Posted to MedZilla on 11/11/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Operations Development Program (ODP) Associate R0012551-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire and empower you to shine? Join Takeda as an ODP Associate! At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D driven market leadership and being a value led company. We empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. 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. Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

Early Talent Rotational Programs at Takeda offer college graduates the unique opportunity to experience rotations with a strong focus on personal development, technical skill building, mentorship, and networking. Early Talent Program members begin their Takeda careers in a supportive, structured environment that encourages self-directed learning and promotes accelerated growth. Upon successful completion of all rotations, the program guides graduates to identify the next step in their Takeda careers.

Operations Development Program (ODP) Associates is a 27-month rotational program provides valuable experience across Takeda s Global Manufacturing & Supply function. This rotational program is comprised of three (3), nine (9) month rotations in various US locations (including, but not limited to MA, GA, CA, MN, and IL).

Program features include:

  • ODP Associates are assigned peer and professional mentors during the program to help introduce them to Takeda s culture, the values and goals of the ODP.
  • Through formal training and on-the-job experiences, the program is committed to developing associate s technical, leadership, and teamwork skills while exposing them to Takeda s technologies, product lines, and global markets.
  • ODPs attend a yearly Summit event with all rotational program members across Takeda s programs for collaboration, development, and networking.

Rotations are assigned based on business needs and matched with employee skills and development goals. Assignments are designed to challenge ODPs to quickly adapt and add value to each position.

ODP Associates will be responsible for learning and understanding various aspects of their rotational assignment. Rotation examples include:

  • Quality ensure adequate adherence and deployment of quality systems such as batch record review, product release, change control, exception management, and product annual reviews.
  • Supply Chain learn distribution, purchasing, warehouse operations and planning within a manufacturing environment.
  • Manufacturing responsible for learning, understanding and leading a manufacturing processes and/or team as well as support systems that ensure quality and on time delivery of product in a safe manner
  • Project Management responsible for learning and understanding all aspects of project management as it applies to project execution on critical facility project(s). The areas in which this candidate will run the project(s) will include but not be limited to Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
  • Engineering learn how to develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods by utilizing knowledge of product design, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, quality control standards and soliciting observations from operators. Will also learn equipment commissioning process (e.g. developing URS, FRS, DDS, performing FAT/SAT, FMEA and qualification).

Program Timeline

  • Program Start date for the next ITDP cohort is Monday, July 20th, 2020.
  • Expected Program Completion date is October 2022.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor s or Master s Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical) or Hard Sciences (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology).Degree to be completed before expected program start date.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US or otherwise authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Minimum 1 relevant internship and/or co-op experience required.


  • Passion for improving patients lives and healthcare advancement
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication, organization, prioritization of tasks and behaviors that contribute to positive team dynamics
  • Critical/analytical thinking that drives conclusions and problem resolution
  • A self-starter with demonstrated campus and/or community leadership experience
  • Exhibits leadership skills including personal accountability, decision quality, customer focus, drive for results, with integrity and trust
  • Geographic mobility and willingness to potentially rotate through different US regions
  • Flexibility and willingness to try different roles in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, experience with cross-cultural and virtual collaboration environments preferred.
  • Demonstrate examples of being a risk taker and initiator
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and work under pressure


Boston, MA

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