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Astellas Pharma Senior Manager, Sustainability Center of Excellence in Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at .

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose and Scope:

The Senior Manager, Sustainability Management Center of Excellence will:

  • Lead one or more task(s)/project(s) related to annual objective and get involved in global and cross-functional important task(s)/project(s) as a core member.

  • Be responsible for a newly initiated project with ambitious goal

  • Be expected to complete the tasks with a higher level than manager's expectation, coming up with new idea/approach.

Essential Job Responsibilities:


  • Involve in Annual Planning/KPI setting process and provide insight based on his/her role

  • Coordinate cross-functional discussion for annual objective to develop action plan and KPI

  • Develop a draft presentation material for QRM (Quarterly Report Meeting)

Data analysis

  • Lead one or two ESG/SRI rating response

  • Analyze ESG data to identify issue/opportunity


  • Lead one or more tasks that are related to the department objective including new initiative, and complete in collaboration with relevant team in timely manner

  • Manage S-WG or G-WG

  • POL/GL/SOP development and management

  • Support talent development for junior.

  • prototype manufacturing, preclinical and clinical studies, acquisition of technology assets, as well as costs for consulting fees and contractors, etc.

Organizational Context:

Key Relationships


  • S-WG members, G-WG members

  • Relevant departments related to annual objective

  • E&C, Legal


  • SRI rating organization (FTSE, MSCI, Sustainalitics, DJSI)

Leadership Roles

  • S-WG/G-WG management

  • Project management to achieve annual objective

  • QRM material draft development

  • POL/GL/SOP development and management



  • BS or BA degree

  • English business communication (writing, speaking)

  • Demonstrated communication ability with cross-functional team and external stakeholders

  • Strong leadership abilities and proven ability of project management

  • Result oriented behavior and mind


  • Experience in Sustainability, ESG and Access to Health

  • Experience in Corporate Communications

  • Japanese business communication (reading, writing) for non-Japanese applicant

  • ESG investors network engagement

  • Experience in cross functional team/group management


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.


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Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans