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Global Environmental Sustainability and Risk Mitigation Manager HYBRID

Company name
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

Lexington, MA, United States

Employment Type

Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental

Posted on
Aug 02, 2022

Valid Through
Nov 15, 2022

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Business Area Overview

On the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) team at Takeda, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms:

Small Molecules



Cell and Gene

As part of the GMS team, you'll have the opportunity to pursue unique experiences and build new skills, and you'll know that the work you do every day makes an impact — on our patients, our people, our planet, and on yourself.

Working at Takeda


Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.


A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.


Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

Top Workplace

Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 11 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2022.


Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.


Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

Global Environmental Sustainability and Risk Mitigation Manager (HYBRID)

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Aug. 02, 2022


Lexington, Massachusetts


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About the role:

Exciting opportunity to join Takeda’s active and growing Environmental Sustainability and Risk Team as Takeda develops and implements effective strategies to minimize its environmental footprint while supporting its mission to develop and deliver life-saving medications to patients

Newly-created and highly visible role responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Takeda’s strategy to protect Takeda’s reputation, reduce Company environmental impacts, and achieve net-zero GHG emissions in our operations before 2035

Develops/implements environmental and sustainability programs, standards and tools to reduce environmental impacts, promote compliance with Company and regulatory requirements, identify and mitigate environmental risk, and improve environmental performance.

Leads/participates with cross-functional internal teams and external stakeholders to execute on the project and program implementation - particularly focused on resource conservation and minimization of life cycle environmental impacts from our operations

How you will contribute:


Develops programs and processes to drive environmental and sustainability performance and minimize environmental risk. Collaborates with stakeholders to execute on project and program implementation. Completes benchmarking and assesses emerging sustainability and regulatory developments to support Takeda in compliance and sustainability matters


- Provides on-site and remote technical support for environmental compliance and risk matters/issues (e.g., environmental pSIF/SIF root causes analyses and CAPAs, emergency response plans, regulatory compliance, including environmental permit compliance, remediation plans, wastewater discharge, and air emissions treatment design & operation, standards, and requirements implementation, etc.) to regional/OpU leads, sites and other stakeholders.


Identifies potential organizational environmental opportunities and risks, and recommends and develops mitigation programs/processes. Supports development and implementation of environmental technical standards and training for effective implementation. Supports sites with Environmental Aspects and Impacts assessments. Support EHS due diligence assessments for real property transactions and waste vendors.


Collaborates with stakeholders on environmental sustainability risk and compliance matters (e.g., developing standards, position papers, technical guidance, capital project assessments, etc.)


environmental and sustainability performance reporting for internal & external communications (e.g., ESG Hub, Takeda’s Annual Integrated Report, CDP, DJSI, etc.)


employee engagement activities such as green teams and sustainability day events.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

Deep knowledge of environmental sustainability topics such as GHG protocols, renewable and low carbon energy markets/technologies, water stewardship, waste management, product stewardship, life cycle analysis, biodiversity, circular economy, etc. with the demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into effective programs/initiatives

Knowledge of, and experience with, sustainability reporting standards and ratings (e.g., GRI, CDP, DJSI, TCFD, TNFD, etc.)

Experience navigating complex environmental matters (e.g., interpreting legal and regulatory requirements, permitting, developing standards, identifying/sharing best practices, etc.) with the ability to clearly communicate with stakeholders

Experience supporting and collaborating with multiple international company locations, ability to communicate with operating sites, and technical experience supporting the management of environmental issues and training (e.g., wastewater treatment and air pollution control  technologies, oil and chemical spill response, regulatory compliance, etc.)

Ability to effectively lead/influence/motivate cross-functional teams and interact with stakeholders at all levels of the Company to achieve environmental goals 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to provide training support

Track record of ethical behavior

Knowledge and experience driving resource conservation and waste reduction efforts

Decision-making and Autonomy

Determines environmental program strategies and implementation with limited oversight

Confidence to propose initiatives and make decisions to ensure compliance with environmental laws/regulations and protect the company's reputation

Ability to work independently and with limited guidance

Self-starting with proven, strong analytical skills


Ability to provide environmental recommendations to business partners based on experience and regulatory knowledge

Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders.

Ability to actively listen, build/maintain effective working relationships with internal/external colleagues/resources, and resolve conflict.


Support Global Head of Environmental Compliance and Risk - to keep knowledge of sustainability trends and current regulatory environmental requirements and have a process in place to monitor new sustainability leadership expectations and regulatory requirements. Must remain current on the latest innovations in environmental management, proposing new programs and tools

Maintains up-to-date knowledge of environmental sustainability topics, technologies, and best practices (e.g., carbon neutrality, water stewardship, waste minimization, biodiversity, etc.

Ability to identify/recommend opportunities for innovation, technology improvement, and the incorporation of AI/machine learning to improve programs, methods, and tools


Ability to prioritize competing activities to ensure accomplishment of goals and also to react immediately to unplanned issues requiring response (e.g., env. releases or compliance issues)

Ability to work independently, meet requirements and deadlines from multiple stakeholders and execute tasks strategically in a fast-paced environment

What you bring to Takeda:

A Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering is required (other engineering or science-related degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

the position requires 5 years of experience in a facility or corporate experience in this field and 2 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and/or chemical industries in manufacturing/R&D environments.

Solid understanding of environmental regulations and management systems.  Multi-lingual capability (English plus at least one other language) is considered a plus.

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 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.

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




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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.


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