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Product Specialist Direct Procurement

Bannockburn, Illinois, Zurich, Switzerland

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Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

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We take action and make decisions by focusing on our four priorities in this order:

  • 1

    Putting the patient
    at the center

  • 2

    Building trust
    with society

  • 3

    Reinforcing our
    reputation

  • 4

    Developing the
    business

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    To keep delivering new value to patients, we provide growth opportunities for every employee according to their abilities and passions, and together are building a stronger organization.

  • Anders Tellefsen

    Procurement Lead, Northern Europe

    Anders Tellefsen
    “Takeda is a unique place to work as there is no ‘every-day routine’ around here – it’s very a dynamic environment where change of plans and adjustments of approach are the constants... This allows for interesting cross-function collaboration and – if you’re up for it - a high degree of influence on your daily job and workplace.”
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    Regional Head, Europe, Vaccines

    Susan Tillman
    “Takeda is a great place to work as the company invests in the continuous development of its employees offering training, coaching, mentoring and open exchanges between all levels of the organization. Also, it is fulfilling to know that, within the Vaccine Business Unit, we are developing and delivering innovative vaccines impacting the lives of millions of people around the world.”

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  • Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor our global team.

  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

  • Since 1781, the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance) have guided everything we do—from decision-making to interacting with patients.

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

  • Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

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Product Specialist Direct Procurement

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Job ID R0011862 Date posted 08/28/2019 Location Bannockburn, Illinois; Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Leads the analysis of complex business problems and manages business requirements within area of responsibilities. 
  • Leads development of scope definition and business priority-setting.
  • Proactively identifies technology solutions to meet business objectives, taking into account the implications of change on the organization and all stakeholders.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides expertise in the area of Direct Procurement
  • Manages complex Direct Procurement applications throughout the application lifecycle including technical environments, change and release management.
  • Establishes and manages the relationship with Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Systems teams
  • Manages requirements gathering, prioritization and negotiation with business stakeholders in order to ensure the total solution delivered meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Maintains and influences business process design; validates and interprets business needs by conducting feasibility studies and drafting business cases and use BPM Tooling
  • Solves unique and complex problems with a broad impact on the business and interprets ways of prioritizing opportunities to streamline business and/or system processes.
  • Uses knowledge of business operations, investigates and identifies operational needs, problems and opportunities and uses Business Process Mapping to phrase and manage requirements or organizational improvements.
  • Provides leadership to project team to deliver mid-size and moderate complex system implementations, within cross functional projects that allow the business to reach its strategic objectives in a cost effective way.
  • Makes decisions that impact, the work of employing organizations, achievement of organizational objectives or/and financial performance.
  • Has authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects and may represent the organisation.
  • Ensures documentation according to Takeda Quality Management System (QMS), Software Development Life Cycle and Project Life Cycle standards.
  • Ensures delivered solutions are compliant with associated federal regulations (SOX, OFCCP, labour laws, GMP, GxP, GCP, etc.).
  • Is a subject matter expert in the business area of expertise and actively shares emerging industry standards/trends with customers and peers.
  • Establish relationships with relevant colleagues from Global Functions within the Global IT Organization and leads change in analysing and guiding on solutions within ongoing processes.

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Manages complex Direct Procurement applications throughout the application lifecycle including technical environments, change and release management.
  • Uses knowledge of business operations, investigates and identifies operational needs, problems and opportunities and uses Business Process Mapping to phrase and manage requirements or organizational improvements.
  • Ensures documentation according to Takeda Quality Management System (QMS), Software Development Life Cycle and Project Life Cycle standards.

Leadership

  • Manages requirements gathering, prioritization and negotiation with business stakeholders in order to ensure the total solution delivered meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Provides leadership to project team to deliver mid-size and moderate complex system implementations, within cross functional projects that allow the business to reach its strategic objectives in a cost effective way.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Makes decisions that impact, the work of employing organizations, achievement of organizational objectives or/and financial performance
  • Is a subject matter expert in the business area of expertise and actively shares emerging industry standards/trends with customers and peers.

Interaction

  • Maintains and influences business process design; validates and interprets business needs by conducting feasibility studies and drafting business cases and use BPM Tooling
  • Establish relationships with relevant colleagues from Global Functions within the Global IT Organization and leads change in analysing and guiding on solutions within ongoing processes.

Innovation

  • Ensures delivered solutions are compliant with associated federal regulations (SOX, OFCCP, labour laws, GMP, GxP, GCP, etc.).

Complexity

  • Solves unique and complex problems with a broad impact on the business and interprets ways of prioritizing opportunities to streamline business and/or system processes.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:(List the essential and desirable education and competency requirements to perform the primary responsibilities of the job.  Any minimum requirements should be noted.)

  • Essential
    • Bachelor Degree or equivalent 5 years or more of relevant experience.
    • PMI Professional in Business Analyses or equivalent
    • At least 1 year of Functional Expertise in Direct Procurement systems like  SAP MM
    • Experience of at least 1 full life cycle project for environments like SAP MM from Blueprint, Realization, Migration, Cut-over, Training, Go-Live, Stabilization
    • Experience of managing support off-shore organizations
    • Ability to write, speak and lead in the English language.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Professional in depth knowledge of business processes in pharmaceutical industry within functional area.
    • Ability to prepare and execute business meetings virtual, face-to-face, cross functional, local or global to ensure meeting required deliverables.
    • Experience in communicating efficient to business and IT leaders on content, context, process and decision making.
    • Knowledge of business and system solutions and experience with implementing applications.
    • Experience in Business Analysis and Project Management.
    • Experience in Stakeholder relationship management.
    • Experience in communicating complex information in a clear and engaging manner, adjust form and meetings to this and builds collaborative network of relationships in the business area and outside.
    • Experience in presenting on conferences and business meetings.
  • Desired
    • Master Degree.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent
    • Certification in BPM
    • Experience in managing people.
    • Experience with regulated systems – good level of understanding of system validation

Locations

Zurich, Switzerland

L-Shire - United States - Bannockburn IL

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0011862

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