Japanese - Conversational
English - Business
IT Specialist【Major foreign pharmaceutical company / Factory】

3 months Ago

Job Description

About the Company..

A leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. This company works with customers and operates in over 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions.

About your new Role…

The company currently has an exciting opportunity to work as an IT specialist to support IT systems within manufacturing operations. The person will be responsible for: Resolving IT issues, Implementation of IT changes, Troubleshooting in compliance with SDLC(software development lifecycle), GMP(good manufacturing practice), Safety, and Environmental Regulations, and Leading application and automation projects as act as a change agent to drive transformation and innovation practices.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

-Provide and share technical knowledge/advice to Manufacturing Operations on computerized/ automation systems.
-Act as a Business Analyst to drive business values and supports a continuous improvement framework within IT and the IPT(integrated production team).
-Maximizes production capacity through timely completion of planned maintenance activities and effectively resolving unplanned downtime and events
-Coordinates IT system maintenance, including system backup, disaster recovery, and obsolescence activities, and ensures automation systems remain in a validated state
-Demonstrate abilities to apply effective root cause analysis and troubleshooting techniques to support the resolution of incidents, events, deviations, atypical investigations and fault reports related to IT and ensures all the resolution are effectively implemented within the agreed time frame to prevent recurrence.
-Ensures timely resolution of identified IT issues and unplanned events identified in the daily walk-through
-Supports annual IT System review process, including: data-gathering, analysis, preparing annual performance reports and ensures actions are completed on time and meet regulatory requirements
-Provides IT support for capital and other site projects and perform IT change controls to ensure that changes are raised and closed on time following the required quality standards.
-Manages Project Schedule to ensure that manufacturing is not impacted.
-Achieves IT cost effectiveness and product cost reduction targets set in the Profit Plan, with particular emphasis on automation and waste reduction
-Stay current with industry best practices and trends. Assist in the IT roadmaps for Japan.
-Collaborate with the capability architects to migrate Japan towards future state plans and improve Company’s enterprise architecture.
-Driving application of latest technologies such like IoT, Robotics Process Automation and Big Data for Production shop floor as for assistance of Advanced Manufacturing.


Required Qualifications and Experience

-Bachelor degree or equivalent certification is required

-3 to 5 years of IT technical experience in manufacturing organizations, preferably pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. (Especially, having deep work experience in automation of production equipment and knowledge related to the GMP and manufacturing process)-IT project management experience.

– IT project management experience.

-Good command in both English and Japanese is required

-Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills at all levels of the organization (both technical and non-technical)

-Being energetic, forward-looking, influential and having strong curiosity on diverse topics both technical and non-technical.

〈Welcome 〉
・ Consulting experience in the healthcare industry or manufacturing industry.
・ Work experience related to SCM area at a pharmaceutical company
・ Work experience in matrix organization.
・ Has experience with SAP, PAS-X, web services, or cloud solutions.
・ Experience in DCS, SCADA, and PLC related projects.
・ Has experience in leading projects that collaborate with overseas team members.

■Years of Experience : 3 years


Job Position PM/Leader
Type of Job Full Time
Annual Income 4,500,000JPY ~ 8,500,000JPY
Location Saitama, Kumagaya
Working Time 08:45~17:30

Full holiday 2 day system (Saturday/Sunday)
New Year and Summer holidays
Annual paid vacations
Company’s Anniversary Holiday.

What's on Offer

[Commuting travel expenses] Full payment *If you live in Tokyo, you can commute by Shinkansen.
Full social insurance
Retirement allowance system
Maternity leave
Childcare Short-time work system
nursing leave system, nursing short-time work system
property formation savings system
mutual aid association system
sickness payment system
comprehensive welfare service available (approximately 4,000 resort facilities nationwide), sports clubs, etc.)

* If you need to move, there is support for moving expenses.

Additional Information

This job is posted by a recruitment agency called G Talent, on behalf of the company that is offering the position.

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G Talent is an IT recruitment service for foreign IT talents and Japanese bilingual operated by Bizmates, the No. 1 online business English school in Japan. The "G" stands for "Global" and we specialize in placing international IT talent in jobs that allow them to thrive and grow in Japan.
As technology continues to drive the business world forward, G Talent aims to stimulate growth, create opportunities, and bolster the Japanese economy by fusing the talents of foreign IT talents and bilingual Japanese IT talents with Japanese businesses.

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Company Features

No Dress Code
Many Foreign Employees
Projects in English
In-house Development
Have Japanese Class
Visa Supporting
Have Foreign Employees