Posted to MedZilla on 11/23/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

United States-, Lead Solutions Specialist, Global IT Systems - Quality 1700977-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Lead Solutions Specialist, Global It Systems.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Lead Solutions Specialist, Global IT Systems working on the Global IT Quality Systems team, a typical day will include:

  • Leads analysis and technical expertise for IT solutions on complex IT systems projects within area of expertise.
  • Defines and establishes design all technical aspect on assigned projects.
  • Using knowledge of business operations, explores and identifies possible solution needs based on defined business problems, and defines opportunities for improving related applications
  • Leads a team of technical solution specialists to deliver IT solutions that allow the business to reach its strategic objectives and are implemented in a cost efficient and high quality manner
  • Defines solutions that are designed, developed and maintained in support of business.
  • Performs analysis, design and configuration of solutions according to Takeda standards for complex business requirements.
  • Oversees the capture and assignment of user enhancement requests to support one or more solutions.
  • Ensure documentation according to Takeda QMS standards, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to detailed roadmap development of complex software or solution systems platforms working directly with the business and other IT groups
  • Owns technical relationships with vendors in support of projects and ongoing operations.
  • Ensures that solutions are designed, developed and maintained as part of structured SDLC and ITIL business process
  • Maintains up-to-date expertise in the solution area assigned and the business areas supported and continuously enhances own skills. Is considered a subject matter expert in the area of expertise.
  • Serves as lead technical SME and system administrator for quality management systems, QC laboratory information management systems (LIMS), and other technologies as assigned
  • Delivers system solutions and services across Quality business areas
  • Leads and manages the application Run activities for technologies as assigned
  • Works across business areas (i.e., GMS QA, R&D QA, Vaccines QA, Commercial QA) and in collaboration with IT area leads to support the Design, Build and Run activities
  • Identifies and troubleshoots system issues and manages resolution. Escalates issues appropriately
  • Manages validation and maintenance of systems in a validated state
  • Manages third party vendors and/or consultants to ensure deliverables are met as per plan



  • 8 + years relevant experiences
  • Experience partnering with business area leaders to plan and deliver projects
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills
  • Extensive experience implementing applications
  • Ability to write and speak in the English language
  • Experience with the design and development of pharmaceutical life sciences software or solutions
  • Familiarity with regulated systems high level understanding of computer systems validation
  • Technical skills required: Administration for quality management systems and LIMS (e.g. TrackWise, CATSWeb, Labware), Crystal report, Relational database (e.g. SQL, Oracle), Windows server operating system
  • Best-in-company technical expertise in quality management systems and/or LIMS
  • Experience in the implementation and system administration of software applications that support QA and QC operations
  • Thorough understanding of the server and network infrastructure upon which these systems rely on
  • Thorough understanding of IT service management processes and associated tools (e.g. ServiceNow)
  • Knowledge of Javascript and CSS scripting language preferred
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of computer system validation per CFR.21 Part 11
  • Experience in system validation with SDLC methodology and/or maintenance of systems in a validated statetion


  • Access to transportation to attend meetings
  • Ability to fly to meetings regionally and globally
  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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

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