Overview

Empowering Our People to Shine

At Takeda, we are determined to lead the change for a better world. For more than 230 years, our innovative medicines have been helping patients reclaim valuable moments of life from illness. Our unwavering commitment to improving lives drives us to make the next 230 years even healthier and brighter for people around the world. If you're a self-motivated individual who thrives in an innovative, team-first environment, we need you.

Our robust product pipeline is focused on treating serious diseases and disorders. These include bone and joint disorders, cardiovascular disease, central nervous system disorders, respiratory and immunology disease, general medicine, oncology and infectious disease. Takeda combines cutting-edge protein x-ray crystallography, small molecule, antibody, and antibody drug-conjugate capabilities to efficiently generate potential new medicines. In 2008, we incorporated oncology as an area of focus to discover and develop innovative new therapies. We now have more than 15 oncology investigational compounds, seeking best-in-class drug candidates targeting a broad range of cancers. Takeda is a key supplier of vaccines in Japan and established a global vaccine business in 2012 to target public health priorities in key markets and supply safe, high-quality and effective vaccines to populations worldwide.

The healthy work environment we've created continues to receive significant recognition. Takeda has earned multiple workplace awards—many for several consecutive years—due to our exceptional programs and benefits, our 401k plan, our focus on wellness and our adoption benefits. These awards distinguish Takeda as an outstanding place for employees to work.

We value professional growth, and work collaboratively to develop your unique path. (Click to read about our focus on diversity and inclusion.) We embrace new challenges together, with confidence and open minds. And we are determined to lead the change for a better world.

Embracing an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Like the 30,000 Takeda employees worldwide, our U.S. and Canada teams are passionate about bringing innovative medicines to patients who need them. From offices outside Chicago (Deerfield, IL), Boston (Cambridge, MA), San Diego and Toronto, our employees embrace diversity, to create innovative medicines that improve patients’ quality of life, pursue digital health innovation through apps and wearables, and uncover new approaches to cancer treatment.  

 Today, we rank among the leading multinational pharmaceutical companies in the world, and our best-in-class products are marketed in nearly 100 countries, impacting millions of people worldwide.

 We Put People First

Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, their communities, and our own Takeda family. We encourage employees to give back to the communities where they live and work, and we prioritize our collective corporate social responsibility and offer programs and other initiatives to promote a sustainable society. It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. We are people-focused and that means our people are truly at the heart of our company.

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 We Lead Through Empowerment and Trust

At Takeda, an entrepreneurial spirit, agile thinking, and perseverance drive transformative opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our award-winning workplaces share an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. We offer a relaxed dress code and comfortable work environment to support employees in doing their best work. Our foundation of science encourages employees to embrace challenges and strive for excellence in everything they do. We inspire, support, and empower employees through trust and respect, genuine and supportive managers, and innovative leaders at all levels. 

We Have a Heritage of Outstanding Values

At Takeda, integrity and honesty are part of everything we do. We serve patients best by putting their trust first, and by truly embracing the core values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. Since our founding in 1781, we have incorporated these values into everything we do—from how we make decisions to how we interact with patients and one another. 

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We Empower Our People to Shine

Working with us, you will enhance people’s lives every day—including your own. At Takeda, we empower our people to shine by performing to the very best of their ability.  Everyone works together toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for millions of patients worldwide. 

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