Global Lead, Sustainable Engineering

Festanstellung in Sustainable Finance und Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung


Global Lead, Sustainable Engineering

Zurich, Switzerland

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Global Lead, Sustainable Engineering

Job ID R0066439Date posted Aug.. 11, 2022Location Zurich, SwitzerlandApply

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Job Description

Job Title:  Director, Sustainable Engineering

Location: Zurich, Switzerland


About the role:

  • Sets strategic direction and roadmap for Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) to meet carbon (Greenhouse Gas), emissions, and water reductions targets in support of Takeda’s overall global sustainability program
  • Leads the Carbon Action Program for Sites (CAPS) team to implement global, best-in-class environmental and sustainable engineering standards and best practices to achieve world-class manufacturing facilities with minimal environmental impact
  • Leads technology and innovation solutions in line with current and future trends in sustainable engineering to deliver program ambition and goals

How you will contribute:

Global Program Leadership

  • Leads the global engineering team to set the strategy and plan to eliminate or reduce Takeda’s, environmental footprint and deliver reduction targets in carbon emissions and water usage
  • Partners with Environmental, Health, and Safety program leaders and key internal stakeholders and leaders to achieve the optimum outcome for improving Takeda’s Environmental footprint
  • Leads the sustainable engineering global community of practice to implement best practices and processes needed for sites to deliver sustainability goals

Sustainable Engineering Technology & Standards

  • Accountable for the overall engineering innovation to identify and apply data-driven solutions for sustainable engineering innovation within the manufacturing plants and buildings, including renewable and alternative energy technologies
  • Ownership for Sustainable Engineering Global Standards and requirements in line with Good Engineering and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Participates in the development of design specifications for new facilities or major upgrades and provides feedback on the full environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

In-depth technical experience in facility engineering, design, construction, HVAC, utilities, energy management


Provide strategic direction and influence for Sustainable Engineering in line with the overall vision and ambitions of Takeda’s global sustainability program

Decision-making and Autonomy

Partners with key stakeholders to develop robust business cases and leads validation of sustainable engineering benefits realization


Effectively collaborates with internal customers to understand issues and opportunities and partners with them to drive improvements


Aggressively scouts new technologies and innovations and assesses viability and risk to support sustainability program deliverables


Makes decisions related to the operational mechanisms used to provide sustainable engineering technologies services to the company’s facilities

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Technical, Scientific, and/or Engineering discipline) with 15 years of technical experience  OR
  • An advanced degree in a scientific/technical/business discipline with 10 years of experience in sustainable engineering for global companies


Experience in /or with the following:

  • Sustainable engineering, facilities, or manufacturing management and practices with progressively larger and more complex scopes of responsibility leading to global oversight
  • Experience highly desired in implementing and managing sustainable engineering solutions in a regulated environment
  • Global process and facility engineering roles, and the associated regulatory and quality requirements
  • Knowledge of cGMP/GLP and environmental regulations
  • Strong technical, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills
  • A high level of business acumen and knowledge of the pharmaceutical or chemical industry.
  • Mentoring and coaching teams.
  • Strong leadership, team building, and management skills.


  • The ability to travel ~ 20% (a mix of domestic and international)

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 training and 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. In this role, you may:

  • Work in a controlled environment requiring special gowning and wearing 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/or 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, as necessary.
  • Work near and 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 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.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.




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