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Head of Serialization and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) Konstanz Germany,  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

  • Provide leadership to Serialization, track and trace within Overall Equipment Effectiveness standards of Manufacturing and especially in the analysis and the technical expertise with a focus on complex IT solutions. Use knowledge of business operations and business problems of serialization, track and trance and the OEE-logistic industry standards, to translate these into possible and future solutions and is able to translate these into applications or other IT solutions. 
  • Define and establish designs on all technical aspect for assigned projects within Manufacturing. In defining, establishing and delivering solutions on a local scale - aligned globally on governance and lifecycle - the outcomes of the system support are significant for the performance and results of local and global executing of manufacturing.

  • Identify and solve complex problems within the implementation and maintenance of Unique Product Identifier (UPI) modules of SAP and interfaces to local IT site solutions following processes and guidelines and OEE (Overall Equipment efficiency)
  • Identify opportunities and business needs based on the user enhancement requests to support one or more solutions
  • Define solutions that are designed, developed and maintained in support of business.
  • Contribute to detailed roadmap developments of complex software or solution systems platforms working directly with the business and various IT groups
  • Influence local and global leadership on designed solution, further development and maintenance and has a measurable impact on at least short-term results for UPI and on OEE
  • Manage, mentor or provide guidance in company global UPI roll-out project and OEE projects
  • Ensure continued support to sites where our company SAP UPI has been implemented
  • Ensure the maintenance of software solutions, including analysis, design, configuration, implementation (inclusive roll-out/2nd level support), transfer to organisational standards (SDLC and ITIL processes) and corresponding documentation aligned to enterprise architecture,  implementation and quality standards 
  • Ensure documentation according to company QMS standards, policies and procedures
  • Develop hardware and software vendor knowledge on shop floor solution used in the group (Tracelink, Systech, Laetus...), manage the relationship together with business owners
  • Ensure Key User and End User training on site or remotely with experts
  • Contribute to the annual budgeting process and manages the MES area to budget.
  • Lead the team of SAP Serialization and OEE experts and manage the relation with local IS/IT Team
  • Lead teams of technical solution specialists to deliver agreed IT solutions, supporting strategic objectives and cost effectiveness
  • Maintain strong relationships with global business owners and local site IT users as well as suppliers to ensure optimal IT solutions
  • Use the specialized comprehensive manufacturing knowledge to drive operational and financial performance globally and locally on manufacturing sites
  • A specialist senior professional and provide expertise in and influence the global and local organisation on serialization and track and trace, the necessity of UPI solutions and interfaces  MES solutions and interfaces, ASI 95 standards and executing software in pharma
  • Maintain up-to-date expertise in serialization, track and trace, manufacturing performance and the developments for this legal requirements and potential uses of this information for supply chain


  • Bachelor degree or a higher university degree or equivalent experience
  • More than 7 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with SAP configuration and deployment in supply chain management areas
  • Work experience with business processes for warehouse management and packaging and partnering with business area leaders to plan, to advise on and to implement projects 
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical industry requirements
  • Ability to communicate with users to interpret their requirements and implement technically
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills

  • Experience with the design and development of pharmaceutical life sciences software or solutions
  • Several years  experience with serialization, track and trace is desirable
  • Participated in defining performance indicators for manufacturing and supply chains
  • Experience with regulated systems  high level understanding of digital/systems validation

Travel Requirements:
  • International travel will be required
  • Willingness to travel up to 15%


Konstanz Baden Württemberg Germany

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