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At Takeda, we recognize that veterans come with an added advantage--built-in leadership skills. We're grateful that our veteran employees bring unique talents, helping our teams to create strong objectives, outline clear work plans and keep everyone focused on achieving our goals despite roadblocks and obstacles. We support veterans with a broad range of benefits and programs, including the camaraderie of a dedicated veteran-focused employee resource group.

With 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization focused on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. ranks among the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in the country, and our commitment to the U.S. is strong, with full value chain capabilities: manufacturing, R&D and commercialization. Our larger U.S. offices are in Cambridge, MA, Deerfield, IL, and San Diego, CA.

Recognizing our alliance with veterans, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has recognized Takeda with the Pro Patria and Seven Seals Awards and one of our managers with a Patriot Award.

Our inclusive, focused and diverse Takeda community works together and shares the core values of Takeda-ism (Fairness, Integrity, Honesty and Perseverance).We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients' lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

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Meet our veterans

Chad

Regional Business Director
U.S. Army - Specialist, Pharmacy
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Bill

District Business Manager
U.S. Army - Captain, Instructor Pilot/Commander
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Bill
District Business Manager
U.S. Army - Captain, Instructor Pilot/Commander
About
Bill

I am a District Business Manager (DBM), responsible for leading and managing a team of Professional Primary Care Sales Representatives. Our mission is to educate Primary Care and Specialty providers on the benefits of our medications and to impact prescribing behavior to ensure patients get the best treatment option while producing sales results. I rely heavily on the solid leadership experiences I gained in the Army as I lead and interact with a variety of professionals that span a broad range of social skills and challenges. In my role, I often make quick decisions during ambiguous scenarios with little information, which is consistent with my experience in the military. My position provides me an opportunity to leverage my communication and presentation skills to engage people in many different venues, from large audiences to one-on-one crucial conversations. As a DBM with Takeda, I am empowered to lead and manage my District Business as necessary based on my understanding of the local marketplace, dynamic environment and needs of my business.

My military experience and solid work ethic allowed me to jump into my sales career at Takeda and immediately build a solid, successful track record. With my military background, I was able to quickly engage many different personality types. The solid work ethic I formed in the military set me apart as a reliable, hard worker. With Takeda's support, I was able to further my education and earn my MBA. Leveraging my education and highly successful sales foundation, I earned promotion to our Managed Care Division. This role provides me the opportunity to work and contract with Managed Care and Pharmacy Directors, as well as Long-Term Care organizations. I now have a solid understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and contracting side of our business. While I did not realize it as I transitioned to civilian life, the leadership skills, military experience and hard work gained from my Army career gave me a solid foundation and unique perspective for a successful business career. It has been a terrific experience and transition for me!

Bill
's Advice

Know and understand that you have a LOT to offer any corporate organization! Understand that your work ethic, leadership and communication skills, combined with your proven ability to quickly assess situations and formulate a plan is invaluable to the business needs of today.

When you hire on with a company, find a mentor, take time to assess the situation, LISTEN, OBSERVE then ACT!

Yoshi

Sr. Security Command Center Specialist
U.S. Navy - Chief Petty Officer, Quartermaster
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Yoshi
Sr. Security Command Center Specialist
U.S. Navy - Chief Petty Officer, Quartermaster
About
Yoshi

I oversee the operations of a Security Program at Takeda Pharmaceuticals that is responsible for monitoring the safety of colleagues against internal and external threats around the world. I work closely with colleagues at all levels within the company, anywhere from field representatives to senior executives responsible for managing entire business units. My team and I work around the clock to ensure the safety of Takeda colleagues, and to mitigate or minimize any interruption in the availability of Takeda's products to our patients.

Yoshi
's Advice

Transitioning from active duty to civilian status is hard, regardless of the branch you served in or the type of duty you performed. Get out and start connecting with people early on, before the expiration of your active obligated service. Use your military and government network, but also reach out to family and friends who might be able to help you in the process.

