Our Story

HOW CAN WE DO MORE FOR OUR PATIENTS?

Everything at Takeda starts with this question. And to answer it, we put people first. We place their trust and health at the heart of what we do. Driven by our mission, we embrace innovation and focus our world-class research and development on life-saving vaccines and three main therapeutic areas: gastroenterology, oncology, and the central nervous system.

Our story begins in 1781, when Chobei Takeda 1 began selling traditional Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines in Doshomachi, the medicine district of Osaka, Japan. His small shop bought medicines from wholesalers, divided them into smaller batches, and sold them to local medicine merchants and doctors. He had a reputation for business integrity, and quality products and services—a tradition that lives on at Takeda.

Today, we are the #1 pharmaceutical company in Japan and a global leader in the industry, with more than 30,000 employees in more than 70 locations around the world. Takeda is among the fastest growing, multinational, pharmaceutical companies in the world, and our best-in-class products are marketed in nearly 100 countries, impacting millions of people worldwide.

Why Takeda

EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE TO SHINE

Working with Takeda, you will make a positive impact on people’s lives every day–including your own. And that’s why it’s important to us that our employees feel they are empowered to perform to the very best of their ability. At Takeda, every member of the team is working towards bringing a brighter future to millions of people worldwide, and to do that we need to empower them to shine at every step.

We Put People First

Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, their communities, and our own Takeda family. 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 of our company.

We Lead Through Empowerment and Trust

At Takeda, an entrepreneurial spirit, agile thinking, and perseverance drive transformative opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our foundation of science encourages employees to embrace challenges and strive for excellence in everything they do. We inspire 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.

Takeda employees are united by a rich heritage of outstanding values and an inspiring mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Career Growth

EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE FUTURE

To keep delivering exceptional value to patients, we strive to provide growth opportunities to every employee according to their abilities and passions. At Takeda, you will receive support from your team, be inspired by leaders, and have ownership over your career and life.

Around the world, we’re empowering our people to shine by building careers in:

• Research and Development
• Global Manufacturing
• Pharmacovigilance
• Medical Affairs
• Regulatory Affairs
• Engineering and Technology
• Sales and Marketing
• Corporate Functions

We foster a collaborative and stimulating work environment—filled with opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. And we offer programs to teach the future leaders of our company and industry, and training and development programs tailored to help our employees take charge of their professional careers.

To further support and inspire our teams, our global career programs include:
• Accelerator Program: Early career, high-potential employees may be selected for career acceleration with a focus on international and cross-functional exposure.
• President’s Forum: The next generation of leaders connects with our CEO and other senior executives for workshops, discussions, and one-on-one coaching.
• Takeda Leadership Program: This program brings together cross-functional leaders for a dynamic development program with a goal of elevating leadership capability through engaging discussions, business simulations, external panels, debates, and guest speakers.
• Global Induction Forum: Senior leaders, new to Takeda, attend an orientation program to enhance networking across the business, discover our corporate values and history, and learn directly from Takeda’s leaders on the strategic direction of the company.

In addition to global programs, many divisions and functions have their own Leadership Academies and development courses tailored to help our people discover their potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity has been proven to lead to more creativity and innovation. Companies with diverse leadership teams have been shown to respond more efficiently to a wide range of global challenges. For a research- and innovation-driven global company like Takeda, diversity is critical to our long-term success in delivering better health and a brighter future.

We are accelerating D&I activities in Japan and many other parts of the world, and have introduced several initiatives to enhance gender, work-style, age and career diversity.

These include:

• Launching Hanamizuki, a network where women can learn from each other, share knowledge and information, and help each other develop professionally (Japan).

• Introducing a flexible work-style program that gives employees the choice to select the work times and
places that enable them to perform at their best (Japan).

• Enhancing career diversity by encouraging faster promotion of employees who are demonstrating
high performance early in their career (Japan).

• Hosting the first Takeda U.S. Diversity & Leadership Symposium week in Deerfield, IL. This symposium included employee events, workshops and keynote speakers, and featured D&I leaders within Takeda (United States).

Access to Medicines

EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE TO PIONEER A BETTER WAY

Access to innovative medicines and quality healthcare is vital to the well-being of people, yet it remains a significant issue around the world. It's estimated that one in three people in developing countries can't get essential medicines on a regular basis. Our therapeutics focus is oncology, gastroenterology, and the central nervous system, as well as life-saving vaccines.

With our bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, we are expanding our existing commitments to enhance global health so that eligible patients in evolving healthcare systems can have access to our innovative and potentially life-saving medicines—even if their ability to pay for the full cost of treatment is limited.

Our AtM strategy is guided by Takeda’s patient-centric philosophy and a legacy of helping others in need. Of the 38 million people who die from noncommunicable diseases each year, 28 million of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Our strategy focuses in areas such as Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa, where sustainable approaches to tackle barriers that limit access to medicines are needed to make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

At Takeda, we believe that everyone matters and as a member of our team, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring mission and bold strategies just like AtM.




JOB SEEKERS: PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT.

Please be aware there are instances of identity thieves posting Takeda-branded jobs and posing as employees to steal personal information. They visit job-related websites and invite candidates to online chats. During the chat, they press job seekers to provide bank account information and Social Security numbers.

At Takeda, we do not ask for personal financial information during telephone, in-person or video interviews. And we are investigating ways to mitigate or stop this scheme. If you have concerns related to this issue, consider the following actions:
1) If in the U.S., place a freeze on your credit reports: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs;
2) file a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/; and/or
3) file a report with your local police department.

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Takeda is a patient-focused, innovation-driven global pharmaceutical company that builds on a distinguished more than 230-year history, aspiring to bring better health and a brighter future for people worldwide.

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