Posted to MedZilla on 3/27/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, 2017 Summer Internship - Operations-Packaging Development (Deerfield, IL) 1602673-MZ



Takeda's internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience.

The summer internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.

The Packaging team is part of the Manufacturing Operations department at Takeda. The Packaging team is responsible for managing and developing package designs and processes, selection of third party manufacturers/packagers, building relationships with component suppliers, introducing innovative ideas and technology, contract and price negotiations and project management.

The Packaging Intern will work with the Packaging Development Managers as well as other team members within the company on new product development submissions and ongoing commercial support projects. The Intern will have the opportunity to obtain knowledge and experience with multidisciplinary teams, global distribution process and emerging markets and working with industry leaders in the pharmaceutical and packaging industry


  • Support Package Development Managers in developing optimal packaging methods and processes to produce final finished goods and provide creative packaging alternatives to R&D and Marketing to support new and existing projects.
  • Support cross functional product/project teams. Obtain exposure to project management techniques used within the group, across departments, sites, companies and cultures aimed at optimizing communication and achieving Takeda s goals.
  • Work with Third Party Manufacturers to gain knowledge on their different capabilities, pricing structures, staffing and processes via ongoing commercial support, contract negotiations and product launches.
  • Assist in the management of the relationship with key component vendors and research new vendors that would be a good fit with the strategy at Takeda.
  • Develop awareness of industry state-of-the-art technologies and packaging/design advancements, including innovative (novel) raw materials and container/closure concepts.
  • Collaborate with Package Development Managers, Project Managers and other Manufacturing Operations staff members to obtain mentoring opportunities as appropriate



  • Enrolled in a U.S. accredited university.
  • Junior year status with focus in Packaging.
  • Interest in the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently and within a team environment, show adaptability, creativity and good judgment required.
  • Proficient in facilitation, presentation tools and techniques and excellent communication skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects with competing timelines.
  • Possess project management skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in each of the following MS Office applications:
    • MS Outlook - Proficient
    • MS Word - Proficient
    • MS Excel - Proficient
    • MS PowerPoint - Proficient
  • Previous experience managing projects strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate exhibits strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills; he or she also possesses the ability to works well in teams, effectively manage multiple projects, and present ideas clearly and concisely.


    • Local travel may be required based on business needs.

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