Provide mentorship to ensure adoption of digital acumen and promote arising opportunities.
You will lead the team enabling excellence and acceleration in technology transformation and delivering forward-thinking, disruptive, meaningful solutions leveraging emerging and innovative technologies, principles and methods.
Overall program responsibility for Process Lifecycle Informatics technology in Pharmaceutical Sciences, R&D and global leadership in managing multiple areas of PharmSci innovation.
Expected to engage others by inspiring commitment through leadership and clarity of vision. Lead by influencing through relationships, fostering a culture of innovation and strategic improvement and lead the development of novel capabilities aligned with organizational needs. Champion change and be a role model for other management and staff not only in technical expertise but across Takeda competencies.
Coordinates functional Process Lifecycle Informatics strategy and collaborate closely with Head, Technology Excellence & Head, Innovation Development and Head, Innovation and Technology Sciences to maintain the Technology and Innovation Framework across Pharmaceutical Sciences
Manages Interface Processes and Strategies towards relevant stakeholders within Takeda (such as Information Technology, Global Manufacturing & Supply, Global Quality, Data Science Institute) and beyond (vendors, industry peers, regulatory authorities)
Steer critical, cross-functional and functional projects and ensures delivery according to strategy and plan.
Tailors, promotes, deploys and governs fit-for-purpose principles, methods and frameworks to globally enhance maturity in adopting forward thinking technologies.
Support the PS organizational digital transformation through change management.
Supports the Head of Technology Excellence in strategic and other relevant affairs
Technical Ownership Themes (re. Process Lifecycle Informatics):
Development and Manufacturing Execution
Development and Manufacturing Execution Review
Process Intelligence & Analytics
In-Process Quality Intelligence
Process Genealogy & Knowledge Management
As part of the APCA team within Takeda R&D, the Head, Process Lifecycle Informatics will report to the Head of Technology Excellence and lead efforts to:
Lead and mentor a cross-functional internal Network of Senior Leaders, Scientists, Engineers and Subject Matter Experts
Collaboration with internal & external Stakeholders such as Global IT, Gobal Quality and Global Manufacturing, Industry Bodies, Academia, Regulatory Bodies, Vendors & Suppliers
Expected to engage others by inspiring commitment through leadership and clarity of vision
Ownership of functional strategy across Pharmaceutical Sciences in alignment with Enterprise Vision
Sponsoring, steering and governance of critical, large-scale cross-functional deployment and implementation Initiatives and ensures delivery according to Digital Strategy and Ambition.
Exemplifies and is recognized for expertise in, and contributions to, Functional and Divisional team leadership and communication and participates in performance management
CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE
This position requires substantial knowledge and experience in managing diverse, cross-functional teams in the biopharmaceutical industry, developing & delivering against long-term strategic objectives.
Must possess an inquisitive mind & influences and encourages creative thinking in senior leaders and employees and finds ways to nurture digital innovation across all areas of influence.
Excellent leadership skills and proactive stakeholder & external partner engagement and relationship management are key to meet the role expectations.
DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS
Comprehensive understanding of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Comprehensive understanding in Digital Strategies
Comprehensive understanding of IT Operations
Comprehensive understanding of Software Development Lifecycle Framework
Comprehensive understanding in Business Administration
Comprehensive understanding in GxP & non-GxP Informatics
Fundamental expertise and demonstrated leadership across Process Lifecycle Informatics
Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures
Functional level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
Demonstrates leadership presence and confidence
Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization
Builds teams across functions and geographies with individuals who have the right skills and experience to deliver on key organizational initiatives.
Invests time in helping others to enhance their skills and perform at a higher level
Decision-making and Autonomy
Provide input to highly complex decisions that impact the Patient, R&D and broader enterprise
Accountable for decision making for designated function
Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are implemented swiftly to yield flawless execution
Accountable for providing input to and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope
Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
Cultivates a broad network of relationships throughout Takeda, with affiliates and external partners, in the industry and area of expertise.
Effectively represents function in negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions
Encourages creative thinking in senior leaders and employees and finds ways to nurture innovation across all areas of influence
Forward thinking with the ability to recommend, influence and implement organizational change and continuous innovation
Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market
Identifies opportunities and anticipates changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment affecting the business.
Role models respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation
Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
Deep expertise required
Ability to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Education and Experience (Required):
Technical Degree with at least 7-15 years of relevant program leadership and management experience
General R&D, IT, Quality and Technical Operations experience
Knowledge and Skills:
Direct experience in envisioning, building, and deploying Digital Program Strategies and Solutions
Track record of successful leadership & management of medium to large, multi-disciplinary globally dispersed teams and influencing senior-level management & key stakeholders is required.
Proven track record of leading and driving the implementation of global digital solutions and organizational culture change as well as delivering on innovation programs with complex business or scientific deliverables.
Strong judge of talent with the ability to mentor and develop is a minimum requirement.
Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is a minimum requirement.
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
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