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Process & Systems Strategy Lead

Boston, Massachusetts


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Process & Systems Strategy Lead

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Job ID R0022101 Date posted 09/04/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Title: Process & Systems Lead - GREFP

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Process & Systems Lead - GREFP,  in our Massachusetts office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


  • Lead the development of the global vision for processes, systems, and tools that span the function of Global Real Estate, Facilities, and Procurement (GREFP)
  • Develop the strategy to achieve our our vision for process, systems, & tools
  • Develop & implement the mutli-year roadmap to achieve our process & systems strategy
  • Ensure we are leveraging our data to improve business outcomes in support of the patient; function as the GREFP data scientist


  • Lead the development of the global vision for processes, systems, and tools that span the function.  These processes have a significant impact on the productivity of all Takeda employees (e.g. procurement process, facility processes, etc.)
  • Develop the strategy to achieve our our vision for process, systems, & tools
  • Develop & implement the mutli-year roadmap to achieve our process & systems strategy
  • Identify, evaluate, and own the implementation of transformative processes leverging digital, automation, and emerging technology
  • Document the current state (process & technologies); achieve alignment on the future state (processes & technologies); develop a multi-year roadmap to get us from current state to future state; manage the journey
  • Question business processes with a mindset to eliminate, optimize, and automate if appropriate
  • Develop business cases for implementing new technology / systems
  • Partner with a wide variety of internal stakeholders.  Establish deep effective partnerships with Regional Heads, Global Centers of Excellence (CoEs), Heads of Procurement, and Business Partners (especially IT, Takeda Business Solutions, Finance, HR, and Communications), as well as key positions within the Business Units and functions. Navigate the complexities of our LOC centric operating model
  • Responsible for training people on new processes and/or new technology.  Function as the champion / advocate for the new processes / new technology
  • Create a culture of compliance internally and externally where everyone Lives Our Values Every Day (LOVED) and abides by Takeda’s Global Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct


  • MBA or Masters Degree required
  • 12-15 years experience in business process improvement 
  • Significant experience in applying technology to optimize business processes
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Experience working in a complex global environment preferred
  • Exceptionally skilled at stakeholder management  
  • Collaborative and diplomatic
  • Demonstrated track record of operating successfully with limited day-to-day direction and ambiguity
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills both oral and written.
  • Extensive experience using PowerPoint, Visio, and MS Project


  • Global travel as needed, averaging 15% and up to 30% at times of peak activity.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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