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PDT DDT Strategy and PMO Lead

Bannockburn, Illinois
Job ID R0091012

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Job Description


Oversees the Strategy & PMO office reporting to Head of PDT DD&T.  Lead the development of the strategic plan for the PMO.  Responsible for portfolio management of large projects across 5+ business domains within Plasma Derived Therapies.  Defines optimal processes to manage intake, define KPIs, monitor projects, and quantify value.  Develops PMO maturity and transformation to ensure the continuous addition of value to the enterprise.  Establishes partnerships in the business and implements a communication strategy that articulates the value. 


  • Engage senior leadership and business partners to define the PMO mission, goals, and operating model

  • Coordinate with leadership oversee and manage a portfolio of individual projects/programs

  • Provide overall strategic governance for project/program management by establishing standards, processes, and tools used for effective project management

  • Define and embed project control and governance

  • Establishes methodologies to set productivity and quality targets and to assess results for all programs and projects

  • Ensuring alignment to the cross-lane roadmaps, create a collective plan to manage dependencies

  • Monitor the project/program from initiation through delivery, interfacing with both internal and external customers and cross-functional teams

  • Ensures consistent adoption of standard project management & business analysis tools, methods & best practices for large enterprise programs

  • Drive the right solutions as a customer advocate in all streams building business confidence in engineering

  • Prepare regular status reports to all levels of the business

  • Support Takeda finance team during yearly MRP (Mid-Year Planning) budget process and monthly/quarterly reporting


  • Creates a cohesive, high-performing team by providing leadership that engages all employees, including the clear establishment of performance expectations, coaching, performance management, career development, reward & recognition, hiring, & positive morale.

  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of a project/program management team.

  • Coordinate geographically distributed teams & build ownership.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Understands the US pharmaceutical or healthcare market.

  • Expert in developing mid and long-range strategies that alignment to Corporate KPIs.

  • Has led a governance process, established KPIs and goals, and orchestrated implementation of strategy.  

  • Successfully led a Corporate Program Management Office.

  • Strong business acumen; proven ability to effectively scrutinize and challenge assumptions and interpret the strategy and priorities of the organization in financial terms.

  • Strategic planning capability combined with an outstanding ability to drive execution with a focus on directing operational enhancements to increase quality and effectiveness.

  • Proven ability to remove roadblocks and pivot quickly with shifting priorities and solve problems with a quantitative approach.

  • PfMP or PMP Certified

  • Experience in LEAN/Six Sigma practices (preferred)


  • Is financially savvy and able to integrate mid and long-range strategy into the greater strategic objectives of Takeda.

  • Has led DDT initiatives.

  • Has successfully led a highly visible, complex project.   

  • Experience working within a complex organization and building strong cross-functional relationships with key partners and motivate teams across functions and regions at all levels without direct authority. 

  • Demonstrated ability to create a climate where people are motivated to do their best and teams apply diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, and develop teams and have the managerial courage to make and stand by difficult decisions.

  • Record of attracting and developing strong analytic talent with a proven ability to grow and develop others.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Comfortable making decisions with large sweeping impacts for PDT DDT and Takeda as a whole.

  • Demonstrated ability to create frameworks and plans where nothing exists.


  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including ability to synthesize data and deliver a clear overview of the mid and long-range strategy, and the ability to manage issues and risks related to the implementation of initiatives and strategies.

  • Communicates KPIs, project plans, and results at the most senior levels of the Takeda organization.

  • Possesses the confidence and cultural awareness to work effectively for a global company headquartered in Japan.

  • Demonstrated self-awareness to work in a highly cross functional global matrix.

  • Has a record of effectively articulating his/her vision and motivating people throughout the organization.


  • Foster solutions-oriented thinking by fostering a culture of performance, accountability, simplicity, empowerment, external orientation and curiosity.

  • Identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.


  • Enjoys working on highly complex projects with a global reach and Sr. Leadership input and visibility.


  • 10 years of relevant strategy and planning experience is required, with a minimum of 8 years' experience project management leadership experience. Experience with HR initiatives nice to have.

  • Experience within a major global pharmaceutical or biotechnology company is preferred. 

  • Must possess a proven track record of building and leading high-performance teams, as defined by business results. 

  • BS or BA degree required. MBA is preferred. 


  • Travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. International travel will be required.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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.

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