Head of Business Operations and Chief of Staff (f/m/x) - BioLife EU

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Job Description

In this challenging role you will support the Head of BioLife EU Operations in achieving financial targets and metrics for our plasma centers in Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary. With your pro-active approach, excellent business acumen and clear communication style, you will act as connector between different levels of the organisation and ensure a smooth flow of the day-to-day business.

Your Opportunity:

  • Act as a strong objective advisor to the Head of BioLife: maximizing team and organization effectiveness, evaluating opportunities, risks and scenarios as well as developing comprehensive integrated recommendations to facilitate efficient decision making

  • Provide vision, leadership and mentoring to the team to meet specific program objectives

  • Point of contact between top management and other stakeholders as well as trusted advisor to the senior leadership team

  • (Co-)Develop and manage the implementation of strategic initiatives in the BioLife EU centers

  • Ongoing monitoring and tracking of progress of strategic goals and objectives (alignment of the organization on key topics, providing overview and guidance on projects of high importance)

  • Analyze and track the performance of the centers

  • Facilitate preparation and analysis of business reviews, goal setting, routine evaluation of processes and progress against BioLife strategy

  • Implement cost reduction and volume optimization strategies

  • Work collaboratively with the Center Operations Country Leads and their teams by providing support to overcome day-to-day obstacles

  • Represent Operations on governance meetings in partnership with other departments to ensure issues are resolved in a timely and cost-efficient manner

  • Serve as the central source for communication to the centers

  • Influence and provide operational expertise and leadership to cross-functional initiatives

  • Collaborate with Quality, Center Operations Heads, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Marketing and Business Excellence on different projects

Your Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed education with a business orientation

  • 5-10 years experience in a Senior Leadership role, preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry

  • Several years of experience in a global and fast-paced corporate environment

  • Significant experience in managing and facilitating cross-functional teams

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Entrepreneurial, decisive thinking and acting while complying with all relevant requirements in a highly regulated environment

  • Proven ability to collaborate and establish trust as well as negotiate competing priorities

  • Appreciative, empathetic and motivating teamplayer with a desire to grow into a people management role

  • Excellent German and English skills required, further languages beneficial

  • Very good IT user skills

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary), the rest of the working time can be managed in a combination of homeoffice and from the head office in Vienna or one of the BioLife centers (regular personal meetings in Vienna required)

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. Takeda encourages and supports its employees by trainings, job rotations and mentoring. A balanced work - life ratio (recognition for work and family, company kindergarten) and numerous benefits (fitness center, cafeteria, etc.) complete our profile as a top employer. For more insights into Takeda click here.

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. Gender, age, skin color, background or sexual orientation play no role in this as we actively promote diversity! We equally address people with disabilities. In the course of a recruitment process which is as free of barriers as possible, we encourage you to mention all relevant information in this context in your application.

Motivated employees must be remunerated appropriately. The minimum salary for this important and responsible position is € 4.751,92 gross per month (full time, collective wage agreement for the chemical industry). The actual remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, so increased payment is possible.

We are looking forward to your application at BioLife!


AUT - Wien - Industriestrasse 67

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