Program Director, Corporate Program Management Office
Deerfield, Illinois
October 13, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Business Development, Sales

The Corporate Program Management Office (CPMO) provides expertise and focus for the successful integration and execution of business-critical and enterprise-level programs essential to the long term success of Takeda's US Business Unit.

The Program Director, CPMO integrates and leads key enterprise-level strategic initiatives/programs, and also increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the US BU by helping to build project management competency, maturity and discipline across the BU.

  • Key Objectives
    • Provide directional leadership as well as traditional cross-functional program support
    • Ensure full organizational alignment and balance across disciplines
    • Facilitate effective, efficient and timely decision making
    • Identify gaps, issues, concerns, and risks - drive resolution or elevate as necessary
    • Develop appropriate program governance focusing on program complexity and the need for cross-functional integration

  • Design, develop and implement program/project management processes, systems and governance to be deployed at the corporate level of the organization, such as project proposals, project plans, schedules and timelines, risk mitigation plans, issue resolution & tracking logs, communication plans, project meetings and updates, transfers of learnings, and resource (financial and personnel) funding and reconciliation. 
  • Interface with Executive Leadership to align on goals and objectives, and to manage issues and challenges.
  • Ensure sufficient and appropriate resources are allocated to meet program objectives, elevating significant resource or program impediments to Executive Leadership. 
  • Articulate roles and responsibilities of core team members, and lead cross-functional project execution.
  • Effectively communicate project status and any issues; ensure that programs operate within approved budget.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor degree in business, management, science, or finance.  Master's/MBA desired.

  • 10+ years experience in at least two of the following cross-functional: production, engineering, product development, project management, sales and marketing, quality, purchasing, finance or legal of which minimally 3 - 5 years must be in a people or project management capacity.
  • High degree of strategic awareness; strong leadership, negotiation and influence skills 
  • Expert project management skills
  • General knowledge of tracking and project management applications, tools and templates
  • Good comprehension of corporate-level financial management and company goals. Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentations)

  • Multi-faceted background with direct involvement or in-depth knowledge  in two or more of the following business units; Marketing, Sales, Product Development, Supply Chain, Manufacturing/Packaging, Research & Development. 
  • Working knowledge of budgeting and planning processes. 


  • Project Management Professional Certification helpful but not required.

  • Less than 20% travel, both domestic and international
  • Ability to fly or drive to various meetings/client sites.

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