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Head, Engineering Project Management

Bannockburn, Illinois
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Job ID R0070739

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Job Description

About BioLife Plasma Services

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we’ll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

This position is currently classified as “hybrid” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Accountable for the scope, schedule, and budget for BioLife Plasma Center and Testing Lab construction, renovations, and remodels, as well as miscellaneous projects including sustainability, asset management, and equipment replacements.
  • Lead an organization and suppliers to concurrently manage multiple projects across the U.S.
  • Manage an engaged team of project managers/engineers and analysts to deliver on company objectives for capital budgets.
  • Oversee third-party suppliers to ensure adherence to contracts and project delivery.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to deliver on shared goals and expectations.

SCOPE

The Head of Engineering Project Management is responsible for the BioLife capital budget, including annual budgeting, reporting, governance, submittals, compliance, and reconciliation.  Role expectations include delivery of all new construction and miscellaneous projects to achieve project budgets, schedules, and scope.  The Head of Engineering Project Management provides subject matter expertise for scope definition, design standards, and other critical equipment (HVAC and freezers) while leading innovation and process improvement to optimize the business.

The role requires collaboration across Global Engineering to leverage best practices and other resources to ensure compliance and alignment to Takeda policies.  Expectations include leadership of a productive and engaged team to deliver on annual goals as well as oversight of supplier performance to maintain compliance to company policies while delivering on project expectations.

This position reports to the Global Head of BioLife Engineering and also collaborates with BioLife Finance, Market Expansion, Quality, Procurement, EH&S, Security, Data, Digital & Technology, Operations, Sustainability, and other critical stakeholders.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Plasma Center & Testing Lab construction project management (40%)
    • Deliver new Plasma Center locations and Testing Lab projects according to the defined scope, schedule, and budget
    • Oversee suppliers that are responsible for new Plasma Center development, including entitlements and construction, to ensure adherence to expectations and compliance to company policies
    • Manage an internal team of project managers and analysts to maintain program continuity and delivery
    • Monitor contracts to ensure supplier alignment to agreements
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to provide subject matter expertise and collective accomplishment of successful projects
    • Introduce innovative process improvements to optimize budgets and enhance the organization’s value proposition
    • Manage annual budgets to achieve the company’s financial expectations
  • Miscellaneous project management (40%)
    • Deliver miscellaneous projects to support Plasma Centers, Testing Labs, and company stakeholders, according to the defined scope, schedule, and budget
    • Miscellaneous projects may include sustainability initiatives, critical equipment replacements, strategic asset management investment, and remodels/renovations
    • Oversee suppliers that are responsible for project delivery, including entitlements and construction, to ensure adherence to expectations and compliance to company policies
    • Manage an internal team of project managers and analysts to maintain program continuity and delivery
    • Monitor contracts to ensure supplier alignment to agreements
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to provide subject matter expertise and collective accomplishment of successful projects
    • Introduce innovative process improvements to optimize budgets and enhance the organization’s value proposition
    • Manage annual budgets to achieve the company’s financial expectations
  • Stakeholder collaboration (10%)
    • Partner with Finance, Market Expansion, Quality, Procurement, EH&S, Security, Data, Digital & Technology, Operations, Sustainability, and other critical stakeholders to deliver on project expectations and Engineering’s value proposition
    • Network within Global Engineering to leverage best practices and other resources to ensure compliance and alignment to Takeda policies
  • Management (10%)
    • Leadership of a productive and engaged team to deliver on annual goals as well as oversight of supplier performance to maintain compliance to company policies while delivering on project expectations
    • Contribute to leadership meetings and collaborate within peer groups to add value and innovation

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS

Technical/Functional Expertise:

  • Techncial engineering skills to understand and coordinate work, terminology, methods, best practices, and innvoation in order to optimize design and construction work
  • Project management expertise to lead an organiztion that can concurrently manage multiple projects across the U.S.
  • Understanding of financial practices for annual budgeting and project costs
  • Ability to develop, interpret, and analyze statistical data, understand and resolve technical difficulties, interface with internal and external engineering/technical experts
  • Fully competent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, data management and reporting, project tracking and reporting, and documentation software systems

Leadership:

  • Experience with managing multiple team members and suppliers
  • Management experience with employee engagement practices, hiring, performance management, goal setting and assessments, and developing/mentoring employees
  • Ability to manage change and lead others through times of change and ambiguity without losing focus on maintaining business continuity
  • Provide leadership and foster an environment of continuous improvement.

Decision making and autonomy:

  • Ability to make decisions that align to ethical standards, governance requirements, and compliance policies
  • Freedom to act within the strategic direction set by management
  • Understanding of when to inform stakeholders and leadership of critical information and escalations

Interaction

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present technical and financial information to audiences with varying levels of expertise
  • Interact regularly with suppliers and service providers
  • Routinely interact with global functions and departments
  • Ability to collaborate within peer groups and among stakeholders

Innovation

  • Ability to lead continuous improvement with processes, designs, and construction practices
  • Understanding of technical topics to introduce new ideas for construction and critical equipment
  • Willingness to pursue new technologies, equipment, and ideas to present concepts to leadership

Complexity

  • Capabilies to lead a remote team through change while maintaining business continuity
  • Understand how to balance the needs of the business while managing budgets across multiple projects
  • Communicate with credibility across multiple stakeholders and suppliers to maintain engagement and clear expectations

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES, AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of industry related experience.  
  • Prior experience with budget and project management in construction, engineering, and/or architecture required.
  • Preferred experience with simultaneously managing multiple dispersed projects throughout the U.S.
  • Understanding AIA formats/procedures for estimating, budgeting, cost analysis, change orders, and project close-out.
  • Experience with contracting procedures and contract negotiations with suppliers and vendors. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Travel as needed - 20%

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.

Locations

Bannockburn, IL

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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