Take advantage of professionals in your fields of interest who are willing to help, schedule informational interviews, and ask for feedback on your resume. Stay actively engaged throughout your job search, starting a full year before you get out of the military. Even if you do not have a job right off the bat, continue to stay engaged and talk to people.

The effort you put toward making these connections and sharing your unique skills will help employers see the value you can bring to their organization. Takeda recognizes my military training as an asset to my current role.

Craig

Senior Manager, Security
U.S. Marine Corps - Gunnery Sergeant, Weapons Repairman / Water Survival Instructor
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Craig
Senior Manager, Security
U.S. Army - Specialist, Armor Crewman
About
Craig

I am responsible for overall physical security of Takeda Boston which includes all access control, security systems, Security Command Center, risk management and security planning. I work with Human Resources and Legal regularly and am involved in all space planning and construction projects to ensure Security is always considered in the design of our workspace. The job also entails frequent collaboration with Internal Communications and Event/Meeting Planning and Quality Assurance. I am a key member of the crisis management team and am one of four site incident commanders. On a global scale, I sit on the Travel Safety Council which developed and now oversees the company's TravelSafe program.

Craig
's Advice

A hiring manager needs to see your transferable skills on your resume. Stating that you were a platoon commander and participated in Operation XYZ doesn't tell the hiring manager what you will be able to do for the company. However, stating that you were responsible for developing and leading a high performance team in extremely stressful and life threatening environments speaks strongly to leadership skills. Stress your abilities to analyze difficult problems, develop a solution and execute the solution in a timely and effective manner. The strongest attribute former military people have is the “can-do�? attitude and the drive to get the job done. No excuses.

My ability to lead people is my strongest asset. This includes direct leadership of a team, but also the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization to accomplish key objectives. Business professionals have a misperception that military people only know how to give orders when the reality is that the more prevalent skill is the ability to foster respect and lead by influencing.

Scott

Manager, Security and Intelligence
U.S. Marine Corps - Gunnery Sergeant, Weapons Repairman / Water Survival Instructor
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Scott
Manager, Security and Intelligence
U.S. Army - Specialist, Armor Crewman
About
Scott

I provide leadership and execute strategies for the 24x7 Takeda Security Command Center, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Travel Risk Management and the Security/Risk Intelligence Program.

I coordinate the global Takeda TravelSafe program and global Travel Safety Council to help ensure an appropriate duty of care for business travelers and expatriates. On a daily basis, we monitor world events and triangulate them in comparison to where our people and assets are located at that moment. We are there to help protect our people and businesses against unexpected situations.

I also oversee the Security/Risk Intelligence Program to assist Takeda leaders globally in making informed and risk-evaluated business decisions. I manage a team of analytical advisors that look at and interpret information so that it is easy to digest and supports our businesses and stakeholders to pick paths for successful outcomes.

I collaborate with the Global Crisis Management Office in Tokyo, Japan to ensure alignment and support for global initiatives, risk management and crisis management policies.

Scott
's Advice

The most important piece of advice I can offer is to have a mission and purpose. In the military we are provided clear missions and purpose. In the private sector the missions and purpose may not be as obvious. You should have personal goals to accomplish specific educational and job milestones � mine was an MBA and a manager level role. For the corporate side of the mission I sought out mentors and clarity around the company's mission and how I could contribute to business success. With effort, I was able to achieve my personal and professional missions while also finding the camaraderie I had in the military.

While on active duty, I took CLEP tests and was able to transfer my life experiences into college credit. After completing active duty with the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor, I had more life focus. I knew my first priority was completing my college education while gaining some work experiences. When I came home I immediately restarted my community college effort, obtained my two year degree and transferred to a university to obtain my Bachelor's degree. While earning and accepting greater supervisory roles in the security arena, I kept my focus on obtaining an MBA which would ensure I would be valuable to businesses. The key to my success was not knowing more about physical security � it was knowing more about how to run and operate a business. With my education and experiences I am able to translate how and why good security practice helps a business be more profitable.