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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Planning and Scheduling Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for effectively managing all planning & scheduling activities at the Lexington Site including maintenance, calibration, validation, IT, campus, shutdown, general building, and project work.

  • Oversee all capital project planning and scheduling activities including managing capital project schedulers

  • Initiate, lead, and support continuous improvement projects (e.g., methods, tools, processes) to continually improve Planning and Scheduling. Ensure standards and work processes reflect industry best practices.

  • Work with and/or lead global teams to fulfil the goals of the relevant Global Engineering and Maintenance teams Mentor planning personnel (maintenance & calibration) to develop work plans including such activities as field inspection and measurement, sketches, work directions, parts list, tools, special equipment, permits, etc. necessary to complete a job.

  • Mentor planning personnel to prepare estimates of labor hours, tools, and materials for all planned jobs.

  • Manage MRO storeroom operations to ensure reliable operations of the production equipment and utilities

  • Foster consistent collaboration and scheduling activity for all planned work with Production and Maintenance.

  • Mentor scheduling personnel and build relationships with the Production Schedulers, Manufacturing and Facilities.

  • Work closely with Production and Maintenance crews and the Storeroom to fully develop a planned maintenance work mode leading towards accomplishing maintenance in a safe, timely manner, improving the maintenance efficiency and productivity, and continually improving equipment reliability.

  • Responsible for planning and scheduling all plant shutdowns


60% Oversee the planning and coordination strategy for all activities including maintenance, calibration, validation, projects, and IT work.

20% Implement and continuously improve the P&S function

20% Develop and oversee maintenance scheduling and planning procedures

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors in relevant Engineering, Project Management discipline and 10+ years’ of planning and scheduling experience. People manager experience required.

Other Job Requirements

Should be able to climb a ladder, reach, bend, and lift loads up to 50 lbs. Valid Driver’s license.

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Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.