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Global Lead Maintenance & Reliability Plasma

Baxalta U.S., Inc.
Lexington, MA 02421
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Job Description


  • To develop and implement maintenance & reliability (M&R) improvement programs that result in safe and reliable operations.
  • To nurture and develop the right capabilities in the Site M&R organizations to drive performance and innovation.
  • To lead successful program rollouts including Scheduling & Planning, Spare parts mgt, OEE support and risk based maintenance strategies.


  • To lead and drive the OpU M&R programs that can easily be deployed at a Site level with a focus on processes, asset reliability & business value.
  • Lead site M&R organizations to roll out the long term maintenance strategy in key areas of facilities & utilities, process equipment and spare parts management.
  • Oversee and optimize the site maintenance budgets, maintenance plans, long term equipment replacement plans and spare part sourcing strategies.
  • Establish Equipment Criticality and apply risk based maintenance strategies to equipment and systems.
  • Lead and direct the auditing process at the Site level to endure processes and strategy are rolled out correctly and is effective in delivering a robust M&R program.
  • Develop & nurture core competencies of the M&R personnel at the sites to ensure the knowledge and experience is maintained.
  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory GMP, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Be aware of maintenance trends and benchmarks in the industry. Benchmark against peers so that Takeda is in line with industry.
  • Drive and lead participation of M&R site SMEs in working groups in defining best practices, troubleshooting and measuring performance across the site network.
  • Provide support for the Site and global KPI suite around M&R operational performance.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Must be able to display in-depth knowledge and expertise in M&R strategies.
  • Displays strong problem solving capabilities.
  • Can display analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Has a deep and broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, regulatory environment, asset life cycle management, trends in innovation, and financial acumen


  • An enterprise leader balancing and aligning goals and priorities to meet company objectives
  • Ability to influence within the organization to drive decisions, alignment, and conflict resolution for complex cross-functional issues
  • Being a mentor developing future leaders
  • Displays and drives Takeda culture of Takeda-ism, PTRB, safety, and quality into the organization

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Full accountability for complex decisions regarding asset life cycle management, organization capability and delivery of value to the business.


  • Is able to easily engage with both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance and rollout M&R programs.
  • Collaborate across all technologies including Plasma, Biologics, API and Small Molecule within GMS to align on vision and priorities for M&R excellence.
  • Works across Site teams to align and implement M&R best practices.


  • Is capable of identifying new trends in the industry like 3D printing of spare parts.
  • Is able to benchmark against peers in the industry
  • Provides inputs for defining the innovation roadmap in GMS M&R strategies
  • Ensures process knowledge sharing across sites and GE functions for effective development of organizational capabilities.


  • Manages with a matrix of reporting lines and across functional areas
  • Provides leadership to drive highly complex M&R programs that span multiple sites across different demographics.


  • Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent (mechanical / process / chemical or equivalent
  • Languages: Business fluent proficiency in English & Local Language (written and oral).
  • Experience: More than 15 years experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise.
  • Minimum of 8 years leadership experience
  • Broad knowledge of M&R processes and best practice in the field of expertise
  • High communication skills, analytical mindset, ability to work under pressure
  • GxP/QA knowledge
  • Innovative thinking
  • Building relationships and teamwork
  • Used to working in a complex global / matrix organization.
  • Can establish and coordinate service contracts with external service providers

Additional desired Skills:

  • Experience with data analysis
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry not limited to technical aspects only

Travel requirements

  • Regular travels to Takeda sites within the region and to equipment and service providers. (Approx. 25% travel)

This Job Posting Excludes CO applicants


Lexington, MA

Zurich, Switzerland

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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-06
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