Posted to MedZilla on 4/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Sr. Project Manager SR0033311-MZ


The Project Manager provides business and technical leadership for all major site projects at Takeda's Round Lake, IL manufacturing facility, including geographic expansions, process improvements, supplier change notices, capacity expansions and facility upgrades; accountable for overall project performance including integration of project activities, liaison with senior management, R&D and other stakeholders, project resources and financial achievement; provides input to the program prioritization process and participates in other key strategic business portfolio processes to ensure funding for the objective; makes launch date commitments based on cash flow and manages stakeholder expectations.

Manages the site s portfolio of key projects
Provides clear direction on product development requirements to meet expectations of customers and stakeholders
Leads the team in defining program strategies, developing goals, assigning project tasks and ensures the team meets all goals
Interacts through program updates and reviews with all levels of management
Sets the project strategy, schedules, resource alignment and financial analysis
Approves team deliverables for project completion
Provides technical support in all phases of product manufacturing
Anticipates and resolves conflict situations with a win-win outcome
Conducts monthly/quarterly project/portfolio reviews with Site Leadership.
Escalates project risks including resource constraints, schedule slippage, risk to overall deliverables.


Must be well versed in Project Management tools and must possess knowledge of related disciplines

Must have knowledge of such principles as GMPs, FDA guidelines and purchasing practices

Must be self-motivated

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively using a wide variety of skills and vehicles

Demonstrated capability in analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously

Demonstrated ability to design and implement projects/studies outside area of expertise

Demonstrated strategic leadership skills, strong financial acumen, and proficient supervisory skills

Strong track record of leading without authority

PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification is preferred

Must be willing/able to work occasionally in controlled manufacturing environment where Good Manufacturing Practices are followed

Cannot be allergic to Cephalosporin drugs

Bachelor s degree required.
10 years of product development or manufacturing experience preferred
5 years of project management experience preferred

Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 20 lbs.
In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility

General office environment the majority of the time, and manufacturing facility
Must be able to work outside of normal business hours to support the business
Inside working conditions

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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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