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Takeda Pharmaceuticals AGILE OE Coach in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the Role

As a member of the Business Excellence site/functional team, you will

execute and provide coaching for Continuous Improvement projects that support the Massachusetts Biologics Operations (MA Bio Ops) strategic plan while building the Lean / Six Sigma knowledge and practices of leaders and colleagues in the organization. You will work directly with stakeholders as a leader and change agent to improve systems and processes, enhance operational capability, and cultivate a growth mindset throughout MA Bio Ops.


  • You will support the planning and implementation of improvement projects for work processes to eliminate waste, reduce cycle time, and improve business performance.

  • You will present project proposals that directly support the site strategy, influencing key stakeholders on direction, scope, and timing of projects.

  • You will provide training and coaching on Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement principles and practices across the organization, including leadership.

  • You will develop resource plans, design project charters, and define milestones and SMART project targets and outcomes


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering

  • 5+ Years Experience in cGMP Manufacturing, or Biopharmaceuticals

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Required

What Takeda Can Offer You

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Professional training and development opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

Important Considerations

At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. In this role, you may:

  • Work in a controlled environment requiring special gowning and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body. This may include additional hearing protection for loud areas.

  • Need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and/or artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.

  • Work in a cold, wet environment.

  • Work multiple shifts, including weekends, or be asked to work supplemental hours, as necessary.

  • Work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.

More About Us

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.



EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


USA - MA - Lexington - BIO OPS

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