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Manager Trainee - Operations (Travel Program, Various Locations)

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Operations Manager Trainee - $48,000 Salary and Program Completion Bonus

About Us

Takeda is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthamolics. Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high-quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. BioLife currently has over 100 Plasma Center locations across the United States, and we are growing!

Our Mission

To provide the highest-quality plasma to meet the expectations of our customers, ensuring the availability of life-saving therapies for patients.

Our Vision

To be the leading plasma supply company in the world by continuously improving, to ensure:

* Every employee is valued and a fully engaged member of our team
* Every donor is recognized for his or her contribution and given exceptional service
* Every process is innovative and efficient
* Every customer is delighted with our performance

About the Operations Manager Trainee Role

* Takeda is looking for self-motivated individuals to enter into our thorough Operations Management Trainee Program and advance into an Assistant Manager position at one of our US BioLife Plasma Center locations across a wide network. As an Operations Manager Trainee you will have the opportunity to travel to multiple dynamic and unique work environments, through our comprehensive travel package.

Qualifications for this role:

* Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent amount of leadership experience (approximately 3 years)
* Experience working with SOPs, GDP, GMP, CLIA, FDA or within another highly regulated industry preferred.

Important Requirements:

* During the Operations Management Trainee Program, trainees must either live near a BioLife Plasma Services location or relocate to Appleton, WI .
* Must maintain a valid driver's license for the entire duration of the program.
* Ability to travel up to 75%-85% of the time for duration of training program, and relocation upon completion of program.
* Production environment requiring the ability to walk and stand for the entire work shift.
* Requires frequent leaning, bending, stooping, crouching, and reaching above the shoulders and below the knee. Requires frequent lifting up to 32 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
* Must have fine motor coordination, depth perception, and ability to hear equipment sounds from a distance.
* Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens (risk level 1), 90% of production based work tasks require pro-longed glove wear.

Primary Responsibilities of the Operations Manager Trainee role include:

* Learn to assist in managing the operations of a plasma collection facility, to include financial, marketing, administrative, regulatory, quality, personnel, and facilities management functions.
* Develop skill sets for forecasting and attaining production and cost goals while ensuring compliance with company, local and federal regulations for a plasma center producing approximately 60,000 liters or more per year.
* Maintain qualifications and perform all applicable duties for Medical History, Phlebotomy, Sample Processing and Operational Management areas.
* Learn to monitor systems and activities to ensure that source plasma manufacturing is performed consistently according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), the BioLife SOPs, and other applicable regulations.
* Foster teamwork. Work collaboratively with staff, peers, and management to achieve business goals. Communicate continuously at all levels of the organization and resolve conflict proactively.
* Ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

The Operations Manager Trainee development program will be for a period of up to 12 months. After completion of the development program, Operations Manager Trainees will have an additional 6 months to establish a management position.

Joining the Takeda team also means being offered amazing benefits!

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

* Major Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance & Prescription Coverage for Eligible Employees
* Generous Vacation and Company Paid Holidays
* Vacation minimum of 15 days and 10 paid holidays
* Comprehensive Tuition Reimbursement Program
* Retirement Savings Program
* Generous employer contribution and Matching Program
* Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
* Life and AD&D Insurance

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda's Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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