Posted to MedZilla on 7/21/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Program Lead: Business Process & Technology SR0037403-MZ


Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people s lives including your own.

A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.

BioLife s employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.


  • Collaborate to identify potential automation opportunities and work with IT Business Partner on a roadmap for innovation and improvement.

  • Manage and Coordinate BioLife business requirements as an input into the IT driven digital transformation plan.

  • Manage the portfolio of business process alignment projects necessary to enable the execution of the technology plan in operations and other functions to enable cost reductions, quality improvements, donor experience improvements, capacity expansion, operational efficiency, and growth and predictive modulations of collection volumes.

  • Ensures that overall project goals, milestones and budget requirements are met in a timely manner.


  • Performs stakeholder analysis and assists in gathering requirements for technology projects as business input to IT during the IT project initiation phase.
  • Accountable for the overall project design and implementation of the business process alignment project plan.
    • Responsible for project oversight in order to maximize the effective use of project resources.
    • Assess project issues and develop resolutions in order to achieve project goals and objectives
    • Manage directly or through a matrix environment, core team members who are supporting projects.
    • Establishes a regular communication plan with project teams, sponsors, and key stakeholders to ensure appropriate progress is being made on projects.
    • Effectively manages trade-offs between the constraints of time, schedule and resources for each project.
    • Coordinates agreed upon scope changes with a change is proposed or needed.
  • Must be able to influence without direct reporting authority, must be able to lead and influence up as well as down the org structure.
  • Responsible for executing change management, creating implementation training plans and defining communication strategies to support transformation and modernization of BioLife technological capabilities.
  • Drive business improvements in collaboration with IT Business Partner to enable automated data collection, connectivity/integration of systems, analytics/decision support, data visualization, speed of data consumption/decision making, and predictive modeling.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Ability to comprehend, communicate, interpret and apply both functional and technical documents and instructions
  • Ability to influence; to drive knowledge transfer and key behavioral changes
  • Possess a strong knowledge in using information technology to improve operating efficiencies.
  • Proven experience in transforming multiple data sources into strategic analytical insights and visualization in a large organization


  • Putting the patient at the center
  • Building trust with society
  • Reinforcing our reputation
  • Developing the business

    Must Possess:

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Ensures high levels of customer service and satisfaction. Meets and strives to exceed customer expectations.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Analyzes conditions thoroughly and reaches independent decisions
  • Decisions regarding project work will either be made by or facilitated by the incumbent.


  • Reports to Head of Business Support (internal)
  • Consults and advises with Heads of IT, Marketing, Operations, and Supply Management (internal)
  • Collaborates with HQ personnel on project and initiatives (internal)
  • Works with technology vendors (external)


  • Able to develop creative and cost saving solutions to challenging problems
  • May participate in the management of projects and new initiatives within the centers or across the HQ network.


  • Refers to Manager for guidance on complex, medium-impact or above decisions
  • Consults with stakeholders on impacts to business


Essential: Bachelor s degree and a minimum of five to seven years of previous project management experience in projects connected to technology strategies in a large organization and 10 years business experience, preferably in a regulated healthcare environment. To perform this job satisfactorily, the project manager must demonstrate analytical, problem solving, and leadership skills. They must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with all levels of the organization. Must be an expert in using planning tools such as MS Project and other planning tools, and must have familiarity with the PMBOK and associated knowledge areas. Experience with executing change management, creating implementation training plans and defining communication strategies to transform and modernize technological capabilities. Must have knowledge of principles such as GMPs, FDA/EMEA guidelines.

Desired: Previous experience with operations preferred. PMP certification & MBA preferred.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

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