Takeda Pharmaceuticals Sr. Manager, Operational Excellence Deployment in Lexington, Massachusetts
Job Title: Senior Manager, Operational Excellence Deployment
Reports to: Lean Lead, Operational Excellence Director
Location : Lexington, MA (Hybrid)
About the role:
The Senior Manager, Operational Excellence Deployment is a Lean, or a Six Sigma practitioner responsible for development of Lean, and Six Sigma capability across the Takeda network as part of the AGILE program. You will also support business improvement through coaching of leaders and practitioners and through workshop deployment and this role in the program office has special accountabilities delineated below.
Through business knowledge, you will support the development, and the delivery of site AGILE roadmaps, developing local capabilities in the AGILE Teams in the process.
How you will contribute:
Provide guidance to site and functional teams to coach leaders on all aspects of AGILE Operating system
Aid sites/functions in identification of highest value areas for improvement and support delivery of improvement of plant/GMS performance with site teams
Work with the their manager to deliver OE strategy, to support our goals within the Operating Units and Region as part of AGILE Program
KPI reporting for GMS, in particular the AGILE-related metrics
Support AGILE champions/coaches in working across AGILE workstreams through coaching and connecting SMEs across the network
Liaise and collaborate with other regional team members Support the best practice sharing across GMS
Support Takeda Transformation and product End-to-End projects to identify improvement opportunities including projects at each individual site. Work with sites to identify waste and robustness issues within their value stream.
Implement high impact Lean Six Sigma projects as requested and as a Rapid response investigation leader
Deliver Lean Six Sigma training periodically for regional employees to develop required capabilities; this includes AGILE boot camps, YB/GB/BB training sessions
Impart Lean/Six Sigma coaching to employees to deliver improvement results using the AGILE Operating System
Participate in local AGILE fora to support the GMS network
Manage OE knowledge center, including SharePoint, which houses our best known methods and tools; ensure appropriate revision control, content ownership and updating periodically; support OE program office projects, which may include strategy deployment, site assessment, POBOS, (OEPO)
Other projects or tasks as assigned by manager
Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise: Implement strategies with minimum guidance; Influence people at all levels in the business, sites (SLTs, Department Managers, Supervisors); Assimilate new knowledge and standards quickly
Leadership: Lead the site or Operational Excellence team
Decision-making and Autonomy: Adapt to work priorities; Have the context of global, regional and site Operational Excellence needs.
Interaction: Operate in a multicultural environment, promoting diversity and inclusion; You will also partner with site Business Excellence Leads, and Learning partners; You may be in contact with Takeda customers, CMOs, vendors and consultants and external benchmarking bodies. External industry contacts as it relates to staying current on OE methodologies and tools.
Innovation: SME on Lean Operating systems and their application in a GxP environment
Complexity: You will be involved in moderately complex problem resolution; Appropriate techniques will be used to resolve business problems with focus on compliance and our risk in all solutions.
What you bring to Takeda:
BS degree in engineering or a technical discipline
Minimum 3 years experience in the bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
5 years in a manufacturing, or in a supply chain or quality, or technical services role
Minimum 5 years experience in Operational Excellence discipline or role
Demonstrated teaching and coaching skills
Experience in a Leadership role (people, projects, teams)
Minimum: Green Belt / Lean Practitioner certification
An advanced degree
Quality auditor certification
Lean Master / Six Sigma Black Belt certified
Experience with Design for Excellence transformation approach
Experience with end to end (E2E) process mapping to identify opportunities for improvements and assist management teams in prioritizing projects
What Takeda can offer you:
Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
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 and company match of charitable contributions
Family Planning Support
Professional training and the development opportunities
At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product.
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 to inspire and empowers 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.
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.
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