The Deerfield site employs just under 1,000 people, said Takeda spokeswoman Julia Ellwanger. “The Deerfield closure will impact all employees who physically work out of the Deerfield site. It does not apply to field-based roles,” she said. “A number of the employees currently located in the Deerfield office will be provided with job offers and/or relocation opportunities,” she added.
The work currently performed at Takeda’s Deerfield location will progressively consolidate from Deerfield into the greater Boston area following a successful closing of the Shire acquisition, which is subject to shareholder approvals and regulatory consents, Ellwanger said.
“This move, while difficult, will allow closer collaboration across Takeda to best position our future pipeline for success. It will also simplify our existing Takeda U.S. operations,” she said.
The 1,000 employee number does not include roughly 900 Shire employees in Bannockburn, Considine said. “While Takeda cannot comment on those positions until the deal closes, it is unlikely that the Bannockburn site would remain. Small production teams in Round Lake Beach and Barrington might remain,” Considene said.