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Operational Excellence Specialist in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Job Title: AGILE Champion

Location: MA, Lexington (USA)

About the Role:

The AGILE Champion executes 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 team member to improve systems and processes, particularly to enhance operational capability and a growth mindset to achieve excellence in drug product manufacturing operations to serve our patients. You will participate in a global community of practice to share best practices across the network. Upon two to three years of successful term in this role, will be considered as viable candidates for the next best-fitting opportunities to further progress their careers in the organization

How you will contribute:

  • You will support the planning and implementation of improvement projects for business systems and work processes that have a large cross-functional impact 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 develop resource plans, design project charters, and define milestones and SMART project targets and outcomes.

  • You will report out on project deliverables to site leadership on a regular basis, articulating key accomplishments and escalating issues that require additional support.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering Required

  • 3+ Years experience in biotech manufacturing

  • Lean Six Sigma Experience Preferred

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 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. 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 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,.

  • 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 the best patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company to 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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